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Highlights, India vs Australia, 2nd ODI: Kohli-Dhoni show helps India level series 1-1 in Adelaide

After losing the first ODI in Sydney, India bounced back in Adelaide to level the three-match series 1-1 with one match spare to play.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: January 15, 2019 17:28 IST

Highlights India vs Australia, 2nd ODI:  India win by 6 wickets and what a match it was in Adelaide. Heart thumping and absolutely nerve wracking.  Kohli laid the foundation with his masterclass but it was Dhoni who finished the job in nostalgic style. A very important factor in the chase was the running between the wickets as the Indians ran the field ragged. MSD was a little cramped up in the end but finished stuff with a trademark six that shows the fighting spirit of the man. For the Aussies, no bowler made a great show but none was very poor either. Just a good game of cricket in the end and India just about played better than Australia to level the series 1-1. (Scorecard) (Click here to read live updates in Hindi)

Highlights India vs Australia, 2nd ODI: India won the match by 6 wickets

16.48 IST:  INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Quietly does the job with a run. Nothing fancy.

16.44 IST: SIX! Dhoni smashes it for the maximum and completes his 69th fifty. India now need just 1 runs

16.41 IST: Brilliant running from Dhoni there! It is not easy out there in the middle and MS has run back for the third one, seeing the opportunity. A length ball on middle, Karthik moves across and laps it fine towards deep fine leg. Behrendorff comes around from square leg and dives, saving a run for his team. India need 8 runs from 7 balls

16.38 IST: DOUBLE! A fuller length ball outside off, Karthik drives this wide of deep cover and comes back for another easy two.

* Marcus Stoinis to bowl the 49th Over

16.34 IST: Fuller length ball on middle and leg, Karthik walks down and across before flicking it towards deep mid-wicket. The batsmen run the first one hard and Maxwell out there, misfields and allows for the second one to be completed easily. 9 runs off this over. India now need 16 off the last two.

* An important over coming here for Australia. This is the very stage when India pulled things back with the ball. Jason Behrendorff to bowl it.

* India need 25 runs in 18 balls

16.28 IST: FOUR! A slower short ball on middle and Karthik is ready for it. He stands tall and pulls it away in the gap wide of fine leg. Puts the pressure back on the bowler. IND 272/4

16.27 IST: DOUBLE! It was a low full toss from Stoinis and DK finds the gap. IND 268/4

* Marcus Stoinis returns to attack

India need 34 runs in 24 balls

16.20 IST: FOUR! Karthik pulls it in the gap for boundary and now the situation is tensed for both the team. IND 262/4 in 45.4 Overs

16.16 IST: SIX! Out of here! Dhoni has decided to press on the accelerator. Gives the charge to Lyon and receives the fuller length ball with open arms. Goes with the spin and dismisses it over mid-wicket for a maximum. That will help. IND 252/4 in 44.3 Overs

* Lyon returns to bowl his last over 

Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman.

16.09 IST: OUT! Straight into the hands of Maxwell! Brilliant field positioning from Aaron Finch. It is the huge wicket of Virat Kohli. Is there a twist in the tale? A length ball on the pads, Kohli flicks it off the pads and times it superbly as he hits in the air. But to his dismay, it goes straight into the bucket-hands of Maxwell who is positioned there. Huge moment in the game. The 82-stand has been broken and India still require 57 off 38 balls. India 242/4 in 43.4 overs  

* The players are having drinks. 61 needed off 42 balls. India would like to close in the gap quickly and avoid taking it deep. For Australia, they need wickets to build pressure.

16.01 IST: Wide! A slower ball bouncer from Siddle, but the radar is lost as it is sprayed wide outside off. Signalled wide by the umpire.

