Steve Smith was dismissed for 98 by Kuldeep Yadav as India won by 36 runs at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium in Rajkot. (Photo Credit: IANS)
A 10-wicket victory margin for Australia in an ODI in India against India. No, this is not a typo or a statistical error. This happened in Mumbai. Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team, for so long dominating teams in their own backyard, were humiliated by 10 wickets at the Wankhede stadium. This was India's first 10-wicket loss in a home ODI after 15 years, when South Africa had smashed them by a similar margin in 2005 at the Eden Gardens at the heights of the Sourav Ganguly-Greg Chappell stand-off. David Warner and Aaron Finch smashed centuries and stitched a record partnership for any wicket against India in ODIs. Heading into Rajkot, the momentum is definitely with Australia.
21:08 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah takes the final wicket and India have won by 36 runs to level the three-match series 1-1. Brilliant performance from India.
20:54 hrs IST: TWO WICKETS! After Shami, Saini gets into the action now. He cleans up Ashton Agar with a yorker and then sends back Mitchell Starc with a pacy bouncer. India are a wicket away from a win. Australia 275/9 after 46.3 overs.
20:36 hrs IST: TWO WICKETS! Briliant yorkers from Mohammed Shami and he has cleaned up Ashton Turner and Pat Cummins. Australia are 259/7 after 43.2 overs
20:31 hrs IST: Oh dear! This does not look good. Rohit Sharma landed hard on his shoulder and he is getting some treatment. Fingers crossed that he is alright. He is smiling as he walks off which is a good indication. After 43 overs, Australia are 259/5, needing 82 off 42 balls.
20:28 hrs IST: Kuldeep and Bumrah are tightening the screws as the run-rate mounts. After 42 overs, Australia are 247/5, needing 94 off 48 balls.
20:18 hrs IST: India appeal for an LBW against Turner but the ball is going down the leg side. India have lost the review but it might not cost them. After 40 overs, Australia are 235/5, needing 106 off 60 balls.
20:06 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive, massive moment and that is probably it for Australia. Loopy legbreak that spins in slowly, Smith plays with an angled bat and drags it back onto the stumps. Australia 221/5 in 38 overs.
20:02 hrs IST: WICKET! That is a much-needed wicket. Flighted delivery outside off, Carey pushes away from his body and gives a catch to Virat Kohli at cover. Australia 220/4 in the 38th over.
20:00 hrs IST: Smith carves Navdeep Saini to the deep backward point fence as he nears his century. Australia are 219/3 after 37 overs.
19:51 hrs IST: Carey launches a six off Kuldeep and Smith nears his ton with a six over deep midwicket. Australia are 209/3 after 35 overs.
19:33 hrs IST: WICKET! Lapse in concentration for Marnus! He lofts the flighted delivery from Jadeja but does not time it well. He knows he is in trouble and admonishes himself. Australia are 178/3 in the 31st over.
19:25 hrs IST: Loud appeal for an LBW but not given. India opt for the review and replays show that the ball is only clipping leg stump. Since it was not out, the original decision will stay. India have not lost the review. Australia are 168/2 after 29 overs.
19:21 hrs IST: Labuschagne hits a boundary straight down the ground off Bumrah. Australia are 163/2 after 28 overs.
19:04 hrs IST: Labuschagne finds the boundary off Kuldeep and both players are rotating the strike. Australia need less than 200. Australia are 141/2 after 23.3 overs.
18:53 hrs IST: FIFTY! If Virat Kohli is the run-machine for India, Steve Smith is for Australia. What a player. Gets to his 24th fifty. At the other end, Labuschagne is also doing well. After 21 overs, Australia are 127/2.
18:45 hrs IST: Smith and Labuschagne are rotating the strike well and Smith finds the boundary of Kuldeep. Australia are 112/2 after 19 overs.
18:38 hrs IST: Labuschagne comes out to bat for the first time and he hammers Kuldeep Yadav down the ground for a boundary. He employs the sweep as Australia reach 95/2 after 17 overs.
18:30 hrs IST: WICKET! Much-needed wicket for India. Jadeja gets this delivery to spin away and Finch misses the slog. His back foot is slightly out of the crease and when Rahul breaks the stumps, Finch's foot is on the line. The third umpire zooms in and it seems nothing is behind the line. Finch stumped for 33. Australia are 82/2 in the 16th over.
18:15 hrs IST: Navdeep Saini misses a run-out of Steve Smith as Rohit Sharma fields very well. Australia are 63/1 after 12 overs.
18:08 hrs IST: Steve Smith gets into the groove by smashing three boundaries off Navdeep Saini as Australia reach 55/1 after 10 overs.
18:02 hrs IST: Finch clobbers two fours off Shami and Australia are 43/1 after nine overs.
17:53 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Back-to-back maiden overs for Jasprit Bumrah. Australia are 30/1 after seven overs.
17:44 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Brilliant from Bumrah and the pressure mounts on Australia. Australia are 23/1 after five overs.
