Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane played a captain's knock to score his 12th Test century and help India take control of the second Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India ended the second day's play, ahead of the hosts Aussies who were bowled out for 195 in the first innings on Saturday.
Rahane and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja added a century-plus stand for the sixth wicket.
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.
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.
Source: SIFY with Agency Inputs