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Australia just lose out in 2nd ODI as India win by 8 runs to go 2-0 up in series

Virat Kohli 116 today saved India
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Australia won the toss and decided to field against India at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur today, in the 2nd ODI of the series.

Match Summary

India  250 (Virat Kohli 116, Vijay Shankar 46; Pat Cummins 4-29, Adam Zampa 2-62, Nathan Lyon 1-42)

Australia 242 (Marcus Stoinis 51, Peter Handscomb 48; Vijay Shankar 2-15, Kuldeep Yadav 3-54, Jasprit Bumrah 2-29)

Result - India won by 8 runs

Scorecard

Series Stats

India were put into bat by Australia and it turned out to be a good decision, as India were bowled out for 250 (48.2 overs). Pat Cummins (4-29), Adam Zampa (2-62) and Nathan Lyon (1-42) were the heroes with the ball for Australia. But for another brilliant century from Virat Kohli (116) India would have capitulated for well under 200.

In reply, Australia had a steady start with openers Usman Khawaja (38) and Aaron Finch (37) putting on 83 for the 1st wicket in 14.3 overs. However, the openers were both out with the score on 83 and Australia basically had to start their innings again. Then, Marcus Stoinis (51), Peter Handscomb (48) and Alex Carey (22) all combined to make an exciting finish, with Australia requiring 20 to win, off the last two overs, with 2 wickets in hand. Vijay Shankar (2-15) was the hero for India taking two wickets in the final over – India winning by the narrowest of margins.

 

India - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia - Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch(c), Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey(wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon

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