17:40 hrs IST: Steve Smith gets off the mark. An update on Shikhar Dhawan - He will not be taking the field after getting hit on the ribcage by a Pat Cummins bouncer. Yuzvendra Chahal is the substitute. Australia are 23/1 after four overs.
17:36 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant catch by Manish Pandey. Warner flays this full delivery from Shami to cover but Manish Pandey leaps and takes a one-handed stunner. Australia are 20/1 after 3.2 overs.
17:34 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah concedes five wides and Australia move to 16/0 after three overs. In the last two balls, he beat Finch with the extra movement and zip off the deck.
17:29 hrs IST: David Warner has started well as Mohammed Shami struggles with his line and length. Jasprit Bumrah has started showing his skill. Australia are 10/0 after two overs.
17:21 hrs IST: Update - There will be no five-run penalty! The decision was reversed during the innings break. So, Australia will begin at 0/0.
16:47 hrs IST: KL Rahul is run-out for 80 but India have ended on 340/6. Finally, Australia will be facing a big challenge. Can they pull it off or India's bowlers will learn the lessons from Mumbai and run through the batting line-up?
16:40 hrs IST: Rahul is on song as he upper-cuts Pat Cummins over third man for a six and then walks across to the off side to flick a full ball to long leg. India are 335/5 after 49 overs. Can they cross 350?
16:36 hrs IST: India have been penalised five runs for running onto then danger area of the pitch. So, Australia will start with 5/0. Indi are 321/5 after 48 overs.
16:32 hrs IST: Good over from Kane Richardson but Mitchell Starc continues to leak runs. His economy rate is well over eight and Australia are getting hurt in the death overs. India are 315/5 after 47.2 overs.
16:23 hrs IST: FIFTY! Brilliant batting from KL Rahul. He carves a four off Starc to deep cover and then lofts him inside out over deep extra cover for a big six. This is his sixth fifty and India are 300/5 after 45.4 overs.
16:16 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot from Manish Pandey. Richardson bowls the cutter outside off and Manish Pandey mistimes the pull shot to hole out to midwicket for 2. India are 280/5 after 44.1 overs.
16:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Zampa has Kohli's number again. This is brilliant and he strikes in his last over. Flighted from the legspinner and Kohli mauls the lofted shot to long off. However, he has not timed it well. Ashton Agar settles under the catch near the ropes but he calmly flings it back to Starc who takes the catch. Body blow for India. After 43.1 overs, India are 276/4.
16:03 hrs IST: Rahul blasts a six straight down the ground for a big six and he is blazing close to a fifty. After 42 overs, India are 270/3.
16:00 hrs IST: Kohli continues to tackle Zampa well and he creams a sweep along the ground to the long on fence. After 41 overs, India are 257/3.
15:57 hrs IST: Rahul is almost run-out as Kohli sends him back. The batsman responds by short-arm pulling a short ball to the deep backward square leg fence. India are 249/3 after 40 overs.
15:52 hrs IST: Rahul pounces on a short ball from Agar and cracks the square cut to the deep backward point fence. After 39 overs, India are 241/3.
15:49 hrs IST: Good over from Cummins. Keeps it tight and on the stumps. After 38 overs, India are 234/3.
15:45 hrs IST: Both Rahul and Kohli are making steady progress. After 37 overs, India are 231/3.
15:42 hrs IST: Sublime touch. Kohli blasts two fours off Pat Cummins, one through wide long off and one to deep midwicket. India are 225/3 after 36 overs.
15:38 hrs IST: FIFTY! 56th fifty for the Indian cricket team captain. The run-machine is back. You cannot keep him down for too long. India are 216/3 after 35 overs.
15:34 hrs IST: Rahul and Kohli both hit crisp boundaries off Mitchell Starc as both batsmen are laying the platform for a big score. India are 211/3 after 34 overs.
15:27 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear! Bad shot from Shreyas Iyer. Flighted delivery from Zampa and he drifts it in, Iyer goes for the slog and gets cleaned up for 7. India are 198/3 after 32.4 overs.
15:21 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer nearly chips a flighted ball from Zampa back to the bowler but it lands in front. Shreyas Iyer gets going by pulling a short ball from Richardson to the wide long on fence. Kohli is looking strong at the other end. After 31.3 overs, India are 197/2.
15:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear! Catastrophic for Dhawan and he will be bitterly disappointed. He had neared his ton with a straight drive off Richardson but next ball, in the aim of getting to the landmark quickly, he pulls a short ball straight down the throat of the long leg fielder to fall for 96. India are 184/2 after 29 overs.
15:08 hrs IST: Labuschagne again ends the over poorly as Dhawan sweeps a full ball on the leg stump to the fine leg fence. India are 177/1 after 28 overs.
15:03 hrs IST: Dhawan is taking the attack to the Australian bowlers. He smashes a huge six over deep midwicket and pulls a quick, short ball to the long leg fence for a boundary. He is nearing a ton and India are 171/1 after 27 overs.
