India vs Australia Nagpur Second ODI Match Report-2019

Virat Kohli scored a masterful century, as India beat Australia in the second one day international at Nagpur on Tuesday.

The visitors included Shaun Marsh and Nathan Lyon in place of Ashton Turner and Jason Behrendorff, while the home side went in with the same XI.

After being sent into bat by skipper Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins got rid of Rohit Sharma in the first over for duck.

Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu were trapped leg before wicket to Glenn Maxwell and Nathan Lyon for 21 & 18 respectively, as India were reduced to 75/3 in 17 overs.

Vijay Shankar who was promoted up the order, added 81 runs for the fifth wicket with Kohli, before the latter was unlucky to be run out when Kohli’s straight drive touched Adam Zampa’s fingers on its way to the stumps for a well made 46 .

Zampa struck twice by claiming the wickets of Kedar Jadhav and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in succession, as India were reeling at 171/6 in 33rd over.

Skipper Kohli along with Ravindra Jadeja put on 67 valuable runs for the seventh wicket, before Jadeja was caught by Usman Khawaja off Pat Cummins for a patient 21.

Virat Kohli’s 40th ODI hundred steered Team India to a respectable total of 250 runs.

Pat Cummins was Australia’s best bowler as he finished with figures of 4/29, while Zampa bagged 2 wickets.

Chasing a target of 251 runs, the opening duo of Aaron Finch and Khawaja got their team of a to fantastic start, as they added 83 runs for the opening wicket, before skipper Finch was dismissed leg before wicket off Kuldeep Yadav for 37.

The latter in the 16th over was dismissed by Kedar Jadhav. The pair of Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb steadied the innings by adding 39 runs for the third wicket, before Marsh was caught by Dhoni off Jadeja.

The 24 year old left arm spinner claimed a prize scalp of the in form Maxwell, as the visitors were struggling at 132/4.

The pair of Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis added 39 runs for the fifth wicket, before the latter was dismissed by a brilliant run out from Ravi Jadeja.

Stoinis and Alex Carey added 47 runs for the sixth wicket, before Kuldeep broke the stand by claiming the wicket of dangerous looking Carey for 22 runs.

Jasprit Bumrah brought India back into the game, by claiming wickets of Nathan Coulter Nile and Pat Cummins in succession in the 46th over.

With 11 needing off the last over, Kohli took a brave decision by giving the last over to Vijay Shankar. The Tamil Nadu all rounder trapped Marcus Stoinins leg before wicket in the very first delivery and castled Adam Zampa in the third ball to give India a thrilling 8 run win over Australia.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli was declared the player of the match for his brilliant century.

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India now lead the five-match series 2-0 . The third one day international would be played at Ranchi on Friday.

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