India were in a sticky position in the first ODI, but then MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav made the chase look so easy that worrying seemed unnecessary. Second One Day International (ODI) series match against Australia will be played at VCA Stadium, in Nagpur.
Virat Kohli has already made it clear that the ongoing ODI, and the preceding T20I series, are just rehearsals for the World Cup. And that means we could see more changes in the second ODI that will be played in Nagpur on Tuesday
This second ODI will be crucial for MS Dhoni as he is 33 runs away from becoming the 6th Indian to reach 17,000 runs across formats in international cricket. He will join Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and 3 others in list.
With the Saturday performance Dhoni support to chase the target of 237 runs despite losing 4 wickets before even reaching the 100-run mark. His unbeaten 59-run knock was duly complemented by Kedar Jadhav’s 81-not out as the Men in Blue pulled the team 1-0 up by claiming a win in the first ODI by 6 wickets.
Considering the sort of form Dhoni is in, he would back himself to add 33 more runs to the overall tally and join Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar among a total of 5 Indians to amass 17,000 runs across all formats in international cricket.
The man who keeps reaching new milestones is now only 33 runs away from bagging another huge one. Dhoni would become only the 6th Indian batsman to score 17,000 runs across formats if he adds the said runs to his tally in Nagpur on Tuesday.
The milestone would put him in the elite list of players including Tendulkar, Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag. Here’s how the list goes:
- Sachin Tendulkar (34,357)
- Rahul Dravid (24,208)
- Virat Kohli (19,453)
- Sourav Ganguly (18,575)
- Virender Sehwag (17,253)