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David Warner is known for his switch hits against spinners, but against Ravichandran Ashwin during the second ODI between India and Australia on Sunday, he decided to bat right-handed. He started his innings as a left-hander, but during the 13th over of the Australian innings, he decided to adopt a right-handed stance. He played the first delivery lightly for a single, but on the next occasion he unleashed a brilliant sweep shot that raced to the fine leg boundary. The shot and his decision to change to a right-hander left everyone stunned and Pat Cummins left divided by the ongoing events.
Australia were set a revised target of 317 in 33 overs against India after rain disrupted proceedings. Chasing India’s mammoth 399, Australia were 56 for 2 when rain halted play with David Warner (26) and Marnus Labuschagne (17) in the crease at the Holkar Stadium.
As many as 11 overs were lost due to the rain delay.
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It was the second time as rain had also interrupted play during India’s innings when the hosts were at 79 for one in 9.5 overs.
Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer had lively centuries as India posted a mammoth 399-5.
Suryakumar Yadav hit an unbeaten 72 off just 37 balls and captain KL Rahul scored a quickfire 52 to join the batting party in the day-night match in Indore.
India, the number one ODI team, will be looking to seal the three-match series after winning the opening match in Mohali by five wickets.
The short series serves as preparation for the teams before India hosts the major World Cup tournament at home next month.
(With input from the agency)
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