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India vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights: Vijay Shankar gets 2 in final over, India clinch match by 8 runs

India vs Australia,2nd ODI: Catch highlights from the second ODI of the five-match series between India and Australia in Nagpur through our blog

By HT Correspondent | Mar 05, 2019 22:33 IST
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Highlights: Virat Kohli smashed 116 runs and Vijay Shankar took two wickets in the final over to secure a nail-biting eight-run win for India against Australia in the second one day international on Tuesday. Chasing India’s 251 to level the five-match series, Australia got off to a strong start before the hosts roared back into the contest with some disciplined bowling. ((Full Scorecard))

 

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21:35 hrs IST

Shankar speaks - Was ready

“I was ready to bowl that over. Only if I do it will people know I can,” Vijay Shankar says. “It was just about being mentally clear, not be crowded mentally. Wanted to hit the hard lengths because it was reversing a bit, and I told myself to bowl at the stumps. I think when you play for the country you have to be ready to do whatever the team needs. I keep telling myself to work on all aspects of the game, and when the opportunity comes, be ready to grab it. I thought I was timing the ball well, rotating the strike in the middle overs. I was confident of doing that and it was a good partnership.”

21:30 hrs IST

Shankar... Stunning

Nails the yorker, the batsman makes room, the batsman misses it, ball collects the stumps, Shankar exults, crowd erupts, Kohli all over the place, India clinch the humdinger by 8 runs. What a match, what an end, what an advert for ODI cricket

21:26 hrs IST

Shankar strikes

Yes, length ball angled in, Stoinis wanted to heave it away, misses it and the umpire says OUT. Referred but he has to walk back. India erupt, Shankar the man!

21:20 hrs IST

Shankar to bowl final over

Well, the huge call has been made. Kohli has thrown the ball to Shankar for the final over. He has 10 runs in the bank. Stoinis is on strike

21:04 hrs IST

Bumrah strikes twice

Length ball, moves away, Cummins prods, edges and Dhoni dives forward and completes the catch. Great over for India, and boy, nerves jangling for Australia

20:58 hrs IST

Boom...Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah at it again, slants one in, Coulter-Nile wants to cut, misses the ball and loses his stumps. India have found the wicket, the crowd erupts!

20:53 hrs IST

Carey dismissed

Full ball outside off, Carey wants to sweep it away, but ends up dragging it on to the stumps. India can breathe now, but has it come too late? Australia should win it from here

20:34 hrs IST

It is getting tight

Stoinis and Carey are happy turning the strike over and this can get the job done for them. Kohli will have to keep attacking with his frontline bowling options, who will blink first?

20:19 hrs IST

Brilliant Jadeja hits bullseye

Handscomb taps the ball to point and takes the single, Jadeja swoops on the ball, picks it up and hurls a throw to smash down the stumps. India get the timely break, wow, this match is right in the balance

20:15 hrs IST

Australia finding boundaries

After a dry spell, Stoinis and Handscomb have found two boundaries in 2 overs to release a bit of pressure. Kohli has brought back Shami into the attack to break this partnership

20:03 hrs IST

Drinks

This match is in the balance as the players take drinks. Australia need this partnership to carry on for a longer time and India need to keep chipping away at the wickets to stay afloat

19:53 hrs IST

India should not release pressure

This is pressure and Stoinis and Handscomb are feeling it at the moment. Kohli should now be astute with his bowling and fielding changes, this pressure will bring wickets

19:39 hrs IST

Kuldeep gets Maxwell

Flat ball, Maxwell goes back and wants to pull it away. The ball keeps low and sneaks under the bat, smashes the stumps. The wicket India wanted, they are making a comeback here, Kuldeep has done it again for his side

19:26 hrs IST

Maxwell is the big wicket for India

The ‘Big Show’ showed his worth in the T20I series and now on this pitch, his wicket will be what India wants to apply pressure on Australia. However, he has looked settled and is looking to drop anchor and play for the long haul

19:15 hrs IST

Jadeja strikes

Length ball, spinning back in, spins down the leg side and takes the gloves of Shaun Marsh. MS Dhoni completes a smart catch. The crowd finds its voice again, much-needed wicket for India

19:06 hrs IST

Good period for Australia

Both Marsh and Handscomb are doing it relatively easily right now. deflecting the balls away and milking singles to keep the scoreboard moving. Just what Australia need right now

18:50 hrs IST

Impact of Jadhav has been immense

Kedar Jadhav, along with his finishing skills with the bat, has often produced wickets for India in tough situations. His most memorable performance with the ball coming against arch-rivals Pakistan in the 2018 Asia Cup as he picked up 3 crucial wickets.