15.58 IST: HUNDRED FOR VIRAT KOHLI! His 39th in ODIs! A length ball on middle and leg is worked away towards mid-wicket and he picks up a couple. The helmet does not come off and the celebration is not a huge one. Knows he has a task at hand here. Wonderful innings so far though. So the SCG failure was indeed a one-off. IND 230/3 in 42.1 Overs

15.55 IST: In the air! Kohli tried to flick it but get the inside edge and ball fell short of the fielder. IND 226/3 in 41.3 Overs 

15.52 IST: Wide! Another bouncer that goes too high over the head of the batsman. The umpire signals it as wide.

15.50 IST: Wide! A bumper on middle and this time it is too high over the head of the batsman. Signalled wide by the umpire.

15.49 IST: Falls just short! Dhoni was coming down the wicket and Siddle seeing it bangs this one in short. MS still goes ahead with the pull and gets a top edge that flies in the air. Behrendorff comes running in to take the catch but the ball falls just in front of him. A couple taken by the batsmen. IND 219/3 in 40.2 Overs

* Powerplay 3 signalled. A maximum of 5 fielders will be allowed outside the ring till the end of the match.

15.41 IST: BOUNCER! Stoinis bowls the short delivery to build some pressure on MS Dhoni. IND 216/3 in 39.5 Overs

* Jhye Richardson returns to the attack

15.39 IST: FOUR! Moves into the 90s! Short and wide outside off, Kohli jumps on the back foot and slams it over point for a cracking boundary. Still only 6 from the over, 90 needed off 72 balls. IND 209/3 in 38 Overs

15.38 IST: Appeal from Stoinis, but height was the issue and Kohli is safe. IND 205/3 in 37.5 Overs

15.31 IST: SIX! Lovely use of the feet this time from the Indian skipper! Lyon flights this one outside off and Kohli is on the move. He comes down the track and just lifts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. IND 198/3 in 36.1 Overs

15.28 IST: Dhoni finds the gap and ran hard for double to change the strike for the next over. IND 192/3 in 36 Overs

* Marcus Stoinis returns to the attack

15.24 IST: FOUR! Deft! Lyon bowls it flat and short outside off, skidding away, Kohli plays it late and just uses the pace of the bowler to guide it towards the third man fence. Runs have started to come thick and fast now. Change in tempo! IND 186/3 in 34.3 Overs

15.22 IST: SIX! High and handsome! Kohli putting on a show! Behrendorff serves a length ball on middle and the Indian skipper gives it the full whack of his bat. Makes fine connection and sends it packing over wide long on for a biggie. IND 179/3 in 34 Overs

15.20 IST: FOUR! Beats the desperate dive put in by Marcus Stoinis. Short in length and outside off, Kohli keeps his weight on the back foot and powers it through covers. Stoinis in the deep probably dives a bit too early and hence fails to stop the ball. A much-needed boundary for India. IND 173/3 in 33.3 Overs

15.16 IST: One run from the over after straight five dot balls. IND 166/3 in 33 Overs

15.11 IST: MS Dhoni arrives in the middle. He received plenty of criticism for his slow innings in the first ODI and now is the time to silence his critics.

15.10 IST: OUT! Maxwell removes Rayudu for 24. End of Rayudu's scratchy knock. Never really got going in this innings. A flighted ball on middle, he advances down the track and tries to heave it across the line. Fails to get the timing right and Stoinis at deep mid-wicket takes the skier safely. 139 needed off 116 balls. This match is nicely hanging in the balance.

15.09 IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli scores his 49th ODI half-century. Flatter delivery, it's short and skidding away from the batsman, Kohli delays his shot a bit and runs it wide of short third man for a couple of runs. The skipper is once again showing great form in the run chase and India's hopes are heavily pinned on his responsible shoulders.

15.05 IST: Rayudu is really struggling for timing! This time tries to go downtown over mid off but fails to middle his shot. Skies up in the air and once again it lands safely in the deep. Two more added to the total.

15.03 IST: Tries to force the issue this time but once again timing is eluding him. A shortish ball on off, Rayudu advances down the track and hits it in the air over covers for two. 150 up for India. 148 needed off 124 balls.

