India would feel a bit distasteful as the match seemed in their claws. Consistent rains have made umpires call-off the game. The series remains 1-0 in Australia's favour. Join us for the final game in Sydney on Sunday.

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The match has been called off due to persistent rains in Melbourne.

Here's what BCCI confirmed:

It has started to rain again. Stay tuned for more updates!

Revised Playing Conditions: For India's Innings

  • The target has been set to 137 runs from 19 overs. 
  • 4 bowlers can bowl 4 overs, one can bowl 3 overs.
  • Powerplay stays at 6 overs.

Bumrah to continue. Bumrah bowls a BOUNCER! first-up but concedes 5 WIDE! runs.

It has started to drizzle at the moment. The Umpires and Virat Kohli are having a chat. 

McDermott hits a FOUR! on the last ball of the over! It has started to rain relatively heavy. Match stopped due to rain!

Khaleel returns. A single and a WIDE BALL! first up. 4, 4, 2, 1, 6 on the next five balls as Tye and McDermott look to reach to a par score. 19 runs from the over!

Bumrah is back and quietly sneaks in a 2-run over. Great stuff from India here.

Bhuvi returns. A couple of dot balls to begin with. Coulter-Nile dispatches the next short ball over the deep midwicket boundary for a SIX!

Coulter-Nile looks to go over the off region, but fails to time the ball and is CAUGHT! eventually. A substantial cameo here, though!

FOW: 101/5 | Nathan Coulter-Nile: 20 (9). Andrew Tye is the new batsman in.

Pandya continues. Coulter-Nile leading the charge, hits a FOUR! in the over. Australia score 9 runs in the over. 

Kuldeep continues and picks up a wicket on the first ball. Alex Carey is CAUGHT! looking to go against the line and over the ropes, but fails. 

FOW: 74/6 | Alex Carey: 4 (6). Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new batsman in.

Coulter-Nile hits a SIX! on the first ball he faces. A couple of singles to end the over.

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India will be playing against Australia at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in the second match of the 3-match T20I series, on Friday. After facing a defeat in the previous match, the Indian team would be looking to make amends in their line-up and look to secure a victory in the match, as a defeat would cost them the series. As for Australia, a win in the match would see the gain an unassailable lead in the T20I series.

The rain interrupted the match proceedings in the contest which took place at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, on Wednesday. As per the weather forecast for Melbourne today, there’s a 90 percent possibility that there will be rain during the day. India vs Australia, 2nd T20I 2018: Check Out the Weather Forecast of Melbourne as Men in Blue Fight to Stay Alive in the Series.

The Indian team management faced flak for playing Krunal Pandya ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal in the first match. Pandya conceded a whopping 55 runs in his quota of overs. Also, KL Rahul was promoted to number 3, ahead of skipper Virat Kohli – another decision that drew criticism from the likes of former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Michael Clarke. Live Cricket Streaming of India vs Australia 2018-19, 2nd T20I on SonyLiv: Check Live Cricket Score, Watch Free Telecast of IND vs AUS on TV & Online.

Significant contributions from Glen Maxwell, Chris Lynn, Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis saw Australia ride to victory in the first match. Defending 13 runs in the last over with Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik on the crease was not an easy task; however, Stoinis ensured that his team had the last laugh in the night. India vs Australia 2018 Video Diaries: Virat Kohli Obliges Fans With Autographs Ahead of 2nd T20I at Melbourne.

Come Friday; the clash at MCG will be an exciting watch for the fans, given that it is a do-or-die situation for India. However, will the rain gods permit it or not, is for time to tell. Stay tuned with LatestLY for all the live updates about India vs Australia 2018-19 Series!