India register their 500th ODI win after upstaging Australia in a cracker of a game
Updated On : 06 Mar 2019,01:29 PM
Vijay Shankar, who is currently playing as the only seaming all-rounder in India setup went for as many as 13 runs in his first over which eventually led skipper Virat Kohli to look to Kedar Jadhav for completing former's quota of overs, seeing the number of runs India had on board. However, for the last over, Kohli once again showed confidence in Shankar's ability and one will have to say, that he didn't disappoint at all and eventually led India to win the second ODI.
India Opener, Rohit Sharma didn't have the best of the days on the field as he departed in the first over itself and didn't trouble the scorers either.
Once India lost both the openers, Virat Kohli was joined with Ambati Rayudu in the middle, who is still trying to cement his place in India squad. At Nagpur, just when Rayudu was looking good for big, Nathan Lyon caught him just in front for a leg before wicket as he departed for a mere score of 18 runs.
Virat Kohli was once again the star of the show as the 30-year-old went on to register his 40th ODI hundred. His superlative day on the field helped India to get a defend-able total of 250 runs on board.
Just before the start of the second innings, when the Indian players stepped on the field, one of MS Dhoni's fans came to the ground to touch his great man's feet and hug him. In the course, MS Dhoni made his fan to run around for a while, before letting him touch his feet. It was indeed a special moment.
After a long time the Australian openers did what they are known for - provided Australia with a perfect start. Both Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja registered an 83-run partnership.
Australian Team was on the driver's seat for almost 40 overs of the second innings, but then they continued to lost wickets in pair which build undue pressure on the men-in-yellow and eventually led them get bowled out for 8 runs less than the target.