LMISPORTS Live: AUS vs IND, 2nd ODI Finch is close to nailing a match-winning innings
Australia’s batting was all about the Shaun Marsh show as the Indian bowlers failed to contain yet another Aussie onslaught in the death overs. Watch Gaurav Kapur, Zaheer Khan and Ajay Jadeja analyse the first innings on LMISPORTS LIVE.
17:39 Local Time, 07:09 GMT, 12:39 IST: Even with Bhuvneshwar’s impressive efforts at the death, Australia have scored 93 off the final 10. 298 is a very good score; especially after the wobbly start that they had. Shaun Marsh; drawing confidence from a fifty in the previous game, kicked on for greater things today to lead Australia’s; recovery from 26/2; Their first burst of momentum came from targetting debutant Mohammed Siraj, which really set things rolling for the hosts. The others in the lineup played around Marsh really well. But the short boundary is in play here, and the pitch doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of help. So India will hope for a better response than what they managed in the first ODI. Join us back for the chase.
Since his record knock of 172 in a T20I against Zimbabwe in July 2018, Aaron Finch has crossed 50 only twice in 25 innings across formats, averaging 18.96 in the said period. His underwhelming numbers in recent months isn’t a cause for concern, at least according to vice-captain Alex Carey, who feels the kind of work that the Australia captain is putting in behind scenes will translate into a major contribution sooner than later.
“Finchy is a really proud Australian cricketer and he wants to bounce back and he wants to score big runs for us. The work he’s doing off the field, he’s so close to really nailing