Virat Kohli's 92 overshadowed by Kuldeep Yadav's hattrick; India beat Australia by 50 runs

IND vs AUS 2nd ODI Highlights: Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar wreak havoc on Australian batsman as they bundled them out with 41 balls to spare

Eden Gardens turned out to be a bowling paradise instead of a batting paradise. India beat Australia quite comfortably, in the end, winning the match by 50 runs and 41 balls to spare. Bhuvneshwar Kumar set up the game in the initial overs and in the end when Marcus Stoinis decided to ruin Kuldeep Yadav’s hattrick party. Indian bowlers manage to defend a score which did not look threatening despite the pitch being double paced. India have taken a lead of 2-0 with a win at Kolkata. Steven Smith blamed himself for not sticking with Stoinis till the end. Ajinkya Rahane too played a major role in the top order getting India off to a decent start despite losing Rohit Sharma’s wicket early.

Here are the live updates of IND vs AUS, 2nd ODI-

21:34 IST India win the match by 50 runs!

21:34 IST WICKET!  Kane Richardson lbw b Bhuvneshwar 0(7)

21:34 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been brought back into the attack. Richardson on strike, he is plump in front, gone! India win the match by 50 runs, the review won’t do Australia any good. AUS 202 all out in 43.1 overs

21:31 IST Bumrah comes to bowl, Stoinis is once again waiting for the ball to hit a biggie. SIX! He flicks that one for a maximum, what a shot from him, he is turning it on here at Eden Gardens. If he manages to win it from here, it will be a remarkable win. Bumrah gets three dot balls in place, Richardson will be taking strike in the next over. AUS 202/9 in 43 overs

21:27 IST Pandya continues, Stoinis on strike, he is just waiting for a loose delivery. SIX! After two dot deliveries, Stoinis launches the ball down the ground for maximum, 50 for him. What a knock under pressure from the young man. He cuts the ball towards point, takes a single. Richardson plays the next two deliveries in the gap but not taking a single. AUS 196/9 in 42 overs

21:22 IST Chahal continues, Stoinis will go all guns blazing here. He defends the first ball. Next ball, that one was edged but landing just short of the slip fielder. SIX! Stoinis hits the ball for a maximum, he comes down the wicket and hits the ball into the sight screen. He takes a single off the next ball. Richardson comes on the front foot and defends, he has been instructed to defend by Stoinis. That one almost clipped the leg stump. AUS 189/9 in 41 overs

21:20 IST Kane Richardson comes to bat, he manages to survive the last two balls of the over. AUS 182/9 in 40 overs

21:16 IST Coulter-Nile c and b Hardik Pandya 8(20)

21:16 IST Pandya continues, Stoinis is struggling to take a single. He gets off strike on the third ball of the over. Coulter-Nile on strike. WICKET! Top edge off the bat, gone! AUS 182/9 in 39.4 overs

21:13 IST Chahal has been brought back from a different end, Coulter-Nile takes a single. Next ball, Stoinis could not get bat on that, it goes in the air, Dhoni appeals but the Umpire turns him down. Next ball, Stoinis works the ball towards point, wants a single but is sent back. The throw was swift, Dhoni removes the bails, the third umpire has been referred. Too close, the bat seems to be in the air. Not out on that occasion, survived on the edge of the knife. FOUR! He sweeps the next ball, gets a boundary, Australia are making their way back into the game. But Stoinis needs to be there. WIDE! That one went down the leg side, gets a single as well. Coulter-Nile defends that one. Another defensive shot. AUS 181/8 in 39 overs

21:07 IST Pandya has been brought back into the attack, a dot ball as Stoinis plays it towards point. He plays the next one square, takes a single. Coulter-Nile is struggling to judge the ball, he has not been able to connect like he usually does. Just a single more from the over. AUS 174/8 in 38 overs

21:04 IST Stoinis on strike, Kuldeep continues, FOUR! He gets on one knee and guides the ball towards fine leg boundary, Bumrah puts in a dive but flicks it outside the boundary. FOUR! A more convincing shot from Stoinis, gets a boundary towards covers. Next ball, he defends it on the front foot. WIDE! That was way down the leg side, Dhoni collects it. An edge off the bat on the next ball, a single towards the third man. An inside edge off the next ball, hits his back pad. Beaten on the next ball, Coulter-Nile survives. AUS 172/8 in 37 overs 

21:00 IST Bumrah is back into the attack, replacing Chahal. Stoinis and Coulter-Nile take singles off the first two balls. Stoinis defends the next ball. Stoinis plays an ambitious shot off the next ball, Jadeja puts in a dive but the ball lands short, a couple of runs off that one. A slip in place for him, Stoinis edges and Kohli puts in a dive to save the boundary. Good fielding from the skipper. A single towards sweeper cover to end the over. AUS 162/8 in 26 overs

20:56 IST Kuldeep continues, WIDE! That was way down the leg side. Two dot balls to follow to Coulter-Nile. Next ball, he goes for a big shot but inside edges it, the ball was going for a boundary but Chahal once again pushes the back into play, saves the boundary, three runs off that one. Stoinis defends the next ball and takes a single off the next. A dot ball to end the over as Coulter-Nile misjudges the line of the ball. AUS 157/8 in 35 overs

20:53 IST Chahal is back into the attack, just four singles from the over. Kuldeep has turned the whole match around with just one over. AUS 152/8 in 34 overs

20:49 IST Nathan Coulter-Nile comes to bat, he survives two balls from Kuldeep’s over. AUS 148/8 in 33 overs

20:46 IST WICKET! Pat Cummins c Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 0(1)

Kuldeep Yadav on hattrick! Pat Cummins on strike, edged and gone, Cummins departs and Kuldeep gets his hattrick!

