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IND vs AUS 2nd ODI Highlights: How Aussies outclassed Kohli & Co. to win the series

India vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights: India lost the 2nd ODI and could not save the series.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 4, 2020 12:40:08 pm
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India were outplayed and outclassed while chasing 390 against Australia in the second ODI game in Sydney on Sunday.

In the first innings, it was another run-fest at the SCG for the home team, with five of their batsmen reaching fifties. David Warner (83) and Aaron Finch (60) got another 100+ partnership before Steve Smith (104) took charge. Smith scored his second consecutive 100, again off exactly 62 balls, to set up a platform for an explosive finish. Glenn Maxwell (63*) and Marnus Labuschagne (70) made sure to provide impetus in the death overs. All bowlers except Ravindra Jadeja (0/60) and Hardik Pandya (1/24) went for over-6 economy rates.

Australia v India ODI Series 2020

2nd ODI, SCG, Sydney, 29 Nov, 2020

IND 338 / 9 (50.0)


AUS 389 / 4 (50.0)

Navdeep Saini10 10
Yuzvendra Chahal4 6
Mitchell Starc9.0 82 0
Josh Hazlewood9.0 59 2

Australia win by 51 runs

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India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Highlights

17:22 (IST)29 Nov 2020
Australia win

Australia win the 2nd ODI against India by 51 runs & take the series.  Virat Kohli (89 off 87) and KL Rahul (76 off 66) kept India in the hunt in a huge chase, but Australia proved to be the better side and sealed the series with a game to spare. A total of 727 runs scored in the match, a record for any ODI played in Australia.

17:18 (IST)29 Nov 2020

Bumrah is struck plumb in front. The umpire raises the finger immedaitely. Bumrah walks back dejected. IND- 329/9 after 49 overs

17:16 (IST)29 Nov 2020

Shami dances down the track, tries to mow it over the straight boundary, barely gets it across the 22 yards as Maxi walks back to make a tough catch look easy. IND- 327/8

17:10 (IST)29 Nov 2020
Cummins shuts the door on India

Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya fall on consecutive deliveries by Pat Cummins. It's all but over for the visitors. IND- 321/7 (46.2) 

17:00 (IST)29 Nov 2020
Hardik Pandya gets a reprieve

He was caught in the deep but replays show that Mitchell Starc had overstepped. Jadeja then proceeds to smash the free hit out of the ground. Its all happening here- 87 off 30. Needs a miracle, but it's not impossible.

16:46 (IST)29 Nov 2020
Adam Zampa breaks the Rahul-Pandya partnership

KL Rahul departs for 76. Pandya and Jadeja have got an uphill task ahead with 102 runs required in 38 balls.

Zampa to Rahul:
43.3 -- dropped by Finch at backward point
43.4 -- OUT, caught by Hazlewood at short third man

IND- 288/5 (43.4) | need 102 runs in 38 balls

16:36 (IST)29 Nov 2020
India in a fix with rising required rate

Cummins gives away just one run against Pandya with some lovely variation of pace. Next, Hazlewood tries to follow suit but he fails to put more pressure on India. Rahul gets a six but the required rate's 15 now. 10 runs off the over. IND: 270/4 (42 overs)

16:26 (IST)29 Nov 2020
Rahul brings up his fifty!

Rahul finally gets his fifty and it's a deserved one! He takes on Cummins and hits it over deep mid-wicket for six to bring up his 8th ODI fifty! Rahul (59*) has assumed a lot of responsibility here as India still need 131 to win from 60 balls. IND: 259/4 (40 overs)

16:17 (IST)29 Nov 2020
Pandya, Rahul make it rain sixes

Pandya (9*) takes some time to settle in but he finds his feet soon as he punishes Hazlewood with a maximum over deep mid-wicket! For some damage control, Finch brings back Starc but Rahul (46*) slaughters the pacer with a six! IND: 244/4 (38 overs)

16:05 (IST)29 Nov 2020

GONE! KOHLI WALKS BACK! Is this going to be the turning point? Kohli charges down the wicket and hits it hard but Henriques catches the ball at short midwicket. He departs for 89. Hazlewood has now dismissed Kohli in the last three innings they have played against each other. Pandya comes on at number six. Can Rahul and Pandya chase down the target? IND: 225/4 (34.5 overs)

15:48 (IST)29 Nov 2020
Rahul gets in on it

After Kohli smacked Starc for a four in the last ball of the previous over, Rahul gets his groove on and punishes Henriques over deep square leg for six! They keep on rotating the strike and bring up the 50-run partnership. IND: 203/3 (32 overs)

15:39 (IST)29 Nov 2020
Australia put pressure on Kohli, Rahul

Kohli and Rahul are taking it a bit slow now as they don't want to hurry things up and get dismissed like Iyer. Starc and Henriques maintain pressure on the duo by just conceding four runs in the last two overs. 204 more runs to win. IND: 186/3 (30 overs)

15:30 (IST)29 Nov 2020
6, 4

Starc to Kohli, SIX! That's a replica of last match's Kohli's six, on the pads and Kohli flicks it over deep square leg for a maximum. In the same over, Rahul gets width from Starc and he smokes it for four to cover boundary. IND are 176/3 after 27 overs.

15:16 (IST)29 Nov 2020

Just after Kohli’s 59th ODI fifty, Steve Smith takes a stunner to send Shreyas Iyer back. Steve Smith's diving catch at mid-wicket ends Iyer's knock at 38 and the 93-run stand has been broken.

15:14 (IST)29 Nov 2020

The Indian cricket captain guides from the front, brings up his 59th ODI fifty, celebrates among "Kohli, Kohli," chantes echoing across the SCG, where he has struggled in the past. He brings up the well-made knock with a boundary. 

14:56 (IST)29 Nov 2020
50-run partnership between Kohli, Iyer

Australia go to their left-field options with the fizz having gone from the chase. A 50-partnership comes up, off 55 balls. India would want it to be just a little more attacking. Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell bowl from either end. IND 116/2 after 19 

14:43 (IST)29 Nov 2020
IND 101/2 after 16

A bit more fluency from both batsmen now. Kohli is well and truly off! Cracks away two boundaries as Cummins continues in the 15th. Iyer is finding the gaps at the other end as well. The Indian chase breezes on. The 100 comes up in the 16th over. Kohli on 24, Iyer on 17. IND 101/2 after 16

14:33 (IST)29 Nov 2020
Kohli hits a six, is given out, reverses decision

Australia go to spin for the first time. Both batsmen play risk-free cricket for now. 3 runs from the 11th. Zampa's over is also tight but ends with a boundary. Iyer pulls for his second four. Kohli then lets loose! A short ball from Cummins. Kohli swings overhead. Over fine leg for a maximum! Cummins then gets an inswinger to rap Kohli on his pads. Umpire says it's Out. Kohli Reviews. Gets the decision reversed. Inside edge. IND 84/2 after 13

14:22 (IST)29 Nov 2020
Iyer, Kohli open their accounts.

Iyer makes room and slams a boundary past point as Hazlewood continues in the Powerplay. No time to loiter, Iyer seems to say. Kohli is taking a while to get off the mark at the other end. Takes 6 singles to score his first run. IND 67/2 after 10

14:15 (IST)29 Nov 2020
Two quick wickets

And the second wicket follows the first! Mayank Agarwal nicks through to the keeper. Cummins gets his first wicket. Agarwal goes for 28 off 26. India have lost both their openers after a cracking start. Kohli and Iyer are the new men in but with a job to steady the ship now. IND 60/2 after 8.3


India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan.

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye, Daniel Sams, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper).