India vs Australia 2nd ODI: India managed to score 100 as the famed batting line-up failed against the Aussie pacer’s attack in the 2nd ODI on Sunday. Australian pacers bowled out the top order of India as Mitchell Starc removed Rohit Sharma and SuryaKumar Yadav on a golden duck on consecutive balls. While he also sent Shubman Gill as well as KL Rahul back to the pavilion within 10 overs of the match. India is currently 103/8 (24.4).
Virat Kohli, who was waging a lone battle against the Australian team, was also sent back at 15th over by Nathan Ellis. Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel are on the crease with an aim to get a satisfactory score against Australia.
Earlier, Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first in the second ODI of the three-match series at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, here on Sunday.
After winning the toss, Smith said fast bowler Nathan Ellis comes in for Glenn Maxwell, who he said “has pulled up a bit sore” while Alex Carey is back to be the wicketkeeper-batter for Australia in place of Josh Inglis.
“Different surface, been under covers for a while, might do something. Just a partnership through the middle would have helped us. It`s good learning for us playing on these surfaces,” he said.
Rohit said with him coming in the eleven, Ishan Kishan misses out, while left-arm spin all-rounder Axar Patel replaces seam-bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur.
India are currently leading the three-game series 1-0 after registering a win in Mumbai.
India: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami
Australia: Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis and Adam Zampa