India is on a Vantage Point in Melbourne. Before declaring, they scored 443 runs for 7. Pat Cummins picked 3 wickets.
India starter second day in MCG with 215 runs for 2 wickets. Two batsmen Virat Kohli and Chheteshwar Pujara brought India to a satisfying score today. Their 170 runs partnership can be the key point in Melbourne. Virat Kohli gave a catch to Finch on Starks delivery in 82 runs. But Pujara reached the magical three digits. Before declaring Rohit Sharma was in 63*. Virat could give him a chance to reach in three digits.
In the early session, Kohli tried to score fast. He got his fifty in the first over of the day. He tried to elongate his inning but got beaten to Stark. On the other end, Pujara’s snail batting might bore Aussie Pacers. He took 270 balls to pick his 2nd in this series and 17th century in his career. Before getting bolt a Pat Cummins delivery, he scored 106 runs from 319 balls.
This is the first time he took more than 250 balls to pick a century. Another interesting statistic, this poster boy of the test is the only batsman who faced 4658 balls in 2018 calendar. And average 116 balls per inning. Isn’t it unbelievable?
Australia scored 8 runs from last 6 overs of the day. Hope they will come back to the game and we got contesting test match on the third day in Melbourne.
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