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India vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights: IND beat AUS by 36 runs, level series by 1-1

India vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights: The target of 340 turned out to be too big for Aaron Finch-led Australia as they lost by 36 runs

By: Sports Desk | Updated: January 18, 2020 9:29:03 am
India beat Australia by 36 runs in the second ODI

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 2nd ODI Highlights: India won the match by 36 runs levelling the ODI series by 1-1. Chasing a mammoth target of 341, Australia did not get off to a good start losing David Warner early on. Manish Pandey’s one-handed screamer sent back in-form Warner. Aaron Finch and Steve Smith tried to rebuild innings but the former lost his wicket to Ravindra Jadeja. Marnus Labuschagne playing his debut innings shared a crucial partnership with Steve Smith to bring Australia back in the game. Labuschagne missed his maiden half-century by four runs losing his wicket to Jadeja. Kuldeep Yadav came back well in his last spell taking the wickets of Smith and Alex Carey in a single over. Smith missed his ninth ODI century by just two runs.

Australia could not recover after Kuldeep’s double blow. Mohammed Shami came back in the attack and cleaned up Ashton Turner and Pat Cummins with back-to-back yorkers. Navdeep Saini got two wickets in an over as well removing Mitchell Starc and Ashton Agar. Jasprit Bumrah ended the innings with Adam Zampa’s wicket as India won by a comfortable margin.

Earlier, Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to field first. India got a good start with the 81-run partnership for the first wicket. Shikhar Dhawan hit his second half-century on the trot in the series. Dhawan missed his century by four runs. Virat Kohli hit a half-century as well batting at No.3 position. KL Rahul took up the role of No.5 batsman and hit a 52-ball 80. Zampa took three wickets whereas Richardson took two as India posted the highest total at the ground in an ODI.

Australia in India, 3 ODI Series, 2020Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot 20 February 2020

India 340/6 (50.0)


Australia 304 (49.1)

Match Ended ( Day - 2nd ODI ) India beat Australia by 36 runs

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India vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights:


    21:35 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Bumrah finally gets a wicket

    Jasprit Bumrah gets a wicket in his final over of the match. Adam Zampa gets out trying to poke at a short delivery following him. India beat Australia by 36 runs, level series by 1-1. In the previous match, India got all out and the bowlers could not get a single wicket. This is a huge win for Indian bowlers as well after a horrific first ODI. The two teams will go up against each other in the final on Sunday at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. 

    21:31 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Richardson goes big

    Kane Richardson hits Mohammed Shami for three fours and one six in the penultimate over. Shami is attacking the stumps and Richardson is hitting them one after another. He almost looks like a specialist T20 batsman there. Richardson showing some skills to Virat Kohli. AUS - 304/9 after 49 overs

    21:27 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Bumrah searching for wicket

    Jasprit Bumrah is the only bowler in the Indian bowling lineup who has not taken a wicket. Kane Richardson hits him for a boundary down the ground. Bumrah has been economical throughout the match forcing Australian batsmen to go after other bowlers. AUS - 285/9 after 48 overs

    21:22 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Saini strikes again

    This is the third time in this run chase, a bowler has got two wickets in a single over. Navdeep Saini surprises Mitchell Starc with a bouncer. The top edge carries to KL Rahul. AUS - 275/9 after 46.3 overs

    21:20 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Agar yorked!

    Yorker after yorker, Navdeep Saini gets his first wicket finally. Ashton Agar trapped in front of the stumps. Agar departs for 25. AUS - 275/9 after 46.1 overs

    21:12 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Yorker after yorker

    Navdeep Saini taking a leaf out of Mohammed Shami's book. A barrage of yorkers to Mitchell Starc and Ashton Turner. All they could manage was singles. AUS - 268/7 after 45 overs

    21:07 (IST)17 Jan 2020

    Mohammed Shami comes back into the attack and sends two batsmen back to the pavillion with his menacing yorkers. Ashton Turner and Pat Cummins had no answer to the perfect yorker. Shami almost got the wicket of Mitchell Starc but the ball was going down the leg side. AUS - 263/7 after 44 overs

    20:59 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Rohit injured

    Rohit Sharma injures himself trying to save the boundary. Rohit was holding his left shoulder after getting up and wasn't in a position to throw the ball back to the wicketkeeper. Kedar Jadhav is in the field as his cover. 12 runs from the over. AUS - 259/5 after 43 overs

