What a comeback!: The Indian cricket team managed to steal the show throughout the Boxing-day match as they scripted a sensational win in the Boxing-day match. Team India became only the second visiting team after England to defeat Australia in successive Boxing Day Tests at the MCG. With this win at the MCG, Team India was able to draw level the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 1-1.
Resuming the day with an overall lead of 2 and 14 overs to go before the availability of the new ball, the duo of Pat Cummins and Cameron Green were pretty defensive in their approach as they could only manage to score a mere 16 runs in those 14 overs.
Indian bowlers once again put on a stellar show against Australian batsmen. Jasprit Bumrah soon broke the Cummins-Green partnership by sending Cummins back to the pavilion.
Cameron Green played a lot more attacking approach after the dismissal of Pat Cummins before he was caught by Ravindra Jadeja off Mohammed Siraj. Post Green’s dismissal, India managed to shatter the line-up in quick successions.
Later, needing only 70 runs for the historic win, team India started on a bad note as they lost their opener, Mayank Agarwal, early. To make things worst, India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed on 3 runs.
However, Shubman Gill and stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane put on a stellar show and took India to victory. While Shubman scored 35 off 36 balls, smashing 7 fours. Ajinkya Rahane scored the winning run and was unbeaten on 27 runs.
Meanwhile, social media erupted after India’s sensational win against Australia. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone applauded the amazing performance of team India. There were many who came up with funny memes while expressing their thoughts on India’s incredible win.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
A really special win at the MCG.
Great Determination and great character. Rahane led from the fron,the bowlers were terrific and Gill is chill. pic.twitter.com/X3UO8H2LgR
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 29, 2020
T 3767 – YEEEEAAAAHHHHHHH !!!
India beats Australia in the 2nd test ..
Bola tha na maine ..
SETBACK ka jawaab COMBACK se denge .. !
de diya .. unke ghar mein ghus ke .. !!
Congratulations India 🇮🇳
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 29, 2020
Cold morning, a win, feels like a warm hug we all needed. Special victory! Can't stop smiling like I'm possessed by Kane Williamson. Beautiful day.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) December 29, 2020
To win a Test match without Virat, Rohit, Ishant & Shami is a terrific achievement.
Loved the resilience and character shown by the team to put behind the loss in the 1st Test and level the series.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 29, 2020
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 29, 2020
Rahane delivered before Anushka #INDvAUS
— InGenious (@Bees_Kut) December 29, 2020
Ajinkya Rahane ~
Under kohli's As a
captaincy Captain pic.twitter.com/jgsYeJxRBi
— Aalok (@Chuckle_Some2) December 29, 2020
— chanakya fan acc (@The_Sleigher) December 29, 2020
1st Match: Aus beat Ind by 8 wickets
2nd Match: Ind beat Aud by 8 wickets pic.twitter.com/FWszwpCunM
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) December 29, 2020
This will go down as one of India's most memorable test wins. Winning a test in Australia is always special but to do so given the wounds of Adelaide and the absence of key players makes it one for the ages
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 29, 2020
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) December 29, 2020