India vs Australia, Highlights 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni Star As India Beat Australia To Level Series 1-1
India vs Australia 2nd ODI: India registered a six-wicket win against Australia in the second ODI to level the 3-match series 1-1.
Virat Kohli produced a sublime 104-run knock as India defeated Australia by six wickets in the second One-day International (ODI) in Adelaide on Tuesday to level the three-match series 1-1. Riding on the 39th century from the skipper, India also registered the second highest successful run-chase at the Adelaide Oval. Chasing a tricky target of 299, India got off to a solid start with openers Shikhar Dhawan (32) and Rohit Sharma (43) contributing 47 runs for the first wicket. Rohit, then recorded a crucial 54-run partnership with Kohli, keeping India's run-chase on course. After the departure of Rohit, Kohli then strung a 59-run partnership with Ambati Rayudu for the third wicket. Rayudu was looking in good touch but got out for 24 after playing a poor shot against part-timer Glenn Maxwell. But Kohli held the Indian run-chase together from one end. He along with MS Dhoni added 82 runs for the fourth wicket, taking India closer to the target. Towards the end, Dhoni (55 not out) along with Dinesh Karthik (25 not out) took India across the line with four balls to spare. The Australian bowlers had a poor outing as none of them were able to make any real impact. Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell managed a wicket apiece. (SCORECARD)
Highlights Between India vs Australia 2nd ODI, straight from Adelaide.
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India win the second ODI by 6 wickets. Level the three-match series 1-1.
India edge past Australia in Adelaide to level the series!— ICC (@ICC) January 15, 2019
Virat Kohli's 104 guides the chase to win by six wickets with four balls remaining.#AUSvIND scorecard https://t.co/cU6nhMe2xE pic.twitter.com/nnWMKHlJwv
16:45 IST: MS Dhoni takes a quick single and India chase down the taket with 4 balls to spare.
16:43 IST: Six and 50 for MS Dhoni! Colossal strike from Dhoni and the ball goes over the fence. India need one more run to win.
16:42 IST: MS Dhoni takes a single on the final ball off Marcus Stoinis' over. India require another 7 runs from 6 deliveries.
16:41 IST: Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni take three runs on the fifth ball as India close in on the target. India require another 8 runs off 7 deliveries.
16:34 IST: A couple of runs to end the over from Jason Behrendorff. MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik collect nine runs from it. India now require another 16 runs from 12 balls remaining.
16:28 IST: FOUR! Dinesh Karthik gets the crucial boundary for India. Short-pitched delivery from Marcus Stoinis and Karthik pulls the ball in style to collect his second boundary of the match. IND 272-4 after 46.4 overs.
16:23 IST: Another excellent over for the Indian team. 10 runs including a boundary from it. India now require another 34 runs off 24 balls with six wickets remaining. IND 265-4 after 46 overs.
16:16 IST: Six and 250 up for India! MS Dhoni goes for the big hit and finds the middle of the bat. Deposits Nathan Lyon's delivery over deep mid-wicket to collect his first six of the match. IND 252-4 after 44.3 overs.
16:10 IST: OUT! Jhye Richardson gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli. Trying to go for the big hit, Kohli fails to time the ball. Glenn Maxwell takes a good catch in the deep. Kohli walks back after scoring 104 runs. India require another 57 runs to win with 37 balls remaining.
15:58 IST: 100 for Virat Kohli! What a knock this has been from the Indian skipper. Leading the team from the front. Scores his 39th century in ODI cricket. Picks up a couple of runs and reaches the three-figure mark off just 107 deliveries. Scores his 24th century while chasing.
15:52 IST: India collect eight runs from Peter Siddle's seventh over. Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are looking quite comfortable at the moment. India require another 75 runs from 54 deliveries with seven wickets remaining.
15:38 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli finishes off Marcus Stoinis' over with a cracking boundary. Hits the ball through point region to collect his fifth boundary of the match. Kohli has now moved into the nineties. IND 209-3 after 38 overs.
15:32 IST: 200 up for India! Virat Kohli pushes the ball in the mid-wicket region and takes a couple of runs as India reach the 200-run mark in 36.4 overs for the loss of three wickets.
15:31 IST: SIX! Excellent from Virat Kohli. Takes a couple of steps down the track against Nathan Lyon and deposits the ball over the long-off fence. IND 198-3 after 36.1 overs.
15:22 IST: SIX! Virat Kohli goes down town. This time hits Jason Behrendorff over long-on fence to collect his first six of the match. Brilliant timing on that occasion from the Indian skipper. IND 179-3 after 33.5 overs.
15:20 IST: FOUR! Excellent timing and placement on that occasion from Virat Kohli. Hits Jason Behrendorff through cover region to collect his third boundary of the match.
15:08 IST: OUT! Glenn Maxwell gets the much-needed breakthrough for Australia. Dismisses Ambati Rayudu on 24. The 59-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Rayudu also comes to an end. Trying to clear the fence, Rayudu fails to time the ball. Marcus Stoinis takes a good catch in the deep. IND 160-3 after 30.4 overs.
15:06 IST: 50 for Virat Kohli! Another powerful performance from the Indian skipper. Kohli has led the Indian run-chase from the front. Scores his 49th fifty in ODI cricket.
15:02 IST: 150 up for India! Ambati Rayudu (21) goes over the in-field and takes a couple of runs. India cross the 150-run mark in 29.2 overs. Virat Kohli is batting on 47 alongside Rayudu. India require another 149 runs from 124 deliveries and 8 wickets remaining.
14:51 IST: Glenn Maxwell concedes five runs in his first over. Both Virat Kohli (43) and Ambati Rayudu (16) are looking quite comfortable at the moment. India require another 157 runs from 138 deliveries with eight wickets remaining. IND 142-2 after 27 overs.
14:43 IST: Bowling change for Australia! Nathan Lyon comes back in to replace Peter Siddle. IND 126-2 after 24 overs.
14:34 IST: Tight over from Marcus Stoinis comes to an end. Just three runs from it. Change in bowling for Australia as well. Peter Siddle comes back into the attack. IND 114-2 after 22 overs.
14:28 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end over from Marcus Stoinis. Ambati Rayudu cleverly plays the ball between the wicket-keeper and gully fielder to collect four runs. Opens his account with a boundary. IND 108-2 after 20 overs.
14:20 IST: OUT! Rohit Sharma goes for the pull against Marcus Stoinis but fails to time the ball. Peter Handscomb in the deep takes an excellent catch. Stoinis strikes in his first over. Sharma walks back after scoring 43 runs. IND 101-2 after 17.5 overs.
14:19 IST: 100 up for India! Rohit Sharma his the ball to fine-leg fielder and completes an easy single. 100 comes up for India in 17.3 overs.
14:15 IST: SIX! Effortless from Rohit Sharma. Hits Nathan Lyon over deep mid-wicket to collect his second six of the match. Excellent timing on that occasion from Sharma. IND 96-1 after 16.5 overs.
14:04 IST: FOUR! Excellent timing on that occasion from Virat Kohli. Full length delivery from Peter Siddle and Kohli hits the ball straight down the ground to collect four runs. IND 78-1 after 13.5 overs.
14:02 IST: SIX! Effortless from Rohit Sharma. Pulls Peter Siddle in style to collect his first maximum of the match. IND 73-1 after 13.2 overs.
13:57 IST: FOUR! Brilliant from Virat Kohli. Punches Jhye Richardson through covers to collect his first boundary of the match. Excellent placement from Kohli on that occasion. IND 62-1 after 11.5 overs.
13:51 IST: 10 overs are up and Australia have brought in off-spinner Nathan Lyon into the attack. He replaces Peter Siddle. IND 53-1 after 10 overs.
13:45 IST: 50 up for India after 8.4 overs! Rohit Sharma is batting on 12 alongside Virat Kohli (1). India require another 259 runs off 248 deliveries with nine wickets remaining.
13:41 IST: OUT! Quickfire knock from Shikhar Dhawan comes to an end. Jason Behrendorff gets the breakthrough for Australia. Dhawan tries to go over the top but fails to time the ball. Usman Khawaja completes a simple catch at mid off. Dhawan walks back after scoring 32 runs. IND 47-1 after 7.4 overs.
13:39 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan is looking unstoppable at the moment. Another boundary for the left-hander. Hits Jason Behrendorff over covers to collect his fifth boundary of the match.
13:29 IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Shikhar Dhawan. This time he cuts Jhye Richardson's delivery to collect four runs. The ball reaches the fence in no time. Dhawan is looking quite confident at the moment. IND 31-1 after 5.2 overs.
