IND vs AUS 2nd ODI Vishakhapatnam Weather Report: Rain will force washout | cricket

In good form and with the World Cup 50 in mind, India take on Australia in the second ODI at the YS Raja Reddy Cricket Stadium in Vishakapatnam. As KL Rahul returns to form, Rahul Dravid and his senior staff want the Lucknow Super Giants captain to build some momentum and repeat a similar feat in the upcoming game. But it looks like the weather gods have other plans and rain could be a spoilsport, which could be bad news for cricket fans.

India leads 1-0 against Australia in three-game ODI series. (BCCI Twitter)

India won the inaugural ODI by five wickets at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. With regular captain Rohit Sharma missing the game, Hardik Pandya led the team and his aggressive style won over fans and pundits alike. India pursued a target of 189 runs and raced to 191/5 in 39.5 overs. Coming at-bat at No. 5, under fire, Rahul hit a 75-run unbeaten run from 91 balls, packed with seven fours and a six. Ravindra Jadeja also went undefeated with a knock of 45 runs from 69 deliveries, including five fours. Meanwhile, Hardik played a crucial 25-carry, 31-ball shot, hitting three fours and a maximum. In what turned out to be a poor outing for Australian bowlers, Mitchell Starc took three wickets.

Originally, Australia was bowled for 188 in 35.4 overs. Mitchell Marsh hit the highest score with a shot of 81 carries from 65 balls, including 10 fours and five sixes. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj each bagged three wickets for the Indian bowling division and Jadeja scalped two layoffs.

Despite the good result, rain could force a washout which in turn will spoil India’s bid for a series win. The daytime temperature in Vishakhapatnam is expected to be around 26 degrees Celsius, according to Accuweather. It will be mostly cloudy with occasional rain and a thunderstorm expected in the morning, followed by scattered showers in the afternoon. In the evening it will be around 24 degrees Celsius and it will probably be partly cloudy with thunderstorms. We could also expect another thunderstorm towards the end of the second inning.

Both sides will also be hoping to find the perfect permutations and combinations ahead of the 50-over World Championship scheduled for this year. With Rishabh Pant injured, India must also find a regular wicketkeeper for limited overs cricket and are also hoping to solve their batting problems. Ishan Kishan will likely be dropped and Rohit will take his place. Many fans will also hope that Umran Malik gets a chance. The SRH pacesetter hopes to further amplify the selectors’ dilemma for the ICC showpiece event.


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