After suffering a humiliating defeat in the first ODI in Mumbai against Australia, Virat Kohli and men came back strongly in the second match which was hosted at Saurashtra Cricket Association in Rajkot. The Indian team went on to beat Australia by 36 runs and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Men in Blue put forth a strong batting performance to level the series 1-1. No sooner the last ball was bowled, the netizens went berserk hailing the effort of Kuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul.
Talking about the match, after losing the toss India was put to bat first. Unlike the last game, the Indian innings was splattered with stunning batting performances from Shikhar Dhawan (96), KL Rahul (80) and Virat Kohli (78). Rohit Sharma chipped in with 42 runs at the start of the game. India made a total of 340 runs. Now, it was the bowlers who had to do their job. Kuldeep Yadav who completed 100 wickets in ODIS, snapped two wickets. Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav also got two wickets each. Mohammed Shami got three wickets and Jasprit Bumrah got one wicket. India vs Australia, Cricket Score 2nd ODI Match.
The Australians got bundled out on the score of 304 runs and India won the game with five balls pending. Needless to say that the netizens hailed the all-round performance of the team but particularly praised Kuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul. Manish Pandey Catch Video: Indian Fielder Takes Stunning One-Handed Catch To Dismiss David Warner During IND vs AUS 2nd ODI.
Check out a few tweets below:
— Ranjan Subedi (@RannZaan) January 17, 2020
Bumrah Bumrah.. Shaam rang Bumrah... @Jaspritbumrah93 😍😍😍 @klrahul11 😘😘😘 @MdShami11 😍😍😍#INDvAUS Well Played India... 👍👍👍.. This is served complimentary for all the cheering we did.. #CricketLove pic.twitter.com/AbfYuCQ6zX
— Nafisa Joseph🇮🇳(نفيسة) (@NafisaJoseph) January 17, 2020
India win by 36 runs! Series level by 1-1. And up for the decider in Bangalore on Sunday.
Excellent comeback from Indian Bowlers to take 10/10 wickets after being down in the 1st ODI.
— Virat Kohli Trends™🔥 (@TrendVirat) January 17, 2020
Congratulations Team India
KL Rahul is the man of the match for me#INDvAUS
— Sid.🍷 (@Wright_WITS) January 17, 2020
कोई नहीं है टक्कर में
जीत गए #INDvAUS
— एक_रामभक्त 🚩 ( रामदयाल ) 🇮🇳 (@Imramdyal) January 17, 2020
— Reason_Movie (@MovieReason) January 17, 2020
KL Rahul was made the Man of the Match for his innings and also his stumping to dismiss Aaron Finch. The third game will be held on January 19, 2020, in Bangalore. The three-game ODI series currently stands on 1-1.
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