India vs Australia, 2nd ODI
Australia:Over 15 || Score 68/0
Hughes goes for a boundary in the last ball off Ishant’s eleventh over. He flicked it to the deep fine leg. Six runs added in the 11th over. Vinay Kumar replaces Bhuvneshwar in the 12th over. Finch pulls the short ball off the gap, four runs off the fifth ball. Another six runs in the over. India need a break-through. This strengthening partnership needs to be broken. Two runs off the thirteenth over. It is raining runs for Finch. Finch finds the gap through the off side, and smashes a brilliant boundary. Six runs off the over. Kumar back in the 15th over. Hughes and Finch are not going for big shots. The steady partnership is turning out to be dangerous for Indians.
Ishant Sharma is bowling the sixth over. The fifth delivery was hit for a boundary but Bhuvneshwar Kumar, takes a deep dive and saves four runs. Well fielded. Four runs off the sixth over. Kumar concedes one run in the seventh over. No wickets yet for India. They need to break the opening partnership else the run rate could go soaring higher and higher. Fourth boundary for Finch in eighth over. Finch hit the short ball outside off and smashed it for a boundary. Three runs in the ninth over. Ishant Sharma back into the attack in the tenth over. Finch goes for a cut in the second ball, the ball went up in the air but Yuvraj Singh drops the catch. Sharma is not very happy. Finch hit the fourth delivery straight to the mid-off and adding another boundary to his account. Ten runs off the tenth over.
Aaron Finch faced the first ball of the over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. A good length delivery to start with played to square leg for one run. After two dot balls, Huges smashed a boundary off Kumar’s delivery. Six runs off the first over. Ishant Sharma is sharing the ball with Kumar. Sharma is not in-form this series, but Dhoni has shown full confidence in him. Five runs off the second over, with two wide balls. Finch opens his boundary account in the third over. Bhuvneshwar gave Finch ample room outside off and he had no trouble lofting this towards the boundary. Four runs added in the third over. Ishant concedes a maiden fourth over. Finch flicks the first ball of the fifth over, strikes it towards the deep fine leg, and off it goes for a boundary. Finch goes for another boundary in the fifth delivery. The ball raced to ropes and the fielder couldn’t prevent the runs. Eight runs off the fifth over.
The players are in the middle. The Indian team has done its customary huddle led by MS Dhoni. Phil Hughes and Aaron Finch will open the innings for Australia. From India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings.
Jaipur: A determined Indian team will look to plug their batting and bowling loopholes as they go into the second cricket one-dayer against an upbeat Australia here on Wednesday with concerns over the form of some of their key bowlers.
india: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat
Australia: Phillip Hughes, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, George Bailey, Adam Voges, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty, Moises Henriques, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Coulter-Nile