Australia vs India Highlights, 2nd ODI Adelaide:India rode on skipper Virat Kohli’s century and stumper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s controlled fifty to beat Australia by six wickets in the second ODI and level the three-match ODI rubber 1-1 in Adelaide on Tuesday. Chasing a competitive 299, the tourists banked on a collective batting effort from the top order, before a 82-run fourth wicket stand between Kohli (104) and Dhoni (55 not out) ensured the team’s win with four balls to spare. (Cricket StreamingIndia vs Australia 2nd ODI)

Highlights, India vs Australia 2nd ODI at Adelaide Oval

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16.51 IST: Virat though continued playing as he normally does in chases and was involved in two more fifty-plus stands, first with Ambati Rayudu and then with MS Dhoni. He reached his 39th ODI century but fell short after getting there. When he fell, a further 57 were required but Dinesh Karthik joined hands with the former India skipper and took the Indians over the line, going all the way to the last over. A very important factor in the chase was the running between the wickets as the Indians ran the field ragged. So that should settle the debate on whether or not Dhoni still has it in him or no. He has proved exactly why he is so important to the team going into the World Cup. Got his second consecutive fifty and took India to victory. The chase though, was more than just about Dhoni. It started off really solidly with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan adding 47 for the first wicket before the latter perished to an unnecessary shot. The former though was joined in the middle by the skipper Virat Kohli and what followed was a lovely display of batting where runs were being milked easily till Rohit holed out at deep mid-wicket.

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16.45 IST: INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS, LEVEL 3-MATCH SERIES 1-1! Behrendorff bowls a yorker length at the stumps, Dhoni squeezes it into the on-side to win the game. Would’ve been gone with a direct-hit but there wasn’t. India (299/4) beat Australia (298/9) by 6 wickets to level three-match series 1-1. Kohli 104, Dhoni 55*

16.43 IST: SIX! Vintage Dhoni! A touch short in length around off, Dhoni unleashes all his power behind it and muscles it handsomely over long on for a maximum. Scores level! India 298/4 in 49.1 overs, need 1 run to win vs Australia (298/9)

16.35 IST: Quite humid out there in the middle and Dhoni is feeling the heat. He is down on the ground and has some drinks to help him. It’s not easy for wicket-keepers. Fuller length ball on middle and leg, Karthik walks down and across before flicking it towards deep mid-wicket. The batsmen run the first one hard and Maxwell out there, misfields and allows for the second one to be completed easily. 9 runs off this over. India now need 16 off the last two. India 283/4 in 48 overs, need 16 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

16.30 IST: FOUR! A slower short ball on middle and Karthik is ready for it. He stands tall and pulls it away in the gap wide of fine leg. Puts the pressure back on the bowler. India 272/4 in 47 overs, need 27 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

16.25 IST: FOUR! Lovely pull from Karthik. A short of a length ball on middle, Dinesh swivels and gets his pull in the gap between fine leg and square leg. Goes to the fence on one bounce. IND 265/3 in 46 overs, need 34 runs to win vs AUS (298/9)

16.17 IST: SIX! Out of here! Dhoni has decided to press on the accelerator. Gives the charge to Lyon and receives the fuller length ball with open arms. Goes with the spin and dismisses it over mid-wicket for a maximum. That will help. India 251/4 in 44.4 overs, need 57 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

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16.12 IST: OUT! Virat Kohli departs for 104. Straight into the hands of Maxwell! Brilliant field positioning from Aaron Finch. It is the huge wicket of Virat Kohli. Is there a twist in the tale? A length ball on the pads, Kohli flicks it off the pads and times it superbly as he hits in the air. But to his dismay, it goes straight into the bucket-hands of Maxwell who is positioned there at deep mid-wicket. Looks like a lapse of concentration. Huge moment in the game. The 82-run stand has been broken. Virat walks off to a standing ovation but he looks really disappointed as he walks off. Falls while attempting his favorite shot itself. India still require 57 off 38 balls. India 242/4 in 43.4 overs, need 57 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

