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India vs Australia, 2nd ODI Match at Rajkot: India Win by 36 Runs, Level Series 1-1

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Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 18, 2020, 8:18 AM IST

India vs Australia (ODI)

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IND vs AUS Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

2nd ODI ODI, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, 17 January, 2020

India

340/6

(50.0) RR 6.8

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India beat Australia by 36 runs
Australia

304/10

(49.1) RR 6.18

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  • 21:34 (IST)

    And that's that! India have won in Rajkot by 36 runs and saved the series. Bangalore will see a decider after two cracking contests. 

  • 21:33 (IST)

    WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah finally gets a wicket as he has Zampa caught behind with a short bouncer directed at the batsman. 

  • 21:31 (IST)

    Four, Four, SIX & Four! Richardson doing what he can, carts to cow corner and then picks up a low full toss and sends it over Shami into the fence. Right after he's smashed it over long off for a maximum. And he's gone to long off again, over mid-offf's head and into the fence for four. 19 runs of Shami's over to end his spell. 

  • 21:23 (IST)

    Saini bowls out and even though Adam Zampa cuts him through point for a boundary, India won't mind as they wait to put the seal on the contest. One wicket is all Kohli and India need to bring the series to 1-1 

  • 21:23 (IST)

    Saini bowls out and even though Adam Zampa cuts him through point for a boundary, India won't mind as they wait to put the seal on the contest. One wicket is all Kohli and India need to bring the series to 1-1 

  • 21:21 (IST)

    WICKET! Saini has done it again, second wicket of the over. Short and fast into Starc who edges it to KL Rahul who has been brilliant with the gloves today. 

  • 21:20 (IST)

    WICKET! Saini has struck now with a yorker that has trapped Agar LBW. Australia review it but Agar does not get the decision and India are two wickets away from the win. India's bowlers doing well to wrap up the lower order quickly. 

  • 21:07 (IST)

    Shami has put India on the cusp of victory here in Rajkot with that magnificient over. Australia are seven down and just about hanging on to delay the inevitable. 

  • 21:03 (IST)

    WICKET! Shami has speared in another yorker into the blockhole and Pat Cummins is out for a golden duck. Australia are 7 down and India come closer to a win. Shami is on a hat-trick. 

  • 21:01 (IST)

    WICKET! Shami has speared a yorker into the blockhole and Ashton Turner's stumps are disturbed. Australia are 6 down and India come closer to a win.

  • 20:58 (IST)

    Rohit Sharma has hurt himself quite a bit on the boundary while trying to stop Agar's cut shot. He could not pick up the ball after the dive and the physio is attending to his left arm. 

  • 20:56 (IST)

    Four and Four! Agar has pulled first and then cut Saini away firmly for two boundaries to start the over. Australia will hope this is a big over and India want wickets. 

  • 20:33 (IST)

    WICKET! Kuldeep has struck again in this over and it is the big one! Steve Smith plays on and is dismissed for 98. Australia are 221/5. 

  • 20:28 (IST)

    WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav gets his 100th ODI wicket as Alex Carey (18) is beaten in flight and the chip is easily caught by Kohli in the covers. India have four wickets. 

  • 20:24 (IST)

    Four! Saini has just pulled the length back a bit and Smith stands tall and flays it away through backward point for a boundary. The crowd watch on silently! 

  • 20:17 (IST)

    SIX! Smith goes down on one knee and tonks Jadeja into crowd over midwicket. It is a massive hit to spoil Jadeja's last over of the day. That over costed India a total of 10 runs and Australia are 209/3 after 35 overs. Smith is on 89. 

  • 20:13 (IST)

    SIX! Carey's finally got the sweep going and the slog sweep which was a mishit has gone well over the fence for a maximum! Much needed big hit at this point. 

21:34 (IST)

And that's that! India have won in Rajkot by 36 runs and saved the series. Bangalore will see a decider after two cracking contests. 

21:33 (IST)

WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah finally gets a wicket as he has Zampa caught behind with a short bouncer directed at the batsman. 

