[videourl mediaid="hOXcmS6f" url=" https://mum-videostream.s3.amazonaws.com/cricketcountry/2019/03March/06/Vijay-shankar.mp4"] <p></p> <p></p>Vijay Shankar held his nerves as India sealed an eight-run win in the second ODI against Australia on Thursday in Nagpur. <p></p> <p></p>India, who were put in to bat, were restricted to 250 despite skipper Virat Kohli s 116-run knock on a difficult pitch. <p></p> <p></p>While the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni did not enjoy a good evening with the bat, Vijay Shankar impressed one and all with his 41-ball 46-run knock before he was run-out in a rather unfortunate manner. Throughout his stay in the middle, the Tamil Nadu allrounder seemed at ease. <p></p> <p></p>If his batting was impressive, so was his final-over performance in the ball when Australia needed 11 runs to win, with the big-hitting Marcus Stoinis still in the middle. Vijay conceded just three runs in the final over and dismissed Stonis and Adam Zampa. <p></p> <p></p>With his performance, he has pretty much sealed his spot in India's squad for 2019 Cricket World Cup. However, the man himself, played down the World Cup talks, saying, I ve said previously also that I never think about the selection or World Cup thing because it s a long way off from now. Every game is very important. I just look to give my best and win a game for the team." <p></p> <p></p>Talking about his final over performance, he said: I was just ready for the challenge because I knew I had to bowl that one over. And I was just telling (myself) after the 43rd-44th over, I am going to bowl anytime. Maybe the last over and I should be ready to defend a total of 10 runs or 15 runs. So, I was mentally prepared for that.