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India beat Australia by 36 runs, level series 1-1

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2020-01-17 10:25:16 PM     ||     Updated: 2020-01-18 1:06:35 PM

A combined effort from the bowlers after a batting masterclass helped India clinch a 36-run win over Australia in the second ODI in Rajkot on Friday.

With the emphatic win in the must-win game, India also levelled 3-match series 1-1. Chasing a mammoth 341, Australia are bundled out for 304 in 49.1 overs. Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Navdeep Saini played key roles with a two-wicket over each at crucial junctures.

Steve Smith (98) alongside Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne threatened to take the game away with 62 and 96 runs partnerships respectively but crumbled under the pressure of big run chase. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan's 96 alongside a 52-ball 80 blitzkrieg from KL Rahul powered India to 340/6.

Virat Kohli also played a crucial 78-run knock as India batting order decimated Australia bowlers.