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India vs Australia: In Pics, Ajinkya Rahane's Ton Puts India Ahead at MCG

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India vs Australia: In Pics, Ajinkya Rahane's Ton Puts India Ahead at MCG
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Shubman Gill impressed in the first hour of play as he played with supreme confidence. He was dismissed for 45 runs off 65 balls and impressed the Indian fans and critics alike with his sublime shots. (Source: AP)

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The pair of Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill accounted for 61 runs for the second wicket and pushed Australia on the back-foot in the first session. (Source: AP)

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In came India's stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane and he was cautious upfront. (Source: AP)

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Rishabh Pant counter-attacked with his cameo of 29 runs. (Source: AP)

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Soon Rahane reached his half-century. He was brilliant with his foot and executed some brilliant cut and pulls. (Source: AP)

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Following Rishabh Pant's departure, Ravindra Jedeja ably assisted Rahane as India piled on the runs. (Source: AP)

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Jadeja played the second fiddle as he made his way to a pain-staking 40 runs off 104 balls. (Source: AP)

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But, unarguably, it was Ajinkya Rahane who was the star of the day. He completed a century with a fine cut shot.

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Ajinkya Rahane was dropped twice during his innings. It was late in the day when he was dropped by Travis Head. Will it cost Australia? Well, we will see. (Source: AP)

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Under pressure Rahane's ton was the statement of the day, especially in Kohli's absence. (Source: AP)


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