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    India vs Australia ODIs series 2020 - enjoy highlights and live score updates

    We'll have a single thread to discuss the ongoing ODI series Down Under, another one later for the T20 series and a third for the Test series.

    Today the Australians have made a rollicking start at Sydney with a mammoth 374 runs for the loss of six wickets. Having won the toss, they made their intentions clear at the get-go, with wonderful partnerships blossoming between the first three batsmen- David Warner (69 in 76 balls) Aaron Finch (114 in 124 balls), and Steven Smith (104 in 66 balls). The Men in Blue were all at sea in their bowling, though Shami made a commendable job, bagging three wickets and giving away just five runs per over in his spell.

    Now India is batting and we've already lost four wickets with just 103 on the board. With Shikar Dhawan at the crease and Hardik Pandya just come in, as also Jadeja to follow, can we come up with some fireworks?
  • #716065
    As of now, the required run rate is about 8 runs per over. Already 4 important batsmen were back in the crease. The position is very gloomy for India and a win for India is not at all visible. 4 important batsmen including the Captain performed very badly and now the entire burden is on Dhawan and Hardik Pandya. After that, there is no batsman who can score runs. A very bad start to India and I feel Australia is going to win the match. The conditions are very difficult there. Our people should get adjusted to the environs there. Let us hope that in the coming matches our players will perform well. Now both the batsmen are playing well. Let us see how far they can take Indi towards victory. Now the score is 128 for 4 in 18 overs.
    always confident

  • #716079
    As expected India lost the match. The difference is 66 runs. Thanks to Dhawan and Hardik for their contributions. If they failed also means, Indian might have lost with a very big margin. Dhawan scored 74 in 86 balls. Pandya scored 90 runs in 76 balls. Smith is the player of the match. The top four failed miserably. Actually, Kohli got a life also but he has not utilised the chance and did the same mistake again and out. Anyhow, let us hope in the coming matches India will do better and give a fitting reply to Australia.
    always confident

  • #716137
    After a long covid break International matches got resume there are a lot of drops catches on both sides because they are playing Cricket after a 9 Months break. I think Australia will clean sweep the present ODI series and I have only interest in how the Aussies will go in the T-20 match series.
    Probability a theory based on Assumptions and Negativity(Elimination). It is used in the evolution of atomic theory.--- Bhushan

  • #716216
    When people are in the fear that the cricket matches would never be held in future, the International matches between India and Australia got started with much enthusiasm from the cricket fans. During this pandemic period the players not even do the net practices and now the matches are on after lull for nine months. Though India had the bad start by losing the first match, the cricket has not ended here. The boys needs to brace up to counter the formidable Australian team and though the knocks of Dhawan and Hardik were good it has gone on wane. Good planning and team effort needed without drop catches and miss fielding.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #716219
    India lost in the first match by 66 runs and now it is definitely a pressure and challenge for the captain Virat Kohli as how to puts on a better fielding and bowling performance in the next ones to bring India back in the winning spree. Let us hope for the better show in the 2nd one.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #716221
    The second match has started and Australia is batting and their current run rate is about 5 and score is 30 for no loss at 6.4 overs.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #716226
    Australia has 115 runs in hand after 18.4 overs with a current run rate of 6.16. DA Warner has six boundaries three 6's to his credit and reaching at 69 runs now.
    Lead the leader

  • #716227
    Australia with 142 runs with loss of one wicket. Current run rate is 6.17. DA Warner with 78 runs from 69 balls. Mohammed Shami got the wicket of AJ Finch.
    Lead the leader

  • #716229
    It seems India has taken the same team as the one in the first ODI. There was a lot of speculation about whether Saini would be replaced by Natarajan or even Shardul Thakur, but they have not made any changes. At the end of 30 overs, the score is 187 for the loss of two wickets. Even if Steve Smith gets out early, they have good batsmen later as well. So it is hoped that the bowlers restrict the Australians to a score that is less than 280.
    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #716245
    Againg the bowlers of India made a pathetic show. The fields dropped some important catches. So Australia made more runs than what they piled in the first match and they lost just 4 wickets. They scored 389 and the target for India now is 390 runs. The senior batsmen should apply themselves to the game and play a powerful stroke play. Otherwise, they can't get near the runs required. Unlike in the first match the opening pair, one down and two down batsmen should play to their maximum potential. Otherwise, they will lose the match and also the series. The chances are pretty less and let us see how our people rise to the occasion.
    always confident

  • #716264
    Again India lost the Match same as the previous match Smith is a Master of all Formats of the game given his fielding and batting efforts in terms of winning the matches for his side he is above Virat Kohli in all aspects even in ODI format.
    Probability a theory based on Assumptions and Negativity(Elimination). It is used in the evolution of atomic theory.--- Bhushan

  • #716337
    As expected we lost the second ODI also. The bowlers have no clue to contain the Australian batsmen. The batsmen are at full flow. All the batsmen contributed well. But Indian batsmen have never scored the runs as required. Kohli scored but still, he is struggling to get back into form. He scored very slow and They are never near the required run rate. I think the team requires a good standard opening batsman. The absence of Rohit is felt. The think tank of the team should think and see that we will have at least a facelift by winning the next ODI even though we lost the series.. Let it be a 2-1 win for Australia rather 3-0 win.
    always confident

  • #716341
    The Sydney pitch does seem to be an ideal one for batsmen. See how India, though on the losing side, has also managed to cross the 300-mark. So it is not only the matter of the bowlers restricting the opposing team's batsmen but also for the main batsmen to stick around and keep up the momentum. After all, the last few batsmen are bowlers who may not be able to take the pressure of meeting the target with far too many runs per over for them to hit.
    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #716359
    For India's lose in the first two ODI's, I see two things that are missing, first one is Rohit's presence. He is known for his batting skills as an opener and has his name on records for creating best opening partnerships and is one of the highest individual run scorer. Second one is experience of a captain under pressure. Virat needs more experience to handle these kind of situations. Having lost this first ODI by throwing away so many runs and going into the second ODI without changing the bowling department needs some guts. If India had a batting line up which is stronger then the Aussie batting line up then it makes sense to go with the same set of bowlers. Let us see what is in store for the 3rd ODI.

  • #716574
    Finally, India won the match and reduced the lead to 2-1. Winning the toss helped India. The new bowlers Natarajan and Thakur bowled extremely well and made India a little proud. India avoided a whitewash. Thanks to the bowlers who bowled very well and restricted the Australian batsmen to a large extent. Last 5 overs bowled very tight. India won the match with 13 runs and Australia were all out for 289 and three balls of the last over were remaining. Pande and Jadeja brought additional runs in the last overs. Natrajan and Thakur got the required wickets in the last overs. Congratulations to India for their face-saving victory.
    always confident

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