20:42 IST WICKET! Ashton Agar lbw Kuldeep Yadav 0 (1) That’s plump in front and Kuldeep Yadav is on a hattrick!

20:40 IST WICKET! Wade b Kuldeep Yadav 2(8) Wade plays on, that was another disappointing innings from him. AUS 148/6 in 32.2 overs

20:39 IST Pandya continues, Stoinis takes a single off the first ball. Wade guides the ball towards third man for a single. Stoinis takes another single. Wade plays the ball towards square of the wicket, takes another single. WIDE! That was way wide off the offstump line. FOUR! Stoinis gets on his back foot and pulls the ball for a boundary, this is turning out to be a good over for Australia. He lets the last ball go. AUS 148/5 in 32 overs

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20:30 IST Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack, Kohli looking to get through his overs. He plays the first one towards midwicket and then towards square leg, two dot deliveries. He takes a single towards long off. Wade is defending the ball with a straight bat, two dot balls. He pushes the last ball towards covers, a dot ball. AUS 139/5 in 31 overs

20:27 IST Wade plays the first ball he faces towards point, he has a big task ahead of him tonight. AUS 138/5 in 30 overs

20:25 IST WICKET!  Smith c (sub)Jadeja b Hardik Pandya 59(76)

20:25 IST Pandya is back into the attack, Stoinis defends the first ball. A single as Stoinis mistimes the back of the length delivery. FOUR! Edged and goes towards boundary, that is disheartening for Pandya. He pushes the next ball towards covers, a dot ball. WICKET! Smith has given his wicket away, Jadeja takes an amazing catch, that’s a big wicket! AUS 138/5 in 29.5 overs

20:20 IST Chahal continues, into his 7th over. Stoinis defends the first ball. Turn and bounce, Stoinis did nothing but present his bat, beaten quite easily. Chahal is putting pressure on Stoinis. After four dot balls, he takes a single as the ball takes an outside edge. Jadhav has twisted his ankle there. Smith on strike, he manages to defend the ball as it kept low this time. AUS 133/4 in 29 overs

20:16 IST Kuldeep continues, Stoinis pushes the ball towards long off, takes a single. Smith rotates the strike as well. Stoinis was troubled by the extra bounce, a dot ball. FOUR! Stoinis gets on the front foot and drives the ball for a boundary through covers. He defends the next ball. A single off the next delivery/ AUS 132/4 in 28 overs. 

20:13 IST Pandya continues, Smith is beaten in a similar way Stoinis was in the previous over. Back of the length deliveries from Pandya pushing Smith on the back foot. Just when Pandya was getting into rhythm he bowled a loose delivery, FOUR! Smith works the ball towards fine leg for a boundary. AUS 125/4 in 27 overs

20:09 IST Kuldeep continues, much better over from him, just a single from it as Smith gets to his half century. AUS 121/4 in 26 overs

20:05 IST Pandya is back into the attack, Stoinis defends the ball from the crease. He pushes the ball towards mid off, another dot ball. FOUR! That was a poor delivery, Stoinis just flicked the ball towards square leg for a boundary. Pandya is not happy with himself. Stoinis pushes the ball towards covers, a dot ball. He is beaten off the next ball by an outswinger. AUS 120/4 in 25 overs

20:01 IST Kuldeep comes back into the attack after Maxwell’s wicket. A couple of runs for Smith off the first ball of the over, his wicket is crucial for India. A couple of singles from the next two balls, Stoinis gets off the mark as well. FOUR! That was wide and pitched up, a boundary for Smith, a much-needed one. A couple of runs off the next ball, a runout was on cards on that delivery. A dot ball to finish off the over, 10 runs from it. AUS 116/4 in 24 overs

19:56 IST Marcus Stoinis comes to bat, he is beaten on the first ball. AUS 106/4 in 23 overs

19:56 IST WICKET! Maxwell st Dhoni b Chahal 14(18) 

19:55 IST Chahal continues, he is dominating Maxwell, dot balls after dot balls to him. WICKET! Maxwell has been fooled by Dhoni and Chahal, another wicket falls, India make their way back into the game. AUS 106/4 in 22.5 overs

19:52 IST Bumrah comes back into the attack, a short ball to start with. Maxwell is beaten by the inswinger, almost clips the bails on the next one. Maxwell is struggling against Bumrah, not able to find the middle of the bat. He finally manages to take a single that too off a faint inside edge. A dot ball to Smith to end the over. AUS 106/3 in 22 overs

19:46 IST Chahal continues, Smith takes a single off the second ball. WIDE! Maxwell tried to reach for that one, it was way outside the line of the offstump. A dot ball to follow. Just a single taken off the next ball, keeping Maxwell quiet is a touch job. Smith drives the ball towards covers, two dot balls from Chahal. AUS 105/3 in 21 overs

19:42 IST Kuldeep continues, Smith takes a single off the first ball, this time he gets off the strike early in the over. Maxwell on strike, he pushes the ball back to the bowler. SIX! That was tossed up and Maxwell flicks it over on side for a maximum, first boundary for him. Dhoni is backing Kuldeep, showing confidence in him. SIX! Once again, he takes him on, second boundary for him. Next ball, after a few fielding changes. Maxwell misjudges the googly, a dot ball there. Another dot one to end the over. AUS 102/3 in 20 overs

