India level three-match ODI series 1-1
India level three-match ODI series 1-1

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The first match, held in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, did not go well for the ‘Men in Blue’, with Australia dominating them at every turn. Captain Virat Kohli’s strategy to put himself further down the batting order did not work as he might have anticipated, rather exposing India’s weakness lower down the order.

India had a rather horrific start to their ODI series against Australia, and will now be looking to restore their pride and strike back during their second encounter. This match will take place at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Friday.

IND vs AUS: Aus 304/10 (49.1)

India won by 36 runs and level the series 1-1.

Fall of wicket!

Steve Smith: b Kuldeep Yadav 98 (102)

FOW: 221/5 (37.5)

Ashton Agar comes in to bat at 7

Fall of wicket!

Alex Carey: c Virat Kohli b Kuldeep Yadav 18 (17)

FOW: 220/4 (37.2)

Ashton Turner coems in to bat at 6.

IND vs AUS: Aus 209/2 (35)

Steve Smith: 89 (90)

Alex Carey: 16 (13)

Ravindra Jadeja: 2/ (10)

Fall of wicket!

Marnus Lanuschagne: c Mohammed Shami b Ravindra Jadeja 46 (47)

FOW: 178/3 (30.5)

Alex Carey comes in to bat at 5.

IND vs AUS: Aus 171/2 (30)

Steve Smith: 69 (75)

Marnus Labushagne: 45 (45)

Jasprit Bumrah: 0/17 (6)

IND vs AUS: Aus 150/2 

Steve Smith: 60 (58)

Marnus Labushagne: 33 (32)

Ravindra Jadeja: 1/27 (5)


Steve Smith bring up his 24th ODI half-century. Batting in India in ODIs after 27 months and scores runs in style.

IND vs AUS: Aus 121/2 (20)

Steven Smith: 48 (45)

Marnus Labuschagne: 17 (15)

Mohammed Shami: 1/40 (5)

Fall of wicket!

Aaron Finch: st KL Rahul b Ravindra Jadeja 33 (48)

FOW: 82/2 (15.1)

Marnus Labuschagne comes in to bat at 4.

IND vs AUS: Aus 82/1 (15)

Aaron Finch: 33 (47)

Steven Smith: 26 (31)

Kuldeep Yadav: 0/8 (2)

IND vs AUS: Aus 55/1 (10)

Aaron Finch: 17 (27)

Steven Smith: 15 (21)

Navdeep Saini: 0/15 (2)

IND vs AUS: Aus 23/1 (5)

Aaron Finch: 1 (15)

Steven Smith: 1 (3)

Jasprit Bumrah: 0/7 (3)

Fall of wicket

David Warner: c Manish Pandey b Mohammed Shami 15 (12)

FOW: 21/1

Steven Smith comes in to bat at 3.

IND vs AUS: Ind 340/6

Half centuries from Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul help India reach a respectable total of 340. Australia need 341 to win. Other than a few moments, the Indian batsmen played very well to counter the Australian bowling attack.

IND vs AUS: Ind 216/3 (35)

Virat Kohli brings up his 56th ODI century for India. He has played beautifully and has hit quite a few fascinating shots. KL Rahul is there on the field with him after Shreyas Iyer was dismissed cheaply.

IND vs AUS: 184/ 2 (28.4)

Shikhar Dhawan gives away his wicket at 96, just four short from his 18th ODI century. Kane Richardson's ball was pulled straight to fine leg where Mitchell Starc was standing before the boundary line. Shreyas Iyer walks in at number 4.

IND vs AUS: Ind 125/1 (21.2)

Shikhar Dhawan brings up his 28th half-century for India in ODIs. What a fantastic play this has been from the

IND vs AUS: Ind 120/1 (20)

Virat Kohli: 20 (21)

Shikhar Dhawan: 48 (55)

Adam Zampa: 1/28 (5)

Virat Kohli has looked in good touch since coming and has played some fabulous shots. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan is close to yet another half-century. Eyes will be on him to convert his score into a higher total.

IND vs AUS: Ind 80/1 (13.3)

Rohit Sharma gets caught LBW by Adam Zampa. Sharma takes an unsuccessful review as he was trapped right in front of the wicket. He has struck up a good partnership with Shikhar Dhawan but had to depart. India also lost their review. Loud cheer as Virat Kohli comes in.

IND vs AUS: Ind 45/0 (8)

Rohit Sharma: 19 (20)

Shikhar Dhawan: 25 (28)

Kane Richardson: 0/7 (1)

The Indian openers have made a stable start to the innings. Both have them batted cautiously and have taken a careful approach to the game. They've also made sure to keep the run rate up.

Manish Pandey's last ODI match for India was back in September 2018 against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup.

KL Rahul will start as wicket-keeper. Rishabh Pant is replaced by Manish Pandey and Navdeep Saini comes in place of Shardul Thakur.

Playing XI

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul(w), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Toss Update

Australia have won the toss and opted to field first.

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