Visakhapatnam will host the second ODI India vs Australia on March 19. The match starts at 1:30pm IST, and Australia must win. India won the first ODI by five wickets courtesy of a clinical performance with bat and ball. The Australians look for a comeback in the second game.
India bowled out Australia for 188 with Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj picking up three wickets each to set up the game for India. KL Rahul (75*) and Ravindra Jadeja (45*) then added an unbeaten standing of 10 runs to take the Men in Blue victory.
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Australia had Mitchell Marsh scoring 81 from 65 balls within the first 20 overs of the match. Mitchell Starc’s three-wicket haul was not enough as Rahul and Jadeje made sure to lead India to victory.
Rohit Sharma will return to the Indian XI in the second ODI. Australia are sweating over the fitness of David Warner after he was almost fit to play in the first ODI. However, Steve Smith at the draw said that the opener was not yet fit enough to take the field in the first ODI.
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India already misses the services of Jasprit Bumrah and now Shreyas Iyer He has also been ruled out after aggravating his lower back injury. He was taken for scanning during the current fourth test and did not appear in the test match in recent days. He too did not bat for India in the first innings.
India last played an ODI and T20I series against New Zealand at home. They defeated New Zealand in the ODI series 3-0. India also won the T20I series 2-1, winning the second and third T20I after losing the opening match. Australia won the last ODI series they played against England 3-0 in November 2022.
Both teams have played 144 ODIs with India winning 54 games and Australia 80. In India, the numbers are pretty even with both teams winning 30 matches each of 65 games. Five games ended without a result.
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The second ODI India vs Australia kicks off at 1:30pm IST. 14 ODI matches have been played at this venue with three matches won by the team batting first and nine batting second. Chasing is the way to go in limited matches in India with the dew factor playing a big part.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected on Saturday, Game 19. The day will be mostly cloudy with occasional rain. In the afternoon, the temperature will be around 26 degrees. It is expected to rain in the afternoon as well. The storm is expected to hit around the afternoon.
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