India face Australia within the second ODI encounter in Visakhapatnam© AFP
Rain is more likely to play a task within the second ODI between India and Australia at Visakhapatnam. The second ODI between India and Australia shall be performed at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. However climate might play a spoilsport and break the celebration of hundreds of thousands of cricket followers who will catch this match reside from the stadium or by digital mediums. Earlier, a climate forecast had urged the chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday in Visakhapatnam, the place rain was reported a number of instances on Saturday night. Andhra Cricket Affiliation secretary SR Gopinath Reddy mentioned on Saturday that there’s a good association of tremendous soppers and an underground drainage system on the stadium.
“There’s a good association of tremendous soppers and underground drainage system within the stadium. We’re additionally overlaying the entire outfield, not solely the pitch. The drainage system on this floor is nice. If it rains just for just a few hours, then the sport will be began after drying the bottom. But when it rains for a very long time, it’ll have an effect on the match. After the rain stops, we will put together the bottom inside an hour,” mentioned Reddy to ANI.
India is at the moment main the three-match ODI collection by 1-0.
Within the first match, spells from Mohammed Shami (3/17), Mohammed Siraj (3/29) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/46) helped India bundled out Australia for 188 in simply 35.4 overs. Solely Mitchell Marsh (81 off 65) was capable of make an enormous contribution with the bat.
Within the chase of 189, Mitchell Starc’s (3/49) opening spell lowered India to 39/4 and Marcus Stoinis additionally took two scalps, however a 108-run stand between KL Rahul (75*) and Ravindra Jadeja (45*) helped India seal a five-wicket win with greater than 10 overs to spare.
Jadeja was adjudged as ‘Man of the Match’ for his all-round efficiency.
The third ODI will happen at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on March 22.
Earlier, India had received the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in opposition to Australia after sealing a 2-1 win within the red-ball leg of the collection. With this win, they’ve certified for the ICC World Check Championship and can face Australia at The Oval, London from June 7 onwards.
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