21:31 (IST)

Four, Four, SIX & Four! Richardson doing what he can, carts to cow corner and then picks up a low full toss and sends it over Shami into the fence. Right after he's smashed it over long off for a maximum. And he's gone to long off again, over mid-offf's head and into the fence for four. 19 runs of Shami's over to end his spell. 

21:27 (IST)

Bumrah has bowled his 9th over and continues to be wicketless which is a big surprise. But he has bowled brilliantly and responds to Kane Richardson's hit to long-on with a fast and short one. Richardson just about survives. 

21:23 (IST)

Saini bowls out and even though Adam Zampa cuts him through point for a boundary, India won't mind as they wait to put the seal on the contest. One wicket is all Kohli and India need to bring the series to 1-1 

21:23 (IST)

Saini bowls out and even though Adam Zampa cuts him through point for a boundary, India won't mind as they wait to put the seal on the contest. One wicket is all Kohli and India need to bring the series to 1-1 

21:21 (IST)

WICKET! Saini has done it again, second wicket of the over. Short and fast into Starc who edges it to KL Rahul who has been brilliant with the gloves today. 

21:20 (IST)

WICKET! Saini has struck now with a yorker that has trapped Agar LBW. Australia review it but Agar does not get the decision and India are two wickets away from the win. India's bowlers doing well to wrap up the lower order quickly. 

21:16 (IST)

Six more right in the blockhole from Shami, but five come off and Australia's batsmen have to settle for six singles. India closing in on the win. 

21:12 (IST)

Saini back from the other end and looking to repeat what Shami did in the last over. Starc and Agar are only able to pick up singles from the over as keeps going for the blockhole. Australia are 268/7 with 5 overs to go.

21:07 (IST)

Shami has put India on the cusp of victory here in Rajkot with that magnificient over. Australia are seven down and just about hanging on to delay the inevitable. 

21:03 (IST)

WICKET! Shami has speared in another yorker into the blockhole and Pat Cummins is out for a golden duck. Australia are 7 down and India come closer to a win. Shami is on a hat-trick. 

 
21:01 (IST)

WICKET! Shami has speared a yorker into the blockhole and Ashton Turner's stumps are disturbed. Australia are 6 down and India come closer to a win.

21:00 (IST)

12 runs of the over from Saini as Australia continue to chip away with Turner and Agar. India have 82 runs to defend in seven overs to stay alive in the series and avoid a fifth consecutive defeat against Australia in ODIs in India. 

20:58 (IST)

Rohit Sharma has hurt himself quite a bit on the boundary while trying to stop Agar's cut shot. He could not pick up the ball after the dive and the physio is attending to his left arm. 

20:56 (IST)

Four and Four! Agar has pulled first and then cut Saini away firmly for two boundaries to start the over. Australia will hope this is a big over and India want wickets. 

20:54 (IST)

Kuldeep's done for the day and the captain will be delighted with the wickets he picked. Just six runs from his last over and Australia need 94 from 8 overs. 

20:51 (IST)

Bumrah starts off with a boundary as Agar uses his pace and plays him down to third man. A couple of more singles after that takes Australia to 241/5 after 41. 

20:45 (IST)

Kohli is ringing in the changes and Shami  has replaced Kuldeep. The speedster though goes for seven runs with Turner and Agar playing him comfortably. Australia need 106 off the last 10 overs.

20:38 (IST)

Kohli has called on Bumrah as he smells wickets here. The speedster keeps it tight more or less through the over except for one that goes for 4 leg byes of Turner's pads. Australia take 7 runs and are 228/5. 

20:34 (IST)

Huge over as Kuldeep has swung the momentum India's way by removing Carey and Smith in the same over. Australia are 221/5 with Turner and Agar in the middle and 12 overs to go. 

20:33 (IST)

WICKET! Kuldeep has struck again in this over and it is the big one! Steve Smith plays on and is dismissed for 98. Australia are 221/5. 

20:28 (IST)

WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav gets his 100th ODI wicket as Alex Carey (18) is beaten in flight and the chip is easily caught by Kohli in the covers. India have four wickets. 

20:26 (IST)

Saini comes back well in the over after getting smashed for a boundary. Just a single to Smith off the last delivery makes it a seven run over. Australia are 219/3 and Smith is on 97. 

