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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 04 July 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


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.