19:39 IST Chahal to Smith, there is turn, there are leading edges, the ball is doing it’s bit and Smith is getting a bit nervous. While the crowd is getting behind the leggie Chahal. After four stock deliveries Chahal bowls the one which did not turn much, skidded on to the bat. Just a single off the last ball of the over. AUS 89/3 in 19 overs

19:36 IST Kuldeep continues, Smith on strike, a loopy leg spinner from him, almost gets past the bat. Smith had to play a little hockey to prevent his wicket. A lot of turn on the next ball, good bowling from Kuldeep. He pushes the next ball towards deep extra cover, gets a couple of runs. He takes a single towards deep midwicket. Maxwell comes to bat, he mistimes the first ball. AUS 88/3 in 18 overs

19:33 IST WICKET! Head c M Pandey b Chahal 39(39)

19:33 IST Head and Smith are not looking to hit the big shots, just knocking the ball around for singles. WICKET! Head plays the ball towards short midwicket, straight to the fielder. AUS 85/3 in 17 overs

19:28 IST Kuldeep Yadav comes to bowl, 4 runs from his over, he is the trump card for India at this stage. In the middle overs, India need him to pick up wickets. AUS 80/2 in 16 overs

Drinks Break!

19:22 IST Head takes an easy single from the first ball off Chahal’s over. He is drawing Smith forward again and again, some turn for him, two dot balls fro him. Smith plays the ball towards long off, takes a single. Next ball, a huge lbw appeal as the ball hits pads, the Umpire turns him down. No review taken. A single off the last ball of the over. AUS 76/2 in 15 overs

19:19 IST Pandya continues, Head takes a couple of runs off the first ball of the over. Next ball, Head drives the ball but could not get it past short cover. FOUR! That’s an amazing shot, he is dominating Pandya in every way possible. Next ball, Pandya comes round the wicket, Head takes a single towards sweeper cover. Smith plays the ball towards backward square leg, takes a couple of runs. A dot ball to end the over. AUS 73/2 in 14 overs

19:13 IST Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack, Head runs the ball down to square leg, takes a single. Smith on strike, he plays the ball towards covers, a dot ball. He will be bowling the stock leg spinner to him trying to draw him forward. Next ball, a similar shot but same result, a dot ball. Smith pushes the ball towards long on, takes a single. Head goes back into the crease, could not hit that one in the gap, a dot ball. Chahal comes round the wicket, a single off the last ball towards square leg. AUS 64/2 in 13 overs

19:09 IST Pandya continues, Smith drives the ball but could not time it well. FOUR! THis time he gets it in the middle of the bat, a boundary for him. Next ball, that one hurried onto him, a dot ball. He drives the next one down the ground, FOUR! Smith is having it easy now, we can see a bowling change coming or the field being spread in the next few balls or a few overs. A surprising bouncer from Pandya, Smith could not offer a shot on that occasion, a dot ball. An inswinger from Pandya, goes down the third man, FOUR! Third boundary from the over. AUS 61/2 in 12 overs

19:04 IST Head on strike, Bhuvneshwar has been given another over in his prime. Head takes a single off the second ball. Smith shuffles and leaves the ball, lets it go, a dot ball. He pushes the next one towards offside. He is trying to ensure that no more wickets fall in his first spell, a wise move from him. Smith drives the ball, fielded at short covers, a dot ball. Smith plays an unorthodox cover drive, gets a single. AUS 49/2 in 11 overs

19:00 IST Hardik Pandya comes to bowl, Head on strike, the first one kept low. Head tried to pull it but couldn’t succeed, a dot ball. Next ball, a back of the length delivery, Head defends it on the back foot. FOUR! Head pulls the short delivery, gets a boundary, two bounce and over the rope. Dropping Head’s catch is turning out to be expensive for India. Meanwhile, Pandya is cleaning up the spikes of his shoes. A short break in play. Head drives the ball through covers, gets it into the gap, Rahane does well to save the boundary, Pandey throws it back, three runs off that delivery. Smith lets the ball go to Dhoni, a dot ball. He gets behind the ball and defends the last ball, another dot ball. AUS 47/2 in 10 overs

18:53 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, he is in a different zone tonight. Head is trying to play the ball recklessly, having survived in the previous over he should not try to do something like this. After four painful dot deliveries he finally succeeds in taking a single off a ball directed towards his pads. Smith mistimes the ball towards point, a dot ball. Just a single from the over. AUS 40/2 in 9 overs

18:50 IST Bumrah continues, Smith on strike, that one kept low, beats him. Smith cuts the next ball but point fielder saves the boundary, good fielding. FOUR! He hits that in his typical fashion, a boundary for him. FOUR! This one looks promising, second boundary for him, played it on the up and square of the wicket. WOW! A scintillating yorker, makes Smith fall, good bowling from Bumrah. FOUR! This time it brushes the pads, and goes for a boundary. Not a good over for India. AUS 39/2 in 8 overs

18:45 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Smith lets the first ball go. Both of them are playing him with utmost caution. Next ball, Smith inside edges it nearly, gets a single off that one. Head is doing good, he is playing with an application. FOUR! A boundary there, that was pitched one the leg side. That’s his third boundary. Edged and safe! that one landed in Rohit Sharma’s hands, DROPPED! AUS 27/2 in 7 overs

