AUS beat IND by 10 wickets | India vs Australia, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st ODI Match
Australia in India, 3 ODI Series, 2020Date: Jan 14, 2020 Start Time: 13:30 IST | 08:00 GMT | 13:30 Local
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The top order of both India and Australia have enjoyed rich form. The same, however, cannot be said for the lower order which has struggled for runs. And therefore KL Rahul’s power knock of 80 from 52 deliveries becomes the most important innings in India’s 36-run victory at Rajkot. That aside the top batting order and the bowlers of both teams have been in fine form.
India and Australia have quality in every department, but the final game will be more about a test of nerves than skills. The Men in Blue will start as favourites considering they have momentum with them.
For a change, the world’s best no 3 – Virat Kohli – was batting at 3 again for India after the shocker in the 1st game. Kohli looked his old self back at his favourite position. He pulled, drove, lofted and smashed but Adam Zampa dismissed him again. The leg-spinner becoming the first-ever spinner to dismiss Kohli 5 times in ODI matches.
Manish Pandey’s brilliant one-handed catch to send back Australian opening batsman got India rolling in the must-win encounter. Pandey, stationed at cover-point, pulled off a one-handed stunner to dismiss Warner off Mohammed Shami. Warner, who hit a century in the 1st ODI, looked in good touch during his 12-ball 15 runs stay at the crease.
India then found the success as Kuldeep accounted for Alex Carey. Australia were further dented with Kuldeep removing Smith. The right-hander fell two runs short of his century. The two wickets made things difficult for Australia as the required run-rate creeped up. Australia eventually were bowled out in 49.1 overs.
Coming to bat at number three while chasing a mammoth total of 341 runs, the right-handed batsman paced his innings to perfection and looked all set to guide his team over the line but felt two runs short from a well-deserved ton. Smith was watchful in the start of the innings and took the attack to the opposition after getting his feet settled.
Kuldeep Yadav has added another feather to his cap by scalping his 100th wicket in One Day Internationals. The left-arm chinaman spinner achieved the feat by dismissing – during the 1st India vs Australia ODI match in Mumbai. Yadav went to the landmark in his 57th match which is the joint second-fastest Indian alongside Jasprit Bumrah.
Rishabh Pant sustained a concussion in the previous match and Rahul was named India’s wicket-keeper in the 2nd ODI. Despite being a top-order batsman, the batsman was sent at number five and Rahul didn’t disappoint. During his carnage, the right-handed batsman scored six boundaries and three massive sixes.
At the start of the series, many people believed that KL Rahul should open the Indian innings with Rohit Sharma instead of Dhawan but the batsman silenced his critics in style. He was watchful at the start but took the attack to the opposition after settling his feet.
The likes of Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan are representing India A in the ongoing series in New Zealand and thus, Bharat was the best option to be included in the side. In 51 List-A matches, the 26-year old has amassed 1351 runs with 125 being his highest score.
With the Rajkot track generally favouring the batsmen, one can expect a run-feast in the match. Rishabh Pant, who sustained a concussion in the last match, has been ruled out from the match and KL Rahul will don the gloves in his absence. In the playing XI, Kedar Jadhav is replacing him.
India vs Australia Live Streaming and Telecast Details Online: The India vs Australia 2nd ODI takes place on January 17 (Friday). The match will begin at 01:30 PM IST, with the toss at 01:00 PM. Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot is the venue for IND vs AUS 2nd ODI 2020.
Rumours have been doing the rounds that Dhoni is set to retire from international cricket. Now with BCCI leaving the wicket-keeper batsman out of the annual contracts has further triggered his retirement speculations.
In the opening encounter, the home side was outplayed in all the three-departments and face a loss. Batting first, the Indian batsman struggled against the pace troika of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Kane Richardson and were packed for mere 255 runs in the first innings. While defending the target, the Indian bowlers couldn’t make an impact either.
In India vs Australia Head-to-Head records, the two sides have met 138 times in ODIs with the Aussies recording 78 wins to the Men in Blues 50, while 10 games ending as no result. In the last five fixtures, Australia have four victories while India have a solitary win to their name.