India vs Australia: Shreyas Iyer resolved the middle-order debate before the World Cup by scoring a timely century today at Indore.
Trending News Fox, Sports Desk, Indore, September 24: India might be taking the ongoing ODIs against Australia as warm-up practice ahead of the World Cup, but Shreyas Iyer had everything to play for going into the three-match series.
Australia to chase a revised target of 317 runs in 33 overs due to rain delay.
Australia were given a revised target of 317 runs in 33 overs to face India after rain disrupted the second ODI of the three-match series here on Sunday.
Chasing India’s mammoth target of 399, Australia were 56 for 2 when play was stopped due to rain with David Warner (26) and Marnus Labuschagne (17) at the crease at the Holkar Stadium.
11 overs were lost due to rain interruption.
What a remarkable batting performance from the Men in Blue! They recorded their highest score in ODIs against Australia as they finished at 399/5. From start to finish, they have dominated the proceedings here and with contributions from all around, they will be happier at the break. The host team will be a little disappointed by not being able to cross the 400-run mark.
The 28-year-old has had to battle several injuries since making his international debut in 2017.
The Asia Cup that India won marked his return from back surgery six months later, but back spasms midway through the tournament saw him bat only once over the course of two weeks.
India vs Australia: Bumrah rested from the second ODI to join the team in Rajkot
India’s leading fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was rested for the second ODI against Australia here on Sunday and Prasidh Krishna was included in the playing eleven in his place.
Making the announcement before the toss at the Holkar Stadium here, BCCI said that Mukesh Kumar has been included in the squad as a replacement for Bumrah.
Bumrah will be back for the final ODI in Rajkot on Wednesday along with Team India regulars Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya, who were rested for the first two matches.
India vs Australia: Australia opted to field against India in the second ODI
Australian stand-in captain Steve Smith won the toss and opted to field against India in the second and final ODI of the World Cup dress rehearsal series here on Sunday.
Leading the three-match series 1-0, India made one change with Prasidh Krishna replacing Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia rested regular captain Pat Cummins along with Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis.