India vs Australia, 2nd ODI in Adelaide, Highlights: As It Happened
Ind vs Aus, 2nd ODI: Catch all the highlights from the second ODI between India and Australia from the Adelaide Oval.
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As It Happened: After a rare failure in Sydney, Indian batsmen came to the fore in Adelaide and powered them to a thrilling win. Credit must be given to MS Dhoni who remained not-out on 55 off 54 deliveries and gave his critics the perfect answer with the bat. Also, it was another masterclass from Kohli who slammed his 39th ODI ton. (Full scorecard)
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Consecutive 50+ scores for Dhoni in ODIs. 2017 was the last time when Dhoni scored 50s in consecutive innings vs Windies — both at North Sound. 69th ODI fifty for Dhoni, 9th against Australia, 7th in Australia and 3rd at Adelaide Oval (Previous 2 came against SL at this venue).
Virat Kohli on win
‘I thinks our bowlers did well to restrict them to under 300. Bhuvneshwar was really good at the end. Very proud of the way be played. We stuck with five bowlers strategy and it worked for us. It was a MS (Dhoni) classic.’
Record for openers - watch
Rohit and Dhawan became only the fourth opening pair in the history of one-day internationals to complete 4000 partnership runs. They thus became the second India pair after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly to reach the milestone.
Thrilling match ends
After a rare failure in Sydney, Indian batsmen came to the fore in Adelaide and powered them to a thrilling win. Credit must be given to MS Dhoni who remained not-out on 55 off 54 deliveries and gave his critics the perfect answer with the bat. Also, it was another masterclass from Kohli who slammed his 39th ODI ton.
Dhoni finishes off in style!
MS Dhoni hits a huge six on the first ball of the last over off Behrendorff. The ball sailed over the long-on boundary for Dhoni’s second six of the day. And then takes a single to take India over the line. India win the match by 6 wickets and they have levelled the three-match series 1-1.
Another good over for India
Dhoni and Karthik score 9 runs from the penultimate over and that means that India now need just 7 runs from the last over. It has been a great partnership between the two keepers and they have to just see the team over the line now.
Dhoni down on the ground
MS Dhoni was down on the ground for a brief period during the commercial break in between the overs. Dhoni took 2-3 minutes extra to get back on his feet and even the physio was called out. Running a triple and a double off two deliveries got the toll on the former Indian skipper.
Good running by the batsmen
MS Dhoni flicked a Behrendorrf delivery past the keeper and the two batsmen run three runs. In total, Dhoni and Karthik rake in 9 runs from the over and the visitors now need 16 off 12 deliveries. The partnership between Dhoni and DK is worth 41 off 26 now and it has been a crucial partnership to say the least.
Stunning shot from DK
Dinesh Karthik is playing good positive cricket and creating pressure on the Aussie bowlers. This time, he pulls a Stoinis delivery for a boundary towards square leg. Second four of the innings for DK as India score 9 runs from the over.
Good batting from Dhoni and Karthik
After scoring couple of boundaries in the last two overs, both Dhoni and Karthik are batting sensibly and taking India closer to the target with the help of singles and doubles. The duo don’t need to do anything silly at the moment.
Two keepers look to take India over the line
After Dhoni hit his first six of the innings in the last over, Dinesh Karthik now gets into the act and pulls a Richardson delivery towards the square leg for a boundary. The match is heading for a close finish.
First six of the innings for Dhoni
MS Dhoni comes dancing down the track and hits the ball over the deep mid wicket ropes for a six. India need more of those from their former skipper. 11 runs came from the over from Lyon.
Virat Kohli falls
That is the wicket that Australia were hoping for and that is what Jhye Richardson has provided. Kohli hits the ball into the hands of the fielder at deep mid wicket and he has to depart for 104. Time for MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik to show their mettle.
This is Virat Kohli’s fifth ODI century in Australia and he is tied with Rohit Sharma and Kumar Sangakkara in the list of visiting players with most centuries Down Under. Rohit scored a century in Sydney to be tied first and now Kohli as hit a century here in Adelaide to be tied at the top spot.
