India Vs Australia: Team India Fell Short Of 51 Runs In The Second ODI


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In the second ODI of the India tour of Australia, the host set up a target of 390 for the visitors at the Sydney Cricket Ground. In reply, the Men in Blue could only manage to score 338. Virat Kohli’s 89 along with KL Rahul’s 76 wasn’t good enough for the Indian team to chase the humongous target, as they fell short of 51 runs. With this win, the Aussies seal the three-match ODI series 2-0 with one more match yet to be played.

Shikhar Dhawan (30) and Mayank Agarwal (28) looked promising in the run chase. The opening pair posted 58 runs on the board in just seven overs before the partnership was broken by Jos Hazlewood when the southpaw chipped the ball straight up in the air and was caught by Mitchell Starc in the ring. Dhawan’s opening partner was sent back to the pavilion in the following over when he was caught behind the stumps on Pat Cummins’ bowling. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer stitched a 93 run partnership which balanced the innings in the middle overs but the threatening partnership was ended when Iyer fell prey to Moises Henriques in the 24th over.

The captain ad vice-captain managed to put up a partnership of 72 runs, the promising partnership was ended when the all-rounder Henriques dived to his left to take a wonderful catch of the Indian skipper. Rahul tried to attack the bowlers after hitting a couple of boundaries, the vice-captain was caught by Hazlewood on Adam Zampa’s bowling. Ravindra Jadeja’s 11 balls 24 runs cameo helped India to go past 300. Kohli and co. ended with 338 with the loss of nine wickets.

For Australia, Cummins pocketed three wickets and conceded 67 runs while Zampa and Hazlewood pocketed two wickets each. Henriques and Maxwell also grabbed one wicket each.


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