India vs Australia 2017, 2nd ODI: Hits and Misses
Indian Cricket Team won over Steve Smith's Australian team in the second ODI of the five-match series at Eden Gardens in Kolkata yesterday. Virat Kohli and Co. will now be ranked Number 1 in ODI rankings to go with their top spot in the longest format of the game.
The hapless Australians succumbed to a 50-run defeat, which marked their tenth consecutive loss in ODIs away from home.
Here are the hits and misses from the game.
#1 Hit: Virat Kohli
The Indian skipper, when scores a duck in an innings, usually goes on to score big in the very next innings. He did the same yesterday, following his second-ball duck in the first ODI of the series.
Kohli played cautiously in the initial stage of his innings, but got into his own soon thereafter.
He stitched a valuable partnership with right-handed opening batsman Ajinkya Rahane and built a strong foundation for the Indian innings to flourish in its latter stages.
He was unfortunate to get out on an excruciating score of 92. It was even more painful considering the fact that had he crossed the century mark yesterday, he would've overtaken Ricky Ponting to go to the second spot in the all-time centurions' list.