The batsmen of the Indian team could not perform as expected in the second ODI played against Australia in Visakhapatnam. Batting first, the team could only manage 117 runs, which is their fourth lowest score at home. For India, Virat Kohli scored the highest 31 runs in 35 balls with the help of four fours, while Akshar Patel remained unbeaten after scoring 29 runs in 29 balls. Seven batsmen of the host team could not even touch double figures. Kohli tries to keep one end in check. But Nathan Ellis got Virat Kohli out LBW in his very first over.
Virat Kohli once again repeated his old mistake and tried to hit the cross bat shot. But completely missed it. He was the sixth batsman to be dismissed. Although before going to the pavilion, he talked to Ravindra Jadeja about taking DRS. But Jadeja, who was on non-strike, was convinced that Kohli had lost his wicket and went up to Kohli and advised him not to take DRS.
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar expressed his disappointment on air on Virat Kohli getting out playing such shots. He said, “He played across the line once again. He knows. These days he is continuously getting out by playing across the line. He is looking to play at square leg and not mid on, due to which he is in trouble.
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During the Indian innings, Starc took five wickets for 53 runs in eight overs, capitalizing well on the swing found on the pitch. He has taken five wickets for the ninth time in his ODI career. Sean Abbott took three wickets for 23 runs in six overs while Nathan Ellis took two wickets for 13 runs in five overs.
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