14.58 IST: In no control. Short delivery on off, Rayudu pulls it in the air as the ball gets big on him. He strokes it in the air and luckily for him, the ball falls in no man's land at deep square leg. A single taken. Rayudu is looking scratchy.

14.46 IST: Hits the stumps, at the non-striker's end! Fuller and on middle, Kohli plays a cracking straight drive but it hits the stumps at the other end. Robbed off a few runs there, the Indian skipper.

14.52 IST: Fine stop by Handscomb! Full and on middle, Kohli rotates his wrists and flicks it through mid-wicket. It races through and Peter in the deep also sprints across to his left. Puts in a dive close to the rope and pulls it back. Saves two.

14.49 IST: Two wides! Spinning down the leg side, Rayudu fails to sweep and the keeper also fails to collect. They cross.

14.47 IST: Rayudu is living dangerously. Full and outside off, Rayudu slices his attempted drive past the point fielder for a couple. That wasn't too far from Maxwell.

14.44 IST: A miscued pull shot! Stoinis serves yet another short ball and Rayudu goes for the pull shot. Doesn't get in the right position and is lucky it goes over the infield at mid-wicket. Two runs taken and Stoinis has a smile on his face.

14.43 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Virat Kohli, Effort delivery! Stoinis digs in a short ball around off, Kohli bails out of his attempted pull shot at the last moment. Marcus smiles as he looks at the Indian skipper. These two will be seen in the same team during the Indian T20 League.

14.38 IST: Peter Siddle to Ambati Rayudu, EDGY FOUR! Siddle dishes out a length ball outside off, shaping away again, Rayudu tries driving through covers but it takes a fat outside edge and flies past Carey for a boundary at third man. IND 121/2 in 22.4 overs

*Siddle is back

14.35 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Ambati Rayudu, Bangs it in short around off, keeping his line just outside off, Ambati plays it down towards backward point. Playing too many dots.

14.28 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Ambati Rayudu, FOUR! Gentle hands! Stoinis puts it on a good length again, enough width on this occasion for Rayudu to play at it late. He just opens the face of his bat at the last moment and runs it wide of the keeper for a boundary. IND 108/2 in 20 overs

*Ambati Rayudu walks in at No. 4

14.20 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Rohit Sharma, OUT! This is a massive breakthrough for the Australians. The Hitman has been sent packing. And the wicket has come in good time too. Length ball on off, Rohit camps back and slogs across the line. Gets a top edge which sails over mid-wicket, only as far as Peter Handscomb though. He settles under it and takes the catch. Good thing for him he was wearing his sunglasses, otherwise, the sun was in his eyes. India 101/2 in 17.5 overs vs Australia (298/9) in Adelaide

*Marcus Stoinis is into the attack as Australia get desperate for wickets

14.16 IST: Nathan Lyon to Rohit Sharma, SIX! Rohit gives it the full swing of his arms and sends it a long way. Tossed up right in his arc, the opener plants his front foot forward and slogs it deep into the mid-wicket stands. A maximum! IND 96/1 in 16.5 overs

14.15 IST: After providing a good start, Dhawan departed but that hasn't halted India at all. Rohit is joined by hi skipper in the middle and the two are motoring along nicely. 40 run have been added between them, and if Finch can't come up with something soon, that number could soon rise to triple figures.

*Drinks are on the field.

14.10 IST: Peter Siddle to Rohit Sharma, Quite full on middle and leg, Sharma flicks it past the diving short mid-wicket fielder, towards long on and comes back for the second. Was placed in the gap well. Nicely done.

14.03 IST: Peter Siddle to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Shot! It was pitched up on middle, Virat gets on his front foot and hits a straight drive for a boundary. IND 78/1 in 13.5 overs

14.02 IST: Peter Siddle to Rohit Sharma, SIX! First six of the innings and it comes from the bat of Rohit Sharma. Short of a length and Rohit pulls it high and away over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. IND 73/1 in 13.2 overs

14.01 IST: Nathan Lyon to Rohit Sharma, Short and wide outside off, Rohit has room to free his arms, so he cuts it past short third man and takes a couple of runs.