13:26 IST: FOUR! Beautiful cover drive from Shikhar Dhawan on that occasion. Over pitched delivery from Jason Behrendorff and Dhawan gets his front leg to the pitch of the ball and times it to perfection. IND 25-0 after 4.4 overs.
13:21 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan scores his first boundary of the match. On the pads from Jhye Richardson and Dhawan flicks the ball through square leg to collect four runs. IND 14-0 after 3.2 overs.
13:14 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma gets off the mark with a boundary. Short pitched delivery from Jhye Richardson and Rohit pulls the ball in style to collect four runs. IND 5-0 after 1.3 overs.
13:13 IST: Shikhar Dhawan is off the mark straightaway. Hits the ball to the left of the mid-on fielder and completes and easy single.
13:12 IST: Jason Behrendorff starts off with a maiden. Jhye Richardson will share the new ball with Behrendorff from the other end. IND 0-0 after 1 over.
13:07 IST: Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out on the middle for the run-chase. Jason Behrendorff will start the proceedings for Australia.
Innings break - Australia score 298 for nine in 50 overs. (Shaun Marsh 131, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4-45)
12:38 IST: SIX! What a finish from Nathan Lyon. Smashes Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a six over deep mid-wicket on the final ball of the innings.
12:34 IST: OUT! Australia losing the plot here. Another wicket for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and India. Peter Siddle departs for a duck. AUS 286-9
12:32 IST: OUT! Another wicket for India! Mohammed Shami strikes this time. Jhye Richardson, trying to up the scoring rate hits the ball straight into the hands of Shikhar Dhawan in the deep.
12:25 IST: OUT! Second wicket for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the over. This time he gets rid of Shaun Marsh. Ravindra Jadeja completes a simple catch at long off. Marsh walks back after scoring 131 runs. AUS 283-7
12:22 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets the danger man Glenn Maxwell. Wide delivery outside off from Bhuvneshwar and Maxwell goes after it but fails to time the ball. Dinesh Karthik at long off completes a simple catch. Maxwell departs for 48. AUS 283-6 after 47.3 overs.
12:19 IST: Mohammed Siraj completes his quota of 10 overs. He finishes with figures of 10-0-76-0 on his ODI debut. AUS 281-5 after 47 overs.
12:16 IST: Dropped! Glenn Maxwell gets lucky on that occasion. Rohit Sharma fails to complete the catch as the ball pops out of his hands. Maxwell tries to go over Rohit at extra-cover but couldn't get past him. Rohit reaches the ball but fails to hold onto it. Maxwell survives! AUS 275-5 after 46.2 overs.
12:09 IST: Expensive over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. 13 runs from it. With just five overs remaining, can Glenn Maxwell and Shaun Marsh take Australia past 300? AUS 260-5 after 45 overs.
12:04 IST: Four and 250 comes up for Australia! Another boundary for Glenn Maxwell. Full-toss from Mohammed Shami and Maxwell clears his front leg. Hits the ball in the cover region to collect his fourth boundary of the match. AUS 251-5 after 44.1 overs.
11:58 IST: Review from Glenn Maxwell. Original decision from umpire is out. Mohammed Siraj traps Maxwell in front of the stumps. But replay clearly shows that the ball was drifting down the leg side. Umpire reverses his decision. Maxwell survives! AUS 238-5 after 43.3 overs.
11:52 IST: Expensive over from Kuldeep Yadav comes to an end. 16 runs including a couple of sixes from it. AUS 234-5 after 43 overs.
11:50 IST: SIX! Kuldeep Yadav drops it short and Glenn Maxwell goes after it. Connects with the ball well and hits it over the deep mid-wicket fence to collect six runs. AUS 225-5 after 42.2 overs.
11:42 IST: 100 for Shaun Marsh! What a knock this has been from the 35-year-old. Scores his seventh century in ODI cricket. Second against India. Takes a comfortable single down the ground to reach the three-figure mark. AUS 213-5 after 40.4 overs.
11:35 IST: 200 up for Australia! Mohammed Shami bowls it short and wide outside off stump. Glenn Maxwell goes for the hook but fails to connect properly. The ball goes of MS Dhoni's head and runs away to the fence.
11:32 IST: FOUR! Excellent placement on that occasion from Shaun Marsh. Sweeps Ravindra Jadeja through deep mid-wicket region to collect four runs. Marsh moves into the nineties with that boundary. AUS 195-5 after 37.5 overs.