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15.58 IST: HUNDRED! Virat Kohli slams 39th hundred. A length ball on middle and leg is worked away towards mid-wicket and he picks up a couple. The helmet does not come off and the celebration is not a huge one. Knows he has a task at hand here. Wonderful innings so far though. So the SCG failure was indeed a one-off. India 231/3 in 42.1 overs, need 68 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

15.48 IST: Fuller one on middle, driven back down the ground towards the bowler. Stoinis fields it well and throws it back at the striker’s end. Has a stare with a smile in the end. Only one off this over, excellent and just what Australia would have wanted. IND 216/3 in 40 overs vs AUS (298/9)

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15.39 IST: FOUR! Moves into the 90s! Short and wide outside off, Kohli jumps on the back foot and slams it over point for a cracking boundary. Still only 6 from the over, 90 needed off 72 balls. India 209/3 in 38 overs, need 90 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

15.34 IST: SIX! Lovely use of the feet this time from the Indian skipper! Lyon flights this one outside off and Kohli is on the move. He comes down the track and just lifts it over the bowler’s head for a maximum. India 203/3 in 37 overs vs Australia (298/9)

15.26 IST: SIX! High and handsome! Kohli putting on a show! Behrendorff serves a length ball on middle and the Indian skipper gives it the full whack of his bat. Makes fine connection and sends it packing over wide long on for a biggie. India 187/3 in 35 overs vs Australia (298/9)

15.20 IST: FOUR! Beats the desperate dive put in by Marcus Stoinis. Short in length and outside off, Kohli keeps his weight on the back foot and powers it through covers. Stoinis in the deep probably dives a bit too early and hence fails to stop the ball. A much-needed boundary for India.India 173/3 in 33.3 overs vs Australia (298/9)

15.16 IST: Off-spinner on middle, Dhoni helps it off his pads to square leg. Four dot balls. This will build pressure on Kohli. India 166/3 in 33 overs, need 133 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

15.08 IST: OUT! Glenn Maxwell removes Ambati Rayudu for 24. End of Rayudu’s scratchy knock. Never really got going in this innings. A flighted ball on middle, he advances down the track and tries to heave it across the line. Fails to get the timing right and Stoinis at deep mid-wicket takes the skier safely. The 59-run stand is broken. 139 needed off 116 balls. This match is nicely hanging in the balance. India 160/3 in 30.4 overs vs Australia (298/9)

15.02 IST: Tries to force the issue this time but once again timing is eluding him. A shortish ball on off, Rayudu advances down the track and hits it in the air over covers for two. 50-run stand comes up. 150 up for India as well. 148 needed off 124 balls. India 151/2 in 29.2 overs, need 148 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

14.53 IST: Fine stop by Handscomb! Full and on middle, Kohli rotates his wrists and flicks it through mid-wicket. It races through and Peter in the deep also sprints across to his left. Puts in a dive close to the rope and pulls it back. Saves two. India 142/2 in 27 overs, chase 157 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

14.45 IST: A miscued pull shot! Stoinis serves yet another short ball and Rayudu goes for the pull shot. Doesn’t get in the right position and is lucky it goes over the infield at mid-wicket. Two runs have taken and Stoinis has a smile on his face. India 126/2 in 24 overs, chase 299 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

14.31 IST: FOUR! Gentle hands! Stoinis puts it on a good length again, enough width on this occasion for Rayudu to play at it late. He just opens the face of his bat at the last moment and runs it wide of the keeper for a boundary. India 110/2 in 21 overs, need 189 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

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14.20 IST: OUT! Rohit Sharma falls, Marcus Stoinis gets the wicket. This is a massive breakthrough for the Australians. And the wicket has come in good time too. Length ball on off, Rohit camps back and slogs across the line. Gets a top edge which sails over mid-wicket, only as far as Peter Handscomb in the deep though. He settles under it and takes the catch. Good thing for him he was wearing his sunglasses, otherwise, the sun was in his eyes. India 101/2, need 198 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

14.16 IST: SIX! Rohit gives it the full swing of his arms and sends it a long way. Tossed up right in his arc, the opener plants his front foot forward and slogs it deep into the mid-wicket stands. A maximum! India 97/1, need 202 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

14.11 IST: Drinks are on the field. After providing a good start, Dhawan departed but that hasn’t halted India at all. Rohit is joined by his skipper in the middle and the two are motoring along nicely. 40 runs have been added between them, and if Finch can’t come up with something soon, that number could soon rise to triple figures.

14.10 IST: Sensible cricket from the visitors. He dabs this behind point and keeps strike with a run. India need 212 runs to win in 34 overs. IND 87/1 in 16 overs vs AUS (298/9)

14.02 IST: SIX! Beautiful from Rohit! First six of the Indian innings and it comes from the bat of Rohit Sharma. Short of a length and Rohit pulls it high and away over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. India 73/1 in 13.2 overs, need 226 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

13.57 IST: FOUR! Brilliant from Virat Kohli. Length delivery around off, Virat just opens the face off the bat and beautifully times it and finds the gap between cover and point. The ball races away to the boundary. That was pure timing from the Indian skipper. India 62/1 in 12 overs vs Australia (298/9)

13.51 IST: Beaten! Lovely delivery, shaping away from the batsman from around off, Rohit pushes inside the line without any footwork but fails to connect. End of Powerplay 1, a decent beginning from India! India 53/1 in 10 overs, need 246 runs to win vs Australia (298/9)

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13.42 IST: OUT! Jason Behrendorff removes Shikhar Dhawan 32. First strike for Australia and it’s that of the dangerous Shikhar Dhawan. Fuller and in line of the stumps, Dhawan looks to go big downtown but only skies it as some pace is taken off it. It goes towards mid off where Khawaja settles under it and takes a safe catch. India 48/1 in 8 overs vs Australia (298/9)

13.40 IST: FOUR! Takes the aerial route and gets the desired result. Length ball outside off, rising off the deck, Dhawan stands tall and lifts it over covers for a boundary. India 47/0 in 7.3 overs, chase 299 to win vs Australia (298/9)

13.37 IST: FOUR! Dhawan is making sure that India will get at least one boundary in every over. When you get deliveries like these, it only gets easier. A tad short on leg and Dhawan drags it past the fielder at short fine leg to add four more to India’s total. India 41/0 vs Australia (298/9)

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13.28 IST: FOUR! Caressed through the cover. Dhawan is looking in ominous form her, worrying signs for Australian team. Behrendorff overpitches and Dhawan makes most of it. It was full and outside off, Shikhar drives it brilliantly through covers for a boundary. India 27/0 in 5 overs, chase 299 to win vs Australia (298/9)

13.23 IST: FOUR! Poor bowling from Richardson and the first boundary for Shikhar Dhawan. Length ball on Dhawan’s pad and it’s easy picking foeDhawan. He flicks it away through square leg for a boundary. India 15/0 in 4 overs vs Australia (298/9)

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13.15 IST: FOUR! Beautiful timing. This time Richardson bowls it on a length outside off, Rohit Sharma just opens the face of the bat and times it beautifully to send it through covers for a boundary. Second of the over. India 9/0 in 2 overs, need 290 more to win vs Australia (298/9)

13.11 IST: Maiden Over bowled by Jason Behrendorff, what a start for the hosts. Length ball outside off, Sharma shoulders arms to it. IND 0/0 in 1 over vs AUS (298/9)

13.06 IST: Welcome back to the run chase! Two openers with contrasting fortunes in the previous match are in the middle for India. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are at the crease. The former will take the strike. Jason Behrendorff will open the attack for the hosts!

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12.41 IST: A strong finish by India here but one would have to believe that Australia have put a more than par score on board here. They would have loved to have reached 300 but unfortunately for them, they lost their way once the partnership between Glenn Maxwell and Shaun Marsh was broken. Only 17 runs came off the last 3 overs while 4 wickets were lost. But the Aussies wouldn’t be too bothered as 93 runs came off the last 10 overs and with the help of the two boundaries from Nathan Lyon in the end, the hosts have reached 298/9. The innings began very slowly and the visitors picked up two early wickets in the form of Alex Carey and Aaron Finch. Post that though, Shaun Marsh took control and with the help of four fifty-plus partnerships in a row, got to his seventh ODI century.

12.38 IST: SIX! Take a bow, Nathan Lyon! These are vital hits and the GOAT is providing important runs for his side. Slightly fuller around off, he moves across and muscles the slog over mid-wicket for a biggie. With that, he gets his side close to 300. Australia 298/9 in 50 overs vs India | Shaun Marsh 131, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/45, Mohammed Shami 3/58

12.33 IST: OUT! Wickets falling in clusters for Australia here. The Indians are doing extremely well to pull things back in these last few over. Full on off, Siddle lofts it over cover-point. Virat Kohli out in the deep covers a lot of ground to his left, stretches his hands out and takes a stunning catch. Australia 286/9 in 49.1 overs vs India

12.31 IST: OUT! Richardson is the man back in the hut and India pulling things back here. They have conceded only 5 runs and picked up 3 wickets in the last 2 overs. It was full length delivery around off, Richardson tries to go over covers but hits it straight to Dhawan, who takes a regulation catch and brings out his trademark celebration. AUS 286/8 in 49 overs vs IND

12.25 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes Shaun Marsh for 131. India have got two wickets in the last 3 balls without conceding a run. This has been a brilliant over from Kumar.A knuckleball and he bowls this outside off on a good length, Marsh hits in the air towards long off. He got the middle of the bat but not the height or distance required. Jadeja at long off takes a simple catch and it brings to end amazing innings. Shaun has done his job though, has taken Australia to a really good score here.
Australia 283/7 in 47.5 overs vs India

12.23 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes Glenn Maxwell for 48. Easy catch was taken by Karthik at long off. This is good bowling from Bhuvneshwar. Bowls it wide outside off on a length and Maxwell once again reaches out for it and hits in the air towards long off. He was off balance and does not get enough power to clear the fielder. DK in fact had to come in a little to pouch that. A quick-fire knock from Glenn comes to an end, two shy of his half-century. A good wicket for India though. Australia 283/6 in 47.3 overs vs India

12.20 IST: That’s biggie from Marsh!

12.15 IST: SIX! Marsh is really turning on the heat here! A length ball outside off and it disappears into the deep mid-wicket stand as SOS stands and picks the bones out of that one. Huge! This is turning into an epic knock. Australia 272/5 in 46 overs vs India

12.08 IST: SIX! Wonderful timing and connection by Marsh. It was short on middle, Marsh pulls it away beautifully over mid-wicket for a maximum. The only person that was catching the ball was a member of the crowd. AUS 260/5 in 45 overs vs IND

12.03 IST: FOUR! Australia cross the 250-mark. Full-length ball on off, Maxwell frees his arm and lofts it over covers for a boundary. These two taking the attack to the Indian bowlers now. Australia 251/5 in 44.1 overs vs India

12.01 IST: FOUR! As i said, there is a lot that ‘The Big Show’ can do. Puts this one on a fuller length on middle, Maxwell makes room and cuts this in the air over point. No stopping that one as third man is very fine and can’t come around. Australia 247/5 in 44 overs vs India

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11.57 IST: LBW shout against Maxwell. He is given out. Decides to take it upstairs. Looked plumb to the naked eye. Let’s wait for the replays though… NOT OUT! Lo and behold! The ball is seen missing leg stump. A length ball on middle and Maxwell tries to hoick it on the leg side but misses the ball. Hits the pad and Siraj appeals. The umpire raises his finger. Maxwell consults his partner and goes upstairs. There is no inside edge but the ball is seen to be missing leg by the Hawk Eye. Brilliant review from Australia, GM can make a lot of difference here.

