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Sourav Ganguly praises team India for their classic show at Melbourne Cricket Ground

January 1, 2021

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The Indian cricket team defeated Australia in the Boxing Day Test by eight wickets and bagged a win to level the series 1-1. The Rahane led team excelled against the hosts in both the departments. The visitors came up as real warriors in the crucial hours to seal the win. 

After the stunning victory, prominent people from the entire cricket fraternity are coming up to compliment the efforts of the Indian team. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is the latest one to laud the Indian team's stunning efforts at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The former Indian captain made a special mention to Rahane, who came up with a remarkable century. He continued his brilliant form led the team home in style in the second innings as well. Sourav Ganguly also stated that senior players like Jadeja and Ashwin also played a crucial role in India's victory at Melbourne.

Sourav Ganguly applauds Rahane and team

The second encounter between India and Australia became the utmost vital time for the Indian side after their dismal show in Adelaide Oval. The entire side got wrapped up on just 36 runs in the second innings of the game. This was also India's lowest ever score in Test cricket history.

The recent Melbourne win came at the moment when the visitors were struggling with the injury woes. Their star players like Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma were out of the squad. The team's biggest worry was skipper Virat Kohli who was also out of the team owing to paternity leave.

However, Jasprit Bumrah and Ashwin became the leader of India's bowling unit and gave regular breakthroughs. The duo grabbed a maximum number of wickets and helped the team towards the victory line. On the other end, debutant Shubman Gill also impressed the fanatics and the entire cricket fraternity by his performance. Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 35 off 36 balls and helped India chased down the total with eight wickets to spare.

With this, the men in blue won their 4th Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Hence, it also became the most successful away venue for the team despite not having their ace players. The top-two cricketing nations will next face off in the third Test commencing on January 7, 2021. The match is likely to take place either at Sydney Cricket Ground or Melbourne.

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