Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21, 2nd Test: Here are the records scripted on Day 2
India is on the driver's seat in the Boxing Day Test against Australia, played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India is the defending champion of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, having won it during its previous visit, in 2018-19. India currently leads by 82 runs.
India is in total control of its innings, as it leads by 82 runs at stumps on Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test against Australia, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), on Sunday. India lost just four wickets in the day, while the final session went entirely in India's favour, with skipper Ajinkya Rahane scoring a century. Meanwhile, we take a look at the records that were scripted today.
Rishabh Pant joins a select list: Pant played a below-par knock of 29. Nonetheless, he became only the fourth batsman to score more than 25 runs in eight consecutive Test innings, in Australia. The other three happen to be Wally Hammond, Rusi Surti and Viv Richards.
Mitchell Starc fastest Australian to 250 Test wickets: Starc has claimed a couple of wickets, so far, in the innings. Meanwhile, the second wicket happened to be his 250th in Tests, as he became the fastest Australian to reach the feat, in terms of balls. He has done so in 11,976, while the previous fastest was Mitchell Johnson (12,578).
Tim Paine fastest to 150 Test dismissals: Wicketkeeper Paine has been involved in three dismissals in the innings, so far. In the process, he has become the fastest to inflict 150 Test dismissals as a wicketkeeper, having done so in 33 Tests. He bettered the previous record of 34, by South Africa's Quinton de Kock.
A rare unwanted for Australia: This is only the second time Australia has consecutively given away a lead in the first innings of Tests at home, with Steve Smith in the XI. The only previous instance happened to be in 2010-11 during The Ashes.
Ajinkya Rahane scripts numerous ones with 12th Test ton: Rahane scored his 12th Test century and 35th in First-Class cricket. With this, he has now become the
- Fifth Indian skipper with Test ton in Australia
- Second Indian with twin Test tons at MCG
- Fourth Asian to score twin MCG Test tons
- Fourth Asian skipper to score a Test ton at MCG
- First overseas player to score a ton during Boxing Day Test at MCG
A first for India: India has now taken the lead in the first innings of four successive Tests in Australia. It happens to be the first time India has done so.
Match summary: Winning the toss, Australia elected to bat first, as it was bundled out for 195 on Day 1, with pacer Jasprit Bumrah claiming 4/56. So far, India has scored 277/5, courtesy Rahane's unbeaten 104, as it leads by 82 runs. As for the Australian bowlers, pacers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have claimed two each.
Brief scores: Australia 195 (Labushagne 48; Bumrah 4/56, Ashwin 3/35) trails India 277/5 (Rahane 104*; Starc 2/61, Cummins 2/71) by 82 runs.