    20:53 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Kuldeep finishes well

    Kuldeep Yadav almost got his third wicket off the last ball of his spell. Just 6 runs from Kuldeep's over. The required run rate continues to climb. AUS - 247/5 after 42 overs

    20:50 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Run chase in trouble

    Jasprit Bumrah continues. Bumrah gives just six runs from his over despite a boundary scored by Ashton Agar off the first ball of the over. Virat Kohli may look to keep Bumrah for the death overs now. AUS - 241/5 after 41 overs

    20:45 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    10 overs to go

    Australia need 106 runs to win from 60 deliveries. Mohammed Shami comes back in the attack, 7 runs from his over. India lose review as Shami's yorker striking the pads of Agar was missing the leg stump. Australia need a partnership here. They bat deep but Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins need Ashton Agar and Ashton Turner to take it to 50-60 runs from the last five overs. AUS - 235/5 after 40 overs

    20:38 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Bumrah into attack

    The required run rate is over 10 runs per over now. Virat Kohli is looking to put an end to this run chase by bringing back Jasprit Bumrah. Two new batsmen at the crease - Ashton Turner and Ashton Agar. Will the Ashtons be able to keep this run chase on the track? AUS - 228/5 after 39 overs

    20:33 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Smith misses century

    Played on! Kuldeep Yadav derails Australia's run chase. Steve Smith departs trying to work the ball square of the wicket. Smith falls for 98, misses his 9th ODI century by just two runs. The match is tilted in India's favour now. AUS - 221/5 after 38 overs

    20:29 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    100th ODI wicket!

    Kuldeep Yadav gets his 100th ODI wicket. Alex Carey gives in to the trap and plays the ball straight to Virat Kohli at covers. Carey departs for 18. Meanwhile, Kuldeep becomes the fastest Indian spinner to 100 ODI wickets. AUS - 220/4 after 37.2 overs

    20:26 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Saini back in attack

    Virat Kohli is still looking for a wicket to derail this run chase. Steve Smith manages to hit a boundary from Saini's over. The T20 mode is on now. We are set for an interesting run chase. AUS - 219/3 after 37 overs

    20:21 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Kuldeep does well

    No overpitched deliveries from Kuldeep Yadav this time around. Just four singles from the over. Virat Kohli would look to get rid of the rest of his overs now. Two more to go. AUS - 212/3 after 36 overs

    20:18 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Smith attacks

    Steve Smith gets one in his arc and hits it for a 90 metre six. Ravindra Jadeja finishes his spell with a 10-run over. Australia are pretty much in the game. The required run rate is manageable. AUS - 209/3 after 35 overs

    20:14 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Carey goes big

    Alex Carey decides to take on Kuldeep Yadav after getting beaten by a googly. Carey went back into the crease and played a pull shot for three runs. A total of 13 runs from Kuldeep's seventh over. Virat Kohli will be looking to get through his remaining overs in a more economical way. AUS - 199/3 after 34 overs

    20:11 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Jadeja continues

    Australia may have sent Alex Carey to counter Ravindra Jadeja or force him out of the attack. However, Virat Kohli persists with Jadeja. Just four runs from his 9th over. AUS - 186/3 after 33 overs

    20:05 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Kohli brings back Kuldeep

    Good move from Virat Kohli to bring back Kuldeep Yadav into the attack as left-handed batsman Alex Carey comes out to bat ahead of Ashton Turner. 5 runs from Kuldeep's over. AUS - 182/3 after 32 overs

    20:00 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Labuschagne departs

    The local boy has done it again. Ravindra Jadeja lures Marnus Labuschagne into a big shot and the latter fails to clear the long off fielder. Mohammed Shami takes the catch in the deep. Labuschagne departs for 46. AUS - 178/3 after 30.5 overs

    19:57 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Bumrah keeps it tight

    The scoreboard pressure at work. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne looking for big shots. Just three singles from the over. The required run rate is 8.5 runs per over now. AUS - 171/2 after 30 overs

    19:51 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    DRS works in Smith's favour

    That was a close call for Steve Smith. Ravindra Jadeja hit his pads, Smith was on the back foot. The hawkeye shows that the ball was just clipping the stumps. DRS works in Smith's favour. An economical over from Jadeja. AUS - 167/2 after 29 overs

    19:47 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Bumrah back into attack