14:59 hrs IST: Dhawan cuts a short and flat delivery from Marnus Labuschagne to the third man fence and he almost chips trhe drive back to the bowler but it is over his head. Tough over from Labuschagne in his first ODI. India are 159/1 after 26 overs.
14:55 hrs IST: Agar misses his line and length as Dhawan thumps him for two boundaries. India are 151/1 after 25 overs.
14:52 hrs IST: Starc continues to struggle with his line and length. India are 141/1 after 24 overs.
14:46 hrs IST: Both Dhawan and Kohli are building solid partnership and are laying the foundation for a big score. India are 136/1 after 23 overs.
14:43 hrs IST: FIFTY! 29th half-century for Shikhar Dhawan and he gets it with a tap to the off side of Mitchell Starc. His superb form continues against Australia. India are 131/1 after 22 overs.
14:40 hrs IST: Another tight over from Ashton Agar. After 21 overs, India are 123/1.
14:37 hrs IST: Only four runs in the over bowled by Zampa as he continues to keep a tight line. After 20 overs, India are 120/1.
14:34 hrs IST: Dhawan nears his fifty with a crisp drive to the deep extra cover fence. After 19 overs, India are 116/1.
14:32 hrs IST: Kohli latches onto a short ball from Zampa on leg stump and he whacks it to the fine leg fence. After 18 overs, India are 107/1.
14:28 hrs IST: Cummins hits a short ball and it leaps off the deck for four byes. India are 99/1 after 17 overs.
14:23 hrs IST: Kohli is so far tackling Zampa brilliantly and he has started off well. After 16 overs, India are 93/1.
14:16 hrs IST: Superb shot from Virat Kohli. Cummins bowls it too full outside off and Kohli presses forward to lace the cover drive to the boundary. After 15 overs, India are 87/1.
14:09 hrs IST: WICKET! Superb ball from Zampa and Rohit falls over as he looks to sweep. Flighted delivery that dips on Rohit, he looks to sweep but he misses it and is hit on the front pad. The umpire gives it out and Rohit opts for the review. Replays show the ball is hitting middle and there was no bat. Rohit out for 42. India 81/1 in 13.3 overs.
14:06 hrs IST: Rohit clobbers Richardson for a boundary to deep midwicket and he is starting to look ominous now. After 13 overs, India are 76/0.
14:00 hrs IST: Adam Zampa is into the attack and he starts off well with some good lines. After 12 overs, India are 68/0.
13:56 hrs IST: Dhawan and Rohit continue to be in fine form and the left-hander short-arm pulls a short ball from Richardson to the deep square leg fence. After 11 overs, India are 64/0.
13:51 hrs IST: Dhawan gets hit on the chest by a pacy bouncer from Cummins and he is getting some treatment. He is ok to continue. India have ended the powerplay well. After 10 overs, India are 55/0.
13:44 hrs IST: The partnership between Dhawan and Rohit has gone past fifty. Rohit brings it up in style with an on-the-up drive to deep cover. After nine overs, India are 52/0.
13:41 hrs IST: Change of ends for Cummins but once again, he ends the over poorly. He strays onto the pads and Dhawan works it to the deep backward square leg fence. After eight overs, India are 45/0.
13:36 hrs IST: Kane Richardson is into the attack and he ends the over poorly when he steers a short ball to the third man fence. After seven overs, India are 39/0.
13:32 hrs IST: Starc overpitches on off stump and Rohit absolutely nails the cover drive to the deep extra cover fence. After six overs, India are 32/0.
13:26 hrs IST: Good comeback over from Cummins and it spoiled slightly by overthrows. After five overs, India are 23/0.
13:24 hrs IST: Poor bowling from Starc and Dhawan flicks him to the long leg fence. After four overs, India are 20/0.
13:18 hrs IST: Dhawan creams a full ball past cover for a boudary while Cummins strays onto the pads and Rohit gets off the mark with a flick to deep square leg. India are 14/0 after three overs.
13:14 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan gets off the mark with a superb straight drive off Mitchell Starc. He retains the strike as India reach 5/0 after two overs.
13:08 hrs IST: Pat Cummins begins with a maiden over. Superb line and lengths already. India 0/0 after the first over.
13:03 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs for both teams. Australia is unchanged
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul(w), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
13:00 hrs IST: Australia have chosen to bowl. Virat Kohli has said he is glad that there will not be much dew on the wicket and he is glad. Rishabh Pant is not playing. KL Rahul is in the side. Manish Pandey is in the side while Navdeep Saini replaces Shardul Thakur.
12:55 hrs IST: One gets a feeling that Yuzvendra Chahal might get a go in this game. The wicket in Rajkot is traditionally a dry deck which assists the spinners. There is a smattering of grass to hold the pitch together. Will dew play a factor? In the winter time, it does.
12:40 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the second ODI between India and Australia from the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium in Rajkot. It is located in Khanderi, several miles away from the city centre. For Australia, they will be aiming to win a series in India for the second consecutive time while for India, they will be determined to level the three-match contest.