'Sporting wicket' in store for second India-Australia T20I

A full house is expected for the second and final Twenty20 International at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium expects to have a full house witness a high-scoring match on Wednesday. (file photo)   -  G. P. Sampath Kumar

Visakhapatnam may have rolled out a sluggish surface for the opening Twenty20 International, but the KSCA expects a high-scoring encounter when India and Australia meet here on Wednesday.

"It's a sporting wicket," said R. Sudhakar Rao, secretary, KSCA. "It looks like a hard and bouncy wicket. My prediction is the team batting first should be able to be able get 180. It's a good surface and both the batsmen and bowlers should enjoy playing on it."

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium can hold around 32,000 spectators, and a full house is expected at the second T20.

"Only a few tickets in the Rs. 20,000 category are remaining and we expect them to be snapped up by tomorrow (Tuesday); everything else is sold out," said KSCA spokesperson Vinay Mruthyunjaya.

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