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India vs Australia, 2nd ODI, Brisbane: Australia humble India by 7 wickets, lead series 2-0

Off-line and dropped catches hit India as Australia chase down 309-run target to win 2nd ODI by 7 wickets; lead series 2-0

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: January 15, 2016 5:55:11 pm
India once again failed to defend a target in excess of 300. (Source: AP)

India, after posting 308 runs on the board, failed to defend and lost the second ODI against Australia by 7 wickets. Once again, Rohit Sharma scored a century for India but that was over-shadowed by fifties from Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh and George Bailey. Finch and Marsh gave the hosts the platform and Bailey, with his aggressive batting stole the match from India. (REPORT: Two in two: Rohit ton, Australia win)

Scorecard: India vs Australia, 2nd ODI

As it happened

1628 hrs IST: ALL OVER! Australia chase down the target with one over and 7 wickets remaining. They lead the series 2-0.

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1620 hrs IST: 14 runs required off 18 balls. Bailey has been exceptional once again

1601 hrs IST: FIFTY! George Bailey clears the long-off boundary for a six and gets to his half-century. Aggressive innings so far

1553 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav knocks over Steve Smith! Straight and quick and Smith plays an arrogant shot to lose his wicket for 46

1547 hrs IST: Play resumes after the incident

1545 hrs IST: A streaker! Play stopped

1535 hrs IST: Steve Smith and George Bailey turning those ones into twos and India failing to contain the run-rate

1520 hrs IST: George Bailey begins from where he left it in Perth. Quickly taking on the Indian bowlers

1510 hrs IST: WICKET! Ishant has dismissed S Marsh. Virat Kohli takes a sharp catch

1440 hrs IST: WICKET! Rahane takes a sharp catch in deep to get rid of Finch. Australia lose the opener for 71. 145/1

1435 hrs IST: Sran makes a sensational effort in the deep. Got both hands to the ball but just couldn’t hold on. Would have been a top catch. Full marks for the effort. Saved a certain boundary there

1427 hrs IST: FIFTY for Marsh now, his coming off 58 balls. Australia in command at 112/0 in the 22nd over

1426 hrs IST: Finch cuts loose. 4, 4, and a whip off the pads goes the distance. FIFTY up off 69 balls

1425 hrs IST: Finch clears the ring and brings up the 100 for Australia with a boundary

1415 hrs IST: Runs are not coming at a brisk pace but Australia have ensured to keep all wickets intact. Ideal start to the chase

1402 hrs IST: Ishant drops a sitter in the deep. He’s having an off day. After an erratic spell, he makes a mess. Marsh survives

1400 hrs IST: After 15, Australia slow but solid at 64/0. Openers are doing a safe job in the 300-plus chase

1355 hrs IST: Spin into the attack. It’ll be interesting to see how Australia play Ashwin and Jadeja

1342 hrs IST: Ishant off the attack. Dhoni introduces Umesh Yadav in the 10th over. India need a wicket here

1325 hrs IST: Marsh and Finch are off to a steady start in the 309-run chase

1316 hrs IST: Ishant has been erratic so far. Needs to hit the right areas. India can’t afford to allow Australia score freely

1308 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma with the ball from the other end. Operating with two slips

1304 hrs IST: Finch, Australia away with a boundary. The right-hander had no problem in dispatching the half-tracker to the ropes

1300 hrs IST: Australia in the middle for the chase. Barinder Sran with the new ball for India

1224 hrs IST: India post 308/8 against Australia (Rohit 124, Rahane 89; Faulkner 2/64)

1220 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin gets into a good position for the cheeky scoop but doesn’t make good connection. Boland takes a regulation catch at short fine-leg. India 306/7

1216 hrs IST: WICKET! Faulkner with second breakthrough of the over. Pandey is caught by Paris in the deep. India 302/6

1215 hrs IST: WICKET! Rahane looks to clear the mid-wicket but doesn’t get the desired distance. Finds Steve Smith in the deep, out after scoring 89. India 298/5

1210 hrs IST: Rahane playing sensible cricket. Converting 1s into 2s and making most of loose deliveries

1200 hrs IST: WICKET! Dhoni goes for the big hit, fails to get the distance. Finds Maxwell in the deep. India 276/4

1155 hrs IST: We are into the last six overs, expect some fireworks from Dhoni and Rahane now

1146 hrs IST: WICKET! Rohit is run-out. Rahane hit one hard down the ground, Faulkner got his hand to it and the ball hit the non-striker’s stumps. Centurion Rohit caught outside his crease, and he has to make the long walk back after scoring 124

1144 hrs IST: SIX! Rahane steps out, makes good connection and clears the straight boundary with ease. He picked the change of pace early. Top shot

1133 hrs IST: 100-run partnership between Rohit and Rahane comes up. Rahane also brings up his FIFTY, off 50 balls

1127 hrs IST: Rohit’s brilliant run with the bat, in the coloured clothing, continues

1124 hrs IST: 12 to play and it’s important Rohit bats most of these overs. India need a total in excess of 300. Not much in the wicket for the bowlers

1117 hrs IST: ODI HUNDRED NO.10 for Rohit Sharma. Here’s what happens when he is involved in a run-out with Virat Kohli, and crosses the 100-run mark

1115 hrs IST: Rahane dances down the track and smashes it to the mid-wicket fence. Positive intent from the right-hander. India cross the 200-run mark in the 37th over

1100 hrs IST: Rahane is not allowing the pressure to come on Rohit. He’s keeping the scoreboard ticking

1050 hrs IST: Rohit enters the nervous 90s. It’ll be interesting to see how he scores these 10 runs. Like Sehwag? in boundaries? or a cautious approach?

