India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli was the difference in the game, says Aaron Finch

first_imgIndia vs Australia 2nd ODI Brief Score: India (250) beat Australia (242) by 8 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match series. Stoinis (52), Handscomb (48), Kuldeep (3/54). Full ScorecardAustralia captain Aaron Finch lauded his side’s effort after going down by 8 runs in the second one day international at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Tuesday. India captain Virat Kohli smashed his 40th hundred to help India take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.Kohli scored 116 off 120 balls after India were sent in and were bowled out for 250 in the 49th over. In reply, Australia were all out for 242 in 49.2 overs.”Virat Kohli was the difference in the game, if one of our main batters had done the job, we would have got across the line,” Finch said at the post match presentation ceremony.Australia were in the chase until the last over when, needing 11 to win with two wickets left, Marcus Stoinis was trapped leg before wicket on 52 by medium-pacer Vijay Shankar off the first ball, and Adam Zampa was bowled two balls later.”It was close, was one of the games that we wanted to take as deep as we can. [Marcus] Stoinis played a really superb innings but we couldn’t get across the line. I thought if Stoinis takes a risk early and gets out, we have no chance at all. It was important for him to take it deep and I am sure he will learn from this. In the future, we will get across the line,” Finch said.advertisement”[Australia were never ahead] Not at any stage really, not on this pitch against this Indian attack.”Finch, who has been struggling for form for quite some time now, hit 37 off 53 and looked in good touch.”Would have been good to get more, starts don’t win you games,” he said.The third ODI will be played in Ranchi on Friday.Also Read | I was waiting for this opportunity: Vijay Shankar after last-over heroics vs AustraliaAlso Read | MS Dhoni chased around by pitch invader in Nagpur, Virat Kohli not amusedAlso Read | Ravindra Jadeja joins Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev in elite listlast_img read more

Chennai automakers halt production effect paycut

first_imgChennai: Automakers in Chennai have announced pay-cuts, and some of them have even decided to stop production temporarily owing to continued weak demand for its products. The Hinduja Group flagship firm Ashok Leyland is the latest to the bandwagon of automobile companies which had announced halting production. On Monday, the heavy vehicle company announced that it has decided to halt production for 59 days at its various plants across India. In Tamil Nadu, the company has decided to suspend the production for 16 days in Ennore and five days at Hosur. Chennai, popularly referred to as the ‘Detroit of Asia, accounts for close to 33% of auto parts production in the country. As the entire country is staring at a deep-rooted slowdown, in the last three months, automobile giants in the city like Ashok Leyland, Apollo Tyres, Daimler, TVS Groups, Nissan, Royal Enfield, etc. have cut down on the number of working days and reduced the strength of contractual employees.last_img read more