In the second match of the three-match ODI series played in Rajkot on Friday, Team India defeated Australia by 36 runs to claw their way back in the series after a comprehensive 10 wicket loss in the 1st clash in Mumbai. This is Team India’s first win in three ODIs at this venue as earlier in 2013, England got the better of the men in blue while South Africa emerged victorious in 2015.
Batting first after losing the toss, India scored 340, losing six wickets in the stipulated 50 overs, thanks to the half-century innings of Shikhar Dhawan (96), Virat Kohli (78) and late innings flourish by KL Rahul (80), batting at an unusual number five which fetched him the man of the match award. He also showed his quick glove work to stump Aaron Finch, that proved to be the decisive breakthrough for India in the 2nd ODI.
In response, the Australian team was bundled out on 304 runs in 49.1 overs. For India, Mohammad Shami took three wickets and was closing out on a possible hattrick after dismissing Ashton Turner and Pat Cummins. He was well supported by Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. who took 2 wickets each. Jasprit Bumrah proved economical and took one wicket.
Here are the best reactions from the match-
For his impressive catch of David Warner
— ‡‡ (@ffsvirat) January 17, 2020
Hats off !
Best moment of the match!
They were trolled by Australian media and fans for cleaning the pitch with scrubbers
— Roni Maheshwari (@790RONI) January 17, 2020
India India !
— Sohini (@Mittermaniac) January 17, 2020
Oh dear !
— Abhijeet kr ravi (@Abhijee22691599) January 17, 2020
Great economical spell !
— Raja Babu (@trolldevendra) January 17, 2020
— Devavrata Patel (@Devavrata4) January 17, 2020
This is called coincidence,
1. #India in 1st ODI all-out @ 49.1 overs and lost the match
2. #Australia in 2nd ODI got all-out @ 49.1 overs and lost the match
Tit for Tat#INDvAUS #indiavsaustralia #indiavsaus@BCCI @BCCI_Tweet pic.twitter.com/GAriZAWyL9
— Infomantri (@infomantri) January 17, 2020
Another legend in the making !
1st Odi M.O.M Award for India In
— WhistlePoduArmy 💛 (@WhistleArmy) January 17, 2020
Now the last and final match of the series will be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.