IND VS AUS 2nd ODI: In the second ODI, Team India won the match by 6 wickets and brought the series to 1-1.
After winning the second ODI against Australia, Dinesh Karthik said that the Indian team management has given him the role of match finisher while batting at number six. Karthik also praised former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying that he can still make pressure on the opposition teams according to the need. Karthik (25 not out) made important contributions for the Indian team to chase down the target of 299 for victory. He shared an unbeaten 57 run partnership with Dhoni (55 not out) for the fifth wicket and the three-match series to be 1-1.
After this match, Karthik said, “I think Dhoni has done fantastic batting in this series. It’s such an innings that they have played many times before. It was wonderful to bat and finish the match. We know that they take pressure and then put the opponent under pressure. It has always been her biggest privilege and today you have seen her exact example. His slow innings in the first ODI in Sydney was severely criticized but he scored an unbeaten 55 in 54 balls with two sixes.
When asked about his role of finisher in the team, Karthik said, “I have practiced it, I am working on it. This is a very important skill. It’s a skill where you have to stay calm on your mind. The experience helps a lot in this. This is perhaps the most difficult skill in the game. It’s great to finish the match and to be on the winner’s side. He said, “Obviously the team management has told me about my role and they want me to do my best in it. They are supporting me He has said that I will bat at this number.