India vs Australia 2nd ODI 2020Hosts Australia, led by Steve Smith's batting masterclass, defeated India by 51 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Batting first, Australia managed to put up a daunting total yet again. David Warner and Aaron Finch laid the foundation by stitching a 142-run opening stand while Smith hammered a brisk 64-ball 104. Glenn Maxwell also stepped up again to smash 63 off just 29 deliveries as the hosts amassed 389-run total on the scoreboard.
In response, India started well with Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal. However, while catching up with required run-rate, wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals. Skipper Virat Kohli (89) and KL Rahul (76) tried saving India's sinking ship but the visitors fell short of the target at the SCG. In the end, India managed to post just 338 in 50 overs at the loss of nine wickets. |SCORECARD]
India vs Australia 2nd ODI: IND 338/9 in 50 overs vs AUS (389/4) Sydney
Australia win by 51 runs
17:11 IST: India manage to post just 338 runs as hosts Australia win the match by 51 runs to pocket the series.
17:15 IST: Zampa to Bumrah, OUT! India are shattering like a stack of cards! Zampa gets his second wicket as he traps a clueless Bumrah.
17:10 IST: Maxwell to Shami, OUT! India collapsing at the end. Maxwell takes a brilliant catch to send Shami back to the pavilion.
17:07 IST: Cummins to Hardik, OUT! Cummins strikes again to shake India. Removes Hardik to hit the final nail in the coffin.
17:03 IST: Cummins to Jadeja, OUT! A big blow for India just when Jadeja was looking in fine touch. He tries lofting it over long-off but the ball finds Glenn Maxwell. Jadeja departs after scoring 24 off 11.
17:00 IST: Starc to Jadeja, SIX! Jadeja pulling off something incredible. The left-hander smashes Starc over deep square leg. 18 runs come off Starc's over but India still need 69 off the last 24 deliveries.
16: 58 IST: Starc to Jadeja, SIX! Jadeja punishes Starc as the ball sails over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
16:56 IST: Starc to Hardik, No Ball! Hardik Pandya gets caught by Labuschagne but it appears to be a no-ball. He gets a lifeline. The match's not over yet!
16:54 IST: India need 87 off the last five overs as Mitchell Starc comes back into the attack.
16:49 IST: Cummins to Jadeja, FOUR! Jadeja hitting it from the word go. He pulls it to square leg for a boundary. It's the Jadeja-Hardik pair in the middle yet again.
16:44 IST: Zampa to Rahul, OUT! A big blow for India as a well-set Rahul walks back to the pavilion. He top-edges it to Hazlewood at third man and it's Zampa who strikes in a crunch situation. Things are looking tough for India now.
16:42 IST: Zampa to Rahul, SIX! Rahul looking in sublime touch. He hammers it straight down the ground fo a maximum. Hold onto your hat!
16:39 IST: Cummins to Hardik, FOUR! Hardik dispatches the short ball, pulls it over deep square leg for four. Indian fans must be hoping to see a few more boundaries at this stage.
16:34 IST: Hazlewood to Rahul, SIX! Rahul putting his foot on the accelerator now. A much-needed six for India when the required run-rate has reached over 15. Rahul, Hardik need to gather 120 runs in the last eight overs to keep India alive in the series.
16:21 IST: Cummins to Rahul, SIX! 50 for KL Rahul! What a way to bring it. He smashes it over deep mid-wicket. A sensible knock by the right-hander when his team needed someone to stick in the middle.
16:18 IST: Starc to Rahul, SIX! Rahul whacks the short ball over deep square leg for a maximum. Both the batsmen have opted the ariel route to catch up with required run-rate.
16:13 IST: Hazlewood to Hardik, SIX! That's the first six for Pandya. Can he repeat his previous game's performance?
16:04 IST: Hazlewood to Kohli, OUT! Australia get the man they wanted. The Indian skipper falls short of a century as Moises Henriques takes a stunner at short mid-wicket. Kohli departs after scoring a top-class 89. Hardik Pandya walks in next.
15:55 IST: Adam Zampa is back into the attack. He's still in search for his first wicket.
Interesting game. King Kohli and KLass Rahul can set it up nicely with Hardik to come 🤞 #AUSvsIND— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) November 29, 2020
15:50 IST: Hazlewood to Rahul, FOUR! That's the Rahul everyone saw in the IPL. Consecutive fours for the KXIP skipper as he moves closer to his half-century.
15: 46 IST: Henriques to Rahul, SIX! Rahul joins the bandwagon. Unperturbed by Henriques' pace, Rahul sails it over square leg for a maximum.
15:44 IST: Starc to Kohli, FOUR! A much-needed boundary for the visitors and it has come off the skipper's willow. Kohli again uses Starc's pace to steer the ball towards deep backward point for a four.
15:35 IST: Just three came off Starc's over and the required run-rate has now sky-rocketed as almost 10. A few boundaries might be on their way.
15: 24 IST: Starc to Kohli, SIX! Kohli flaunts his class and flicks Starc's pace over the rope with just an elegant flick. That's what he's known far.
The ability to accumulate runs even when you’re not a 100% on top of your game. That’s the hallmark of a top player. Well played, Kohli. Make it big....make it count. 🇮🇳 needs a big Kohli ton. #AusvInd— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 29, 2020
15:22 IST: Kohli and Rahul dealing with singles at the moment. There's still a long way to go. The Men in Blue need 227 runs from 24 overs now. All eyes on 'King Kohli' to add another century under his belt. He's batting on 64.
15:10 IST: Henriques to Iyer, OUT! A big blow for India who were trying to not lose a wicket at this stage. Iyer loses his wicket against a slower ball while trying to hit it over mid-wicket. Rahul comes in next to join Kohli.
15:07 IST: Zampa to Kohli, FOUR! The Indian skipper reaches to his fifty with a sweep. It's his 59th ODI half-century. The Kohli-Iyer duo is keeping India in the contest.
15:05 IST: Zampa to Iyer, FOUR! Iyer complimenting Kohli well. He drives it over mid-wicket to keep up with the climbing run-rate.
14:55 IST: India looking to rebuild the innings and making a promising case of making this colossal chase happen in Sydney. Virat Kohli will remain key in this chase. He has been playing with more caution today.
14: 38 IST: Cummins to Kohli, FOUR! Angles it in. The ball takes the outside edge and goes all the way towards the third-man fence.
14:37 IST: Cummins to Kohli, FOUR! Straight drive and it's a four for the captain
14:36 IST: Zampa to Iyer, FOUR! Cut away elegantly for a boundary through backward point
14:31 IST: Cummins to Kohli, SIX! Short and pulled away for six over backward square leg
14:14 IST: Cummins to Mayank, OUT! Looks to drive the ball against, but the cross0-seam delivery takes the outside edge and the keeper takes it comfortably behind. He departs for 22.
14:09 IST: Hazlewood to Dhawan, OUT! Fuller delivery, but Dhawan miscues it as Starc takes the catch comfortably at mid-on. He departs for 30. Virat Kohli walks in.
14:03 IST: Cummins to Mayank, FOUR! Length ball and Mayank beautifully and powerfully drives it through covers. Times another drive impressively in the third ball for a boundary as well.
13:59 IST: Hazlewood to Dhawan, FOUR! Off cutter and Dhawan pulls it comfortably through midwicket for a boundary.
13:56 IST: Starc to Dhawan, FOUR! Short and wide and Dhawan ramps it over backward point for a boundary. Another yorker and Dhawan scores a four again.
13:55 IST: Starc to Dhawan, FOUR! Yorker angled into the leg side. Dhawan gets the edge and the ball dances it way to the fine leg fence.
13:50 IST: Slight delay in play as David Warner incurs an injury while fielding. He walks off the field.
13:34 IST: Starc to Mayank, FOUR! Leg side ball and batsman punches it through midwicket for a four.
13:02 IST: Back-to-back sixes from Maxwell and Australia finish with 389 for four at the end of 50 overs
12:54 IST: Bumrah to Labuschagne, OUT! Something for India at last. Hits the fuller ball straight to Myank at mid-off. He departs for 870
12:52 IST: Bumrah to Labuschagne, FOUR! Shuffles across and scoops it over short fine leg fr a four.
12:50 IST: Shami to Maxwell, FOUR! Down the off side and Maxwell reverse ramps it to the third man region for a four. Shami tightens the length, but Maxwell executes the same shot for a second boundary.
12:43 IST: Bumrah to Maxwell, SIX! Leg cutter and Maxwell gets down on one knee to muscle it over covers for a six.
12:36 IST: Bumrah to Labuschagne, FOUR! Yorker onto the stumps and Labuschagne drills it out with one hand to force it through the off side for a boundary.
12:32 IST: Hardik Pandya has gone back to the dressing room after his fourth over. India will be hoping for no more injury concern.
12:27 IST: Pandya to Labuschagne, FOUR! Cut away to the third-man fence and fifty up for the batsman. The fourth Aussie today to score a half-century or more.
12:26 IST: Jadeja to Maxwell, FOUR! Shuffles across to pull it over backward square for a boundary. And then in the next ball as well. This time to the third-man region.
12:16 IST: Hardik to Smith, OUT! Wide off the off stump and Smith reaches out to edge it straight to the fielder at slip.
12:14 IST: STEVE SMITH SCORES BACK-TO-BACK ton. His 11th in ODI.
12:11 IST: Chahal to Smith, SIX! Dances down the track and dispatches it straight into the stands behind the bowler for six.
12:08 IST: Bumrah to Smith, FOUR! Absolute masterclass!! Hops and flicks tha ball through bacwatrd square region for a four.
12:06 IST: Bumrah to Smith, BACK-TO-BACK FOUR! Gives the width and Smith slices the first ball through point. Bumrah slows down the next. Smith waits and cuts it down to the third man fence.
12:03 IST: Shami to Smith, FOUR! Yorker onto the stumps. Smith makes room and powers it through the gaps down the covers for a four. Imperious!
12:00 IST: Shami to Smith, FOUR! Overpitched around off and Smith punches it powerfully through covers for a four.
11:56 IST: Hardik Pandya is back as a bowler it seems. Is now into his second over. He is bowling for the first time since Sepetmber 2019.
11:45 IST: There is the sixth bowler - Mayank Agarwal.
11:43 IST: Steve Smith too scores his fifty, once again a second consecutive against India. Smith becomes the second player after Kane Williamson to hit five successive fifty-plus scores against India in ODIs.
11:39 IST: Saini to Labuschagne, FOUR! Length ball well wide and Labuschagne drives it elegantly through covers for a four.
11:26 IST: Saini to Smith, FOUR! Angled down to the leg side, but Smith leans to drive it through mid-on for a boundary. And then again, this time drifts it behind to the fine-leg fence for a four.
11:21 IST: Jadeja to Smith, SIX! Slog sweeps the fuller ball over midwicket. Just impressive stuff from Smith.
11:06 IST: Time for India to capitalise with two new batters at the crease.
11:04 IST: Warner RUN OUT! Iyer stupendous from the deep to get the big fish for 83.
11:01 IST: Shami to Smith, FOUR! Fuller onto the middle stump and Smith punches ith down the ground for a straight drive.
10:53 IST: Shami to Finch, OUT! Finally the big breakthrough! Fullish ball onto the leg side and Finch gets to square the ball through the on side. But the ball skies off the top edge to balloons off to Kohli at mid-off.
10:45 IST: Chahal to Finch, SIX! Slogged over midwicket and dispatched into the stands for a six. What a way to bring up his second consecutive fifty!
10:43 IST: Chahal to Warner, FOUR! Swept away through backward square leg.
10:32 IST: Chahal to Warner, SIX! Charges down and launches it over long-on for a six.
10:31 IST: For the first time in their ODI history, India have conceded 100 runs without a wicket in three consecutive ODI games
10:21 IST: OHHH DEAR!!! Was it a runout? Low full toss, punches it to the covers. Warner takes off but is sent back. Kohli fumbles and then throws it to KL Rahul. Warner in by just a millimetre.
10:19 IST: Bumrah to Finch, FOUR! Half volley and Finch punches it through the covers for an impressive boundary. 12 off Bumrah's fourth over.
10:17 IST: Bumrah to Finch, FOUR! Short and pulled it away for a boundary through midwicket.
10:03 IST: Fifty up for Warner, second successive in the series.
10:01 IST: Chahal to Warner, BACK-TO-BACK boundaries. Second ball walloped for a six over midwicket and then slapped through the covers in the next ball.
09:58 IST: End of the powerplays and Australia still wicketless. This is the fifth time in a row that India have failed to get a wicket in the PP - 54/0 vs NZ Hamilton, 52/0 vs NZ Auckland, 65/0 vs NZ Mount Maunganui, 51/0 vs Aus Sydney, 59/0 vs Aus Sydney
09:56 IST: OHHHH! Missed it Jadeja! Tight line down the off side and the ball takes the outside edge to fly off to Jadeja at backward point.
09:54 IST: Saini to Finch, FOUR! Skips down the ground and ramps it over long-off for a boundary. The Aussies seem to be targetting Saini, having already milked 25 runs in 14 balls.
09:54 IST: Warner-Finch stands in last nine ODIs against India: 70, 231, 66, 61, 258*, 20, 18, 156, 51*
09:52 IST: Fifty partnership up for Finch and Warner - their fifth against India. They have four 100-plus stand as well.
09:48 IST: Shami to Warner, FOUR! Gives the width and Warner ramps it over covers for a four.
09:48 IST: Shami to Warner, FOUR! Picks up the length easily and punches it through midwicket for a boundary
09:47 IST: With Saini struggling against the wind, Aakash Chopra wants Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl one over in the powerplays
So...the attempt is to get Bumrah and Shami bowl with the wind. Not a bad idea to give your best bowlers some help....but that also means that Saini is running into a strong wind. And he is struggling. Might as well get an over of Chahal in the PP overs. #AusvInd— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 29, 2020
09:42 IST: Saini to Warner, FOUR! Crams it to the leg side, but Warner shifts to make room and drives it powerfully through the covers for a boundary. Ominous signs here!
09:41 IST: Saini to Warner, FOUR! Pitched up and a little bit wide. Warner was waiting for that and he launches it straight over the bowler for a boundary.
09:31 IST: Saini to Warner, SIX! Change in bowling and Warner reaps the reward. Pulls it over midwicket for a six.
09:28 IST: Bumrah to Finch, FOUR! Finally! Whipped off his pads and over backward square leg for a boundary.
09:27 IST: The two pacers are using the new ball well, cutting off the scoring option for the Aussie openers who managed just one boundary in 22 balls now.
09:25 IST: Aakash Chopra feels India will get a wicket with the new ball.
A wicket with the new ball....you can almost smell it in Mumbai. Thousands of miles away. 🤞 #AusvInd— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 29, 2020
09:15 IST: Shami goes around the wicket. Bowling into the off stump and not giving Warner much room. The Broad strategy!
09:13 IST: Shami to Warner, FOUR! Square of the wicket. Slight width and he elegantly cut it through cover for a boundary.
09:10 IST: Aaron Finch and David Warner head to the middle. They stitched a 150-plus stand in the previous game. Both are in ominous form with the skipper scoring a century. Mohammed Shami starts the attack. He had taken three wickets in the last game.
08:52 IST: So here is the playing XI for the two sides...
08:50 IST: India skipper Virat Kohli: Bit rusty in the first game, no excuses. After the 30 over mark, the bodies started to stiffen up. The second half was very encouraging. We can take a lot of positives from that. We are playing the same XI.
08:47 IST: Australia captain Aaron Finch: We are going to bat. Stoinis is out, a little bit of niggle. Moises Henriques replaces him. It's the overs he can give us. The wicket can get slower as the game goes on.
08:45 IST: TOSS TIME: Australia win toss and have opted to bat first again.
08:42 IST: Hello and welcome back for the 2nd ODI. Will India make any changes to their XI after the 66-run defeat?
Brief Preview: There was no Rohit Sharma on Friday. India had opened with a new pair. But it was the bowling that hurt India the most amid the absence of a sixth option. Skipper Virat Kohli even rued the absence while pointing out the presence of two all-rounders in Australia's XI. With limited resources in hand, India aim to find the right balance and keep the series alive. [FULL PREVIEW]