Kohli completes ton
Virat Kohli takes a single and with that, he completes his century. This is Kohli’s 39th ODI ton and he has single-handedly put India slightly ahead of the Aussies in the match. This is Kohli’s 24th ton in a chase and the second best is Sachin Tendulkar who had scored 17 centuries.
Kohli survives on 97
Virat Kohli was almost caught out at the third man boundary when he tried to play against the line of the delivery and the ball took a leading edge. But thankfully for India, the ball landed just in front of the fielder stationed there.
Dhoni survives on 12
MS Dhoni pulls a Marcus Stoinis delivery and the ball lands just in front of Behrendorff at fine leg. Close shave for the former India skipper as he was completely outsmarted by the the pacer there.
The partnership between Kohli and Dhoni is worth 55 now off 50 deliveries. Dhoni has scored 12 off 21 so far and the rest have been scored by the Kohli. India are well on top at the moment, courtesy of their skipper.
Kohli enters 90s
Short and wide from Stoinis and Kohli gets on top of the ball and cuts it for a boundary past the point fielder. Fifth four of the innings for Kohli as he enters his 90s now. India are doing it easily now with their skipper on top of his game.
Second six of the innings for Kohli
A mesmerising shot from the India skipper as he hits the ball down the ground off the bowling of Lyon for a huge six. India have now crossed the 200-run mark in the innings and are in full control of the chase.
Kohli is getting a move on
After hitting Behrendorff for a six and a four, Kohli now takes the attack to Lyon and cuts him for a boundary past the wicket-keeper. Fourth four of the innings for Kohli as he is now batting in his 70s.
Four and six
Virat Kohli is breaking the shackles now and he hits a four and six off Jason Behrendorff. He first hit a boundary towards extra covers and then, hit a huge six over long-on. Kohli seem to think that it is finally time to move on now.
Time for Kohli-Dhoni special?
MS Dhoni has now joined Virat Kohli in the middle and the two India superstars will now look to build a partnership and take the score closer to the Aussie total. Dhoni scored a fifty in the opening ODI but received flak for his ‘slow’ batting.
Rayudu falls, finally!
Ambati Rayudu tried very hard to get himself dismissed and he has finally managed to do so off the bowling of Glenn Maxwell. He mistimes a delivery yet again and it goes high in the air and Stoinis takes an easy catch, running inside from mid-wicket. India have lost their third wicket.
Half-century for Kohli
Virat Kohli has completed his 49th ODI half-century and India are in full command of the chase the moment. IT has been excellent innings under pressure from Kohli so far and he will look to continue and take India closer to victory.
49th ODI fifty for Kohli, 14th as captain, 6th against Australia and 5th in Australia.
2nd 50+ score for Kohli at Adelaide
1st fifty after three innings for Kohli.
1st fifty against Australia after 4 innings.
India moving along nicely
India need 150 in 21 overs and with 8 wickets in hand, one would feel it is the visitors game to lose. Kohli has looked good and he is edging closer to yet another half-century in ODI. While as for Rayudu, he has also started to play well after a jittery start.
Jhye Richardson comes into the attack and he gives away just three singles from it. 32 balls have been bowled since the last boundary and it shows that the Aussie bowlers are keeping things really tight at the moment. But India don’t need to panic as required rate hasn’t moved out of reach yet.
Kohli and Rayudu have put on 35 runs off 48 deliveries so far and they have steadied the Indian ship after the fall of Rohit Sharma. The duo are dealing in singles and doubles at the moment with occasional boundary. India need to keep it simple and keep the scoreboard ticking for the time being.
Rayudu survives again
Ambati Rayudu is trying really hard to get himself dismissed but luck seems to be on his side. First, he hit the ball on the up and it landed in no man’s land at long-on. There, he cut the ball towards point and it almost went straight into the hands of the fielder. Close shave on two occasions for the India number 4.
Edge and boundary
Ambati Rayudu hasn’t looked completely settled since coming on the crease and had there been a fielder, he would have been caught in the slip region after Siddle produced an edge off his bat. The ball runs away for a boundary as Rayudu gets his second four of the innings.
Good over from Lyon
Nathan Lyon has bowled well in this innings so far. In his latest over, Lyon gives away just three runs to keep thing tight. Overall, in 6 overs, he has given away 24 runs and hasn’t bowled many run-scoring deliveries.
