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India vs Australia, 2nd ODI Match at Sydney Highlights: As It Happened

India vs Australia 2020, Live Cricket Score of 2nd ODI Match Latest Update: Maxwell bowls the final over, which was more of a formality than anything else. Saini gets a boundary down the ground but it matters not as Australia run out winners by 51 runs.

India vs Australia (odi)

CONCLUDED

AUS vs IND Cricket Scorecard (odi)

2nd ODI odi, Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, 29 November, 2020

Australia

389/4

(50.0) RR 7.78

Australia Aaron Finch (C)
Australia beat India by 51 runs
India Virat Kohli (C)

India

338/9

(50.0) RR 6.76

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17:17 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 338-9: Maxwell bowls the final over, which was more of a formality than anything else. Saini gets a boundary down the ground but it matters not as Australia run out winners by 51 runs. 

17:14 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 328-9: OUT! Zampa goes for a quicker one that doesn't quite turn and raps Bumrah on the pads. Looked plumb and the umpire agrees. 

17:10 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 326-8: OUT! Shami goes for the big shot but only manages to top edge it and Maxwell does well to collect the catch off his own bowling. 

17:05 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 321-7: Two wickets! Jadeja departs now and surely that's game over? He goes for a big shot over long-off but doesn't read the cross seamer from Cummins and finds Maxwell at mid-off. Pandya then goes for a similar shot and finds Smith at long-off.

17:03 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 321-5: SIX, SIX! Reprieve for Pandya at first. He is caught off Starc's bowling but it is called a no-ball. Jadeja slams the free hit for 6 and then gets another one over deep sqare leg. 

16:45 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 288-5: SIX, DROPPED, OUT! Eventful 44th over from Zampa. Rahul slams a six down the ground then goes for another big shot that he mistimes and Finch misses the catch. Rahul isn't third time lucky though as he is caught by Hazlewood at short third man. 

16:36 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 270-4: SIX! Rahul takes on a full toss from Hazlewood that just beats the diving deep point fielder and goes over the ropes. 10 runs from the over.

16:31 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 260-4: Pat Cummins, take a bow. The pacer bowls an over that features six dots and just the one run courtesy of a wide is conceded. Exactly what Australia needed.

16:26 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 259-4: FOUR! Rahul goes for a lofted shot over cover and finds the boundary. Starc has been ordinary today but he manages to limit the damage in this over, going for just 5 runs. 

16:22 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 254-4: Desperate times, desperate measures now as Rahul also pulls hard at a Starc short ball and clears the deep square leg boundary. Cummins very nearly gets Rahul out though, as he tries to ramp a slower ball but mistimes it and it falls just short of Carey. But he follows that with a six to deep mid-wicket and brings up his fifty! 

16:13 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 237-4: Hardik Pandya's the new man in. Him and Rahul will need to pull off something special here to save the series. Pandya clocks a maximum to end the 37th over.The equation? 153 needed off 78 balls. PS: check out Henriques' stunner that got rid of Kohli. 

16:04 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 225-4: Kohli is in an imperious mood now, going inside out against Zampa to get a boundary past deep extra cover. But he has to depart as Hazlewood gets him out! Henriques takes the catch and Kohli's got to walk.

15:53 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 214-3: FOUR, FOUR! Rahul pulls Hazlewood for a boundary towards deep mid-wicket before cutting one through the deep backward point region. 

15:45 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 193-3: FOUR! Kohli ends the 31st over with a well-timed shot that goes to the deep backward point area for a boundary. India aren't out of this game yet.

15:39 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 186-3: Starc and Henriques are nicely stemming the flow of runs now as the 29th and 30th overs go for 3 runs and 1 run, respectively. 

15:31 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India: FOUR! Kohli goes slightly aerial but picks out the gap between the two leg side fielders. Henriques comes back well though, as only two more runs come off the over.

15:28 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 176-3: SIX, FOUR! Costly over from Starc as he goes for 13 runs. Kohli starts the over with a flick over fine leg that clears the ropes and Rahul ends the over with a cut shot through the covers that goes for four. 

15:23 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India: The departure of Iyer has seen the scoring rate slow down considerably. Henriques' 4th over goes for just the three runs.

15:18 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 160/3: Now a lot of onus of KL Rahul as well. These two have to come up with an outstanding performance here. Another over comes to an end and it's not looking very bright for India.

15:10 (IST)

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI live score India 153/3: What has Iyer done here. He tries to pull Henriques but Smith takes an excellent catch. India once again on the back foot as KL Rahul makes way to the middle. 

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI Match at Sydney Highlights: As It Happened

India vs Australia 2020, Live Cricket Score of 2nd ODI Match Latest Update: Maxwell bowls the final over, which was more of a formality than anything else. Saini gets a boundary down the ground but it matters not as Australia run out winners by 51 runs.

One One-Day International match into the tour, and there's already talks - and even signs - that this could be a long couple of months for the Indian team. Such was Australia's dominance in the first match that there are already questions on India's balance and depth. It's now up to Virat Kohli and co to turn that around, for if they don't the series would be gone. And if there is any importance to 'momentum', the rest of the tour will be in danger as well.

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Little went right for India in Sydney on Friday. They bowled poorly, with their attack too unidimensional. They dropped catches and misfielded. Their top order failed, before Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan threatened to make a match out of it for a while. And they have only a day's time to turn it around.

The bowling, first. India's new ball bowling has been an issue in the last one and a half years. Yet again, they didn't take a wicket in the first 10 overs. Actually, they didn't for 27.4 overs! David Warner and Aaron Finch looked largely comfortable and set the tone for the game with a 156-run stand. Steve Smith enjoyed himself with a 62-ball ton. Glenn Maxwell found form with a cameo.

And to top it, India has a bowling worry with Yuzvendra Chahal walking off the field with an injury. He went for 89 in his 10 overs - the most expensive spell by an Indian in ODIs, but he's still a wicket taking ODI bowler who will be missed if he's not around. Kuldeep Yadav could get a chance if that's the case.

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India will need to strike with the new ball, but for that, they don't have massive swing bowlers. Missing Bhuvnesheshwar Kumar? The other pace options are Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan, who too are not exactly known for their swinging ability.

And none of these bowlers are known for their batting abilities, which affects India's batting depth. The vice-versa scenario means India are facing balance issues.

Now to the batsmen. There's little they could have done chasing such a huge target than go for it from ball 1, which is what they did. However, while some connected well briefly, their issues with short balls were exposed.

Mayank Agarwal looked in glorious touch, but a rising delivery from Josh Hazlewood was too much for him to handle. Kohli walked in with purpose and began taking charge - the flick six off Pat Cummins standing out - but he perished in the same mood when he walked down the track to another Hazlewood short ball. And then Shreyas Iyer, who looked like a sitting duck against Hazlewood's bouncer. There will be more of the same on Sunday given the way he got out.

KL Rahul got out to a full toss, while Shikhar Dhawan took the game deep. The biggest positive from the game for India was Hardik Pandya's batting, the batsman slamming 90 off 76. Hardik's inability to bowl due to the injury raised questions on his place as a pure batsman, but such voices have been put at bay.

As for Australia, there's little for them to worry about other than Marcus Stoinis' injury. He hurt his leg while bowling, which means they'll look for Cameron Green.

Squads:

India Squad: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Mayank Agarwal, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, T Natarajan

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

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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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