13.57 IST: Jhye Richardson to Virat Kohli, FOUR! IND 62/1 in 11.5 overs

13.50 ISTNathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, Starts off by drifting on the pads, Kohli flicks it away towards fine leg for a single.

*Nathan Lyon comes into the attack.

*Virat Kohli walks in at No.3

13.42 IST: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! First strike for Australia and it's that of the dangerous Shikhar Dhawan. Fuller and in the line of the stumps, Dhawan looks to go big downtown but only skies it as some pace is taken off it. It goes towards mid-off where Khawaja settles under it and takes a safe catch. IND 47/1 in 7.4 overs

13.40 IST: Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Takes the aerial route and gets the desired result. Length ball outside off, rising off the deck, Dhawan stands tall and lifts it over covers for a boundary. IND 47/0 in 7.3 overs

13.36 IST: Peter Siddle to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! It is short and Dhawan pulls it away through fine leg for a boundary. He is looking very good out in the middle. IND 40/0 in 6.5 overs

13.34 IST: Peter Siddle now on.

13.29 IST: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Just wide but that was hit too hard. Richardson angles it across, full and outside off, Dhawan throws everything behind it and slashes it to the right of point. Maxwell there dives to his right but can't reach it. A boundary results. IND 32/0 in 5.2 overs

13.26 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! What a shot! Behrendorff overpitches and Dhawan makes most of it. It was full and outside off, Shikhar drives it brilliantly through covers for a boundary. IND 25/0 in 4.4 overs

13.24 IST: Jason Behrendorff to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! First bad ball by Behrendorff. Length ball on leg, Dhawan tries to flick but misses and the ball hits his thigh pads and goes wide of Carey for a boundary. The umpire also signals it as a leg bye. IND 19/0 in 4.1 overs

13.21 IST: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Poor bowling from Richardson and the first boundary for Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball on Dhawan's pad and it's easy picking for Dhawan. He flicks it away through square leg for a boundary. IND 14/0 in 3.2 overs

13.15 IST: Jhye Richardson to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Beautiful timing. This time Richardson bowls it on a length outside off, Rohit Sharma just opens the face of the bat and times it beautifully to send it through covers for a boundary. Second of the over. IND 9/0 in 1.5 overs

13.14 IST: Jhye Richardson to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! First boundary of the innings and it comes from the bat of Rohit Sharma. Jhye bowled it short and Rohit Sharma pulled it away through mid-wicket for a boundary. IND 5/0 in 1.4 overs

13.11 IST: Behrendorff starts off with a maiden! India 0/0 at the end of 1st over

13.07 IST: Hello and welcome to India's chase. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle. Jason Behrendorff to open the bowling for Australia.


12.40 IST: Innings Break! How are India going to approach this chase? Join us in 40 minutes to find out.

12.38 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nathan Lyon, SIX! Take a bow, Nathan Lyon! These are vital hits and the GOAT is providing important runs for his side. Slightly fuller around off, he moves across and muscles the slog over mid-wicket for a biggie. With that, he gets his side close to 300. AUSTRALIA FINISH ON 298/9!

12.37 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Nathan Lyon, FOUR! Innovative stuff from Nathan Lyon. Nicely executed. Full and Lyon moves across. Gets low and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary. AUS 292/9 in 49.3 overs

12.34 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Peter Siddle, OUT! Wickets falling in clusters for Australia here. The Indians are doing extremely well to pull things back in these last few overs. Full on off, Siddle lofts it over cover-point. Virat Kohli out in the deep covers a lot of ground to his left stretches his hands out and takes a stunning catch. Australia 286/9 in 49.1 overs vs India in Adelaide

12.32 IST: Mohammed Shami to Jhye Richardson, OUT! Richardson is the man back in the hut and India pulling things back here. They have conceded only 5 runs and picked up 3 wickets in the last 2 overs. It was a full-length delivery around off, Richardson tries to go over covers but hits it straight to Dhawan, who takes a regulation catch and brings out his trademark celebration. Australia 286/8 in 49 overs vs India in Adelaide