11.56 IST: FOUR! Punished! Short of a length on middle and Maxwell has all the time to rock back and smash this slower bouncer for four towards mid-wicket and the shorter fence.

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11.52 IST: SIX! Two maximums in one over from Australia, the Aussie batsmen are getting a measure of Kuldeep here. It was short on middle, the Australian all rounder rocks onto his back foot and heaves it over mid-wicket for a maximum. AUS 234/5 in 43 overs vs IND

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11.43 IST: HUNDRED FOR SHAUN MARSH! 7th Century of his ODI Career, what a knock by the left-hander. He has looked really good from the moment he walked in. Played his shots with freedom and ensured Australia have a real good launchpad now for the final onslaught. It also continues the incredible form that he has been in off late in ODIs. His fourth 100 in the last 8 innings. Australia 213/5 in 40.4 overs vs India

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11.35 IST: 200 up for Australia with a boundary. Top edged and it goes above the keeper for a boundary. Another bouncer to Maxwell from Shami. Glenn goes for a pull over mid-wicket but the extra bounce causes it to take the top edge on this occasion. Luckily for the Aussie all-rounder though, the ball flies above the head of Dhoni for a boundary. The 200 comes up for the hosts with that shot. AUS 201/5 in 38.3 overs vs IND

11.30 IST: Sheer Class from Marsh!

11.27 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami gets his revenge, he removes Marcus Stoinis for 29. Would you believe it? 56, 52 and this time 55. The third partnership in a row that has ended after crossing the fifty mark. Stoinis is the one to depart this time as he is caught behind by Dhoni. Australia 189/5 in 36.4 overs vs India

11.25 IST: DROPPED and FOUR! A very tough chance for Shami on his followthrough. Bowls this one fuller outside off, Stoinis hits it back down the ground in the air. Shami puts his left hand out to take it but the ball was too fast and he can’t hold on. It runs away to the fence. Australia 189/4 in 36.3 overs vs India

11.21 IST: FOUR! The timing and placement on that one was excellent. It was slightly short outside off, Marsh rocked onto his back foot and hit it towards the vacant backward point region for a boundary. Marsh is looking very comfortable against the spinners. AUS 180/4 in 36 overs vs IND

11.12 IST: A quick single stolen as Marsh pushes this length ball towards mid-off and sets off. Kuldeep is slow and the batsmen complete the run easily. 4 runs from the over. Australia 158/4 in 33 overs vs India

11.02 IST: FOUR! What timing on that one! No doubt it was the shorter boundary but Stonis just glances this one with perfect timing and from the middle of the bat. Beats the deep fine leg fielder to his left. Lovely shot! AUS 147/4 in 31 overs vs IND

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10.48 IST: OUT! Ravindra Jadeja removes Peter Handscomb for 20. The back foot is just outside the line. Handscomb has to depart and another partnership has been broken by Jadeja just after it touched 50. Delivers this on a length outside off and turns it away, Peter goes for the sweep through mid-wicket and misses. He has dragged his back foot outside the crease and Dhoni takes the bails off, not as swiftly as he usually does but this time it is because he knows that the foot was outside. Handscomb didn’t try to bring his foot back but looked to get the bat in but it was too late. A huge wicket at this stage of the game, especially because PH is one of the better players of spin in this team. A timely wicket for the visitors though. Australia 134/4 in 27.4 overs vs India

10.45 IST: FOUR! Good execution by Handscomb. He moves towards his off stump and guides the length delivery on off, towards fine leg for a boundary. Dinesh Karthik gives it a chase and puts a dive but cannot stop the ball going away to the fence. Australia 134/3 in 27 overs vs India

10.37 IST: FOUR! Bang off the middle of the bat. A fuller one on the pads and Marsh flicks this away in front of square. The fielder in the deep can’t come around as it is timed to perfection by the batsman. The pressure built up has been removed. Australia 120/3 in 25 overs vs India