Read more about his impact here.

18:44 hrs IST

Jadhav strikes

Double blow for Australia, Kedar Jadhav strikes, again. Fullish ball turning away, Khawaja wants to clip it away towards the on side, leading edge taken and captain Virat Kohli takes the catch at extra cover

18:39 hrs IST

Kuldeep strikes

1st wicket for India. Finch wants to sweep Kuldeep, who bowls one full and gets it to spin back in. Trapped in front is the Australian captain and he does not opt for the review.

18:22 hrs IST

End of the powerplay

Australia in command at the moment, 60 runs added and no wickets are down. This is their match to lose from this situation as Kohli will attack with his spinners and spread the field

18:18 hrs IST

Khawaja looking good

He scored a 50 in the previous innings and is looking brilliant today too. Will hold the key for Australia in this chase. India will be on the attack with their spinners and these openers need to stay put for the majority of this innings

18:11 hrs IST

Jadeja introduced

This pitch should assist Jadeja and he has had an immediate impact. Firing the ball in and then getting it to spin away. This is going to be the real test for Australia after they thwarted off the opening bowlers

18:00 hrs IST

Tide turning for Finch?

Few edges have been found, but the ball has found gaps. Is this the luck the Australian captain wanted to kick-start his innings after a string of low scores this year?

17:54 hrs IST

Day that has belonged to Kohli so far

17:52 hrs IST

Good start by Australia

Aaron Finch, who has been struggling in the recent past, has looked quite good in this stint. Khawaja has started very well and even though the ball is nipping around a little bit, Australia have got off to a good start

17:47 hrs IST

Match Recap

Despite skipper Virat Kohli’s brilliant century and a disciplined innings from Vijay Shankar, India were bowled out for 250 against Australia in the second One Day International (ODI)on Tuesday. Apart from Kohli (116) and Vijay (46) no other batsmen could rise to the occasion and followed each other to the hut in close succession.

17:38 hrs IST

Khawaja, Finch to open

Australia are out in the middle for the run chase and they need 251 runs to win. Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch will be opening for Australia and a lot will depend on this pair as a good start will be important for the visitors.

16:56 hrs IST

Bumrah out

That should be that. Virat Kohli played a stunning innings and the rest of the batting order, barring Vijay Shankar, never got going and on the surface which is not very conducive for stroke making, India have scored 250. It could be a tricky total and now the hosts need early wickets for the spinners to step up.

16:53 hrs IST

Kuldeep castled

It was a slower ball on the stumps, Kuldeep shuffles too far inside the line and then misses the ball. He has been castled as Australia continue to take wickets

16:49 hrs IST

Kohli out

Virat Kohli out, he has pulled Cummins straight to Marcus Stoinis at deep square leg. Australia have pulled things back brilliantly here and this dismissal could cost India 15-20 runs here

16:46 hrs IST

Kohli on the move

Kuldeep has to rush between the stumps, Kohli is looking for quick runs and along with the boundaries, he will also look to pinch quick runs

16:41 hrs IST

Jadeja out

Slower ball on off, Jadeja wants to drive it over mid off, skews it and mistimed it towards mid off who back pedals and takes the catch easily

16:34 hrs IST

Records galore

Virat Kohli has converted each of his last 6 ODI fifties to centuries at home

121 vs NZ, Mumbai, 2017

113 vs NZ, Kanpur, 2017

140 vs WIN, Guwahati, 2018

157* vs WIN, Vizag, 2018

107 vs WIN, Pune, 2018

103* vs AUS, Today,2019

16:31 hrs IST

100 for Kohli

100 for Kohli! Short, wide, slammed towards point. He lofts his hands, century number 40 has been raised! India can now hope for a grand finish. Stunning innings by the captain

16:17 hrs IST

Run out scare for Kohli

The captain taps a ball to point and he takes off, does Kohli. Jadeja sends him back but he is stranded mid-pitch. Maxwell throws but misses the stumps. Nervy!

