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India pulls off thrilling win over Australia

India pulls off thrilling win over Australia

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Pulled off an eight-run triumph in a low-scoring spine chiller after all-rounder Vijay Shankar picked two wickets in the last over of the second One-Day International against Australia Tuesday. 

The Australians required 11 keeps running from the last over with two wickets close by yet Shankar, playing just his 6th ODI, kept his nerves to pick a wicket off his first and third balls in the day-night amusement in Nagpur. 

Captain Virat Kohli, who struck 116 in India's humble aggregate of 250, requested that Shankar bowl the last over in front of the customary Kedar Jadhav, and he was compensated adequately for his turn. 


The Aussies were bowled out for 242 off 49.3 overs with Marcus Stoinis top-scoring with 52. 

India, which enlisted its 500th success in one-day internationals, presently drives the five-coordinate arrangement 2-0. 

"It was a chance to make up for myself after the costly over I bowled," said Shankar, who had yielded 13 keeps running in the main over he had bowled before being solicited to assume responsibility from the last finished. 

"I was up for the test... I needed to simply adhere to the nuts and bolts, hit the stumps from a hard length as there was a touch of turn around (swing)," he said. 

The guests were set for an unfaltering begin with openers Aaron Finch (37) and Usman Khawaja (38) putting on 83 keeps running before being rejected in progressive overs. 

Glenn Maxwell (18) saw his stumps being evacuated after a ball from Kuldeep Yadav sneaked from under his bat. 

Yet, it was the come up short on Peter Handscomb who looked set for a major score that hurt the guests hard. 

"It was close, it was one of the recreations that we needed to take as profound as possible, trusting that we could get over the line," said Australian captain Aaron Finch. 

"Stoinis played an extremely awesome innings yet we couldn't get over the line." 

Handscomb, who made 48 off 59 balls, attempted to take a hazardous single however Ravindra Jadeja committed no error in hitting the stumps. 

A twofold strike by Jasprit Bumrah (2-29) turned the amusement around for the Indians who guaranteed there was no eased up in the weight on the guests. 

Prior Kohli crushed his 40th century on a testing pitch that appeared to help bowlers. 

Kohli hit 10 fours in his 120-ball thump and held stay after Finch had chosen to bat. 

The Indians got off to a rough begin, losing openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan (21) from the get-go in the innings. 

Sharma (0) finish edged off Adam Zampa and Dhawan (21) was given out leg before wicket after Australia's intrigue was maintained on survey. 

India had no such karma as Ambati Rayudu's choice to offer against the on-field umpire's lbw choice was turned down, the hosts diminished to a flimsy 75-3. 

Kohli, the world's best positioned ODI batsman, went for the counter-assault, hitting two fours off the last two wads of the eighteenth over by Zampa to underline his best structure. 

The 30-year-old captain coordinated his innings splendidly, sewing a 81-run organization with Shankar, who inspired amid his 41-ball 46 preceding being run out by Zampa. 

Zampa struck again before long, rejecting Kedar Jadhav (11) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (0) off progressive balls to paralyze the home group into quiet. 

In any case, Kohli looked liberated at the opposite end, achieving his century with a four over in reverse point. 

The colorful commander expelled his protective cap and raised his bat to recognize the praise from the group and the changing area. 

Kohli's innings finished when he holed a basic catch to Stoinis off Pat Cummins who got four late wickets. 



R. Sharma c Zampa b Cummins 00 

S. Dhawan lbw b Maxwell 21 

V. Kohli c Stoinis b Cummins 116 

A. Rayudu lbw b Lyon 18 

V. Shankar run out 46 

K. Jadhav c Finch b Zampa 11 

M.S. Dhoni c Khawaja b Zampa 00 

R. Jadeja c Khawaja b Cummins 21 

K. Yadav b Cummins 03 

M. Shami not out 02 

J. Bumrah b Coulter-Nile 00 

Additional items (b1, lb7, w4) 12 

All out (full scale; 48.2 overs) 250 

Falls: 1-0 (Sharma), 2-38 (Dhawan), 3-75 (Rayudu), 4-156 (Shankar), 5-171 (Jadhav), 6-171 (Dhoni), 7-238 (Jadeja), 8-248 (Kohli), 9-249 (Yadav), 10-250 (Bumrah). 

Bowling: Cummins 9-2-29-4 (w1), Coulter-Nile 8.2-0-52-1 (w1), Maxwell 10-0-45-1 (w2), Zampa 10-0-62-2, Lyon 10-0-42-1, Stoinis 1-0-12-0. 


A. Finch lbw b Yadav 37 

U. Khawaja c Kohli b Jadhav 38 

S. Swamp c Dhoni b Jadeja 16 

P. Handscomb run out 48 

G. Maxwell b Yadav 04 

M. Stoinis lbw b Shankar 52 

A. Carey b Yadav 22 

NM Coulter-Nile b Bumrah 04 

P. Cummins c Dhoni b Bumrah 00 

N. Lyon not out 06 

A. Zampa b Shankar 02 

Additional items (lb 3, w10) 13 

All out (full scale; 49.3 overs) 242 

Falls: 1-83 (Finch), 2-83 (Khawaja), 3-122 (Marsh), 4-132 (Maxwell), 5-171 (Handscomb), 6-218 (Carey), 7-223 (Coulter-Nile), 8-223 (Cummins), 9-240 (Stoinis), 10-242 (Zampa). 

Bowling: Shami 10-0-60-0 (w5), Bumrah 10-0-29-2 (w2), Jadeja 10-0-48-1 (w1), Shankar 1.3-0-15-2, Yadav 10-0-54-3 (w1), Jadhav 8-0-33-1 (w1).