18:40 IST Head on strike, Bumrah continues, FOUR! Inside edge off the bat and goes towards the boundary, no fault of the bowler there. FOUR! This time it’s from the middle of the bat, that’s two boundaries in a row. He leaves the next ball, a good leave from him. Head works the ball towards on side, gets three runs as Chahal does well to push the back into play. Smith on strike now, he plays the ball towards third man, takes a single. Head goes for the shot, misses the ball completely. AUS 22/2 in 6 overs

18:36 IST Travis Head comes to bat, 3 slips in place for him. The first ball hits his pads, a single by leg byes. AUS 10/2 in 5 overs

18:34 IST WICKET! Warner c Rahane b Bhuvneshwar 1(9)

18:34 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Warner on strike, whoa! that is an amazing delivery, beats him all hands up, you can’t see anything better than that. Bhuvneshwar is continuing with that line but Warner is being extra cautious leaving them one after another. WICKET! Edged and gone, AUS 9/2 in 4.5 overs

18:31 IST Warner on strike, Bumrah continues, he plays the ball past point, takes a single. Australian skipper Steven Smith on strike now, he shuffles across and plays the ball towards backward square leg, takes a couple of runs. Smith leaves the next two balls, he knows the importance of wickets on this pitch. FOUR! That was edged and the ball runs towards the boundary, terrific shot from him. Smith defends the ball going on the back foot. AUS 9/1 in 4 overs

18:25 IST WICKET! Cartwright b Bhuvneshwar 1(15)

18:25 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Cartwright shoulders arms on the first ball. Next ball, Cartwright intended to drive that one but fails, goes past the outside edge. He plays the ball towards point, a dot ball. Cartwright pushes the ball towards short covers, another dot ball. Cartwright lets another one go, he is not taking the pressure yet. WICKET! That one went through the gates. That’s an amazing delivery from Bhuvneshwar. AUS 2/1 in 3 overs

18:21 IST Bumrah to open the bowling, Cartwright is struggling as the ball is swinging away from him. The batsman is struggling with the lateral movement of the ball. Both the bowlers have started well, after four dot balls, Cartwright manages to take a single towards fine leg. Warner is beaten by Bumrah by a perfect outswinger. AUS 2/0 in 2 overs

18:17 IST Bhuvneshwar to Cartwright, just a single from the first over, using the new ball and the pitch to it’s best effect. AUS 1/0 in 1 over

18:13 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the bowling attack, Australian openers Hilton Cartwright and David Warner come out to chase.

17:48 IST Australia need 253 to win the second ODI.

17:42 IST Yuzvendra Chahal comes to bat, Richardson on hattrick. Chahal plays the slower full toss for a single towards offside. A dot ball to follow. Bumrah needs to get runs now, FOUR! That’s exactly what he does, a boundary towards the onside. The crowd cheers as India goes past 250. A single off the next ballas Bumrah guides the ball towards short third man. Chahal misses the ball, Wade picks the ball and runs out the spinner. IND 252 all out in 50 overs

17:38 IST WICKET! Hardik Pandya c Warner b Kane Richardson 20(26) Slower full toss gets the better of Pandya. Good work from Richardson. IND 246/9 in 49.1 overs

17:37 IST Jasprit Bumrah comes to bat, he wanted a quick single but denied. Pandya needs to be on strike. WIDE! Tennis ball bounce on that occasion. FOUR! A boundary for Bumrah as the ball takes a top edge. A single off the next ball towards the third man. Pandya takes a single as well, he will retain strike in the last over. IND 246/8 in 49 overs

17:32 IST WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav c Wade b Pat Cummins 0(2) Wade takes an excellent catch to get Kuldeep out, brilliant work from him. IND 239/8 in 48.2 overs

17:30 IST WICKET! Bhuvneshwar c Maxwell b Kane Richardson 20(33) Bhuvneshwar survived when Smith dropped the catch, he could not make the most of it as he got out the very next ball. IND 239/7 in 48 overs

17:28 IST Players are back in the field after a few passing showers interrupted play.

17:17 IST It’s a no ball, Pandya is not out!

17:14 IST Rain interrupts play. Confusion over whether Pandya is out or not continues.

17:14 IST Richardson continues, Bhuvneshwar finds the gap, gets a couple of runs on that occasion. A slower yorker from Richardson, Bhuvneshwar tried to guide it towards third man but could not get it past Mathew Wade. Another slower delivery, gets a single this time, Bhuvneshwar. Pandya on strike, he is itching to get boundaries now. He is on 19 from 23 balls. A full toss to Pandya, he hits it in the air, Smith takes the catch and he is out! Or is he? Is it above the waist height? Comedy of errors here as the bowler had removed the bails as well. This is getting interesting at Eden Gardens. Meanwhile, covers have come on because of the rain. IND 236/6 in 47.3 overs

17:07 IST Pandya takes a single off the first ball of Coulter-Nile’s over. FOUR! Finally a boundary as Bhuvneshwar went down the wicket, though the ball took an outside edge and went over the third man boundary. A slower short ball to follow, Bhuvneshwar nearly gets himself out on that occasion, lucky that it landed in no man’s land. Bhuvneshwar goes for a big shot on the next ball, WHOA! hits him on the face, Pandya is on the ground, he gets some attention from physio. The crowd cheers as Pandya gets up. WIDE! That one was too short. Bhuvneshwar gets a single towards long on, it was a good shot but could not get a boundary. Another short ball to end the over, Pandya could not hit it. IND 233/6 in 46 overs

