2nd ODI India vs Australia: Virat Kohli-led team India has arrived in Adelaide for the second ODI which would be extremely crucial from India’s point of view. India lost the ODI opener at SCG by 34 runs to allow hosts Australia to take a 1-0 lead in the ongoing three-match ODI series. Rohit Sharma was the star for India as he was their lone warrior, he scored a brilliant 133 off 129 balls. But he did not get support from the others and hence India faltered in a 289 chase. India lost their top three in quick succession. Rayadu and Dhawan did not even get off-the-mark.
Here are the pictures of the team’s arrival in Adelaide:
MS Dhoni and Rohit stitched a partnership of 136 but India after the early collapse was always behind the ninth ball and was always chasing the game.
Meanwhile, U-19 World Cup star Shubman Gill and all-rounder Vijay Shankar have been named as the replacement of KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for the remaining ODI series against Australia and the upcoming tour of New Zealand. On Friday evening, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) suspended both the players, Hardik, and KL Rahul until further notice and has been sent home from the Australian tour.
It’s a maiden call-up for 19-year-old and is set to make his debut in the ODIs against the team like Australia. He has been in a good form in the domestic circuit, wherein he has smashed more than 1000 runs in 9 matches. In Ranji Trophy also he made his mark by slamming 790 runs in 10 innings at a massive average of 98.75. Earlier, it seemed Agarwal would be the choice for the selectors as he had a fairy-tale Test debut in the recently concluded four-match series against Australia, where he featured in the last two Tests and scored 195 runs off three innings, which laid the foundation of India’s mammoth innings.