At stumps on Day 2, the visitors’ score read 277/5 and the side has taken a lead of 82 runs over Australia. The hosts might have scalped wickets of India’s top-order, but in the final session, Rahane and Jadeja showed grit and determination to give India firm control of the match. Rahane and Jadeja have put on an unbeaten stand of 104 runs for the sixth wicket.
“A captain’s Hundred points symbol solid, gritty, and calm just like his personality @ajinkyarahane88 sharp mind in the field setting as well! @imjadeja looking great, how good has he become batting lower down the order. Great start for @RealShubmanGill! We are looking good for a decent lead,” tweeted Yuvraj.
A captains 💯 solid , gritty and calm just like his personality @ajinkyarahane88 sharp mind in field setting aswell… https://t.co/rtasq1J2uh
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) 1609051911000
Virender Sehwag also took to Twitter to congratulate Rahane on playing a captain’s knock. Taking to Twitter, Sehwag wrote: Brilliant hundred @ajinkyarahane88, determination and class.”
Brilliant hundred by @ajinkyarahane88 .Determination and class.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1609051769000
Rahane and Jadeja are currently unbeaten on 104 and 40 respectively for India in the first innings and they will resume the proceedings for the visitors on day three of the second Test.
This is Rahane’s eighth Test ton overseas and this is his first hundred as captain of Team India. With this knock, Rahane also became the second Indian batsman to score a century on his first match as captain in Australia.
.@ajinkyarahane88 shows Test match batting is about swallowing your ego. Lie low for the first two sessions, show y… https://t.co/0T7outebUv
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1609052439000
Brilliant captains knock from @ajinkyarahane88 Great exhibition of character. Useful contributions from Gill, Pant… https://t.co/Z1XunAUoSW
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 1609055059000
One of Rahane’s best Test hundreds. One of the best away hundreds from an India captain. Leading by example. Leadin… https://t.co/QsryUYvjVJ
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 1609051020000
Another dominant day of Test cricket for #TeamIndia.It was a day that is undoubtedly headlined by Captain… https://t.co/HbW0Q6v9X1
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1609053202000
A captain’s knock from Rahane with some stellar support from Jadeja puts India on 🔝 at the end of Day Two 👌… https://t.co/Bc89JXtyhu
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 1609056873000
The moment Ajinkya Rahane completed his 1️⃣2️⃣th Test 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ 👏🏻Also the moment it was safe for us to finally m… https://t.co/OZZUx7yZ29
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) 1609051973000
Kohli was the first one to achieve the feat in 2014 when he registered a century in Adelaide. Kohli had gone back home after the first Test against Australia after being granted paternity leave by the BCCI.
On day one of the second Test, India had bundled out Australia for 195 as Jasprit Bumrah scalped four wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets.