In the second one-day match played in Nagpur, Team India beat Australia by eight runs and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Batting first in this match, Team India were all out on 250 runs in 48.2 overs and Australia got a target of 251 runs to win. In reply, the Aussie team got all out for 242 runs in 49.3 overs.
Earlier Australia’s bowlers could only manage to halt India at 250 runs. Captain Virat Kohli put the 40th ODI century under difficult conditions, which enabled India to score 250 runs against Australia in spite of collapse from the middle order. Australia’s three spinners, Adam Zampa (2 for 62 in ten overs), Glenn Maxwell (one for 45 in ten overs) and Nathan Lyon (1 for 42 in ten overs) bowled well in the middle overs but Pat Cummins (4 wickets for 29 runs) was their most successful bowler.
Dhawan looked good to get the rhythm going but Glenn Maxwell got his lbw wicket. Rayudu was having difficulty in rotating the strike because he couldn’t read the ball. He was finally sent to the pavilion by Lyon’s LBW.
Kohli got a good partner in Vijay Shankar (46 off 41 balls). Both of them added 81 runs for the fourth wicket. Shankar, however, was unfortunately run out on Kohli’s straight drive. Read more about Kohli’s record-breaking innings here: https://themirk.com/virat-kohli-breaks-records-in-nagpur-indvsaus/