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India vs Australia 2nd ODI

India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Excellence of Vijay Shankar help India to seize second win

India vs Australia 2nd ODI

One more star in the mighty Indian team has aroused in the current ODI series. He is Vijay Shankar, a batting all-rounder who today showed his brilliance in the field against fierce Aussies. Took two wickets in the last over and played a handy knock of 46. Moreover, the add-on of captain Kohli’s another century of 116 runs strengthened the target.

Today’s India vs Australia 2nd ODI was a nail-biting event where all from players to the audiences were nervous. But, the result arrived at the last where India won by 8 runs. Now, the 5 match ODI series went up to 2-0. But, still, Australia has a chance to retaliate and could win the series.

India vs Australia 2nd ODI: The Scorecard

Australia (242-10 Stoinis 52, Handscomb 48 and Kuldeep 54-3, Bumrah 29-2) lost to India (250-8 Kohli 116 and Cummins 29-4, Zampa 62-2) by 8 runs.

Australia chose to bowl and kept India under 250. However, Kohli’s 40th ODI ton helped the team score to reach 250. Pat Cummins did a great job from the bowling side. In his 9 overs spell, he bowled 2 maidens and conceded only 29 runs, and blowing 4 crucial wickets. Also, the spinners Lyon and Maxwell handle the responsibility by controlling their economy to 4.5 and got 1-1 wicket each. From the fielding point of view, Aussies have done well.

Coming to their batting side, opening pairs Finch and Khwaja adds a partnership of 83 runs. After which the Australian captain got lbw by Kuldeep. Today, after a long time he geared up well with 37 runs. First down Shaun Marsh got out for 16 runs caught by Dhoni at the back in Jadeja’s over. Maxwell (4 runs) too showed hopelessness bowled by Kuldeep. Middle-order was good though with Peter Handscomb scoring 45 and Stoinis half-century of 56 runs. But, today was the day of Vijay Shankar who in the first ball of the last over got Stoinis out through lbw. Next, in the third ball, he bowled the stumps out of Zampa leading his team to win the match.

This was Vijay’s other best performance in ODI. Catch him in IPL 2019 with his team Sunrises Hyderabad. The first encounter for SRH will be against KKR on 24th March in Hyderabad.

IND vs AUS 2nd ODI

IND vs AUS 2nd ODI: Where to watch, Pitch Report and Playing XI

IND vs AUS 2nd ODI

Today is the 2nd One-day International battle between India vs Australia. Both have won the last 2 World Cup, so no can judge them in any prospect. For the 2019 World Cup, either of them is ready.

On Australia’s tour of India, the Aussies set the fire in T-20 series and won both of the matches. Finally, concluding the series with 2-0 win. Second, comes 5 ODIs where they were beaten in the very first match by 6 wickets. However, today they have the chance of leveling the series. They knocked out India in T-20, but it is very big gap between a T-20 game and an ODI. Aussies have to build up their batting strength and skipper Finch has to play big role in it. He is suffering from very low scores in white-ball games. Their bowlers are steady no doubt in that and fielding is the best part. Shaun Marsh is playing the Indian spinners well with the add-on of Khwaja’s 50 runs is very good for Aussies.

India’s skipper is always in good form but the openers have to do their job in an efficient way. As arriving in home, their mid-order had automatically shown their diligence. Moreover, the world-class bowlers like Bumrah, Shami, Kuldeep are marvelous. Like the previous one, a tough competition will be ahead today in the day. Follow the below timings to watch very special Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI.

Pitch Report: This Nagpur Stadium is among the list of the stadium having longest boundaries in India. SO, it will help the spinners to move the ball freely. Another statement is singles and doubles will be taken easily. Here, 290 is the 1st innings score in last six matches played out of eight. So, who will play first will be in some advantage.

IND vs AUS 2nd ODI: Where to Watch and Playing XI

Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, 5 March 2019, 13:30 IST

India Predict Playing XI: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia Predict Playing XI: Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff

Live Streaming on TV: For Hindi Star Sports 3/3HD, For English Star Sports 1/1HD

You can also watch on Hotstar website and Hotstar App. Jio customers can also watch on Jio TV app while Airtel users can enjoy the match on Airtel TV app.

After this 5-match series, IPL is on the way starting from 23rd March. The first match in IPL 2019 is CSK vs RCB a starting at sharp 8 pm.

IND vs AUS 1st ODI

India vs Australia: Kohli applaud the marvels of Jadhav and Dhoni

A new beginning for the Men in Blue in the home after the loss of T-20 series as India beat Australia in 1st ODI. This was only done by the goodness of Jadhav and former skipper Dhoni. Moreover, the first impression concluded by the top rated Indian bowling army. Jadhav celebrates the win and says he gives the credit to his captain and Dhoni. He says yesterday Dhoni on the other end motivated me to play with determination and play it long.

Captain Kohli cherishes the team on its first ODI winning and credit this incredible win not only to the name of Jadhav and Dhoni but also our top-ranked bowlers. He always stands with his teammate while losing or winning a game which makes his character a unique one. Man of the Match Jadhav hit his 5th ODI-fifty and Dhoni cherish his 71st ODI-fifty. After the match stats, MS Dhoni is now one six ahead of Hitman Rohit Sharma that counts up to 216 in numbers. Kohli now admits his middle order players are taking the responsibility.

India vs Australia 1st ODI: The scorecard

India (240-4 Jadhav 81*, Zampa 2-49) beat Australia (236-7 Khawaja 50, Shami 2-44) by 6 wickets and 10 balls remaining.

Opting for batting first, Australia put 236 for 7 on the board. From the Indian side, Dhawan fell on his first ball then a well good partnership between opener Sharma and very own captain Kohli stabilize the team. But they both also leave the field at great desperation. From where the two-star batsmen caught up the journey and lead the team to win the very first ODI. Their journey at first was pressurized by the Australian bowlers since Aussies return in the game after cracking 4 wickets in nearly 24 overs. And the target was still very far for coming batsmen. But who knows it is the turn of MS Dhoni to assist the team win this time also for which he partnered with his IPL CSK-mate Kedar Jadhav. The all-rounder Jadhav scored 81* in 87 balls with 9 fours and 1 six. At last, Dhoni finished with his style gaining two consecutive 4s.

All the Best to the Indian team for the next battle. Watch India vs Australia our rival for this month at Vidarbha Stadium (VCA), Nagpur on 5th March. MS Dhoni is doing great and setting oneself up for coming World Cup. This was his 4th half century in 2019.