Virender Sehwag, Jhulan Goswami rings the Eden Gardens bell    AFP
Virender Sehwag, Jhulan Goswami rings the Eden Gardens bell AFP

Ahead of the second ODI, Virender Sehwag rang the Eden Gardens bell (for the second time in his lifetime). However, this time there was a second person Jhulan Goswami sharing the honour. Sehwag had rung the bell during India’s 250th Test at home, last year. India have already taken the lead in the 5-match ODI series against Australia, winning the first at Chennai by 26 runs (DLS method). The concept of the five-minute bell was introduced at Lord s and has remained a ritual since 2007. After Lord s, Eden Gardens was the second international ground to introduce such type of bell.

As for the match, Virat Kohli won the toss for the second time in series and went for an unchanged side. Australia made two changes to their side. Kane Richardson and Ashton Agar replaced Adam Zampa and James Faulkner in the side. Looking at personal milestones front, Steven Smith received his 100th ODI cap while MS Dhoni is playing his 300th ODI for India.