India beat Australia by 8 runs, Shankar picks 2 wickets in the last over, 7 records broken

Incredible scenes in Nagpur! Shankar had conceded 13 runs off his opening over, there some eyebrows were raised when he was given the ball ahead of Kedar Jadhav. But, my goodness, he's performed exceptionally well under immense pressure.

Australia needed 11 runs off 6 balls and this is what Vijay Shankar did: W,2, W!
Stoinis is still distraught. He saw off Bumrah's final over (48th of the match), scoring just one run off it.

The Aussie all-rounder backed himself to target the Indian bowlers in the last two overs, but he succumbed in the 50th over.

Phew! What a match, that was. No team really dominated proceedings, right through the match. It was a seesaw contest.

Chasing a 251 for victory, the openers got Australia off to a decent start with a fifty partnership. The Indian spinners applied the brakes in the middle overs. Handscomb tackled spin really well and looked settle at the crease, but he took on Jadeja's arm and paid the price.

Post that, Carey and Stoinis went after Kuldeep hitting 15 off his 9th over. They brought the asking rate below 6 and it was Australia's match to lose from there. That's when Bumrah showed his calibre taking two wickets. He's making that a habit.

The 'calculations game' was played by both the sides, but Shankar's heroics in the final over ensured a thrilling win for the hosts and India lead by 2-0 win 8 run victory.

7 Records were broken during the 2nd ODI:

1. Virat Kohli has become the first batsman in the world to score more than 7 centuries against 3 different countries. He scored 8 against Sri Lanka and 7 centuries against the West Indies and Australia.

2. Virat has become the 2nd batsman who has scored 40 ODI centuries in the fewest innings, he left behind Sachin.

3. As captain, Virat (159 Innings) became the batsman who scored 9,000 runs in the fewest innings and left Ponting behind (203 Innings).

4. India become the second team to win 500 ODIs after Australia

5. Most tons in winning causes in ODI cricket:

33 - Sachin Tendulkar/VIRAT KOHLI*
25 - Ricky Ponting
24 - Hashim Amla/Sanath Jayasuriya

6. Ravindra Jadeja became the third player for India to pick 150+ wickets and score 2,000 runs in ODIs.

7. Most Man of the Match awards in international cricket:

Virat Kohli becomes second Indian player to win 50 'Man of the Match' award after Sachin Tendulkar. He currently placed at the 4th place along with Kumar Sangakkara in the case of most MOM in International cricket.

  1. 76 - Sachin Tendulkar
  2. 58 - Sanath Jayasuriya
  3. 57 - Jacques Kallis
  4. 50 - Kumar Sangakkara, VIRAT KOHLI*
  5. 49 - Ricky Ponting

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