11:26 IST: OUT! After getting hit for back-to-back boundaries, Mohammed Shami dismisses Marcus Stoinis. Another short-pitched delivery from Shami and Stoinis once again goes for the pull shot. Gets the under-edge and MS Dhoni completes a simple catch behind the stumps. Stoinis walks back after scoring 29 runs. AUS 189-5 after 36.4 overs.
11:24 IST: FOUR! Short-pitched delivery from Mohammed Shami and Marcus Stoinis hits a controlled pull shot through deep mid-wicket to collect four runs. AUS 185-4 after 36.2 overs.
11:14 IST: FOUR! Excellent footwork from Shaun Marsh. Hits Kuldeep Yadav straight down the ground to collect his seventh boundary of the match. Marsh is now looking very comfortable at the crease. He has moved onto 75 with that boundary. AUS 165-4 after 33.5 overs.
11:07 IST: Bowling change for India! Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back to replace Mohammed Siraj. AUS 154-4 after 32 overs.
11:04 IST: 150 for Australia! Shaun Marsh completes an easy single against Kuldeep Yadav on the off-side and 150 comes up for Australia in 31.3 overs.
10:59 IST: FOUR! Beautifully timed on that occasion from Marcus Stoinis. Mohammed Siraj drifts onto the pads and Stoinis hits the ball through square-leg to collect his first boundary of the match. AUS 145-4 after 30.2 overs.
10:55 IST: Tight over from Mohammed Siraj comes to an end. Just two runs from it. AUS 136-4 after 29 overs.
10:46 IST: OUT! Brilliant piece of keeping from MS Dhoni. Peter Handscomb goes for the sweep against Ravindra Jadeja but misses the ball completely. Dhoni dislodges the bails in no time. Handscomb walks back after scoring 20 runs. Jadeja gets his first wicket of the match. AUS 134-4 after 27.2 overs.
10:42 IST: FOUR! Excellent placement Peter Handscomb on that occasion. Shuffles across against Mohammed Siraj and clips the ball towards fine leg to collect a boundary. AUS 129-3 after 26.3 overs.
10:36 IST: 25 overs are up and Australia have 120 runs on the board for the loss of three wickets. Shaun Marsh (54*) and Peter Handscomb (13*) are out in the middle for Australia.
10:29 IST: Fifty for Shaun Marsh! Brilliant knock under pressure from the left-hander. Scores his 14th half-century for Australia. Takes a single on the leg side to complete his second fifty in Adelaide. AUS 116-3 after 23.5 overs.
10:23 IST: Change in bowling for India! Mohammed Shami comes in to replace Kuldeep Yadav. AUS 104-3 after 22 overs.
10:20 IST: Four and 100 comes up for Australia! Short pitched delivery from Ravindra Jadeja and Shaun Marsh rocks on to the back-foot and hits the ball through deep mid-wicket region to collect four runs. 100 comes up for Australia in 21.1 overs. AUS 101-3
10:15 IST: 20 overs are up and Australia are struggling at the moment against the Indian spinners. The hosts have scored 88 for the loss of three wickets. Peter Handscomb (3) and Shaun Marsh (34) are out in the middle for Australia.
10:08 IST: OUT! Terrific effort from Ravindra Jadeja to run out Usman Khawaja. One-handed pick up and completes the special effort with a direct hit. Khawaja went for a quick single but picked the wrong fielder. Jadeja runs in from point and hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. Khawaja walks back after scoring 21 runs. AUS 82-3 after 18.3 overs.
10:04 IST: Bowling change for India! Ravindra Jadeja comes in to replace Mohammed Siraj. AUS 77-2 after 17 overs.
10:01 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the over from Mohammed Siraj. On the pads from Siraj and Usman Khawaja, this time clips the ball through square-leg to collect four runs. Expensive over from Siraj comes to an end. 13 runs from it. AUS 74-2 after 16 overs.
09:59 IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Mohammed Siraj and Shaun Marsh goes after it. Slashes the ball over point region to collect his second boundary of the match. AUS 69-2 after 15.4 overs
09:53 IST: Drinks break! After 15 overs Australia have 61 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets. Shaun Marsh (16) and Usman Khawaja (15) are out in the middle for Australia.