12.26 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shaun Marsh, OUT! India have got two wickets in the last 3 balls without conceding a run. This has been a brilliant over from Kumar. A knuckle ball and he bowls this outside off on a good length, Marsh hits in the air towards long off. He got the middle of the bat but not the height or distance required. Australia 283/7 in 47.5 overs vs India in Adelaide

12.24 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! Easy catch taken by Karthik at long off. This is good bowling from Bhuvneshwar. Bowls it wide outside off on a length and Maxwell once again reaches out for it and hits in the air towards long off. He was off balance and does not get enough power to clear the fielder. DK in fact had to come in a little to pouch that. A quick-fire knock from Glenn comes to an end, two shy of his half-century. A good wicket for India though. Australia 283/6 in 47.3 overs vs India in Adelaide

12.18 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Maxwell finally gets it right. Siraj bowls a full toss on middle and Maxwell hits it towards mid-wicket for a boundary. AUS 280/6 in 46.4 overs

*Mohammed Siraj is back. A change of ends.

12.13 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shaun Marsh, SIX! Marsh is really turning on the heat here! A length ball outside off and it disappears into the deep mid-wicket stand as SOS stands and picks the bones out of that one. Huge! This is turning into an epic knock. AUS 270/5 in 45.5 overs

12.12 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Glenn Maxwell, That would be frustrating for the bowler. A poor fielding effort in the deep allows for the second run. A slower one outside off hit in the air towards deep cover by Maxwell. It was straight to the fielder and there should have been no way two could be taken there.

12.10 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Glenn Maxwell, Wide! A tough call. Looked to be inside the line as Bhuvneshwar tried for a slower ball outside off. Maxwell lets it go and the ball is called a wide by the umpire. A grimace from the bowler.

*Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaces Mohammed Siraj. 5 overs to go.

12.06 IST: Shami to Marsh, SIX! Wonderful timing and connection by Marsh. It was short on middle, Marsh pulls it away beautifully over mid-wicket for a maximum. The only person that was catching the ball was a member of the crowd. AUS 258/5 in 44.4 overs

12.04 IST: Shami to Maxwell, FOUR! Full-length ball on off, Maxwell frees his arm and lofts it over covers for a boundary. These two taking the attack to the Indian bowlers now. AUS 251/5 in 44.1 overs

12.01 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! As i said, there is a lot that 'The Big Show' can do. Puts this one on a fuller length on middle, Maxwell makes room and cuts this in the air over point. No stopping that one as third man is very fine and can't come around.  AUS 242/5 in 43.4 overs

11.59 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Glenn Maxwell, NOT OUT! Lo and behold! The ball is seen missing leg stump. A length ball on middle and Maxwell tries to hoick it on the leg side but misses the ball. Hits the pad and Siraj appeals. The umpire raises his finger.

11.57 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Punished! Short of a length on middle and Maxwell has all the time to rock back and smash this slower bouncer for four towards mid-wicket and the shorter fence. AUS 238/5 in 43.2 overs

11.52 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Marsh, SIX! Punished! Short of a length on middle and Maxwell has all the time to rock back and smash this slower bouncer for four towards mid-wicket and the shorter fence. AUS 232/5 in 42.4 overs

11.50 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, SIX! First six of the innings and it comes off the bat of the dangerous Maxwell. It was short on middle, the Australian all-rounder rocks onto his back foot and heaves it over mid-wicket for a maximum. AUS 225/5 in 42.2 overs

11.45 IST: That's the hundred for Marsh! What a brilliant knock it has been! He has looked really good from the moment he walked in. Played his shots with freedom and ensured Australia have a real good launchpad now for the final onslaught. It also continues the incredible form that he has been in off late in ODIs. His fourth 100 in the last 8 innings.