Stage set for Rayudu
India need 196 runs in 31 overs and the stage is perfectly set for Ambati Rayudu to get some runs under his belt and fire India to victory. There has been a lot of talk regarding the number 4 spot and if Rayudu scores a big one here, he will once again put those talks to rest like he did last year against Windies. Rayudu hits a boundary off Stoinis to get off the mark.
Crucial wicket for Australia
Against the run of play, Marcus Stoinis has scalped the wicket of Rohit Sharma for 43. In trying to clear the mid wicket boundary, Rohit is caught out in the deep by Peter Handscomb. India have lost their second wicket now.
Rohit Sharma flexes his muscles once again and hits a huge six off Nathan Lyon. Rohit hit the ball on the up and over the long-on boundary for a six. Second maximum of the innings for Rohit as India are getting closer to the 100-run mark. 50-run partnership also comes up between Rohit and Kohli.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have put together 40 runs off 50 ball so far. The duo have done well to keep the scoring rate going after the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan. India need these two to bat for the longest part in the innings if they are to get a positive result in the match.
Effort less six by Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma just flicks his bat and the ball sails over the boundary on the leg side. Peter Siddle can just look at the shot and start walking back to his bowling mark.
India’s two best ODI batsmen are out there, India need them to stand up and take control of this chase if they are to stay alive in the match and series
Attacking cricket by Dhawan but he has played one stroke too many, Behrendorff strikes. India lose their first wicket after a rapid start. In walks Virat Kohli.
Dhawan wants to attack Behrendorff
He was dismissed in Sydney, but today he is on the move, is Dhawan. He is willing to throw his hands to anything which is wide and so far, it is proving to be a positive move
2 boundaries to get India’s chase rolling
Jhye Richardson, man of the match in Sydney, has leaked 2 boundaries in his very first over. A pull and then a guide past point, Rohit gets 2 boundaries
Maiden to start proceedings
Right in the perfect channel and Rohit, like it is his template, is happy to see off the over without trying to do anything fancy. A maiden to get things rolling for Australia
Dhawan and Rohit start India’s chase
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan start India’s chase. The visitors will certainly need a good start from their openers if they are to chase down a total of 298/9.
Nathan Lyon with 10 runs in the final three balls. One flick overt short fine leg and then a thwack over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Australia end with 298, Bhuvneshwar ends with 4/48. Shaun Marsh finished with 131 and Maxwell biffed the bowling for an entertaining 48 in 37 balls
India pulling back things. Full ball outside off, Richardson scythes it to deep cover where Dhawan takes an easy catch. And then, Kohli runs around and completes a catch of Siddle, Australia 9 down
Slow ball, on the off stump, Maxwell wanted to biff it away, finds long off. And then Shaun MArsh tries to do the same, finds Jadeja at long off again
Siraj bleeding runs
Debut, but not a very memorable day for Siraj. He was put under pressure at the beginning of his spell and it has only gone downhill from there. Even catches were dropped off his bowling. 10 overs for 76 runs and no wicket to show for his efforts
Both Maxwell and Marsh are on the charge, clean hitting and the Indian bowlers have been put under the pump. Australia are sprinting along and that 300 should be breached if these two keep galloping along at this pace
Nothing going right for Siraj
He has been under the pump all day and now when the umpire adjudged Maxwell out, it was overturned by the third umpire. He then has been taken for a couple of boundaries to end the over. Tough debut for the fast bowler
Expensive day for Kuldeep
The young spinner gave away 66 runs in 10 overs, without any wicket. 15 runs came off his final over. Australians are one the attack now
Stat attack: Marsh 100
100 for Shaun Marsh
· 7th ODI century, 3rd at home, 2nd against India and 1st at Adelaide for Shaun Marsh.
· 2nd century for Marsh in 3 innings.
