Ind vs Aus 2nd ODI Highlights: India defeated Australia by 36 runs in Rajkot to level the three-match series 1-1.
- Bowlers fired in unison to help India register 36-run victory over Australia and level the three-match series 1-1
- Shami returned figures of 3/77 while Saini, Jadeja and Kuldeep chipped in with two wickets each
- The third and final ODI will be played on Sunday in Bengaluru
Aaron Finch | Australia captain: I didn’t expect it to be cold. 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.
Kuldeep: It’s been tough four-five months after World Cup, but now I’m getting back in rhythm and bowling really well. Bowled six overs initially, they were batting well both Marnus and Smith. When I came back for the last spell, I was looking for wickets. Found that wicket was slow. Later on, the ball gets softer too. So it’s difficult to hit if I bowl slower. Think I’m bowling at the perfect pace and in good areas.
We have a Sunday decider! India far too strong in Rajkot, meaning the series is locked at 1-all heading into the third and final match in Bengaluru. SCORES: https://t.co/LnM6ajt4Zs #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/XZMnbO8Vt1
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 17, 2020
India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 2nd ODI Live Cricket Score Online Updates: Chasing a mammoth target of 341, David Warner’s innings came to an early end as Manish Pandey pulled off an absolute stunner off Mohammed Shami’s bowling. Ravindra Jadeja got the second breakthrough taking the wicket of Australian skipper Aaron Finch. Marnus Labuschagne in his debut innings scored 46 before losing his wicket to Jadeja. Kuldeep Yadav’s double blow derailed the run chase taking the wickets of Alex Carey and Steve Smith. In the death overs, Shami clean bowled Ashton Turner and Pat Cummins.
Clinical performance by #TeamIndia to beat Australia by 36 runs and level the series 1-1. Onto the decider in Bengaluru. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/H808C2tbot
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 17, 2020
Earlier Finch again won the toss and put India to bat first. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan got the hosts off to a good start sharing an 81-run stand. Adam Zampa took the first wicket as Rohit missed his half-century. Dhawan reached his second half-century on the trot from 60 deliveries. Kane Richardson got Dhawan’s wicket as the latter missed his century by just four runs. Zampa also got the wicket of Shreyas Iyer who came to bat at No. 4 and Virat Kohli who scored his 56th ODI half-century. Pandey failed to make the most of the chance as well as he lost his wicket for just 2 runs. KL Rahul capitalised on a flat pitch reaching his half-century in just 38 deliveries. Rahul scored 80 runs from 52 balls before getting run out in the final over.
Virat Kohli, the captain, excellent today. Spot on with selection calls to start with, nailed the batting order and terrific with his bowling changes. Kohli, the batsman, well we're used to that now! #INDvAUS
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) January 17, 2020
Team asks KL Rahul to open.
Team asks KL Rahul to bat 3.
Team asks KL Rahul to bat at 4.
Team asks KL Rahul to bat at 5.
Team asks KL Rahul to keep.
This man has done everything in the last 9 months.#INDvAUS
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 17, 2020
Fastest to 7K ODI Runs as an opener
ROHIT SHARMA* – 137 inn
Hashim Amla – 147 inn
Sachin Tendulkar – 160 inn
Tilakaratne Dilshan – 165 inn
Saurav Ganguly – 168 inn
Rohit Sharma is now the fastest by any opener to score 7K ODI runs as an opener #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/0Pn2CBOcMo
— Sandeep Sanju (@RGS209) January 17, 2020
Here are the playing 11 of both the teams:
India playing 11: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), K L Rahul(w), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia Playing 11: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
|David Warner||c Manish b Shami||15||12||2||0|
|Aaron Finch||st Rahul b Jadeja||33||48||3||0|
|Steve Smith||b Kuldeep Yadav||98||102||9||1|
|Marnus Labuschagne||c Shami b Jadeja||46||47||4||0|
|Alex Carey||c Kohli b Kuldeep||18||17||0||1|
|Ashton Turner||b Shami||13||15||0||0|
|Ashton Agar||lbw b Saini||20||18||3||0|
|Pat Cummins||b Shami||0||1||0||0|
|Mitchell Starc||c Rahul b Saini||6||11||0||0|
|Kane Richardson||not out||24||11||4||1|
|Adam Zampa||c K. L. Rahul b Jasprit Bumrah||6||6||1||0|
|Total:||304||in 49.1 Overs|