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10.30 IST: FOUR! Fifty for Shaun Marsh, 14th ODI half-century for him. Drifting on the pads and Marsh guides it away on the leg side for a boundary. His third consecutive 50 plus score in ODI. He continues his rich vain of form in this format. He will need to convert this to a big one if Australia are to post a big total. Australia 116/3 in 23.5 overs vs India

10.25 IST: Streaky but safe! A short of a length delivery on middle, Marsh tries to defend on the back foot. He gets a thick inside edge that runs just away from his leg stump and the batsmen pick up one. Shaun keeps strike.

10.20 IST: FOUR! 100 up for Australia. It was short off-spinner outside off, Marsh rocks on to his back foot and punches it away in the air wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Poor delivery by Jadeja. Australia 101/3 in 21.1 overs vs India

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10.11 IST: OUT! Run out! A moment of brilliance from Ravindra Jadeja! India pick up another one against the run of play. A flatter one outside off, cut away by Khawaja towards point. Jadeja moves quickly to his left and picks it up and throws it towards the non-striker’s end stumps all in one motion. Manages to knock down the wickets and there is a loud appeal. Khawaja doesn’t look too confident. Virat Kohli gives it out already as it is referred upstairs. Australia 82/3 in 18.3 overs vs India

10.09 IST: A run out appeal! A direct hit from Jadeja! Khawaja is the man in question. It has been taken upstairs… Looks very close! 

10.04 IST: FOUR! That’s two boundaries off the over. Another half-tracker from Siraj on middle and Usman rocks back and pulls it behind square leg for a boundary. 13 off this over, a great one the Aussies. Australia 77/2 in 17 overs vs India

09.57 IST: Drinks break! It has been a good hour of play for the Indians. They have kept the scoring rate under check and also picked up a couple of wickets. Khawaja and Marsh are building a good-looking stand currently for the hosts. Kuldeep has bowled well so far whereas the debutant Siraj just looks a little nervous and hasn’t got his line and length perfect. Really good battle between bat and ball going on out there, let’s wait and watch what is in store.

09.53 IST: FOUR! The placement is very good on this one. On the shorter side of the length, on middle, Khawaja moves inside the line, positions himself for the pull and places it nicely through square leg. The fielder in the deep puts in a dive to his left but can’t stop it. Australia 61/2 in 15 overs vs India

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09.46 IST: FOUR! 50 up for the hosts. This is a fast outfield, so the ball will race away. Siraj with a short ball but it doesn’t bounce as much. Just sits up for Marsh who gets on top of the bounce and pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary. Australia 52/2 in 13.3 overs vs India

09.36 IST: Powerplay 2 has been signalled. That means a maximum of four fielders can be positioned outside the circle till the 40th over. Also, Kuldeep Yadav coming onto bowl now.

09.32 IST: FOUR! On the pads, this time, flicked away nonchalantly by Khawaja. Should get him going this boundary. No chance of stopping that once it beat the square leg fielder. AUS 35/2 in 9.3 overs vs India

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09.23 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami removes Alex Carey for 18. GONE! Now Shami strikes and both the Australian openers are back in the pavilion. This is very good, banged in short and it’s sharp. Takes Carey by surprise who is hurried into the pull. The ball goes off the top edge and balloons towards mid-wicket. Dhawan settles under it and takes a comfortable catch. Fantastic stuff here from the visitors, good start for them in this encounter. Australia 26/2 in 7.4 overs vs India

09.22 IST: FOUR! Shot. Look at the timing on that. So sweet from Alex Carey. It’s quite full and hurled outside off, the opener just leans into it and caresses the drive through the covers for a boundary.