· 1st century against India after 6 innings.
o His last century against India came in 2009 at Hyderabad
100 for Marsh
7th ODI hundred for Shaun Marsh. It has been a brilliant innings, he has been assured and aggressive at the same time. Now, he will break free and holds the key to Australia’s final score
He was looking to break free, not a very short ball, he wanted to go for the pull, under edge, and the ball goes through to MS Dhoni. He had already hit two boundaries in that over and this stroke could have been avoided, but he has to drag himself back to the pavilion. Another timely break for India
Marsh and Stoinis build
Indian spinners have been tight, but Marsh has been positive against them. Stoinis has to rotate the strike and with Maxwell still to come, Australia should look to post a score in excess of 300
The man Dhoni doing what he does best
Full ball angled away, Handscomb wanted to sweep it away, misses it and drags his foot outside, enough time for Dhoni to collect the ball and whip the bails off. Australia lose another one, India keep chipping away at the wickets
Siraj is feeling the heat
Start of another spell, and the story continues for Siraj. He keeps bowling it short, Marsh keeps helping himself to boundaries. Not a very good beginning for the young man.
Australia have been attacking today
At the halfway mark of the innings, Australia have attacked 51% of the deliveries they have faced. That's the most they've attacked at this point in an ODI since they played England at Nottingham, last winter. #AUSvIND— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) January 15, 2019
Marsh gets to his 50
Very confident and very positive innings by Shaun Marsh. He has looked decisive from the word go and his innings has kept Australia afloat here. Needs to get a big one
Marsh rocking along
Decisive footwork and good hands against spin, Shaun Marsh is looking the best batsman out there. He has to bat long and take this deep into the innings. Peter Handscomb looked in good form in Sydney and he has started well today
Jadeja’s rocket arm accounts for Khawaja
Tapped to point, Khawaja takes off, so does Jadeja. He collects the ball, hurls a rocket throw and smashes the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Khawaja has not made it, India get their 3rd, just when Australia were motoring ahead
Tough introduction to the ODIs
Siraj has been all over the shop. He is banging the ball in, the batsmen are filling their boots without any hassles. 34 runs in 4 overs is not the ideal start for the young man
Not very good from Siraj
Nerves, he is trying to bash the ball into the pitch, but not getting enough bounce. Easy pickings for Khawaja and Marsh at the moment. Rohit Sharma asking the bowler to focus on hitting the right lines and lengths
After an untidy first over, Siraj goes back over the wicket and bowls a tidy over. This is going to be a big phase in this game. Marsh, Khawaja hold the key for Australia. Kuldeep Yadav is introduced into the attack
Siraj into the attack
On his debut, young Mohammed Siraj has the ball in his hands. He has been impressive in India’s domestic circuit, the biggest test begins. Not a good start, first three balls have drifted down the leg side, easy pickings for Usman Khawaja
Short ball, angled across Alex Carey who was in no position to play the hook stroke. He went for the stoke nevertheless and the ball goes right up. Shikhar Dhawan settles down under it and takes the catch easily catch at short mid-wicket. After a sedate start, Australia jolted twice
Knocked him over
Great bowling, full ball from Bhuvi, the ball was shaping back in, Finch wanted to slog it, the ball takes the inside edge and smashes the stumps. The Australian captain throws his head back in disdain, he has drag himself off the field. India’s persistence pays
The Indian bowlers have tried to ball straight and target the stumps of both the batsmen and so far, the Australian have been watchful in their approach. Aaron Finch, who has struggled in this series, looks to get settled before opening his shoulders
Hint of swing
There is a hint of swing on offer here, Shami is getting the ball to move around just a touch. India need to utilise this new ball and get a few early scalps.
Ready to roll
Alex Carey will take strike, Bhuvneshwar with the new ball. India need early wickets, the pitch is flat, the sun is beating down. Let’s go!
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Alex Carey(w), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff
Aaron Finch wins the toss again, Australia will bat first. Kohli said he would have done the same. And, Siraj will make his debut, he is replacing Khaleel Ahmed.
An absolute road?
Support is building up
Bhuvi needs to step up
“I was trying everything to be in rhythm. In the nets, I wasn’t planning or preparing to bowl in the ODIs. I was preparing like I have to play in any of the Tests. I was preparing in that manner. There wasn’t anything specific that I could do. “But it was just normal bowling and increasing the number of overs. If I was bowling 4 overs (to start with), then go to 6, then 8, then 10. The key thing for me is to be niggle-free and be in bowling rhythm,” the UP seamer said.