17:01 IST Stoinis continues, Bhuvneshwar takes a single off the first ball. Meanwhile, the crowd is getting behind Pandya cheering for him. Just a quick single as he plays the ball towards short midwicket. Bhuvneshwar works the ball towards fine leg, takes a single, that was a slower one from Stoinis. Pandya plays the ball high on the bat, goes towards mid off, a dot ball. Bhuvneshwar survives as Warner could not hit the stumps. A leading edge but lucky for Pandya, gets a single towards covers. A dot ball to end the over, just four runs from it. IND 226/6 in 46 overs

16:57 IST Pandya plays the ball towards mid on, a dot ball, Coulter-Nile is bowling his 9th over. A single off the next ball, Warner could not hit the stumps on that occasion otherwise he might have been in trouble. A yorker to Bhuvneshwar, he does well to bring his bat down in time. He pushes the ball back to the bowler, a dot ball. Just a single off the last ball of the over. IND 222/6 in 45 overs

16:53 IST Stoinis continues, Bhuvneshwar is struggling to get off the strike, fast bowlers are keeping him busy. They are bowling wicket to wicket or back of the length delivery to him. Bhuvneshwar needs to break free now, his strike rate is too low under these circumstances. He finally gets a couple of runs towards deep midwicket. Yet another dot ball to end the over, good one from Stoinis. IND 220/6 in 44 overs

16:49 IST Cummins continues, Pandya gets a boundary off the first ball of the over. He struck that one between cover and mid off. Two more singles to follow, Pandya and Bhuvneshwar have played a few balls, they need to accelerate now. A dot ball to follow. Pandya plays the ball towards deep third man, takes a couple of runs. Pandya drives but straight to the fielder. 218/6 in 43 overs

16:45 IST Richardson continues, a dot ball to start with to Bhuvneshwar. He takes a single towards sweeper cover. A short ball from Richardson, Pandya tries to pull it but misses. Another dot ball to Pandya, India need boundaries now, to cross at least past 250. Just a single off the last ball of the over. IND 210/1 in 42 overs

16:40 IST Cummins continues, a dot ball to start with to Bhuvneshwar. He is trying to put pressure on Bhuvneshwar, not known as a big hitter of the ball. Another short ball to Bhuvneshwar angled in, he tries to run it down the third man but could not, a dot ball. A single off the next one. Pandya lets the ball go to Wade. IND 208/1 in 41 overs

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16:36 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to bat, he drives the first ball towards covers, takes a single off that one. A dot ball to Pandya, he takes a single off the next one. Another edge off Pandya’s bat, a single for him. Just one more single from the over, good one for Australia. IND 207/6 in 40 overs

16:32 IST WICKET! Dhoni c Smith b Kane Richardson 5(10)

16:31 IST Pat Cummins comes to bowl now, Dhoni is trying to play himself in, three dot balls from him. A single off the next ball towards square leg. Agar is struggling with a cramp now, he is on the ground. He is walking off the field, physio is taking care of him. Pandya plays the ball towards point, a dot ball. A couple of runs off the last ball of the over, good running between the wickets. IND 2014/5 in 39 overs

Hardik Pandya comes to bat, FOUR! A boundary to get off the mark, a rather cheeky one towards fine leg as Coulter-Nile scratches his head, inside edge goes past the stumps. IND 201/5 in 38 overs

16:24 IST WICKET! Kedar Jadhav c Maxwell b Coulter-Nile 24(24) 

16:24 IST Coulter-Nile continues, he is trying to keep Kohli wait for a boundary, three dot balls from the over. Kohli plays the ball towards deep midwicket, takes a couple of runs, good fielding by Cummins-Cartwright at the boundary. Played on, WICKET! Kohli departs for 92. IND 197/5 in 37.5 overs

16:21 IST Stoinis is back into the attack, a dot ball to start with. FOUR! Kohli drives it with grace, gets a boundary, he is on 89 now. Next ball, he plays it towards midwicket, a dot ball. Kohli plays the ball towards the third man, takes a single. Dhoni plays two dot balls. IND 195/4 in 37 overs

16:16 IST Dhoni takes strike, a pull shot off the first ball. An appeal from Coulter-Nile but turned down by the Umpire. FOUR! Dhoni gets a boundary to get off the mark, the crowd is going crazy now. They are backing MSD. He plays the ball towards point, a dot ball. IND 190/4 in 36 overs

16:13 IST WICKET! Kedar Jadhav c Maxwell b Coulter-Nile 24(24) 

16:13 IST Coulter-Nile continues, a single taken off the second ball of the over. Jadhav on strike, he cuts the ball but finds Maxwell. WICKET! IND 186/4 in 35.3 overs

16:10 IST Stoinis continues, a single for Kohli off the first ball. SIX! Jadhav rocks on the back foot and takes the aerial route, hits the ball over deep square for a maximum, the first one of the innings. A dot ball to follow. Jadhav plays the ball with soft hands, a single off that one. Kohli plays the ball towards point, a dot ball there. A single off the last ball to finish off the over. IND 185/3 in 35 overs

