India defeated Australia by 36 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) in Rajkot to level the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Mohammed Shami picked up three wickets while Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with two wickets each. India, having being put in to bat, had posted an imposing total of 340 for six in their quota of 50 overs. Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with a knock of 96 while India captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul also scored half-centuries. In reply, Steve Smith stood out with a fluent knock of 98 before he chopped one onto his stumps off Kuldeep Yadav. Marnus Labuschagne, playing his first innings in the ODI format, looked good during his stay at the crease. Labuschagne scored 46 but after he was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja, Australia kept losing wickets at regular intervals and eventually fell short of the target by 36 runs. With the series level at 1-1, both teams will lock horns in the decider that will be played in Bengaluru on Sunday. (SCORECARD)
Highlights Between India vs Australia 2nd ODI, straight from Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
- 21:38 (IST)Jan 17, 2020
That's it from us!Thank you for joining us for the second ODI between India and Australia. India were clinical with the bat and bowl as they outshine the visitors to level the three-match series 1-1. The final ODI will be played in Bengaluru on Sunday. Do join us for all the live updates from the series decider in a couple of days.
- 21:18 (IST)Jan 17, 2020
- 21:15 (IST)Jan 17, 2020
It is raining yorkers in Rajkot!Mohammed Shami and Navdeep Saini are showcasing a masterclass of death bowling by bowling accurate yorkers ball after ball.
It's yorkers in Rajkot!— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) January 17, 2020
- 20:01 (IST)Jan 17, 2020
Live Score: Jadeja removes Labuschagne!Ravindra Jadeja finally gets the reward for his tidy bowling as Marnus Labuschagne tries to go inside out but fails to get the right connection and Mohammed Shami grabs a simple catch at long-off to bring India back in the game. He fell four short of his maiden ODI fifty.
- 19:20 (IST)Jan 17, 2020
Live Score: Fifty for Smith!Steve Smith moves across and taps Kuldeep Yadav's delivery towards fine leg for a single, bringing up his 24th ODI fifty.