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India vs Australia Highlights, 2nd ODI: All-round India beat Australia by 36 runs to level 3-match series 1-1​​ | Cricket News

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A combined effort from the bowlers after a batting masterclass helped India clinch a 36-run win over Australia in the second ODI in Rajkot on Friday. With the emphatic win in the must-win game, India also levelled 3-match series 1-1. Chasing a mammoth 341, Australia are bundled out for 304 in 49.1 overs. Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Navdeep Saini played key roles with a two-wicket over each at crucial junctures. Steve Smith (98) alongside Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne threatened to take the game away with 62 and 96 runs partnerships respectively but crumbled under the pressure of big run chase. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan’s 96 alongside a 52-ball 80 blitzkrieg from KL Rahul powered India to 340/6. Virat Kohli also played a crucial 78-run knock as India batting order decimated Australia bowlers.

India beat Australia by 36 runs to level the 3-match ODI series 1-1

India skipper Virat Kohli after the match: “We live in the days of social media and the panic button was pressed too early. It’s important to not leave someone like KL out. You saw how he batted today. This is probably the best he’s played at the international level. The knock showed maturity and class, and we know exactly what we’re doing in the dressing room. Important couple of games for Shikhar. He was injured for a long time and in ODIs he’s been one of our most consistent and aggressive performers, and he can changed the situation for the team. It augurs well when the two openers are so good together. Rohit’s left shoulder has popped out of few times, and he should be good to go in the next game. I asked the bowlers what they wanted to do and they said this was the time to execute the yorkers. All three of them were really good with the yorkers, particularly Shami who changed everything in that over. KL is becoming a multi-dimensional player, and it’s really great when players step up like this.”

Australia skipper Aaron Finch: “I didn’t expect it to be cold. I didn’t think I’d need the long-sleeved sweater. I think we were one wicket shy of where we needed to be throughout the bowling innings, but they’re world class. Zampa’s length has been fantastic so far. The way Smithy started today, and nearly got through to the end, but not quite. Marnus and Smith, the only time they’re apart is when they’re asleep. I think on these tracks, it’s important to capitalize when the batsman gets in. We were always just one more wicket down than what we’d have liked at any stage of the chase and that’s when the required rate started getting out of reach.”

49.1 overs: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah finally has a wicket to his name as he dismisses Adam Zampa for 6. It’s all over in Rajkot as India level the series 1-1 with 36-run win.

End of 49th over: FOUR! FOUR! SIX! FOUR! The Aussies are going down but going down swinging. 19 runs off Mohammed Shami’s over. Kane Richardson has taken Shami to the cleaners in his final over of the match. Australia need 37 in the final over.

End of 48th over: Another tight over from Jasprit Bumrah as he gives away just 6 runs. Bumrah (9-2-32-0) has remained wicketless so far but has bowled pretty economically (3.56 rpo). Australia require 56 runs from the final 12 balls.

46.3 overs: OUT! Second wicket in the over for Navdeep Saini. Digs the ball in short and Mitchell Strarc goes for the pull shot. Mistimes and gets a faint outside edge. KL Rahul does the rest behind the stumps. India one wicket away from levelling series.

46.1 overs: OUT! Navdeep Saini has his first wicket of the match. Full length delivery from him hits the front pad of Ashton Agar and umpire rules out. But Agar decides to take the review. Ball-tracking confirms that the impact was in line and hitting the stumps. Agar has to walks back. Australia are now 8 down.
AUS 274/8

43.3 overs: Another yorker from Mohammed Shami and it hits the pad of Mitchell Starc. Huge appeal from the Indian camp but it looked like going down the leg side. Umpire rules not out and India do not have a review left. Shami misses out on a hat-trick.

43.2 overs: OUT! First-ball duck for Pat Cummins. A perfect yorker from Mohammed Shami and the ball crashes onto the middle stump. Shami is on a hat-trick now.

