Steve Smith Says They Got Talent to Challenge India

Lynette Rowe
September 22, 2017

However, the exertions in the field came back to haunt Australia as India revelled in the cooler conditions - even managing to deal with dew on the ball. Kohli tossed the ball to Hardik again and the all-rounder did well to rectify his early failings. Dhoni scored 79 runs while Pandya scored awesome 83 runs.

Other than the rain, what will definitely bother the Australians is their inability to tackle the threat of spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal who between them snared five wickets in the first ODI. Kedar Jadhav threw away a good start (24-ball 24) and MS Dhoni fell early, but lower order contributions from Bhuvneshwar and Hardik turned out to be worth their weight in gold, albeit after a brief controversy regarding the non-dismissal of the latter. Chahal and Yadav went about their task scrupulously to seal a 26-run win by the D/L method.

Kuldeep was struggling a bit when he was asked to bowl and Glenn Maxwell further demoralised the wrist-spinner by hitting him for two sixes.

"We certainly tried. I brought Coulter-Nile back to try and get a wicket and saved (James) Faulkner for the back end".

Kumar dismissed Kane Richardson for a duck with the first delivery of his second spell to complete India's win and finish with miserly figures of 3-9 from 6.1 overs. "I am still learning, evolving and trying to get better". Unfortunately, nature and the batting lineups didn't perform well.

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History suggests that India are in strong position to do the needful as in the last three outings against Australia in a bilateral series at home, the "Men in Blue" haven't lost the second match of the series against their illustrious rivals. Fox Sports and its Foxtel are the official live broadcasting TV and online website in Australia.

What time does the India vs Australia 2nd ODI match begin? For all the US people who all like to watch the ODI cricket live, then switch into Willow TV. And to do it, one of their two most experienced batsmen, skipper Steve Smith or his deputy David Warner, would have to contribute majorly.

Australia captain Steve Smith admitted that his batsmen made poor decisions. Batters though made poor decisions, and you can't do that against a quality team like India. Australia's players had sweated buckets, one of them had vomited, and one (Agar, in the 39th over) had gone off the field with cramps.

It is hard to predict the victor of this game as both teams equally strong.

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