AUS v IND: Australia's unbeatable lead over India, wins second ODI by 51 runs

AUS v IND: Australia's unbeatable lead over India, wins second ODI by 51 runs

Sports Desk:  Australia made a mountainous run of runs from Steve Smith's 64-ball century with an innings of 104 runs to defeat India by 51 runs in the second ODI here on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Australia won the toss and batting, apart from Smith's century, scored a huge score of 389 for four from four half-century innings.

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Australian 'run machine' Smith's fifth century in the 50-over format against India and he scored his second consecutive century in the opening match of the series after hundreds. In the first ODI, he faced 66 balls for a century. A 390-run target proved to be a big one for India, despite skipper Virat Kohli (89) and Lokesh Rahul (76) scoring 338 for nine in their allotted 50 overs. In-form Shikhar Dhawan (30) and Manik Agarwal (28) started from the boundary for the Indian team to chase this big goal.

Aggarwal passed the ball across the boundary twice in the first over while Dhawan hit three consecutive fours over Mitchell Starc. Agarwal's superb cover drive saw the visiting team cross the 50-run mark in 6.1 overs. However, Dhawan lost the wicket in an attempt to score runs fast. Then Kohli came down and the Indian captain kept India in the race to chase the target, putting on some great shots during his 87-ball innings as usual.

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India tried to maintain the required run rate of 9–10 runs per over. But fast bowler Josh Hazlewood brought Australia the biggest breakthrough when Moises Henriques dived at midwicket on his ball and caught Kohli's catch. After this, Hardik Pandya landed at the crease and this all-rounder teamed up with Lokesh Rahul to score some big shots. But that was not enough.

Rahul reached the pavilion during his 66-ball innings with five sixes and four fours. After this the Indian team lost hope. Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins took three wickets for 67 runs in his 10 overs. In addition to Smith's 104-run knock, explosive opener David Warner scored 83 off 77 balls while captain Aaron Finch contributed 60 runs for the first wicket in a partnership of 142 runs in 23 overs.

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The pair of Marnus Labuschen and Glenn Maxwell kept the aggression intact, leading Australia to a mammoth score. Labushen scored 70 and Big Hitter Maxwell scored an unbeaten 63 off 29 balls with the help of four sixes and the same fours. Smith hit 14 fours and two sixes during his 104-run knock, while Warner hit the ball seven times and hit three sixes, though he missed his century due to a brilliant throw from Shreyas Iyer's deep.

Smith, playing in his traditional style, collected shots around the wicket and blew Indian bowling. To dismiss him, India had to take the help of all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who bowled for the first time after back surgery a year earlier and was also able to lure the Australian out in his third over. In an attempt to play his ball, Smith caught Mohammed Shami at short third man.

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Earlier, Warner started the Australian innings by sending Shami's ball for the boundary in the first over. He had expressed his intention to play big innings. After losing a lot of runs in the opening match of the series, top pacer Jasprit Bumrah started from the maiden over and picked up a good pace from the wicket which had a lot of grass. But he soon lost his rhythm and the Australian players started picking up pace after a slow start.

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Finch hit Bumrah for his first four, sending the ball towards the backward square leg while the bowler had a speed of 146–147 km / h. Young Navdeep Saini was soon put on bowling and Warner welcomed him with a six over the square leg boundary. Under these circumstances, taking full advantage of Saini's lack of experience, Warner hit two fours in his over and then did the same to Shami's ball in the eighth over of the innings, which made Australia a strong start by completing 50 runs. Australia kept pace throughout the innings and the Indian bowlers sweated a lot in the heat.

Sixes off first ball in first class, 2 double centuries in 4 Tests, more average than Sachin-Dravid, but this star lost in oblivion

Sixes off first ball in first class, 2 double centuries in 4 Tests, more average than Sachin-Dravid, but this star lost in oblivion

Today is the birthday of a cricketer who was considered to be two steps ahead of Sachin Tendulkar in talent. Who had already started batting in a haphazard manner before the arrival of T20 cricket. Which in his first four Test matches he hit two double centuries. Also, the feat of making the fastest 1000 runs in the test was also done. But still that player could play the test for three years only and 17 Tests came to his part. This player is Vinod Kambli. Born in Mumbai on 18 January 1972, Kambli had created a lot of possibilities but he could not become a long race horse. His career has been full of controversies and that is why he got a break before time. How was his journey in cricket, let's know.

Vinod Kambli was born in a poor family in Kanjurmarg, a suburban area of ​​Mumbai. His father was a mechanic but it was not easy to feed the family of seven people. He was also a cricketer in his time. He was a fast bowler. Vinod Kambli gave his talent in cricket despite the poverty. He used to travel in local trains to Shivaji Park. Then one day he formed a 664-run partnership with Sachin Tendulkar. It was the biggest partnership at that time. Vinod Kambli scored an unbeaten 349 in this match. Then in bowling too, he created magic. And took six wickets for 37 runs.

Sixes off the first ball in the first class match

The fate of Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar kept colliding with each other. But where Sachin flew rapidly towards international cricket. At the same time Vinod had to go forward step by step. Sachin made his Ranji debut for Mumbai in 1988. Vinod debuted in 1989. Then in December 1989, Sachin became part of the Indian team for the tour of Pakistan. While Vinod was in the Indian U-19 team at this time. He was accompanied by names like Sourav Ganguly, Ajay Jadeja. Well Vinod also started his first class career strongly. He had hit a six on the very first ball.

Two double centuries in four Tests

In January 1993, he made his debut in the Kolkata Test against England. Then he scored a double century in his third Test. He scored 224 runs in the Mumbai Test. After this, he again scored a double century against Zimbabwe in the next Test. This time he scored 227 runs in the Delhi Test. Then he scored 125 runs against Sri Lanka. In this way he scored a century in three consecutive innings. In this way, Vinod completed 1000 Test runs in only 14 innings while scoring consecutive runs. With this, the batsman who became the fastest 1000 Test runs for India also became. Only this fast was done by Herbert Sutcliffe, Everton Weeks, Don Bradman and Neil Harvey.

Vinod Kambli could play only 17 Tests for India. After doing amazing work in the initial days, he was out on zero out of six innings. This led to his exit from the team. Complaints about discipline also overshadowed him. But from India, his test average is more than many veterans. Vinod's test average is 54.2. It is more than Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag.

1996 World Cup and career eclipse

Vinod brought the 1996 World Cup eclipse for Kambli's career. India were eliminated from the semi-finals in this tournament. He had to face defeat from Sri Lanka due to the specter of spectatorship. Vinod Kambli wept on seeing this. After this, he was dropped from the team. Though came back again but could never show the same game as before. In this way, in the year 2000, he played the last match for India. He scored 1084 runs in 17 MATs and 2477 runs in 104 ODIs in Tests.

After being away from cricket, Vinod Kambli also went to the movies and fought elections. But here too his coin did not work. He also had many problems in family life. He later converted to Christianity after marrying his second wife Andrea.

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