Ajinkya Rahane © Getty Images
Ajinkya Rahane © Getty Images

Dec 28, 2014

Ajinkya Rahane has been dismissed leg-before by Nathan Lyon for a score of 147 on Day Three of the third Test against Australia in Melbourne. Rahane was hit on his back-leg as he tried to sweep, but replays suggest that it could have gone down the off-side. However, it has been a great innings.

Rahane walked in with the score on 147 for three and has left at a healthy 409 for four. It was an innings of great pedigree and came off only 171 balls. He was authoritative in his strokeplay and was dominant through the day. Mitchell Johnson in particular bore the brunt of his strokeplay.

Earlier, Australia had won the toss and had elected to bat first. Joe Burns is debuting for them. On the other hand, India brought in KL Rahul, who gets his Test cap. Mohammed Shami has replaced Varun Aaron. Australia are leading the series 2-0 after winning the first two Tests in Adelaide and Brisbane. Steven Smith’s 192 helped Australia score 530 in the first innings

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