India vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Live Streaming on Star Sports entertains us as we move from Chennai to Kolkata. The Eden Gardens being one of the biggest stadiums in world cricket serves as an ideal venue for a big match like India vs Pakistan ODI. We saw almost 50,000 plus spectators in T20 matches and 1st ODI. Now we are certainly going to see a crowd in excess of 70,000. That is phenomenal isn't it?
Cricket fans are eagerly looking forward in India to a series win against Pakistan. The T20 series was settled at 1-1 which statistically shows a friendly result. A three ODI series will serve us a definite result. Pakistan has an upper hand with a win in first ODI at Chennai. If India has to win this series they have to win both the remaining matches that is to be played at Kolkata and Delhi.
1st ODI saw a struggling Indian batting line up where 5 wickets fell for merely 29 runs. It seems Indian innings would not even reach its lowest ever total of 54. But then came Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni. Raina scored 40 plus and Dhoni went on to score a big ton of 113 runs. His fighting partnerships with Raina and Ashwin anchored Indian total to a respectable 227.
India got a flying start with the bowling when Bhuvaneshwar Kumar clinched a Pakistani wicket off the first ball. Second ball was a plumbed LBW which was turned down by the umpire. Three to four decisions which should have gone in India's favour were turned down by the umpires. The result may have been something else if those appeals would have been in India's favour. That urges a need of review system in ODIs as well.
Pakistan innings was settled after fall of two wickets. Nasir Jamshed scored a century and had a good partnership with Younis Khan. Jamshed scored 101 not out whereas Younis Khan scored 58 before Dinda clinched his wicket. Pakistan won the match with 11 balls to spare. Another star for Pakistan was Junaid Khan who took four wickets.
Kolkata weather forecast says it would be partly cloudy. But there isn't a chance of rain interruption. So we can enjoy a full fledged ODI match. Cricket fans can't ask for anything more than an India Pakistan match in India. India has also developed a rivalry in cricket with Australia. So hold on your breath as India vs Australia 2013 test series begins in February after the conclusion of India vs England 2013 ODI series. A lot of cricket ahead. Stay tuned with live cricket streaming updates.