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Indian cricket fans were left in shock right after their opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad dismissed for just 8 runs in the 2nd ODI vs Australia.
Hazlewood Dismissed Gaikwad for 8 Runs in IND vs AUS 2nd ODI
Right after India won the 1st ODI game of the series by 5 wickets, both teams are scheduled to play the second game of the series on September 24 at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. With hours ahead of the match, BCCI made an update regarding Jasprit Bumrah’s unavailability for the game.
Mukesh Kumar has been named as the replacement player for Jasprit Bumrah for the 2nd ODI vs Australia.
Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 71 runs in the 1st ODI against Australia on Friday and was expected to score big enough to have a boost ahead of the Asian Games 2023. Gaikwad was named as the captain of the Indian Men’s Cricket team for the Asian Games 2023 scheduled to start on September 27 with the first match between Nepal and Japan.
Gaikwad loses his wicket to Hazlewood in the 4th over where Hazlewood bowled a good length ball holding its line in that nagging zone marginally outside off. Gaikwad gets forward to defend expecting the ball to come in with the angle. Gets a thick outside edge and Carey dives to his right to catch it.
Following his dismissal, Shreyas Iyer made a 50-run partnership with Shubman Gill and led the team to score 79 runs for 1 wicket loss at the end of 9.5 overs before rain stopped the game.
Right after winning the toss, Indian captain KL Rahul said “We would have bowled first as well considering the size of the ground. Good wicket, a good challenge to put a big total on the board. 5-6 of our main guys have been rested. It’s important for guys like me and others coming back from injury to get some game time. We only have one change from the last game. Jasprit is rested, and Prasidh Krishna comes in. Good for the middle-order to be tested, we’ve been challenged even in the Asia Cup. Good for all our batters to spend some time in the middle. That’ll give us a lot of confidence going into the big tournament”.
Australia Playing XI
David Warner, Matthew Short, Steven Smith(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Alex Carey(w), Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Spencer Johnson
India Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w/c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna