India vs Australia 2019, 2nd ODI: LIVE cricket score of India vs Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur, News, latest updates, live streaming, coverage and highlights
India vs Australia 2019, 2nd ODI: cricket score of India vs Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur, News, latest updates, streaming, coverage and highlights

And the innings in general? Well starts for Finch, Khawaja, Marsh, Handscomb, Stoinis and Carey – even if one had batted through, the tourists would have won. They kept getting small and meaningful stands but nothing which could threaten India for a long period of time.

At the toss, Kohli said that he expected indifferent bounce to follow as the game went deep and that is exactly what happened. Australia were going at a good rate but suddenly the batsmen became cautious and eventually the wickets started to fall. No one was set out there and after the opening stand of 83, they had three partnerships in excess of 30 – but none crossing 50.

251 was what the target was, for Australia. Definitely a tough one to chase at the toss. But given the way India were batting in the middle stages, the visitors would feel that they were chasing 20-30 runs less. And then, Finch and Khawaja staged an 83-run opening stand which probably kept the dressing room composed. But, there was drama to follow.

End of a topsy-turvy battle and India have come out on top again. They choked Australia or let us put it this way, the Aussies choked themselves and eventually got themselves into a rut. With 33 needed from 33 balls with 5 wickets in hand, you back the chasing side to win but perhaps it did not back itself.

9:29 pm IST: And that’s the game! Vijay Shankar holds his nerve and knocks over Adam Zampa as Australia are all out for 242, losing to India (250) by 8 runs

9:25 pm IST: Vijay Shankar to Marcus Stoinis. out, lbw b Vijay Shankar. Australia have lost their ninth wicket. And Stoinis is dismissed first ball! Not shockingly, he takes the review. Looks dead plumb.

9:18 pm IST: Mohammed Shami’s final over goes for nine runs. sends . Nathan Lyon finds a boundary towards fine leg and its 11 off 6 with Vijay Shankar to bowl

8:58 pm IST: Jasprit Bumrah back to bowl the 46th over and he casltes Nathan Coulter-Nile. Australia 223/7, needed 28 off 28 balls. And removes finds the edge of Pat Cummins as well. MS Dhoni takes a tumbling catch. Australia eight down now.

8:51 pm IST: Kuldeep Yadav comes back strongly. He castles Alex Carey for 22. His third wicket of the night, but it’s muted celebration, Run a ball situation here for Australia. Marcus Stoinis key for the visitors. 33 needed off 33. Australia 218/6

8:40 pm IST: 15 runs of that Kuleep Yadav over. Two fours from Alex Carey and a massive six off by Marcus Stoinis. 200 up for Australia. Australia 207/5 in 43 overs

8:20 pm IST: What a magnificent piece of fielding this from Ravindra Jadeja. That is surely the turning point of match. Australia lose well set Peter Handscomb for 48. The man who was playing so well, the batsman who Australia would have wanted to be there till the end is dismissed by a run out. The last thing that the visitors would have wanted. But let us give credit to the fielder there. That was exceptional stuff by Jadeja. He has a rocket arm and is lightning quick in the field and both those qualities were on display there. Peter guides this towards point and hesitates before taking off for a run. That hesitation has probably cost him as Jadeja in that position is quick to the ball, he picks it up quickly and hits bull’s eye at the non-striker’s end. The Indians appeal but the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that PH has to walk back. So just as the runs started to come between the two, a wicket has fallen. India back on top now.

8:01 pm IST: Drinks break and Australia reach 152/4 in 35 overs, needing 99 from 96 balls. Peter Handscomb (36*) and Marcus Stoinis (11*) are slowly rebuilding their innings and the chase still is in their hands, even through the run-rate has gone over six runs per over.

7:40 pm IST: Big wicket for Kuldeep Yadav!Kuldeep Yadav has got the Big Show. The good passage of play has brought about the wicket India wanted. However, there is not a lot Maxwell could have done about that delivery. This was short and on middle, Maxwell goes back and looks to pull. The ball though does not bounce at all and it goes under the bat and hits the middle pole. India on top now. 119 more needed with 6 wickets in hand. 129 balls more left.

6:59 pm IST: 100 up for Australia in the 20th over. Peter Handscomb 10*, Shaun Marsh 11*

6:46 pm IST: Another one falls! One brings two and that is just the case for India here. The golden-arm, Jadhav strikes. Poor shot to be honest. This is bowled full and wide outside off. Khawaja walks across and looks to whip it across the line and against the turn. The ball takes the leading edge and goes straight into the hands of Kohli at extra cover. He takes it. The crowd here erupts and India are ecstatic. Both the set batsmen back in the hit. Two new batsmen now, Australia needed one of the set batsmen to play long as it is not going to be easy for the new batsman here. India will now look to build on this. Australia 86/2

6:40 pm IST: Wicket for Kuldeep Yadav. He traps the Australian skipper Aaron Finch for 37. The opening stand comes to an end at 83. Shaun Marsh walks in to join Usman Khawaja.! The change of ends has done the trick for Kuldeep. He has provided exactly what India needed, the breakthrough. That was plumb in front. It was too full to sweep and Finch still goes for it. He misses, the ball turns back in and hits the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger. Finch walks upto his partner and has a chat but then opts not to review. He is dismissed after getting a start. Hawk Eye shows the ball to be clipping the top of off stump, so umpire’s call will stay. His partnership with Khawaja has got Australia off to a good start. 168 more needed.

6:28 pm IST: Kuldeep Yadav into the attack in the 11th over and Aaron Finch finds his range. a big six over deep mid-wicket. Eight runs of the over. Australia 77/0 in 11

6:20 pm IST: Another four for Usman Khawaja as he moves to 28. That’s 50 up for Australia as well in the 10th over – the first of Vijay Shankar. Very expensive over this 13 runs off it. Australia 60/0 in 10

6:12 pm IST: Ravindra Jadeja introduced in to the attack as early as the seventh over and he concedes just a single. Austrlaia openers Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja have added 37 runs so far for the opening wicket. Finch is on 14* and Khawaja on 17*.

So this happened:

5:53 pm IST: Decent start for India as Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja take Australia to 20/o in three overs


Now then 251 one is the target! Not going to be an easy chase this for the Australians. The wicket is on the slower side and there is turn for the spinners. The visitors will have to bat really well here. Will the Indians go 2-0 up or will the visitors level the series? Join us in a while to find out.

For Australia, Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers. He was given the responsibility of bowling with the new ball. Did well then and was also excellent at the death. Lyon was economical. Zampa was poor in initially but pulled things back well in the end. Nathan Coulter-Nile though had a day to forget as he was wayward and expensive.

Zampa then got rid of Dhoni and Jadhav in one over itself. The Australia bowlers also managed to pull things back but India still had Kohli at one end. He went onto to score a brilliant ton. Jadeja played the perfect foil to him and the two added yet another handy stand. However, when the time came to accelerate, the latter perished. Kohli too followed him and then the tail failed to contribute a lot. From 238 for 6 in the 46th over, the hosts have been bundled out for 250.

A decent bowling effort from the Australian side. They will be happy with where they are at the moment but India too won’t be very disappointed. However, they would feel they could have done better after Vijay Shankar and Virat Kohli’s 81-run stand. The joined association after the Australians got rid of Rayudu, Dhawan and Rohit pretty quickly. The Indians were in a spot of bother at 75 for three but then Shankar and Kohli played themselves in. The former, once he got his eye in, started to accelerate. He looked really good out there and when he was batting, India looked well on course for 280. However, he fell in a very unfortunate manner and that changed the course of the game.

4: 56 pm IST: Nathan Coulter-nile to Jasprit Bumrah. OUT b Nathan Coulter-Nile. India have been bowled out.

4: 53 pm IST: TIMBER! Four-fer for Cummins! The slower one has done in Kuldeep completely. It is on the leg stump, Yadav shuffles way too across and tries to flick but is quite early into the stroke. He misses and the ball hits the stumps behind.

4: 49 pm IST: Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli. out, OUT! Straight to the fielder! The best bowler for Australia today, gets the best batsman for India. Kohli can’t believe it as he stands there, looks down and then turns and starts walking back. He walks back dejected but to a standing ovation by the crowd here and he deserves it. A brilliant innings from him. He falls prey to the short ball which he pulls nicely but does not get the desired distance. Sotinis at deep square leg takes a good sliding catch. Cummins gets his third and that too at the right time. Australia will now hope to keep India are 265.

4: 37 pm IST:Jadeja perishes in the attempt to up the ante! However, he has played a good supporting role here. So the dropped catch has not cost a lot. Cummins bowls the slower one and on off. The idea of the shot was not wrong as Jadeja looked to go over mid off. He got it off the bottom though. It lobs towards mid off and Khawaja there takes it after taking a few steps back. A handy 67-run stand for India comes to an end.

4: 34 pm IST: DROPPED! That should have been taken! A little short and on middle, Jadeja goes back and pulls it. It is not off the middle and it is to the right of Stoinis at deep mid-wicket. He runs to his right and gets two hands to it but fails to hang on. The batsmen take two. How costly will this prove? Had he taken this, Australia would have been into the bowlers then.

4: 29 pm IST: 40th ODI hundred for Virat Kohli off 107 balls. India 226/6 in 43.3

4: 19 pm IST: 2000 ODI runs for Ravindra Jadeja. He becomes only the third Indian player in ODIs to complete the double of 2000 ODI runs and 150 wickets. India 210/6 in 41.1

4: 07 pm IST: Virat Kohli moves in to the 80 with his 8th boundary of the match. Ravindra Jadeja and Kohli have managed to get things back for India after a brief wobble that saw them lose 3 wickets for just 15 wickets. India 196/6 in 37.4

