India vs Australia: Rain Likely To Play Spoilsport During Second ODI Match

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India look Australia successful the 2nd ODI brushwood successful Visakhapatnam© AFP

Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) :

Rain is apt to play a relation successful the 2nd ODI betwixt India and Australia astatine Visakhapatnam. The 2nd ODI betwixt India and Australia volition beryllium played astatine Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium successful Visakhapatnam connected Sunday. But upwind could play a spoilsport and ruin the enactment of millions of cricket fans who volition drawback this lucifer unrecorded from the stadium oregon done physics mediums. Earlier, a upwind forecast had suggested the likelihood of rainfall connected Saturday and Sunday successful Visakhapatnam, wherever rainfall was reported aggregate times connected Saturday evening. Andhra Cricket Association caput SR Gopinath Reddy said connected Saturday that determination is simply a bully statement of ace soppers and an underground drainage strategy astatine the stadium.

"There is simply a bully statement of ace soppers and underground drainage strategy successful the stadium. We are besides covering the full outfield, not lone the pitch. The drainage strategy successful this crushed is good. If it rains lone for a fewer hours, past the crippled tin beryllium started aft drying the ground. But if it rains for a agelong time, it volition impact the match. After the rainfall stops, we tin hole the crushed wrong an hour," said Reddy to ANI.

India is presently starring the three-match ODI bid by 1-0.

In the archetypal match, spells from Mohammed Shami (3/17), Mohammed Siraj (3/29) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/46) helped India bundled retired Australia for 188 successful conscionable 35.4 overs. Only Mitchell Marsh (81 disconnected 65) was capable to marque a large publication with the bat.

In the pursuit of 189, Mitchell Starc's (3/49) opening spell reduced India to 39/4 and Marcus Stoinis besides took 2 scalps, but a 108-run basal betwixt KL Rahul (75*) and Ravindra Jadeja (45*) helped India seal a five-wicket triumph with much than 10 overs to spare.

Jadeja was adjudged arsenic 'Man of the Match' for his all-round performance.

The 3rd ODI volition instrumentality spot astatine MA Chidambaram Stadium successful Chennai connected March 22.

Earlier, India had won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia aft sealing a 2-1 triumph successful the red-ball limb of the series. With this win, they person qualified for the ICC World Test Championship and volition look Australia astatine The Oval, London from June 7 onwards.

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