India Vs Australia, 2nd ODI, Live Commentary and Match Updates: Australia won the toss, opt to bat

India Vs Australia, 2nd ODI, Live Commentary and Match Updates: Dhoni, Karthik wins it for India

India 299-4 (49.2 Overs)

Dinesh Karthik 25(14)
MS Dhoni 55(54)

After Kohli was dismissed it felt that the target might still be too stiff. But Dhoni donned the responsibility and gave glimpses of the finisher the fans are used to watch. Couple of boundaries by Karthik here and there, helped as India squared the series 1-1.

India 255-4 (45 overs)

India need 44 runs in 30 balls

Karthik 1(1)
Dhoni 37(41)

India 102-2 (18 overs)

Kohli 22(28)
Rayudu 0(0)

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave decent start to India but unfortunately got dismissed after setting themselves up for a biggie.

Australia 298/9 (50 overs)

Marsh 131(123)
Glenn Maxwell 48(37)

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar 45/4
Mohammed Shami 58/3

Australia 172-4 (35 overs)

Stoinis 19(31)
Shaun Marsh 80(88)

Home team Australia won the toss and have opted to bat

Playing XI

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

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

A thumping victory in the Test series and the controversy at Koffee with Karan that followed, meant that India won’t have the services of KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for the series downunder. India came very close but never too close to winning in the first ODI. Rohit Sharma’s century ended in vain as India lost the game by 34 runs.

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