16:06 IST Agar continues. Meanwhile, Wade exchanges a few words with Kohli, he is still not happy with the single. A couple of runs off the next ball. A dead ball robs Kohli off a boundary. He takes a single towards long off. Jadhav defends the next ball. FOUR! Jadhav goes inside out and hits the ball over covers. A splendid boundary for him. FOUR! This time he plays the paddle sweep, another boundary to end the over. IND 176/3 in 34 overs

16:02 IST Jadhav on strike, Stoinis continues, he tries to cut the ball but finds the point fielder, a dot ball. Jadhav defends the next ball, another dot ball. Jadhav plays the back of the length ball towards short midwicket, no runs off that ball either. WIDE! some work to do there for Wade, he is clearly struggling. Jadhav tries to cut the ball but could not get bat on it, Wade struggles to collect, a single for India as they try to make the most of the wicketkeeper’s faitgue. FOUR! Kohli cuts it away, maybe that’s his answer to Stoinis who objected the single. Kohli takes a single off the last ball, retains strike. IND 165/3 in 33 overs

15:56 IST Agar continues, a single off the second ball from Kohli’s bat. Just two more singles from the over. Good bowling from Agar, he is keeping the run rate down. IND 158/3 in 32 overs

Drinks Break!

15:51 IST Richardson continues, Kohli takes a single towards long leg. Jadhav takes a single as well towards fine leg. A nice pull from Kohli, the crowd cheers, a couple of runs off that one. He has moved to 71 now. Another nice looking drive from Kohli, just a single towards sweeper cover this time. Jadhav defends the back of the length ball on the back foot. WIDE! That one goes down the leg side. Jadhav drives but could not get it past covers. IND 154/3 in 31 overs

15:47 IST Agar continues, Kohli plays the ball towards deep cover, takes a single. Jadhav and Kohli are knocking the ball around for singles, they are trying to rebuild innings. While Australian players are making mistakes, another overthrow gives them a couple of runs where there was just a single. 7 runs from the over. IND 148/3 in 28 overs

15:43 IST Richardson is back into the attack, Kohli comes down the wicket, FOUR! A boundary as he works the ball towards deep midwicket beating the fielder. An easy single off the next ball. Jadhav plays the ball towards fine leg, takes a single. He pushes the ball towards short cover, a dot ball. A good drive to follow, Kohli picks up a single. A dot ball to finish off the over. IND 141/3 in 27 overs

15:39 IST Kedar Jadhav comes to bat, after playing a dot ball he takes a single towards long on. Kohli plays the ball towards short midwicket, a dot ball. Kohli takes a single off the last ball of the over, retains strike. IND 134/3 in 26 overs

15:35 IST WICKET! M Pandey b Agar 3(13)

15:34 IST Coulter-Nile continues, Kohli gets a single off the first ball of the over. Pandey plays two dot balls, one towards backward point and then towards mid off. He lets the next ball go, Pandey shoulders arms. Pandey’s shot hits the stumps, a single taken off that one. Lucky for Kohli that it did not brush Coulter-Nile;s fingers. Kohli defends the ball and wanted a quick single, sent back by Pandey. IND 131/2 in 25 overs

15:29 IST Pandey defends the first ball off Head’s over. He defends and takes a quick single off the next ball. Kohli digs the ball out towards covers, takes a couple of runs. WIDE! That one went down the leg side. One more single from the over. IND 129/2 in 24 overs

15:27 IST Coulter-Nile comes back into the attack. Kohli takes a quick single off the first ball. Pandey plays the ball with soft hands, a dot ball. He pushes the ball towards covers, a dot ball. A back of the length delivery, Pandey gets on the back foot and works it towards on side for a single. Kohli plays the ball towards covers, a dot ball. A bouncer from Coulter-Nile, Kohli lets it go int the end, another dot ball. He plays the ball towards mid on, no runs scored off that ball either. IND 124/2 in 25 overs

15:22 IST Manish Pandey comes to bat, he defends the first two ball he faces. IND 121/2 in 24 overs

15:21 IST WICKET! Rahane run out (Cartwright/Wade) 55(64)

15:21 IST Travis Head comes into the attack, Smith has introduced another spinner into the attack as his fast bowlers are feeling the heat. A single off the second ball. FOUR! Rahane gets a boundary, he is looking good. Next ball, pushes for a couple of runs, Wade dislodges the bails and Rahane is out, he has to go, missed by an inch there. WICKET! IND 121/2 in 23.4 overs

15:16 IST Cummins continues, he is in trouble due to the humidity which is 70 per cent at this time. A dot ball to start with to Rahane. A couple of singles off the next three balls. Rahane takes a single towards square leg, 50 for him! Kohli takes a single as well. IND 115/1 in 23 overs

15:10 IST Agar continues, Kohli plays the ball towards square of the wicket, a dot ball. He takes a single towards square leg, takes a single. Rahane takes a single towards long off. Kohli plays the ball in front of square takes a single. WIDE! That goes past the leg side, a singe more off that one. Kohli on strike, he is on 49, plays the ball towards long on, 50 for Kohli! Rahane takes a single as well. IND 110/1 in 22 overs

15:07 IST Cummins is back into the attack, Kohli takes an easy single off the first ball. Rahane plays the ball towards short midwicket, a dot ball. Rahane gets a single off the next towards square of the wicket. Kohli tries to pull the ball, could not get it past mid on. A single off the next one. Rahane pushes the ball with a straight bat, a dot ball to end the over. IND 104/1 in 21 overs