11.43 IST: FOUR! Slightly uppish but away from the point fielder! A flighted one outside off and Marsh goes for the flashy drive. It takes the outside half and flies on the off side. Beats the deep cover fielder as he dives to save that one. Onto 99 now!

11.41 IST: Powerplay 3 begins. A maximum of five fielders are allowed outside the circle now till the end of the innings. Kuldeep Yadav has the ball now.

11.35 IST: Mohammed Shami to Glenn MaxwellFOUR! Top edged and it goes above the keeper for a boundary. Another bouncer to Maxwell from Shami. Glenn goes for a pull over mid-wicket but the extra bounce causes it to take the top edge on this occasion. Luckily for the Aussie all-rounder though, the ball flies above the head of Dhoni for a boundary. The 200 comes up for the hosts with that shot. AUS 201/5 in 38.3 overs

11.32 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, FOUR! Tossed up on off, Marsh goes down on one knee and lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Good batting by Shaun here. Waiting for the bad deliveries and punishing them. AUS 195/5 in 37.5 overs. Marsh into the nineties!

11.30 IST: Mohammed Shami to Glenn Maxwell, Bouncer! A good short one on middle to welcome 'The Big Show'. He ducks under it.

*Glenn Maxwell is the next man in

11.28 IST: Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, OUT c MS Dhoni b Mohammed Shami. Would you believe it? 56, 52 and this time 55. The third partnership in a row that has ended after crossing the fifty mark. Stoinis is the one to depart this time as he is caught behind by Dhoni. Australia have lost their fifth wicket.

11.25 IST: Shami to Stoinis, FOUR! A very tough chance for Shami on his followthrough. Bowls this one fuller outside off, Stoinis hits it back down the ground in the air. Shami puts his left hand out to take it but the ball was too fast and he can't hold on. It runs away to the fence. AUS 189/4 in 36.3 overs

11.24 IST: Shami to Stoinis, FOUR! Too short and Stoinis was in position very early as he lifts this pull over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. 50-run stand comes up with that, does it mean another wicket is coming too? AUS 185/4 in 36.2 overs

11.20 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, FOUR! The timing and placement on that one was excellent. It was slighly short outside off, Marsh rocked onto his back foot and hit it towards the vacant backward point region for a boundary. Marsh is looking very comfortable against the spinners. AUS 177/4 in 35.2 overs

11.14 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, FOUR! Tossed up on middle, Marsh comes down the track and hits it straight down the ground for a boundary. He moves on to 75 runs. His use of feet against the spinners today has been excellent. AUS 165/4 in 33.5 overs

11.07 IST: After 32 overs MP Stoinis 12* (19), SE Marsh 69* (82)

11.05 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, Loopy delivery on off, Marsh charges down the track and hits it towards point for a single. Brings up the 150 for AUSTRALIA. They will look to score more than 300.

*Kuldeep Yadav is back on now.

10.59 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! What timing on that one! No doubt it was the shorter boundary but Stonis just glances this one with perfect timing and from the middle of the bat. Beats the deep fine leg fielder to his left. Lovely shot! AUS 145/4 in 30.2 overs

10.55 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Marcus Stoinis, Beauty! That is the length that Siraj would want to hit more often. Bowls on a good length just outside off and it shapes away slightly after landing. Beats the outside edge of Stoinis as he tries to push this back down the ground.

*Marcus Stoinis walks into the middle next.

10.47 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Peter Handscomb, OUT! And yes it is! An appeal for a stumping! Dhoni reckons he is out and Handscomb is seen walking. It is taken upstairs though. Looks like the back foot was on the line.