09.18 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes Aaron Finch for 6. Bowled ’em! Finch has been undone again and that is another failure for him. This one is hurled just outside off on a good length and moves into the right-handed batsman after landing. Finch who was defending and playing down the ground till now, looks to go over the top of mid off with a lofted shot but the ball takes the inside edge and goes on to knock the middle stump. If you remember the previous game too, he was bowled by Kumar with a similar ball coming in. Not a good shot from the skipper, especially when you are out of form. India strike early! Australia 20/1 in 7 overs vs India

09.11 IST: Drops just short of Kumar on his followthrough. Looks like that one held a little on the pitch. Landed on off stump and Finch was ahead to push it back down the ground. It hits high on the bat and goes slightly in the air towards Bhuvneshwar but lands in front of him. Lucky for the skipper! Australia 14/0 in 5 overs vs India

09.06 IST: Defended towards point by the skipper to end the over. Two off it, a good one for India considering it is the Powerplay. AUS 11/0 in 4 overs vs IND

08.58 IST: FOUR! First four of the day and what a flick it was to get it too. A nothing ball on the pads, easy pickings for Carey who just holds his balance and flicks it through square leg for a boundary. Australia 8/0 in 2 overs vs India

08.54 IST: Streaky from Carey! On the off stump line, Carey comes ahead to defend but the ball goes off the inside edge towards square leg for a single. Keeps strike for the next over, 3 from the over. AUS 3/0 in 1 over vs IND

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08.48 IST: Players of both the team and umpires are out in the middle. Aaron Finch and Alex Carey are the two opening batsmen for the hosts, Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the first new ball for India. Let’s play!

08.40 IST: Pitch Report- Brendon Julian with the pitch report feels the surface has a grass covering around 6 mm which has been cut short from the pitch used for the Test match. He also feels there will be good carry for the pacers. Adds that it has been low scoring in the past with an average of 240-250 batting first. Continues saying there are decent boundary sizes today with a smallest of 57 m. Reckons that the captain winning the toss will bat first and should look to score about 270-280.

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08.30 IST: Virat Kohli says, “We would have batted first as well, looks a great wicket to play on. The conditions are going to be a big factor for us as it’s hot and humid. We were a bit scratchy at Sydney, just to get the one side together. We can’t take Australia lightly in Australia. We like to be in these situations where we get to bounce back as a team. Mohammad Siraj makes his debut today, Khaleel Ahmed makes way for him”.

08.27 IST: Aaron Finch: We are gonna bat first mate. Looks like a good wicket to bat, don’t think it’ll change much throughout. We played a really good game the other day. I think it’s a good chance to put some pressure on with a good score. It’s always good to play against a world class outfit and improve as a team leading into the next phase of the year.

08.25 IST: India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami

Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff

08.20 IST: TOSS – Australia win toss, opt to bat against India in Adelaide. The hosts have decided to go in with the unchanged XI from the last match. While for India, pacer Mohammed Siraj makes ODI debut, he replaces Khaleel Ahmed.

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07.51 IST: Hello and Welcome to our live cricket coverage of the second ODI between Australia and India from the beautiful Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.

Brief Preview: Former India captain MS Dhoni’s inability to rotate the strike in the middle overs will remain a major cause of concern when India take on Australia in a do-or-die second ODI on Tuesday in their bid to keep the three-match series alive. Hardik Pandya’s sudden suspension on disciplinary grounds has badly affected the balance of India’s batting order, which was apparent during visitor’s 34-run defeat in the opening match despite vice-captain Rohit Sharma’s 22nd hundred in the 50-over format.

Dhoni’s 51 off 96 balls and failing to rotate the strike has brought to focus the rejigging that skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri will have to fret upon. With Dhoni being slotted at No 5 even though vice-captain Rohit wants the veteran to bat a notch higher but cues from India’s training session made it clear that the team is unlikely to tinker with the batting order. India’s batting order did come under the spotlight at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The top three (Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli) have enjoyed a fairly consistent run since 2016. But it was a rare occasion when Dhoni had to come out in the fourth over of the innings. (AUS vs INDRead Full Preview 2nd ODI)