    The ploy to bring back Jasprit Bumrah into the attack doesn't work. Steve Smith knocks the ball around for singles whereas Marnus Labuschagne shows his class with a beautiful on drive. AUS - 164/2 after 28 overs

    19:42 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Smith gets frustrated

    After facing four dot deliveries from Navdeep Saini's over, Steve Smith plays three more dot balls from Ravindra Jadeja's over. The frustration is quite clear on Smith's face. A big shot maybe around the corner and the forced shot may give India the much-needed wicket. Marnus Labuschagne gets a boundary from Jadeja's over. AUS - 156/2 after 27 overs

    19:40 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Saini keeps it tight

    That's why Navdeep Saini is so valuable. Saini can be lethal in the middle overs as well. Just a single from the over. Meanwhile, the required run rate is now nearing 8 runs per over. AUS - 151/2 after 26 overs

    19:35 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Jadeja back in attack

    Ravindra Jadeja brought back into the attack to break another partnership. Steve Smith hits him for a boundary. It was a gift from Jadeja as it was bowled down the leg side. 6 runs from the over. AUS - 150/2 after 25 overs

    19:32 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Saini into the attack

    Replacing Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini into the attack. Virat Kohli is yet to reintroduce Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, bowlers who have looked threatening in this run chase so far. Six singles from Saini's over. AUS - 144/2 after 24 overs

    19:28 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    50-run partnership

    The partnership for the third wicket between Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne is now over 50 runs. Labuschagne has looked confident against spinners. He hits Kuldeep Yadav for a slog sweep along the ground for a boundary. AUS - 138/2 after 23 overs

    19:20 (IST)17 Jan 2020

    Steve Smith hits his second half-century on the trot in ODIs. Smith reaches his fifty from 47 deliveries. Australia need him till the very end to pull off this run chase. AUS - 127/2 after 21 overs

    19:17 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Shami back into attack

    Mohammed Shami did not trouble Steve Smith or the new batsman Marnus Labuschagne. Smith is attacking the Indian bowlers. 9 runs from the over including a boundary off the last ball fine of the third man fielder. The current run rate is now over six runs per over. AUS - 121/2 after 20 overs

    19:13 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Kuldeep struggles

    So far, Kuldeep Yadav has been the weak link in the Indian bowling lineup. Kuldeep has been hit for a boundary every over. Meanwhile, Steve Smith moves into 40s. AUS - 112/2 after 19 overs

    19:09 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    100 up!

    Australia are not letting this go out of hand. They are trying to score a boundary in every over. Steve Smith hit a boundary from Ravindra Jadeja's fourth over. 9 runs from it. AUS - 104/2 after 18 overs

    19:04 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Boundary from Labuschagne

    Slightly overpitched delivery from Kuldeep Yadav and Marnus Labuschagne opens his arms. Labuschagne hits a boundary over mid off fielder. AUS - 95/2 after 17 overs

    19:01 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Labuschagne's debut innings

    Marnus Labuschagne walks in to bat in one of the most tricky situations in a run chase. Australia need Labuschagne to score big in this mammoth run chase. AUS - 86/2 after 16 overs

    18:55 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Finch falls

    Ravindra Jadeja does it. Aaron Finch with the big stride went for a big shot but missed the ball completely. KL Rahul whips the bails off in flash. A big wicket for India. Finch falls for 33. AUS - 82/2 after 15.1 overs

    18:52 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Kuldeep into the attack

    The spinners have a huge part to play in this run chase. Australian batsmen would like to attack Kuldeep Yadav early on in his spell. 8 runs from the over. AUS - 82/1 after 15 overs

    18:47 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    50-run partnership

    The second-wicket partnership between Aaron Finch and Steve Smith is now 50 runs. Aaron Finch struck a boundary after a change of bat in Navdeep Saini's over. 8 runs from the 14th over. AUS - 74/1 after 14 overs

    18:40 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Missed run out chance

    Steve Smith would have been a goner had the throw from Rohit Sharma been on target. The throw missed Navdeep Saini's hand as well. A huge chance missed by India. Australia would have been in a spot of bother after that wicket. AUS - 63/1 after 12 overs

    18:38 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    U19 World Cup 2020: Team India to defend the title


    India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, K L Rahul (wicketkeeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami.

    Australia: Aaron Finch (Captain), Alex Carey (Wicket-keeper), Patrick Cummins, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschange, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, David Warner and Adam Zampa.