10.44 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Shaun Marsh, FOUR! Poor delivery by Siraj. It was a short ball on middle, Marsh is well set and won't miss out on that one. He pulls it away towards square leg for a boundary. Brings up the 50 partnership between these two. Second consecutive 50 partnership of this innings. AUS 134/3 in 27 overs

10.42 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Peter Handscomb, FOUR! Good execution by Handscomb. He moves towards his off stump and guides the length delivery on off, towards fine leg for a boundary. Dinesh Karthik gives it a chase and puts a dive but cannot stop the ball going away to the fence.  AUS 129/3 in 26.3 overs

10.38 IST: The atmosphere is electric at the Adelaide Oval

10.35 IST: Mohammed Shami to Shaun Marsh, FOUR! Bang off the middle of the bat. A fuller one on the pads and Marsh flicks this away in front of square. The fielder in the deep can't come around as it is timed to perfection by the batsman. The pressure built up has been removed. AUS 120/3 in 24.5 overs

10.30 IST

10.29 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, FOUR! Beautiful! Marsh charges down the track and gets to the length of this full ball and hits it straight behind the bowler for a boundary. AUS 115/3 in 23.4 overs

10.25 IST: Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, Shorter one on middle, Handscomb pulls this away to deep square leg. Karthik from deep fine leg runs to his left, dives and makes a good stop. Saves two runs for his team.

*Mohammed Shami is back into the attack, replacing Kuldeep Yadav.

10.20 IST: FOUR! 100 up for Australia It was short off-spinner outside off, Marsh rocks on to his back foot and punches it away in the air wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Poor delivery by Jadeja.

10.19 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, FOUR! A poor delivery from Kuldeep and Handscomb takes full toll. Short and wide outside off, cut away through point and there's no stopping that one. A boundary early on his innings should make him feel really good. AUS 97/3 in 21 overs

*Peter Handscomb walks in at number 5.

10.10 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, OUT! Run out! A moment of brilliance from Ravindra Jadeja! India pick up another one against the run of play. A flatter one outside off, cut away by Khawaja towards point. Jadeja moves quickly to his left and picks it up and throws it towards the non-striker's end stumps all in one motion. AUS 81/3 in 18.3 overs

*Jadeja replaces an errant Siraj

10.05 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, Edged and flies away wide of slip. Runs away fine for a couple of runs. It brings up the 50-run stand between these two.

10.02 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Shaun Marsh, FOUR That's two off the over. Another half-tracker from Siraj on middle and Usman rocks back and pulls it behind square leg for a boundary. 13 off this over, a great one the Aussies. AUS 74/2 in 16 overs

10.00 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Shaun Marsh, FOUR Short and wide outside off, cut away by Marsh. A nothing ball, Shaun goes after it and slashes hard. Has one hand off the handle in the end. The ball flies above point for a boundary. Surely a tactic from the Aussies to target the debutant. AUS 69/2 in 15.4 overs


09.50 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! The placement is very good on this one. On the shorter side of the length, on middle, Khawaja moves inside the line, positions himself for the pull and places it nicely through square leg. The fielder in the deep puts in a dive to his left but can't stop it. 11 runs off this over. AUS 57/2 in 14 overs

09.47 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Shaun Marsh, FOUR! This is a fast outfield, so the ball will race away. Siraj with a short ball but it doesn't bounce as much. Just sits up for Marsh who gets on top of the bounce and pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary. The 50 comes up for Australia. AUS 52/2 in 13.3 overs

09.42 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Shaun Marsh, Beaten! A length ball outside off from over the wicket. Marsh looks to cut it but is beaten by the ball as it skids on.

*Kuldeep from the other end

09.31 IST: Mohammed Siraj to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! On the pads this time flicked away nonchalantly by Khawaja. Should get him going this boundary. No chance of stopping that once it beat the square leg fielder.

*Debutant Siraj to bowl next

09.29 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Usman Khawaja, Great work from Kohli! A length ball outside off and Usman gets a thick outside edge and it runs towards gully where Kohli dives to his left and stops the ball well. Saves a single but this kind of effort lifts the bowler as well as the team.

*Shaun Marsh is out next.

09.24 IST: Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, OUT! GONE! Now Shami strikes and both the Australian openers are back in the pavilion. This is very good, banged in short and it's sharp. Takes Carey by surprise who is hurried into the pull. The ball goes off the top edge and balloons towards mid-wicket. Dhawan settles under it and takes a comfortable catch. Fantastic stuff here from the visitors, a good start for them in this encounter.

