Australia wins toss, will bat 1st in 2nd one-dayer vs India
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has won the toss and decided to bat in the second one-day international against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.
India had an unchanged lineup from the side which was beaten by 66 runs in the first ODI on Friday, also at the SCG.
Temperatures reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and the early advantage went to Australia as India would have to field in the searing conditions.
Australia replaced the injured Marcus Stoinis with Moises Henriques. Stoinis went off the field in the first match with a side strain.
“We don’t want to push him too early," Australia captain Aaron Finch said.
The third and final match is scheduled for Wednesday at Canberra's Manuka Oval. Australia and India meet in a four-match test series starting Dec. 17 in Adelaide.
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (captain), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, K.L. Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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