Pakistan are behind 0-1 in the five-match series    Getty Images
Pakistan are behind 0-1 in the five-match series Getty Images

Australia will aim to maintain their winning momentum when they head into the second ODI against Pakistan, to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. Australia won the first ODI of the five-match series by a margin of 92 runs, and they will aim to take a 2-0 lead with yet another easy win against a depleted Pakistan. The live cricket streaming of the second ODI between Pakistan and Australia will be available online on Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD2. In Australia, the live coverage of the game will be available on BT Sport Europe.

It will be a mountainous task for Pakistan to trump Australia on a venue where they have not registered a single victory since 1985. Pakistan have lost to Australia in the last 9 ODIs at the MCG, and all odds are stacked against them ahead of the second ODI. Pakistan were already without the services of Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Irfan, and they were dealt a huge blow when Azhar Ali was ruled out of the second ODI. Azhar had suffered a hamstring injury in the first ODI, which was played at The Gabba in Brisbane on Friday.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI at Melbourne

For Australia, Josh Hazlewood is all set to make a comeback after being rested for the first ODI. Hazlewood was all over Pakistan in the three-Test series, and it will be a difficult preposition for the visitors with the right-arm pacer coming back into the fold.