Kolkata: Despite the half-centuries of captain Virat Kohli (92) and Ajinkya Rahane (55), India made 252 runs in the 50-over 50 overs against Australia in the second one-dayer match today. Team India’s last wicket dropped as Yuzvendra Chahal (2) on the last ball of the innings. Chahal runs out. Earlier Rahane and Virat shared a 102-run partnership for the second wicket. After failing in the first one-dayer, Virat Kohli has done a spectacular batting line-up today. They were looking towards their 31st century, but after making 92 runs, The challenge of making 253 runs against Australia is to win the match.
The first over for Australia was thrown by Pat Cummins, who scored three runs. In the third over, Rohit Sharma hit the first four for Pat Cummins. In the fourth over of the innings, Ajinkya Rahane scored two fours for Nathan Coulter-Nile. Over 9.6: He is Caught. After five overs, Team India lost 19 runs without losing the wicket. On the first ball of the sixth over, Team India had to lose the wicket of Rohit Sharma (7 runs, 14 balls, one four). Nathan Coulter-Nile caught on his own ball. Team India’s score was 10 for 44 after losing one wicket. Rahane and Virat’s partnership team proved to be good for India and the score reached 100 runs in the 20th over. After this Virat and Rahane completed their half-century. While Virat’s 50 runs came in 60 balls with the help of five fours, Rahane faced 62 balls and hit six fours. It was Virat’s 45th and Rahane’s 20th fifty.
The Indian team’s second wicket fell on Rahane (55 runs, 64 balls, 7 fours) on 121, which was run out. After 25 overs Team India scored 124 for two wickets. Team India’s third wicket fell in the form of Manish Pandey (3 runs, 13 balls) which was bowled by spin bowler Ashton Agar.
Team India’s third wicket fell in the form of Manish Pandey (3 runs, 13 balls) which was bowled by spin bowler Ashton Agar. After this, Virat added 55 runs for the fourth wicket with Kedar Jadhav. Jadhav got 24 runs (24 balls, two fours, one six) and Kultur Nile caught by Maxwell. Captain Virat Kohli (92 runs, 107 balls, eight fours) also got off before the team finished 200 runs. He bowled them with a cooler Nile. Virat missed his 31st ODI hundred India’s sixth wicket dropped as MS Dhoni They could score 6 runs. They got caught by Ken Richardson Steve Smith. After skipper Dhoni’s dismissal, Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar forwarded Team India’s score.
Fall of India: 19-1 (Rohit, 5.1), 121-2 (Rahane, 23.4), 131-3 (Pandey, 27.2), 186-4 (Jadhav, 35.3), 197-5 (Kohli, 37.5) , 204-6 (Dhoni, 39.1)
In Chennai ODI, the ‘Chinaman’ Kuldeep Yadav was proving to be a mystery to the Australian players and he was having trouble understanding the ‘slider’ of the whistle. Guests were seen with the help of local spinners so that the Indian bowlers could face bout.
Before the Chennai One Day and two local bowlers Ashutosh Shivaram and Roopak Guha, the Australian batsmen did some practice to deal with the spinners. Chasing the target of 164 runs in 21 overs in the rain-affected first ODI, the Australians had lost four wickets for 35 runs, after which Glenn Maxwell got a spectacular shot, but Chahal and Yadav were performing excellent bowling. Duckworth-Lewis method gave India a 26-run victory. The biggest threat to the Australian players is in the form of Hardik Pandya, who helped India reach a respectable score of 281 runs on seven wickets with seven wickets for 76 runs.