09:47 IST: Four and 50 up for Australia! Boundary after 25 balls for Australia. Short-pitched delivery from Mohammed Siraj and Shaun Marsh pulls the ball handsomely through deep mid-wicket to collect four runs. 50 comes up for Australia after 13.3 overs. AUS 52-2
09:38 IST: Tight first over from Kuldeep Yadav comes to an end. Three runs from it. Mohammed Siraj will continue from the other end. AUS 41-2 after 11 overs.
09:35 IST: Bowling change for India! Spin introduced for the first time in the match. Kuldeep Yadav comes in to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. AUS 38-2 after 10 overs.
09:31 IST: FOUR! On the pads from Mohammed Siraj and Usman Khawaja flicks the ball beautifully to collect his first boundary of the match. AUS 34-2 after 9.2 overs.
09:29 IST: Another tight over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to an end. Just one run from it. Debutant Mohammed Siraj comes in to replace Mohammed Shami. AUS 27-2 after 9 overs.
09:23 IST: OUT! Wickets in quick succession for India. Both Australian openers are back in the pavilion. Short pitched delivery from Mohammed Shami and Alex Carey goes for the pull shot. Mistimes the ball and Shikhar Dhawan completes an easy catch. Carey departs after scoring 18 runs.
India send back the openers!— ICC (@ICC) January 15, 2019
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the Australian captain Aaron Finch inside-edging on to stumps before Alex Carey walks back after skying one off Mohammed Shami.
Australia 26/2.#AUSvIND LIVE https://t.co/cU6nhMe2xE pic.twitter.com/Y5SYQirAZ6
09:18 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes for India! Cleans up Aaron Finch with a beautiful delivery. Finch was looking to go straight down the ground but is not able to connect the ball. Inside edge and the ball crashes onto the stumps. Finch walks back after scoring 6 runs. AUS 20-1 after 7 overs.
09:13 IST: Brilliant effort on that occasion from Dinesh Karthik. Saved a certain boundary there. Wide delivery outside off-stump from Mohammed Shami and Alex Carey goes after it. Drives it through covers but a diving Karthik stops the ball with his left hand. AUS 15-0 after 5.4 overs.
09:06 IST: Tight over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Just a couple of runs from it. The last two overs have been very tidy from the Indian pacers. Australian openers, on the other hand have been watchful. AUS 11-0 after 4 overs.
08:58 IST: First over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Five runs from it. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will continue from the other end. AUS 8-0 after 2 overs.
08:55 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Australia and Alex Carey. Mohammed Shami bowls on the pads of Carey and flicks the ball through square-leg to collect four runs. AUS 7-0 after 1.2 overs.
08:54 IST: Three singles for Australia in the first over. Mohammed Shami will share the new ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar from the other end. AUS 3-0 after 1 over.
08:50 IST: Australia are off the mark straightaway! On the pads from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Alex Carey clips the ball on the leg side and completes an easy single. AUS 1-0 after 0.1 overs.
08:48 IST: Openers Alex Carey and Aaron Finch are out in the middle for Australia. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India. Here we go!
08:27 IST: Playing XI for both teams!
India: 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: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jason Behrendorff.
08:25 IST: Team news: Mohammed Siraj makes his ODI debut for India. He comes in place of Khaleel Ahmed. Australia, on the other hand have gone in with the unchanged playing XI.
Mohammed Siraj makes his ODI debut for India! Khaleel Ahmed makes way.— ICC (@ICC) January 15, 2019
Australia opt to bat, and Virat Kohli says he'd have wanted to bat too.
Which way will this match go? #AUSvIND LIVE https://t.co/cU6nhMe2xE pic.twitter.com/V3vuQHiMi5
08:20 IST: Australian skipper Aaron Finch wins the toss and elects to bat against India in Adelaide.
08:15 IST: Indian team warming up ahead of the second ODI.
08:10 IST: Here's a look at the pitch!
08:05 IST: A must win game for the Indian team as they currently trail 0-1 in the three-match ODI series.
08:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the second One-day International (ODI) between India and Australia.
India's batting order did come under the spotlight at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The top three (Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli) have enjoyed a fairly consistent run since 2016. But it was a rare occasion when Dhoni had to come out in the fourth over of the innings.
Dhoni averages 52.95 while batting at number four, which is higher than his current career-average of 50.11 over 333 games. It is even higher than his favoured batting positions of number five (50.70) and six (46.33) but batting lower down the order, strike-rate becomes paramount. Yet, Dhoni's career strike-rate at number four is 94.21 is higher than his overall career strike-rate of 87.60, or at number five (86.08) and number six (83.23).