43.1 overs: OUT! Mohammed Shami gets his second wicket of the match. Cleans up dangerman Ashton Turner for 13. India inch closer to victory as the Aussies are now six down.

250 up for Australia!

Ashton Turner cracks a boundary off Navdeep Saini on the leg side as Australia get to 250 in 42.1 overs.
Carey still not giving up in this run chase.

End of 42nd over: Kuldeep Yadav finishes his quota of 10 overs. Was a bit expensive (65) but took two wickets of Alex Carey and Steve Smith at a crucial juncture in an over. Has brought India right back into the game.
AUS 247/5

39.2 overs: Review from India! Yorker from Mohammed Shami hits the pads of Ashton Turner. Shami looks confident and Virat Kohli has opted for the review. But ball-tracking confirms it was going down the leg side. Turner survives and India lose their review.
AUS 231/5

37.5 overs: OUT! What an over this has been from Kuldeep Yadav. Two wickets in a span of four balls. This time he gets the dangerman Steve Smith for 98 as he chops the ball back onto his stumps. India are now right back in the game.
AUS 221/5

37.2 overs: OUT! Soft dismissal for Alex Carey as he chips the ball straight into the hands of Virat Kohli at short extra covers. First wicket of the match for Kuldeep Yadav as Carey walks back for 18. That was wicket no. 100 for Kuldeep in ODIs.

36.3 overs: FOUR! Beautiful from Steve Smith. Angled in delivery from Navdeep Saini and Smith cuts the ball in style as it races to the fence. Smith has moved to 96 and is leading this Aussie run chase.
AUS 218/3

35 overs: AUS 209/3
10 RUNS!
Steve Smith (89*) hit a six as Ravindra Jadeja completed his spell with figures of
2 for 58 in 10 overs.

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200 comes up for Australia in 34.1 overs — 200/3 (Smith 81* & Carey 15*)

30.5 overs: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja finally breaks the crucial Steve Smith-Marnus Labuschagne partnership. The pressure of required run rate was building up and Labuschagne was looking to break free. Mistimes and Mohammed Shami completes an easy catch at long off. Labuschagne walks back after scoring 46.
AUS 178/3

28.3 overs: Review from India! Ravindra Jadeja traps Steve Smith in front and is confident on that one. Virat Kohli too looks convinced and he has taken the review. But the replay shows that the ball is just clipping the leg stump. Could have gone either way but the original decision from the on-field umpire stays. India retain the review but more importantly Smith survives a close call.
AUS 165/2

End of 27th over: FOUR! Marnus Labuschagne playing the India spinners beautifully at the moment. Hits Ravindra Jadeja’s delivery through extra covers to collect his third boundary. The partnership between Labuschagne and Steve Smith has now moved to 74. India need wickets and Virat Kohli has now brought Jasprit Bumrah back into the attack.
AUS 156/2

150 up for Australia!
Steve Smith takes a comfortable single on the final ball of Ravindra Jadeja’s over as 150 comes up for the Aussies after 25 overs. The partnership between Smith and Marnus Labuschagne has moved to 68

Steve Smith 60*

Marnus Labuschagne 33*

End of 24th over: Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne happy with singles and doubles at the moment. They are stradily taking this chase forward. A 6-run comeback over from Navdeep Saini comes to an end.
AUS 144/2

50 up for Steve Smith!

Another terrific effort from the former Australian skipper. Gets to his 24th ODI fifty with a comfortable single on the on-side off Kuldeep Yadav. Smith has led the Australian fightback from the front but the job is only half done. The visitors will require Smith to carry on.

End of 19th over:
FOUR! Steve Smith is now finding the middle of his bat more often than not. Ends Kuldeep Yadav’s over with a boundary on the on-side.
AUS 112/2

100 comes up for Australia!
Steve Smith punches Ravindra Jadeja’s delivery through covers an picks up up boundary. 100 comes up for Australia in 17.4 overs.

