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Dhoni’s Boys Look Forward to Solid Comeback against Proteas in 2nd ODI

October 24
10:29 2015

dhoni1New Delhi, Tuesday, October 13 – A few among the audience at Green Park, Kanpur, had tears in their eyes after India lost at the hands of South African cricket team by 5 runs in last-over thriller. Mahendra Singh Dhoni now looks forward to winning the 2nd ODI which is to take place on Wednesday, October 14, at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, that’s pivotal to level the series and, of course, give a good dose of entertainment to cricket fans.

No wonder if the stadium gets jam-packed despite the fact it is a working day tomorrow. However, since the match is to start after 1:30, good crowd is probable to be observed. Weather conditions will certainly play imperative role. Intense sunshine at the venue of first One-Day International made cricketers to sweat. Things were difficult for the team fielding first as all men were under direct sunlight. The pitch of Indore stadium is supposed to support batsmen. If the ball comes directly on the bat, it would be easy for the batting order to hit the ball hard and accumulate runs in pace. Grass on the crease will be pivotal too in several aspects.

Problems might be a tad extra for the guests in tomorrow’s match for less familiarity with the pitch conditions. However, eyes can’t be closed to the fact that most of the South African players are the part of Indian Premier League and get exposure of playing in different circumstances. It wouldn’t be surprising enough if they thrash India to take 2-0 lead that will make their stance in the tournament quite strong. Winning the toss may turn decisive if one of the skipper winning it make best use of the opportunity and ask his boys to do their bit to register a win in the game.

Post losing 3-match T20 Series by 2-0, the Men In Blue wouldn’t like to face any defeat further. Ongoing 5-match ODI series on their soil is crucial to know how young boys can pull off if given chance to perform in bigger tournaments. Dhoni would love to get back in his own unique style of hitting the ball. Viewers are curious to see helicopter shots from him. Till the time a team is positive and enjoys playing the sport, all is perfect even though they face defeats. Winning and losing are parts of life. Experience gained in different stages should be utilized and this would be something what Indian camp wants to show in the future contests.

South Africa are never easy to beat. Proteas love playing in India and against India, who usually play the most unpredictable sport in highly unpredictable manner. Rohit Sharma was outstanding in Kanpur but his humongous innings of scored 150 runs in 133 balls, which included 13 fours and 6 sixes, went in vain. Disappointment on his face was visible after the opener gave an easy catch to Imran Tahir. Nevertheless, efforts never get wasted. It was certainly shattering to notice that Sharma tried to survive as long as possible and at a time when experts might be thinking the exhaustion may make him lose wicket post pocketing a ton, Rohit continued sending the ball into the fences. Batting order collapsed after his dismissal, changing the entire story.

The Indian team must not be wishing to repeat mistakes made earlier, which snatched the victory by an inch.  Preparations to host the second ODI are at top gear. AB de Villiers must be eying a triumph at this point of time as to put extra pressure on India’s playing XI. His wicket is important for the hosts if they want to taste success in the last part. Bowlers and fielders do not have any option other than to watch great shorts from him if de Villiers is on the striking end. With a crucial contest being just a day away, the audience is gearing up to catch the action live and back the home side whenever a wicket is earned or biggies are hit. Eyes are struck on the outcome as this will take curtains off the suspense whether the visiting team makes it 2-0 or India level the series.

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