3: 47 pm IST: OUT! Two-in-two for Zampa and the two batsmen who steered India home in the last game, are dismissed. out, Excellent captaincy as Finch brought in the slip fielder for the new batsman but you can also question the shot here. Zampa bowls it flatter and outside off, it pitches and turns away a little. Dhoni looks to guide it towards third man but there is not a lot of width on offer. The ball takes the outside edge and flies towards Khawaja at first slip. He too takes a sharp catch to his right. Australia now into the bowling all-rounders

3: 45 pm IST: Adam Zampa removes Kedar Jadhav for 11. India five down for 171. The hero of the last game, fails to make an impact here. Adam floats it up outside off, once again it is very full. That though plays in the advantage of the bowler as the batsman looks to go over covers. He fails to get underneath the ball and hence, does not get the desired elevation. Ends up hitting it flat and hard towards cover where Finch takes a sharp catch. Australia crawling their way back into the game and a much-needed wicket for Zampa as this should give him confidence now.

3: 31 pm IST: What an unfortunate way to to go. Vijay Shankar is run-out at the non-strikers’ end after Adam Zampa gets his fingertips to a powerful hit Kohli drive en route to the stumps. Shankar, who was backing up, had no chance to make his ground. Nevertheless, it was a fluent 46 off 41 balls by the Tamil Nadu batsman. India 154/4 in 29 overs

3: 26 pm IST: You have got be impressed with Vijay Shankar’s batting. Terrific this from the Tamil Nadu player and he hits the first six off the match over deep mid-wicket with authority off Marcus Stoinis. India 145/3 in 27.1

3: 15 pm IST: 50th ODI fifty for Virat Kohli as India move to 124/3. Vijay Shankar at the other end is batting really well and showing the world what he can do with the bat. India 124/3

2: 57 pm IST: 100 up for India in the 21st over. Kohli inching towards another 50 while Vijay Shankar, promoted up the order ahead of MS Dhoni, has so far looked comfortable in the middle. India 102/3 in 20.4

2: 45 pm IST: The goat Nathan Lyon strikes and that’s a big breakthrough for Australia. Peach of delivery from the off spinner and Rayudu is trapped in front for 18. India take the review but a useless one as it looked out the moment the ball crashed on to the pads. India 77/3 in 17

2:30 pm IST: That’s 50 up for India in the 13th over. Virat Kohli seems to have assessed the pace of the pitch and seems to in little trouble in the middle. India 52/2 in 13

2:18 pm IST: 10 overs done and dusted. India 39/2 and it sure is early indications on how the pitch will play later on. Will Australia rue their decision to bowl first or will they be able to restrict India to a lotal. But Virat Kohli is still in the middle and looking in good touch. He is unbeaten on 16 and Ambati Rayudu is not out on 1.


2:11 pm IST: WICKET! Spin introduced as early as the 7th over and Glenn Maxwell strikes in his second over. Shikhar Dhawan is trapped in front for 21. Australia went upstairs to challenge on-filed umpire’s not out call and they win the review. IND 39/2 in 9

1:50 pm IST: Virat Kohli is up and running. Two top shots for two fours off Nathan Coulter-Nile. First was a picture-perfect straight drive off a slightly pitched up delivery and the second a flick in front for square with the bottom-hand coming in to play. Ominous signs these. IND 16/1 in 4

1: 41 pm IST: Some respite in the second over for India as Shikhar Dhawan opens his account with a four towards the legside. Seven runs off the over by Nathan Coulter-Nile. IND 7/1 in 2

1: 37 pm IST: WICKET! Off the last ball off the first over, Pat Cummins has Rohit Sharma at third man for a six-ball duck. Cramped for room and beaten by pace also it seems. Rohit tried to break the shackles early but that was the wrong delviery to go after. IND 0/1 in 1

1:30 pm IST: And we are underway. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are out in the middle for India. Pat Cummins has the new ball for Austrlaia


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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2nd ODI of the five-match series between India and Australia Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur on Tuesday. (ALSO READ: With a little help, MS Dhoni 2.0 vital to India s World Cup)

They are being spoken of as potential 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup winners and favourites for this five-match series, and the underlying truth of their six-wicket win in Saturday s opening ODI is that India did not actually play to their absolute potential, and yet ended up winners by a good margin. (ALSO READ: Dominant India seek improvement to extend lead over Australia)

That is credit to India s bowlers and a 141-run partnership between Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni, as well as to Australia s struggles as an ODI team. As Virat Kohli put it after the Hyderabad win, it was a difficult sort of game but one from which India rolled out handsome winners.

As the series shifts to Nagpur for the second ODI on Tuesday, Australia have to find a way to hurt India.

With due respect to Australia for their 2-0 series win over India in the T20Is last week, their loss in the opening ODI was a reminder of the team s batting frailties and their status as No 6 in the format. On an up-and-down Hyderabad surface, only Usman Khawaja got to 50 and several aborted starts meant that Australia ended on 236, which in the end proved at least 20 runs short.

Australia will need far more to challenge India s batting depth, which came to the fore from 99/4 as Jadhav and Dhoni scripted a match-winning stand.

Less than three months remain for the start of the World Cup, and defending champions Australia have plenty to do.