15:02 IST Agar continues, Rahane takes a single towards deep square leg. Kohli drives the ball towards long off, takes a single. Kohli works the ball towards deep square leg, takes a single off that one with ease. Rahane plays the ball towards deep mid on, a single as Agar could not save it with a dive. FOUR! Kohli plays a cheeky shot, gets a boundary to the ards third man. Australian players are struggling int the field. He plays the next one towards covers, takes a single. IND 101/1 in 20 overs

14:59 IST Stoinis continues, Kohli on strike, FOUR! Short ball and put away for a boundary in front of the wicket. Travis Head tried to push it back into play but could not. Kohli lets the next ball go to Wade, a dot ball. An inswinger to follow, Kohli manages to defend it on the back foot, a dot ball. Kohli mistimes the ball towards mid off, another dot ball. Kohli pulls again, gets a couple of runs towards deep midwicket, he is capitalising on short balls from Australian bowlers. A tight single off the next ball, results into an overthrow, a single more for Kohli. IND 91/1 in 19 overs

14:54 IST Agar continues, Kohli on strike, he plays the ball back to him, a dive saves a single for him. A single off the next ball. Rahane pushes it back, a dot ball. He plays the next ball towards short midwicket, a dot ball. Whoa! Rahane tried to guide the ball towards the short third man, beaten by the lack of turn. Next ball, he plays it towards point, a dot delivery. IND 83/1 in 18 overs

14:52 IST Mathew Wade looks in trouble! Stoinis is back into the attack. Rahane punches the ball towards cover, a dot ball. Next ball, it gets past the bat, another dot ball. Rahane gets on the back foot and cuts the ball towards square of the wicket, takes a couple of runs. Rahane pushes the ball towards covers, a dot ball. A single to follow after that. Kohli lets the next ball go, another dot ball. The physio is on the boundary line, Wade might need some attention there. Kohli punches the ball, good fielding from Maxwell, a single off the last ball. IND 82/1 in 17 overs

14:46 IST Agar continues, Rahane inside edges the ball on the back foot, a dot ball. He plays the next ball towards sweeper covers, takes a couple of runs. A dot ball to follow to Kohli. He takes a single towards midwicket. Rahane takes a single off the last ball towards deep square leg. IND 77/1 in 16 overs

Drinks Break!

14:41 IST Richardson continues, Kohli plays the ball towards midwicket, a dot ball. The next ball takes a leading edge, another dot ball. He works the next ball towards point, a dot ball. A nice looking drive from Kohli but it hits the stumps. Luckily, it did not brush Richardson’s fingers as Rahane was out of the crease. He plays the next ball towards deep midwicket, a single off that pull shot. A single off the last ball towards the third man. IND 72/1 in 15 overs

14:37 IST Ashton Agar comes to bowl for the first time in India in ODIs. A single taken by Rahane on the first ball. Kohli drives the ball in the gap, takes a couple of runs. He plays the next one towards the long on, takes a single. Rahane plays the ball wide off long on, takes a single. A quick single to follow as Kohli plays the ball towards backward point. A dot ball to finish off the over. IND 70/1 in 14 overs

14:33 IST Richardson takes a single towards the square leg, a single off that one. Rahane dabs the ball towards the third man, a single taken. FOUR! Kohli drives and everything comes to halt, what a shot from the Indian skipper, he is getting into the groove. A dot ball to follow. Kohli dabs the ball towards point, takes a quick single, good running between the wickets. Meanwhile, Wade is in trouble, he is on his knees. Dehydration takes a toll on Australian players. Rahane guides the ball towards the third man, takes a single. IND 64/1 in 13 overs

14:26 IST Stoinis continues, draws Rahane on the front foot as the ball goes past the outside edge, good bowling there. A short ball, Rahane wanted to pull that one away, was in the air for a while but dropped in front of the mid on fielder, a single taken off that delivery. Kohli works the ball towards deep extra cover, takes a couple of runs. He drives the next ball sweetly, sweeper cover cuts it off, a couple of runs off that one. A leading edge of the next ball goes towards the square of the wicket, a single off that one. A dot ball to end the over. IND 56/1 in 12 overs

14:21 IST Richardson continues, Kohli plays the ball towards offside, a dot ball. Next ball, he drives again, good bowling from Richardson as he could not get it past the fielders. Kohli shuffles across, the ball hits him under his arm, a single. Rahane takes a single as well, he is in fine nick today. A dot ball to follow. FOUR! Kohli slaps that one away for boundary towards the onside, that will release some pressure. IND 50/1 in 11 overs

14:17 IST Marcus Stoinis replaces Coulter-Nile. Kohli plays the first ball towards square leg, a dot ball. Virat mistimes the next ball towards covers, exchanges smiles with Stoinis.  A bouncer to follow, Kohli ducks that one away. Another dot ball to follow. Kohli comes down the track, flicks the ball towards midwicket. Rahane lets the last ball go to Wade, a dot ball. IND 44/1 in 10 overs

14:13 IST Kane Richardson comes to bowl, Kohli lets the first one go. FOUR! Here comes the first boundary from Kohli’s bat, that will give him confidence. Next ball, Kohli does not try to do much, leaves the ball alone. A single off the next one, a rather unorthodox shot from Kohli towards the third man. Rahane defends the ball towards point, a dot ball. FOUR! A boundary from Rahane, taht was a cracking shot from him. He is on song today. IND 43/1 in 9 overs