Steve Smith 35*

Marnus Labuschagne 12*

15.1 overs: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja breaks the crucial 62-run stand between Aaron Finch and Steve Smith. Beats Finch with the turn and KL Rahul was very sharp behind the stumps. Whips the bails off in a flash . Finch has to walk back for 33.
AUS 82/2

13.5 overs: FOUR! Short from Navdeep Saini and Aaron Finch pulls the ball in style to collect his third boundary. Places the ball beautifully in the gap as the ball races to the fence.
AUS 72/1

End of 11th over: A tidy start from Ravindra Jadeja. Five singles from his first over. Aaron Finch and Steve Smith looking to rebuild Australia run chase.
AUS 60/1

50 up for Australia!

Back-to-back boundaries for Steve Smith off Navdeep Saini as fifty comes up for Australia in 9.3 overs.

Aaron Finch 17*

Steve Smith 11*

8.3 overs: FOUR! Mohammed Shami however leaking runs at the other end. Aaron finch collects second boundary of the over. The first one was a cracking cut shot on the off side and the second one was pulled brilliantly towards the fine leg region.
AUS 41/1

End of 8th over: After back-to-back maidens from Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini now bowls a tidy first over. Concedes just three singles. Australia batsmen looking under pressure.
AUS 33/1

End of 5th over: Maiden! A terrific over from Jasprit Bumrah. Aaron Finch is facing the heat as Jumrah is bowling superbly at the moment.
AUS 23/1

3.2 overs: OUT! Manish Pandey takes a one-handed stunner at covers and in-form David Warner is nothing but stunned. Wide outside off from Mohammed Shami and Warner flashes hard at it. Manish times the jump to perfection as he completes a mind-boggling catch. Warner walks back after scoring 15.
AUS 20/1

1.2 overs: FOUR! David Warner starts from where he left off. Just a gentle push through covers off Mohammed Shami and the ball races to the fence. The timing was exquisite from Warner on that occasion.
AUS 7/0

End of 1st over: A cracking first over from Jasprit Bumrah. Just a single from his first over. Mohammed Shami will share the new ball with Bumrah from the other end.
AUS 1/0

0.4 overs: Australia and David Warner are off the mark with a comfortable single off Jasprit Bumrah on the leg side.
AUS 1/0

So, the destructive Australian opening pair of Aaron Finch and David Warner are out in the middle to start the run-chase. Jasprit Bumrah has the new ball in hand. A slip in place for him.
Here we go!

Innings break!

Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli crucial knocks to go with a 52-ball 80 blitzkrieg from KL Rahul helped India post a challenging 340/6 in the must-win game against Australia in the second ODI in Rajkot. Put into bat after losing the toss, regular openers Dhawan and Rohit Sharma got India off to a strong start. But Adam Zampa broke the 81-run stand, trapping Rohit in front for 42. Virat Kohli, who was back at his favourite no.3 spot after failed experiments of batting order change then produced a 103-run stand with Dhawan, laying a solid foundation for a big total. But a flurry of wickets dented India’s charge. Dhawan was unfortunate to get out for 96 while Kohli (78) was once again removed by Adam Zampa, courtesy a brilliant relay catch on boundary line. Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey proved to be disappointments but Rahul was in fabulous touch. Taking on the Aussie bowlers, Rahul hammered them all around the park at a strike rate of over 153. With a determined support from Ravindra Jadeja (20* off 16 balls), Rahul helped India post a good total. For Australia, Adam Zampa was the most successful bowler, returning figures of 3/50.

India post 340/6 in 50 overs

Shikhar Dhawan 96

KL Rahul 80

Virat Kohli 78

Adam Zampa 3/50

End of 50th over: India lose the wicket of KL Rahul (80) in the final over of the innings and add 5 runs. India have posted a mammoth 340/6 in their quota of 50 overs.

