With Rahane-Jadeja's bat, India is on the way to a big lead, leaving Australia behind


Bangla Hunt Desk: India and Australia Boxing Day Test has started in Melbourne from tomorrow. Aussie captain Tim Payne decided to bat first after winning the toss. Australia batted first and scored 195 runs on the basis of Marcus Labson's 48 runs. Australia's first innings ended with 195 runs under the pressure of Indian bowlers.

In reply, the Indian team lost to opener Mayank Agarwal and fell under pressure. Then Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubhaman Gill tried to fight a bit. However, after Cheteshwar Pujara was out, India lost wickets in a row and fell under pressure. Shubhaman Gill caught the eye in his debut match. Despite missing a half-century for a short while, his 45-run innings played an effective role in the match.

At the moment, India captain Ajinkya Rahane is at the crease with a half-century. Rahane is handling Australia's fast bowlers in a great way. Rabindra Jadeja is giving worthy company to the captain. At the end of 81 overs, India lost 5 wickets for 236 runs, India has already taken a lead of 41 runs.
Scoreboard of India:
Mayanka Agarwal 00, Shubhaman Gill 45, Cheteshwar Pujara 17, Hanuma Bihari, Rishav Panth 21, Rabindra Jadeja 29. Rahane is batting for 74 and Jadeja for 30.