The second ODI between India and Australia is all set to take place on Sunday, March 19 at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. The hosts have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. They won the first game by five wickets, on the back of KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja’s partnership.
Batting first, Australia was bowled out for 188 runs in around thirty-six overs. Mitchell Marsh was the lone fighter in the innings, smashing 81 runs off 65 deliveries. His partnership with Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne got Australia on track after an early breakthrough. However, after Mitchell Marsh’s dismissal, the whole batting crumbled. Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj took three wickets each in the innings.
In response, Team India lost their openers Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill early. They were soon reduced to 85 runs for the loss of five wickets. KL Rahul, who was struggling in the recent test series, got together with Ravindra Jadeja to stitch a solid partnership. They put on 109 runs to take India home by five wickets.
Team India will be keen to seal the series in the upcoming ODI, while Australia will be hoping to settle the scores. All-in-all, we are in for an exciting contest on Sunday, March 19 at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.
Details: India vs Australia, Border Gavaskar Trophy, Second ODI
Venue: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Date and Time: Sunday, March 19, 1:30 PM IST
The pitch at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium is known to be batting-friendly. The spinners have also got some help from the surface. The average first-innings total at the venue is 241. Team chasing has won nine out of the 14 matches played at the venue.
India (IND) vs Australia (AUS) – Predicted Playing XI
India: Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur
Australia: Steve Smith (C), Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Fantasy Team Suggestions – IND vs AUS
Team 1: KL Rahul, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Marcus Stoinis, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Team 2: KL Rahul, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav
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