first_imgMembers from the India and Australia cricket teams arrived in Nagpur on Sunday airport for the second ODI, which will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Jamatha on Tuesday.Captain Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja along with the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch were spotted at the airport. Earlier in the day, Kohli had posed with Mohammed Shami, whom he described as “lean, mean pace machine” at the Hyderabad airport.India began their five-match ODI series against Australia on a high, beating the visitors by six wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday. Kohli lost the toss but India bowlers stepped up and delivered, restricting Australia to just 236/7 in 50 overs.Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers as the pacer picked up two crucial wickets of Maxwell and Ashton Turner in his 10-over quota. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav also stepped up with two wickets on day when Jasprit Bumrah went for 60 runs in his 10 overs.Indian and Australian cricket teams arrive in Nagpur ahead of the second ODI match on March 5. pic.twitter.com/XW5ELHvfaBANI (@ANI) March 3, 2019View this post on InstagramHello Nagpur – #TeamIndia arrive for the 2nd ODI against Australia #INDvAUS @paytmA post shared by Team India (@indiancricketteam) on Mar 3, 2019 at 2:38am PSTHowever, India were in a spot of bother, reeling at 99 for 4 during their 237-run chase only to be rescued by the experienced by Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni. The veteran middle-order duo added 141* for the fifth wicket to take India past the finish line.advertisementIndia’s win in the first ODI comes on the back of a 2-0 T20I series defeat against Australia. The hosts will be hoping to extend the lead in the ODI series in Nagpur.Notably, India have a positive-head-to-head record against the Australians at the VCA Stadium. In three matches played between 2009 and 2017, India have a win percentage of 100. Notably, Rohit Sharma had scored a century in India’s seven-wicket win in 2017, which was also their latest meeting in Nagpur.Australia have tasted success at the VCA Stadium but not against India so far. The reigning world champions beat New Zealand by seven wickets during the 2011 World Cup.Speaking after the six-wicket defeat on Saturday, Australia pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile said the visitors have not lost momentum despite the result in Hyderabad.”Obviously, they are 1-0 up in this series so they’ve got the upper hand. But I think it was a closely-fought game. We played well, they played better in the end but the two teams were close and the next four games will be even tighter I think,” Coulter-Nile said.Also Read | Mohammed Shami a fantastic bowler, didn’t give me anything to hit: Coulter-NileAlso Read | Lean, mean pace machine: Virat Kohli poses with Mohammed Shami ahead of Nagpur ODIAlso See:last_img

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