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Ind vs Aus (2nd ODI): Australia bundled out India For 250
By CricShots - Mar 5, 2019 5:26 pm
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The Australian skipper, Aaron Finch made the correct call at the toss again in the second ODI against India as Australia elected to bowl first at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Nagpur. The dryness of the surface, Finch felt, would help give their bowlers a slight edge while chasing. On the other hand, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli felt the exact opposite, saying the pitch will deteriorate further in the second innings and batting first would’ve been a no brainer for him.

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Virat Kohli

While, the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli decided not to make any changes in the squad, the visitors have made a couple of changes to their playing XI as Nathan Lyon and Shaun Marsh have come in place of Jason Behrendorff and Ashton Turner. India currently leads the ongoing five-match series as they had won the first match by six wickets.

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Australia had a dream start to the game when the fiery pacer Pat Cummins provided the breakthrough in the first over of the match itself. It was the last ball of the opening over when India’s deputy skipper Rohit Sharma went for the short and wide ball outside the off-stump only to be caught by Adam Zampa. After that, Shikhar Dhawan also got out in the first powerplay itself.

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Vijay Shankar

However, Kohli and Ambati Rayudu did make a 37-run partnership for the third wicket then after Rayudu’s dismissal in the 17th over, Vijay Shankar (46) added 81 runs with Virat for the fourth wicket before facing an unlucky dismissal in the 29th over and his wicket turn the game around for India as they were then reeling at 171/6 after the 33rd over as the heroes of the last match MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav got dismissed on back-to-back deliveries.

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However, with the help of Kohli’s (116) 40th ODI century and a 67-run partnership between Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja for the 7th wicket, India managed to reach the total of 250 before getting bundled out in the 49th over.

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