WTC Final 2023: Ajinkya Rahane completes 5000 Test runs for India

Ajinkya Rahane became the 13th batter to record 5000 runs for India with his 26th fifty, against Australia at the Oval in the WTC Final 2023.

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India batter Ajinkya Rahane completed 5000 Test runs during the third day of the WTC Final 2023 against Australia at the Oval in London on Friday. After coming in at number five, Rahane helped India to move into stumps on Day 2 with a 71-ball 29. After losing his overnight partner KS Bharat early on Day 3, Rahane built a partnership with Shardul to pull India from the mud.

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Rahane then hit Australia captain Pat Cummins for a four and a six over fine leg to bring up his half-century off 92 balls. He became the first Indian to score a fifty in a WTC final. He is the 13th batter to score over 5000 runs for India in whites. In his 83-match career, Rahane has smashed 12 centuries and 26 fifties at an average of just over 39.

Rahane is currently batting for 89* while Shardul is on the crease with 36* runs as India's total is 260/6 after the Day 3 lunch of the WTC Final 2023.

Ajinkya Rahane is featuring in his first Test for India since January 2022 after being dropped due to poor form. In the 2022-23 domestic season, Rahane first led the West Zone side to the title before helping Mumbai win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as captain. Rahane then notched up over 600 runs in the Ranji Trophy before a title-winning IPL campaign with champion Chennai Super Kings.

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