48.5 overs: SIX! FOUR! KL Rahul is on fire! Can he take India past 350? First, Rahul hits a cracking six over third man and follows it up with a four on the on side off Pat Cummins. 50-run partnership also comes up between KL and Ravindra Jadeja off just 29 balls.
IND 334/5

47.1 overs: FOUR! KL Rahul is looking to make the most in the death overs. He has taken apart the Aussie bowlers. Another cracking cut behind point off Mitchell Starc and the ball races to the fence. With that boundary, Rahul now has 1000 runs in ODIs. He gets an applause from skipper Virat Kohli.
IND 314/5

50 for KL Rahul!

What a knock this has been from the right-hander. Hits a cracking four to get to his sixth ODI fifty and follows it up with a mind-boggling six over covers off Mitchell Starc. Rahul is on fire at the moment!
IND 299/5

44.1 overs: OUT! Another quick wicket for Australia as this time they get rid of in-form Manish Pandey. Short-pitched delivery from Kane Richardson and Manish gets beaten by the pace. Adam Zampa completes an easy catch running in from the deep.
IND 280/5

43.1 overs: OUT! Adam Zampa gets Virat Kohli yet again. This time with the help of outfielders at boundary line. Kohli goes for the big hit straight down the ground but is not able to time the ball well. Mitchell starc completes the catch after Ashton Agar keeps the ball in play, throwing it from long off to Starc, who was closing in. Kohli walks back after a well made 78.
IND 276/4

41.3 overs: SIX! Straight like an arrow! Exquisite from KL Rahul. Clears his front leg and deposits Ashton Agar’s delivery over the sight screen. He moves to 35 off just 26 balls.
IND 265/3

End of 40th over:
FOUR! What a shot that was from KL Rahul. Short arm jab behind square on the leg side off Kane Richardson and the ball races to the fence.
IND 249/3

End of 39th over: Virat Kohli and KL Rahul cautiously taking India forward. Another good over for the hosts as the duo collect 7 runs off it. 16 runs from last 3 overs for India. The partnership between KL and Virat has now moved to 43 off 38 balls.
IND 241/3

35.2 overs: FOUR! FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries from Virat Kohli off Australia’s premier bowler Pat Cummins. Fabulous from the Indian skipper as he collects two fours on either sides of the ground. Kohli now looking in sublime touch.
IND 224/3

50 for Virat Kohli!

After failing at different batting positions, Kohli today returned to his beloved no.3 spot and is among runs straightaway. Gets to his 56th ODI fifty off exactly 50 balls. India looking solid for a big total.

33.5 overs: FOUR! Virat Kohli now getting into the groove. Wide outside off from Mitchell Starc and Kohli slaps it through covers to collect four runs. The Indian skipper moves to 46.
IND 210/3

200 up for India!

KL Rahul hits a cracking cover drive off Mitchell Starc as 200 comes up for India in 33.1 overs.

Virat Kohli 42*

KL Rahul 5*

32.4 overs: OUT! Adam Zampa castles Shreyas Iyer for 7. Iyer dances down the track in attempt to hoick the ball out of the park but fails to read the googly. Eventually was in no position as the ball crashes onto the stumps.

30.4 overs: FOUR! ‘Young gun’ Shreyas Iyer finds the fence for the first time. Short-pitched delivery from Kane Richardson and Iyer pulls it in style to collect four runs.
IND 194/2

28.4 overs: OUT! A cracking innings from Shikhar Dhawan comes to a disappointing end. Goes for the pull against Kane Richardson but hits the ball straight down the throat of Mitchell Starc at fine leg. Dhawan has to walk back for 96. He is disappointed and so is Virat Kohli at the non-striking end.
IND 184/2

End of 28th over: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan has taken apart the Aussie spinners. Collects yet another boundary, this time off Marnus Labuschagne. Six runs from Labuschagne’s first over. Dhawan moves into 90’s.
IND 177/1

End of 27th over: An expensive 12-run over from Ashton Agar comes to an end. A six and a four from it including a couple of singles. Shikhar Dhawan has hit the fifth gear as he has moved into the 80’s. India have collected 30 runs from the last three overs.
IND 171/1

26.3 overs: SIX and that’s huge! Shikhar Dhawan is looking unstoppable at the moment. Dances down the track against Ashton Agar and whacks him over the deep mid-wicket fence for his first maximum.
IND 166/3

150 up for India!