20:24 (IST)

Four! Saini has just pulled the length back a bit and Smith stands tall and flays it away through backward point for a boundary. The crowd watch on silently! 

20:21 (IST)

Kuldeep from the other end keeps things quiet this time round and has conceded just three singles. Australia have trying to be as risk free as they can in their approach and need 129 runs off 84 overs. 

20:17 (IST)

SIX! Smith goes down on one knee and tonks Jadeja into crowd over midwicket. It is a massive hit to spoil Jadeja's last over of the day. That over costed India a total of 10 runs and Australia are 209/3 after 35 overs. Smith is on 89. 

20:15 (IST)

Big over for Australia as they take 13 runs of Kuldeep's over. Carey smashed him for a six and after that almost picked up for more but for Saini's ankle which kept them to three runs. Smith added another two along with the singles earlier takes them to 199/3. 

20:13 (IST)

SIX! Carey's finally got the sweep going and the slog sweep which was a mishit has gone well over the fence for a maximum! Much needed big hit at this point. 

20:11 (IST)

Jadeja hustles through another economical over as the run rate continues to climb. Just four runs as Carey finds it hard to sweep the spinner. Australia are 186/3 

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India vs Australia, 2nd ODI Match at Rajkot: India Win by 36 Runs, Level Series 1-1

India vs Australia 2nd ODI, Live Updates:  And that's that! India have won in Rajkot by 36 runs and saved the series. Bangalore will see a decider after two cracking contests.

PREVIEW: India will be feeling the heat after a dominating performance by Australia in the first ODI in Mumbai, and will be looking to keep the series alive as they prepare for the second game in Rajkot on Friday. Australia thrashed India by 10 wickets chasing 256, with both David Warner and Aaron Finch smashing centuries. They now have a strong chance of winning their second consecutive ODI series in India. Given the way they played in Mumbai, it wouldn't be wrong to say they are even favourites for the second match.

It's India who have issues going into the rest of the series. The biggest of them is Virat Kohli's batting position. The captain batted at No. 4 to accommodate Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul in Mumbai. The move didn't exactly work, and Kohli said he might rethink the strategy. But Rishabh Pant's unavailability through concussion and the absence of another wicketkeeper in the squad means Rahul will continue to feature in the XI, as should Dhawan who made 74 in Mumbai. Thus, Kohli might be forced to bat at No. 4 once again, unless India ask Rahul to do that role. Either way, the move means Shreyas Iyer, who had a few very good outings at that position in recent times, will bat at No. 5.

Pant's absence should give way for Manish Pandey ir Kedar Jadhav. It's likely to be the latter, given he can be a part-time bowling option too. India's bowlers struggled in Mumbai and will welcome some help from the sixth bowler. They also have to decide on Shardul Thakur v Navdeep Saini. The former played in Mumbai, perhaps due to his batting success in recent games, but went for 43 runs from five overs with the ball. Saini's pace might be a good option, as could be Yuzvendra Chahal's wrist spin. But the issues with the bat are what India will look to fix first. Kohli said they were a bit tentative and respected Australia's bowlers a bit too much in some phases. He called for a more positive approach, and could lead the way by promoting himself to No. 3 once again. A lot will depend on Rohit Sharma too - if he gets going, the rest takes care of itself. Pant's absence leaves India with little firepower in the death overs, which means they'll once again be dependent on the top order.

It won't be an easy task given Australia have a relentless attack. All their bowlers were among the wickets last game, with the pacers - Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson - doing bulk of the damage. Once they restricted India to only 255 on a belter of a pitch, Warner and Finch toyed around with India's bowlers to win in under 38 overs. Much of the talk pre-series was on the return of Steve Smith and the ODI call up to Marnus Labuschagne, but neither was needed to bat in Mumbai! They took a liking to India's pacers in particular, with each of them going for at least seven an over. India will want the senior pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami to step up on what is likely to be another batting-friendly pitch.

Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul (w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey(w), D Arcy Short, Ashton Turner, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 Australia 4320 108
3 England 5253 105
4 New Zealand 3449 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5442 111
5 Australia 5854 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 6095 265
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 5248 262
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