1040 hrs IST: Rohit at his fluent best. He’s looking set for that hundred

1030 hrs IST: Rahane joins Rohit in the middle. India need a steady little stand to capitalise on the 125-run Virat-Rohit stand

1024 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat goes for the second run, dives but falls short. Much needed breakthrough for Australia as the right-hander walks back after scoring a fluent 59

1019 hrs IST: Two sixes from Rohit off Richardson. The first one was a neat pull while the second was powered straight and big. India 125/1 after 23 overs

1013 hrs IST: Virat smokes one through the covers and brings up his 36th ODI FIFTY. Partnership between Rohit and Virat also worth over a hundred now

1008 hrs IST: HUNDRED up for India in the 21st over. Both Rohit and Virat pacing the India innings well in the middle. Not doing anything silly, punishing the looseners and running hard between the wickets

1002 hrs IST: Rohit brings up his 28th ODI fifty off 61 balls. India move to 97/1

0954 hrs IST: Short and Rohit powers it to the ropes. The right-hander moves to 47

0942 hrs IST: Spin! Glenn Maxwell into the attack. Interesting change from skipper Smith

0938 hrs IST: FIFTY-run partnership between Virat and Rohit comes up of 59 balls

0934 hrs IST: Rohit brings up the FIFTY for India with an exquisite cover-drive. India 53/1 after 11 overs

0930 hrs IST: After another failure today, Dhawan extends his miserable run with the bat. His last five ODI innings: 6, 9, 60, 7, 13

0919 hrs IST: Early change! John Hastings replaces Kane Richardson

0912 hrs IST: SIX! Top-edge but it goes the distance. Rohit turning it on, 11 coming from the Richardson over. India 34/1 after six overs

0910 hrs IST: Rohit and Virat find themselves in WACA-like situation. Important they stick around and build a solid platform for the middle-order

0904 hrs IST: Big big boundaries at the Gabba. Batsmen will have to run hard for their runs today

0902 hrs IST: Short, and Rohit slaps it to the ropes. In complete control there

0900 hrs IST: Daddy Warner is glued to the action

0858 hrs IST: WICKET! Width, Dhawan chases the delivery only to edge it to Wade behind the stumps. Poor shot selection early in the innings

0854 hrs IST: Kane Richardson to share the new ball with Paris

0849 hrs IST: Rohit and Dhawan to open for India; Paris with the new ball for the hosts

0845 hrs IST: Players are making their way out to the middle. We are moments away from LIVE ACTION!

0829 hrs IST: IND XI – S Dhawan, RG Sharma, V Kohli, A Rahane, M Pandey, MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, I Sharma, U Yadav, B Sran

0828 hrs IST: AUS XI – S Marsh, A Finch, S Smith, G Bailey, G Maxwell, M Wade, J Faulkner, K Richardson, J Hastings, J Paris, S Boland

0825 hrs IST: Australia have made three changes for this contest – Richardson in for Hazlewood, Marsh for Warner, Hastings for Marsh

0820 hrs IST: TOSS! India elect to bat, Ishant Sharma in for Bhuvneshwar Kumar

0815 hrs IST: In last ten contests, nine times team winning toss has elected to bat first but has won only five times

0814 hrs IST: Laxman says team winning the toss would like to bat first. He says it gets difficult to chase at the Gabba

0810 hrs IST: Fans out in numbers to support their teams. Plenty of support as usual for the Men in Blue

0805 hrs IST: Team India in a huddle ahead of the 2nd ODI

0800 hrs IST: Wasim Akram feels plenty of runs on offer at the Gabba. The former speedster says variations, with the ball, would come handy on this strip

Follow the match in Hindi here

The build up

India looking to bounce back on seaming track

MS Dhoni and newcomer Barinder Sran during a practice session at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday. (Source: BCCI)

MS Dhoni likely to opt for four pacemen at the Gabba as India plot a comeback following a defeat to Australia in the first ODI.

India need wickets in middle overs: Rohit

Rohit Sharma trains at the practice session ahead of India’s second ODI against Australia in Brisbane on Friday. (Source: BCCI)

India had reduced Australia to 21/2 but George Bailey and Steve Smith added 242 runs en route a comfortable win.

Faulkner expects flat, pacey wicket

James Faulkner warned India that the Australia batting line-up can chase down tall targets. (Source: Reuters)

Australia fielded an all-pace attach in Perth and are expected to go in with the same bowling combination at Brisbane as well.

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