Back-to-back boundaries for Shikhar Dhawan as India reach 150-run mark in 24.5 overs. Both Dhawan (69*) and Virat Kohli (28*) looking in sublime touch. India march forward towards big total.

End of 23rd over: A 5-run over from Ashton Agar comes to an end. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli looking to rotate strike. Both are dealing in singles at the moment and eyeing a big partnership.
IND 136/1

50 for Shikhar Dhawan!

Back-to-back half-centuries for the stylish left-hander. His 29th in ODIs. And it has come in good time as well, off just 60 balls. Dhawan is leading India’s charge from the front. Looking for a big one here in Rajkot.

18.2 overs: FOUR! Ashton Agar is welcomed to the attack with a beautiful cover drive from Shikhar Shawan. Presents full face of the bat and finds the gap to perfection.
IND 111/1

100 up for India!

Virat Kohli takes a comfortable single off Adam Zampa as he pushes the ball towards long off. 100 comes up for India in 17.1 overs for the loss of one wicket.

Shikhar Dhawan 38*

Virat Kohli 12*

End of 16th over: Six runs from Adam Zampa’s third over. Pat Cummins is on his bowling mark again as he gets ready to bowl his seventh over. Australia will have to be careful ahead as they now have only three over remaining from Cummins after this over. And they will look to save them for the death.
IND 93/1

14.3 overs: FOUR! Kohli ‘cover drive’ is a treat to watch. Exquisite from the Indian skipper. Over-pitched from Pat Cummins and Kohli wasted no time on that one. The ‘king’ collects his first boundary.
IND 86/1

13.3 overs: Review from Rohit Sharma after Adam Zampa hits his pad. Rohit goes for the sweep but misses the ball completely. Original decision from the umpire is
OUT! The replay clearly shows that the ball was pitched in line and was hitting the stumps. Rohit fails to read the googly from Zampa as he takes the long walks back after scoring 42 runs. A loud cheer from the crowd as incomes Virat Kohli to bat at his beloved no.3 spot.
IND 81/1

12.3 overs: FOUR! Slapped to the mid wicket fence. And the chants of “Rohit Rohit” are getting louder inside the stadium. Another poor delivery from Kane Rickardson and Rohit was up for it. Comes down the track and hits it over the in-field. The ball races to the fence.
IND 74/0

End of 11th over: FOUR! Kane Richardson has been leaking runs today. Another 9-run over from him as Shikhar Dhawan collects a boundary off his final ball. Spin comes into the attack for the first time as leggie Adam Zampa has the ball in hand.
IND 64/0

Play resumes and Shikhaar Dhawan looks good to go. A small breather for everyone and Pat Cummins is back onto his mark with Rohit Sharma at the striking end.

9.2 overs:
Ouch! A rising delivery from Pat Cummins and Shikhar Dhawan gets hit in the ribs. Shikhar completes the single but is down at the non striker end. Looks in pain as physio arrives on the pitch.

50 up for India!

On the pads from Kane Richardson and Rohit pushes the ball to the square leg region for a comfortable single. Fifty comes up for India in 8.3 overs!