14:08 IST Coulter-Nile continues, FOUR! Rahane pushes the ball with precision, a boundary for him at the start of the over. Three dot balls to continue, good bowling from Cummins. FOUR! Here is another boundary from Rahane, he is timing the ball with perfection today. A dot ball to end the over. IND 33/1 in 8 overs

14:04 IST Cummins continues, bowls a snooter of a delivery, a dot ball to start with as Kohli lets it go. He lets another one go to Wade, the ball seemed non-threatening on that occasion. Kohli plays the next ball towards point, a dot ball. He drives this time but could not get it past covers fielder. Another leave from Kohli, no runs scored from the over yet. He leaves another, a maiden over from Cummins. IND 26/1 in 7 overs

14:00 IST Virat Kohli comes to bat, he lets the first ball got to Wade. Next ball, ouch! that one hits him on the arm. A single off the next ball, that was edged by Kohli. WIDE! That one floats away past the offstump line. A dot ball to Rahane. WIDE! That was down the leg side, another wide ball. FOUR! Rahane comes down on one knee and drives the ball for a boundary. IND 26/1 in 6 overs

13:54 IST WICKET! Rohit c and b Coulter-Nile 7(14) Soft dismissal for Rohit, a brilliant reflex catch from Coulter-Nile.

13:53 IST Cummins continues, Rohit plays the first ball towards point, a dot ball. Rohit works the next ball towards square leg, takes a single, that was close. An lbw appeal off the next ball, turned down by the Umpire. Smiles all around as Cummins did it again, he slips the ball on his follow through. Whoa! what a bouncer that is, Rahane does well to leave that one. Two more dot balls from the over. IND 19/0 in 5 overs

13:48 IST Coulter-Nile bowls a full-pitched delivery, FOUR! He transfers his weight to the front foot and drives the ball for a boundary, first one from his bat today. WIDE! Coulter-Nile falters with the line of the ball, that one went past the leg stump line. FOUR! Full pitched delivery worked away for a boundary again, second one from the over, beats the point fielder. A dot ball to follow. Rahane drives again but this time he finds the fielder, a dot ball. Rahane defends the next ball, just nudged it past the bowler. Rahane flashes his bat on the back of the length delivery and misses, a dot ball to end the over. IND 18/0 in 4 overs

13:43 IST Cummins continues, Rohit defends the good length delivery. A back of the length delivery, Rohit inside edges it on to his pads, a dot ball. FOUR! Here’s the first boundary, over-pitched delivery driven through covers for a boundary, the crowd is delighted to see Rohit get underway. A short ball to follow, Rohit lets it go. He nudges the next ball towards short cover, another dot ball. A back of the length delivery, well-defended by Rohit on the back foot. IND 9/0 in 3 overs

13:39 IST Nathan Coulter-Nile comes to bowl, Rahane on strike, he guides the ball towards the third man, takes a single. Next ball, Rohit plays the ball towards point, a dot ball. Rohit drives the next ball, a good length from Coulter-Nile, a dot ball as it gets fielded inside the 30-yard circle. Rohit plays the next ball on the up, a single towards the third man, little squarer than usual. Rahane goes on the back foot trying to cut the ball away, finds the point fielder, a dot ball. Rahane defends the last ball, just a couple of runs from the over. IND 5/0 in 2 overs. 

13:33 IST Cummins bowls, first ball, that was fast, Rahane lets it go to the wicketkeeper, good carry and bounce on that ball. Next ball, a similar delivery, good bounce, for a fraction of a second Rahane was interested but pulled out another dot ball. Rahane guides the next ball towards third man for a single. Rohit takes a quick single as he mistimes the ball towards short midwicket, Rahane was quick on the feet to steal a single. Rahane inside edges the next ball, goes towards the fine leg, takes a single. Rohit shoulders arms on the last ball. IND 3/0 in 1 over

13:30 IST Pat Cummins to open the bowling.

13:30 IST Virender Sehwag rings the Eden Gardens bell.

13:29 IST Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma will be opening the innings.

13:07 IST No changes in the Indian side. Smith brings in Kane Richardson in place of Adam Zampa who took a beating from Hardik Pandya.

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Hilton Cartwright, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

13:01 IST Virat Kohli wins the toss, elects to bat first!

TOSS TIME! 

21:41 IST Players are on the field practising. Overcast conditions but no rain yet. Every cricket fan will hope that it stays that way.

12:34 IST Good news from Kolkata, it isn’t raining yet. The match is expected to start at the scheduled time. The sun is out, toss to happen at 13:00 IST.

12:30 IST The Eden Gardens pitch has been revealed and it does not look greener than expected.

Pitch Report-

The curator of Eden Gardens pitch surprised everyone as it had more grass than anyone would have expected. Even Australian skipper was caught by a surprise as he told media in the press conference,  “(The grass) is probably more than I have seen in India for a while,”. Though he thought that it might be a ploy as well,  “I will have another look tomorrow, see what the weather is doing, see if there are any changes to the wicket. The curator might roll it a bit more or cut it,” he added.

Weather Report-

The weather forecast of Kolkata does not look promising at all. We might see a rain-curtailed match if Rain Gods decide to spoil the party. It might get difficult for the batsmen as the pitch will be green and damp and help fast bowlers. A few passing showers are expected during the second ODI. Rain has already spoiled a few practice sessions, there is a possibility that it washes out the second ODI. DLS might come into play giving the team batting second an edge over the other.

Australia: David Warner, Hilton Cartwright, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch, Kane Richardson, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Agar

India: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Lokesh Rahul

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