16:03 hrs IST

Jadeja struggling to get going

This pitch has started to turn now and Jadeja is very cautious at the moment. He has support his captain, who looks in control at the other end. These two have to take this innings deep

15:52 hrs IST

Dhoni departs

And now Dhoni departs, flat ball on off, Dhoni goes back to cut, but the ball is too close for that stroke, edges it and first slip takes a smart catch. India in trouble

15:45 hrs IST

Jadhav perishes

Full ball on off, Jadhav goes for the drive, does not the required elevation and Finch takes the catch comfortably at cover. Zampa celebrates and India lose 2 wickets after a solid partnership. They need another partnership right now

15:32 hrs IST

Shankar run out

Massively unlucky. Virat Kohli belts a drive, Zampa gets the fingertips to the ball and then the ball crashes into the stumps, Shankar is just short of his crease, he throws his head back in disappointment and now has to walk back. Australia get the timely break

15:24 hrs IST

Shankar on the move

Brilliant batting from the young man. Picking up lengths very early and then punishing them. Stoinis was just a fractionally short, but it was enough for Shankar to sit back and pull it over mid-wicket, gets a 4 and then a 6. Kohli is over the moon at the other end. This partnership is humming along at a fair clip

15:16 hrs IST

Stat Attack - Kohli’s 50

50th ODI fifty for Kohli in ODIs

6th vs AUS.

21st at home

15th as a skipper in ODIs

2nd in 2019

15:15 hrs IST

50 for Kohli

The captain has looked in control from ball 1 and has now his 50th 50 in ODI cricket. He holds the key as he continues to build the innings with Vijay Shankar

15:08 hrs IST

Shankar looking good

The management wants to give him a long rope and so far in this innings, Vijay Shankar has looked good against both the spinners and seamers. This can be a huge innings for the young man

14:47 hrs IST

Lyon gets Rayudu

The ball from Lyon was flat and angled from around the wicket. Rayudu played all around it and missed it. Ball takes the pads, he reviews the on field umpire’s decision, but three reds on the screen asks him to continue walking back to the pavilion

14:32 hrs IST

Good passage of play for Australia

Both Maxwell and Zampa are keeping things tight and the Indian batsmen are forced to only look for singles to keep the scoreboard moving.

14:19 hrs IST

Powerplay done

Australia on top, they have got rid of the openers and have kept the run rate under check. Virat Kohli holds the key for India right now and he is joined by Ambati Rayudu, who keeps playing for his spot everytime he walks out to the middle

14:12 hrs IST

Dhawan departs

Length ball, fired in, Dhawan wants to tuck it away through square leg. Misses the ball and the pads are thudded. Given not out on the field, Australia review and they get all three reds. Great review by Australia and India have lost their 2nd wicket

14:02 hrs IST

Early spin

Glenn Maxwell into the attack, this pitch could assist the spinners, but it was a good tight over. He darted the ball in and has kept things rather tight.

13:49 hrs IST

The class of Kohli

Well, Kohli at his absolute best. Full ball, he drives on back down the ground and then shuffles just a touch to clip a full ball through mid-wicket. Nathan Coulter-Nile is bemused and he has all the right to be. Those balls did not deserve to end past the boundary ropes

13:36 hrs IST

Rohit gone

Early blow for India. Rohit tries to upper cut a short ball, extra bounce ensures that he has no control and third man takes the catch with relative ease. Great start for India

13:30 hrs IST

Out walk the openers

This one is a big day for Shikhar Dhawan, he needs a score. Rohit needs to take the innings deep, Australia will need early wickets. Pat Cummins with the new ball

13:06 hrs IST

Playing XIs

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia (Playing XI): Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch(c), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa

13:05 hrs IST

Finch wins the toss, Australia bowl first

Very surprising decision by Aaron Finch on a pitch which looks spin friendly.

Kohli: We wanted to bat first, pretty much a no-brainer. Not much dew in the evening and it’s a dry surface. Not typical of the kind of pitches you get here, doesn’t look like it will bounce much. We expect it to deteriorate further as the game progresses. We have the same team. We spoke about the middle order coming through when the top three doesn’t click, so we need such games. Guys are looking for opportunities. It was a good performance for us, hopefully we can keep it going.

12:57 hrs IST

Pitch report

“This is a pitch made for the spinners, brown surface with a lot of cracks already visible. Team batting second might have a tougher time as the surface will crumble a bit more as the game progresses. Batting won’t be easy and the boundaries are quite large here, so might not expect too many sixes. Very dry and the red soil, bowling first won’t be an option today.” reckon Sunil Gavaskar and Murali Kartik.

12:43 hrs IST

Readings of the pitch

12:42 hrs IST

Match day feels

12:33 hrs IST

ODI history beckons for Virat Kohli & Co

India, who are set to take on Australia in the second ODI in Nagpur on Tuesday, are just one win away from completing 500 victories in one-day internationals. They will become the second team to achieve the feat after the Australians. India have won 499 out of 962 matches, while Australia have won 558 out of 923 matches.

12:00 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

A very warm welcome to the live blog of the second ODI of the five-match series between India and Australia. The Men in Blue will be certainly looking to take a 2-0 lead in the series after winning the first ODI by six wickets. If India register a win in Nagpur then they will record their 500th victory in ODIs.