Rohit Sharma 24*
Shikhar Dhawan 25*

End of 8th over: FOUR! Another strong flick from Shikhar Dhawan through square leg and yet again the ball finds the fence. Both India openers looking strong. Pat Cummins over ends with a four.
IND 45/0

End of 7th over: FOUR! Boundary to finish the over. Exquisite timing on that occasion from Rohit Sharma. Kane Richardson drags down the leg side and Rohit flicks it to the fence. A disappointing end to Richardson’s first over. 7 runs off it. Change of end for Pat Cummins as he now replaces Mitchell Starc.
IND 39/0

End of 6th over: Nine runs from Mitchell Starc’s third over. And, we have the first bowling change as Kane Richardson replaces Pat Cummins.
IND 32/0

5.2 overs: FOUR! Glorious! No one from the Aussie camp moved there. Timed to perfection from Rohit Sharma. Over-cooked from Mitchell Starc and Rohit wasted no time on that one. The ball races to the cover fence.
IND 28/0

End of OVER 5: 3 runs off Cummins over. INDIA 23/0

Rohit Sharma recently won the ICC ODI CRICKETER OF THE YEAR AWARD

End of OVER 4: 6 runs off Starc’s over.
INDIA 20/0

OVERS 3.5: FOUR! Dhawan uses the pace and sends the ball like a rocket towards fine leg. Starc isn’t happy with this.
INDIA 20/0.

Starc starts his second over.


End of OVER 3: 9 runs off Cummins’ over.
INDIA 14/0

OVERS 2.5: FOUR! Rohit uses the pace nicely. He moves back and flicks the ball towards backward square leg for a boundary. Excellent stuff from him.
INDIA 14/0

OVERS 2.2: FOUR! Dhawan makes room and sends the ball towards extra cover region.What an elegant shot from the left-hander.
INDIA 9/0

Cummins starts his second over

END of OVER 2: 5 runs off Starc’s over.
INDIA 5/0

OVERS 1.1: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan welcomes the Australian pacer with a superb straight drive.
INDIA 4/0

Mitchell Starc comes into the attack.

End of OVER 1: What a way to start. Maiden from Cummins. Rohit played the over cautiously.
INDIA 0/0

Finch’s men are walking down the stairs. India openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are in the middle. Pat Cummins is ready with ball. Here we go….


PLAYING XIs:


India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Lokesh Rahul (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (captain), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

CAPTAINS’ TAKE:


Aaron Finch (AUSTRALIA):


We are going to bowl first. It looks like a beautiful wicket, I don’t think it’s going to change. We had success chasing in the last game, hopefully we can do that today as well. They (the spinners) controlled their length really well. Same team for us.


Virat Kohli (INDIA):


We would’ve bowled first as well. But the good thing is that there’s not much dew factor here. It looks (the wicket) really nice and hard. If we put enough runs on the board, we have a good chance of putting the opposition under pressure. You will be beaten comprehensively by sides like Australia at the International level. It’s about understanding what went wrong, not think too much about that game. We need to focus on the positives. We are going to be more brave than the last game, that’s for sure. Couple of changes. One forced change; Rishabh is not playing. He’s still having that concussion assessment going on. KL will keep in place of him and Manish replaces him. And Navdeep Saini replaces Shardul Thakur.


TEAM CHANGES:


AUSTRALIA: Unchanged.

INDIA: KL Rahul will keep wicket wickets as Rishabh Pant is out with a concussion. Manish Pandey comes in for Pant. Navdeep Saini has replaced Shardul Thakur

TOSS: Australia captain Aaron Finch wins toss, opts to field against India in Rajkot

Both captains are ready for the toss.


Rajkot is set for the second ODI

UPDATE: KS Bharat named back-up wicket-keeper for 2nd ODI – as per BCCI’s media release.

With Sanju Samson & Ishan Kishan being a part of the India A side in New Zealand, the selection committee decided to name K S Bharat as back-up wicket-keeper. The call was taken after Rishabh Pant flew to Bengaluru to undergo his rehabilitation protocol in the National Cricket Academy. The wicket-keeper batsman was hit on the helmet while batting in the 1st ODI in Mumbai and was ruled out of the 2nd ODI in Rajkot.

His recovery is being monitored by the NCA and a call on his availability for the final ODI in Bengaluru will be taken accordingly.

Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of 2nd ODI between India and Australia in Rajkot.



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