India vs Australia 2nd T20I, Highlights: Play Abandoned at MCG After Persistent Rain, Australia Lead Series 1-0 vs India

India vs Australia 2nd T20I, Highlights: India were naturally disappointed at not getting a go at the target which was revised thrice due to rain. Australia had scored 137 for seven in 19 overs when the first spell of rain arrived at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Updated: November 23, 2018 5:12 PM IST

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India vs Australia 2nd T20I Highlights: After a good overall bowling performance by the pace battery, the Indians end up on the wrong side as the second T20I of the three-match rubber between India and Australia was called off due to consistent rain at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday. Australia were 132/7 in 19 overs when rain started playing spoilsport and the match was stopped and the contest was reduced to 19 overs per side with India receiving a revised target of 137 runs based on the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method.

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However, just when the players were about to enter the field, rains returned and when it stopped, the target for India was revised to 90 runs from 11 overs. Later, another downpour led to the cancellation of the match. The hosts currently lead the series 1-0.

Earlier, it seemed the visiting bowlers have learnt from the mistakes they committed in the previous game as they kept the hosts under the check. However, pacer K Khaleel Ahmed was clobbered for 19 runs in the 18th over as Australia managed to reach a respectable total.


India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Washington Sundar.

Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.

Live Updates

  • 4:43 PM IST

  • 4:43 PM IST

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I Live Cricket Score: So the inevitable has happened. The game has been CALLED OFF. The captains and the umpires are seen shaking hands and that will be it from this game. One can say the rain has come to the rescue of Australia as we feel it is India who would have been the favourites heading into the chase. It is an unfortunate end to what was promising to be a cracker of a run chase. India were the big favourites at the halfway stage but then the rain spiced it up. Anything could have happened with 90 needed from 11 overs or 46 needed from 5. Either ways, After a series of disappointing results in white-ball cricket. Australia are now ensured that they do not lose this series against the men in blue.

  • 4:24 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live Cricket Updates: Cricket Australia tweets, “If play doesn’t resume before 10.02 pm local time then the match will be abandoned…”

  • 4:14 PM IST

  • 3:59 PM IST

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I Live Cricket Score: The rain is playing hide and seek here, it is back just as we were going to start the chase, The players make their way back in.

  • 3:11 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live Cricket Updates: This was coming. The umpires now feel it has gotten too heave and have decided to walk off. That is probably the last we have seen of Australia’s batting tonight. Do not think they will be coming out for the last over. However, there is no official word on that, we will keep you updated.

  • 3:07 PM IST

    That’s a stunner from Krunal to get rid off last match’s hero – Glenn Maxwell!

  • 3:00 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live Cricket Updates: Play has been suspended due to heavy rain. And, this might look like the end of Australia’s innings. The covers are in place and I reckon this might be a pretty long delay. AUS 132/7 in 19 overs vs IND

  • 2:57 PM IST

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I Live Cricket Score: FOUR! Lovely shot, the ball was tailing away into the right-hander, McDermott used Bumrah’s pace and opened the face of the bat at the last moment to guide it past the keeper for a boundary. Australia 132/7 in 19 overs vs India

  • 2:51 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live Cricket Score: SIX! CLOBBERED! A short ball outside off, McDermott pulls this high into the evening sky, over mid-wicket! 19 from the over! AUS – 122/7 in 18 overs vs IND

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Published Date: November 23, 2018 12:48 PM IST

Updated Date: November 23, 2018 5:12 PM IST