Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Tue, 29 Dec 2020 10:38 AM IST
Siraj took five wickets in a debut match
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India had scored 326 runs after dismissing Australia for 195 in the first innings. After Australia were dismissed for 200 at lunch, India achieved a target of just 70, which they achieved by losing two wickets. A 1–1 draw in the four-match series with a win by eight wickets.
Now the Melbourne Cricket Ground has become a foreign venue to witness India’s highest win. This is India’s fourth win in 14 matches in Melbourne. Second consecutive win here after 2018. India won the MCG for the first time in Australia. Then in Colombo, India has won three out of nine matches. In Port of Spain, 3 in 13 and in Kingston have won the same number of matches. In this win in the absence of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane also claimed a century in the first innings with his skillful captaincy. Under Rahane’s captaincy, India have won all the three Tests played so far, including two against Australia and one against Afghanistan.