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2nd ODI: Amit Mishra dropped, as India opt to bat first

Harbhajan-2nd-ODIAfter losing the first ODI by just 5 runs despite being in a comfortable position, Team India is looking forward to win the 2nd ODI in Indore today. India won the toss and elected to bat first against South Africa.

Rohit Sharma, who scored a brilliant 150 in the first ODI, failed to shine today, as he was bowled by Rabada for just 3. India were 20/1 in 5 overs when reports last received.

India made three changes to the team that played in the first ODI. Harbhajan Singh replaced injured Ashwin, while Stuart Binny was dropped to accommodate Axar Patel. However, Dhoni took a shocking decision to drop Amit Mishra and bring Mohit sharma in his place. Amit Mishra was the most successful bowler in the first ODI with a bowling figure of 2/47.


India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (C/WK), Suresh Raina, Axar Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (WK), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (C), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir.

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