09.21 IST: FOUR! Shot. Look at the timing on that. So sweet from Alex Carey. It's quite full and hurled outside off, the opener just leans into it and caresses the drive through the covers for a boundary. AUS 26/1 in 7.3 overs

*Usman Khawaja walks in at number 3.

09.18 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Aaron Finch, OUT! Bowled 'em! Finch has been undone again and that is another failure for him. His bad form overall as well as at the Adelaide Oval continues. This one is hurled just outside off on a good length and moves into the right-handed batsman after landing. Finch who was defending and playing along the ground till now, looks to go over the top of mid off with a lofted shot but the ball takes the inside edge and goes on to knock the middle stump. If you remember the previous game too, he was bowled by Kumar with a similar ball coming in. Not a good shot from the skipper, especially when you are out of form. India strike early!

09.10 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Aaron Finch, Drops just short of Kumar on his followthrough. Looks like that one held a little on the pitch. Landed on off stump and Finch was ahead to push it back down the ground. It hits high on the bat and goes slightly in the air towards Bhuvneshwar but lands in front of him. Lucky for the skipper!

09.05 IST: Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, Beaten! Beauty from Shami. On a length outside off and shaping away after landing. Carey wanted to defend on the front foot but is beaten on the outside.

09.00 ISTBhuvneshwar Kumar to Alex Carey, Wide! Bhuvneshwar hurls this down the leg side. It is signalled wide by the umpire.

08.56 ISTMohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, Play and a miss! Much better from Shami, bowls this on a length outside off and takes it slightly away. Finch looks for the expansive drive but is beaten on the outside.

08.55 IST: Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey,  FOUR! First four of the day and what a flick it was to get it too. A nothing ball on the pads, easy pickings for Carey who just holds his balance and flicks it through square leg for a boundary. AUS 7/0 in 1.2 overs

08.54 IST: Shami to bowl from the other end

08.50 ISTBhuvneshwar Kumar to Alex Carey, Starts off with one on the pads, Carey flicks it away to deep fine leg for a single. Australia are off the mark.

08.49 IST: We are all set for the start of play here. The players are on the field and taking their positions. Kumar will start against Carey

08.45 IST

08.30 IST: Pitch Report- Brendon Julian with the pitch report feels the surface has a grass covering around 6 mm which has been cut short from the pitch used for the Test match. He also feels there will be good carry for the pacers. Adds that it has been low scoring in the past with an average of 240-250 batting first. Continues saying there are decent boundary sizes today with a smallest of 57 m. Reckons that the captain winning the toss will bat first and should look to score about 270-280.

08.27 IST: India skipper, Virat Kohli, says that they would have batted first as well, considering the conditions which are hot and humid. Hopes that the breeze will be there continuously. Reckons it's a great opportunity for them as they are under pressure to come back in the series. Adds that they have one change to their line-up with Mohammed Siraj replacing Khaleel Ahmed.

08.25 IST: Australia skipper, Aaron Finch, feels it is a good wicket and won't change much. Mentions that they don't want to change things too much from the previous game where they batted first and won. Informs that they do not have any changes in personnel.

08.21 IST: Here are the teams:

India XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.

Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jason Behrendorff.

08.20 ISTTOSS - Australia have won the toss and they elect to bat first!

08.00 IST: Hello and welcome to our live blog of the 2nd ODI between India vs Australia from Adelaide Oval.

Brief Preview: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's inability to set the pace during middle overs will remain a major cause of concern when India take on Australia in a do-or-die second ODI on Tuesday in their bid to keep the three-match series alive. Hardik Pandya's sudden suspension on disciplinary grounds has badly affected the balance of the batting order, which was apparent during team's 34-run defeat in the opening match despite vice-captain Rohit Sharma's 22nd hundred in the 50-over format. (Read Full Preview)


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