IND vs AUS: Fans in Chennai wait in large queues for match tickets
After the conclusion of the second ODI teams will be heading to Chennai to contest in the last game of the series at the MA Chidambram Stadium.
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The cricketing fever surrounding the ongoing India versus Australia series just doesn't seem to die down. After the end of an intriguing Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the two teams are currently taking on each other in a three-match ODI series and team India is currently leading 1-0 after the end of the first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The second ODI of the series will be played at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vizag on Sunday, March 22. After the conclusion of the second ODI teams will be heading to Chennai to contest in the last game of the series at the MA Chidambram Stadium.
The cricket fans in Chennai can't seem to wait for the third ODI as they were recently seen queuing up to get their hands on the tickets for the game. In a picture that is now going viral on social media, fans can be seen waiting in anticiptaion to grab hold of the match tickets.
India earn hard-fought win in series opener
Stand-in skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to field first at the Wankhede Stadium. India got the first breakthrough fairly early as opener Travis Head was sent packing by Mohammed Siraj. Immediately after Head's dismissal, Mitchell Marsh started showcasing his powerhitting abilities took the stage by storm. His blazing kncok of 81 off 65 balls helped Australia overcome the intial setback.
Marsh stitched a 72-run stand with stand-in skipper Steven Smith. Marsh kept going with extreme impetus. He scored runs at a strike rate of 124.61 and hit ten fours and five sixes. Australia lost wickets at regular intervals and eventually got bundled out for 188. India were also in a spot of bother early after losing their four top-order batters for just 39 but some sensible batting by the trio of Hardik, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja helped them to get over the line.
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