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India vs Australia, 2nd ODI as it happened: Bailey helps Australia take a 2-0 lead

  • That's it from this match. Join us for the 3rd ODI on Sunday at 8.50 am IST. Until then, good bye and take care.

  • The live post-match analysis with cricket expert Ayaz Memon can be viewed above.

  • Rohit Sharma is named the Man of the Match.

  • Another comfortable win for Australia. It was a carbon-copy of the first ODI. An easy chase, the Indian spinners looked listless and the dropped catches didn't help them. Another Rohit Sharma ton goes in vain. he along with Rahane set a brilliant platform but Australia bounced back hard at the death with 5/38 from last five overs. Australia started off cautiously but then Finch and Marsh stepped up the scoring and that set a very good platform adding 146 runs for Australia. The dropped catches and missed run out didn't help India's cause. Australia lost the openers in quick succession but Bailey and Smith steadied the ship with a 78-runs stand and Bailey made sure he took them past the finish line with a brilliant 76.

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  • That's it! Australia win by 7 wickets.

    Maxwell slaps one down the ground for a couple and then slices one between three fielders for another couple.  He then smashes one over mid-wicket for a boundary and then takes a risky single to point for the winning runs. Bailey remains unbeaten on 76. 

  • We are getting closer to the finish, Stay tuned for the post-match live streaming of Ayaz Memon's analysis with Vinayakk on this live blog.

  • Umesh to bowl the penultimate over. 

  • After 48 overs, Australia 299/3 (Bailey 75, Maxwell 17)

    Good change of pace in that over. Four runs off the over. 10 needed off 12.

  • Sran back on, 14 needed off 18 now.

  • After 47 overs, Australia 295/3 (Bailey 73, Maxwell 15)

    It's all too easy for Australia. Bailey heaves one over mid-wicket for a boundary and then looks to slash but ends up slicing it just over Jadeja for a couple.  Two singles more make it 10 runs from the over.

  • After 46 overs, Australia 284/3 (Bailey 66, Maxwell 13)

    Six runs off the over. Not too many risks taken. Australia inching closer. 25 needed off 24 balls now.

  • Jadeja continues....

  • After 45 overs, Australia 278/3 (Bailey 64, Maxwell 11)

    Clever and sensible stuff from Bailey and Maxwell. Not taking too many risks and still getting 7 runs from the over. A couple of twos and three singles. 31 needed 30 now.

  • After 44 overs, Australia 271/3 (Bailey 60, Maxwell 8)

    India need to do something out-of-the-box now. It's getting easy for Australia. Bailey smashes one over long off for a six to bring up his fifty and then slashes one over point for another boundary in the over. 13 runs off the over. 38 needed 36 now.

  • FIFTY for Bailey!

    He gets there in style as he lofts one over long off off Sran. His 18th ODI fifty. Four fours and a six in his innings so far.

  • After 43 overs, Australia 258/3 (Bailey 48, Maxwell 7)

    A good over for Australia but Bailey lived dangerously. Maxwell thumps one through covers for three and then Bailey goes for a wild slog ut gets an outside edge just over the leaping Dhoni for a boundary.

  • After 42 overs, Australia 248/3 (Bailey 42, Maxwell 3)

    A good over from Jadeja. Maxwell has already started showing off his audacity as he reverse sweeps one but in the end mistimes it over covers for a couple. Four runs off the over. 61 needed off 48 balls.

  • Looks like Australia will clinch this one comfortably, in any case stay tuned for the post-match live streaming of Ayaz Memon's analysis with Vinayakk on this live blog.

  • OUT! India have managed to scalp the wicket of Smith! S Smith b Yadav 46 (47b 4x4 0x6)

    A really arrogant shot. He backs away and looks to slash a good length ball, misses and finds his timber rattled. A much-needed wicket for India. 

    Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman.

  • After 40 overs, Australia 239/2 (Smith 45, Bailey 37)

    A lot happened in that over. Both the batsmen, Ishant along with a streaker were all in action. Bailey living dangerously in that over. He gets an inside edge which flies inches wide of the leg stump and then gets a faint edge on the slower one which falls short of the keeper. He finally gets one off the middle as he guides one to third man for a single. Smith then smashes one straight back, it flicks Ishant's fingers and runs away to the fence. There is a streaker on the field - the play gets halted and the screen shows it's a 8000 dollar fine for him. Thnigs get underway with a couple of singles. 12 runs off the over.

  • After 39 overs, Australia 222/2 (Smith 40, Bailey 31)

    All too easy for Smith and Bailey. The running has been exceptional. A couple and three singles off the over.

  • After 38 overs, Australia 222/2 (Smith 39, Bailey 27)

    The 50 stand comes up between Smith and Bailey. Some excellent running and an odd boundary every over is making things easier for Australia. After a couple of twos, Smith cuts one through point for a boundary. 11 runs off the over.

  • After 37 overs, Australia 211/2 (Smith 30, Bailey 25)

    Too short from Umesh. That's the case with both him and Sran. Bailey cuts the first one through point and then a ball later, pulls one through mid-wicket for a boundary. 7 runs off the over.

  • Umesh Yadav back on....

  • After 36 overs, Australia 204/2 (Smith 30, Bailey 18)

    Sensible cricket from Australia. Smith has been brilliant with his running. Three singles and a couple in that over.

  • After 35 overs, Australia 199/2 (Smith 27, Bailey 16)

    Bailey lives dangerously as his chips one just wide of Kohli for a single. Kohli then drops one short and Smith hammers it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Bailey tried to hit a couple hard but couldn't get them off the middle. 7 runs off the over.

  • Virat Kohli into the attack now.

  • After 34 overs, Australia 192/2 (Smith 22, Bailey 14)

    A good over from Ashwin. Smith chips one down the track for a couple. Ashwin then bowls five dot balls and beats Smith's inside edge too with one that turns in sharply.

  • After 33 overs, Australia 190/2 (Smith 20, Bailey 14)

    Sran gets away cheaply in that over. He oversteps and delivers a no ball and then bowls a slower high full toss way outide off, Smith chases and looks to absolutely clobber it but ends up mistiming straight back down the ground. Bailey then hammers one straight back over Sran's head for a boundary. 9 runs off the over.

  • After 32 overs, Australia 182/2 (Smith 18, Bailey 9)

    Runs coming at a decent rate despite the dismissal of Marsh. After a couple of singles, Bailey gets down to paddle one but misses, Dhoni too misses it and it runs away for four byes. Another couple of singles make it 8 runs from the over.

  • After 31 overs, Australia 174/2 (Smith 16, Bailey 3)

    Not a good comeback over from Sran. He was a tad too short in that over. That's been the case with him throughout this innings so far. Smith cuts one through point for a couple. Bailey then drives one through covers for three and Smith then cuts another short one through covers for another couple. 8 runs off the over.

  • Sran back on....

  • After 30 overs, Australia 166/2 (Smith 11, Bailey 0)

    Brilliant over from Ishant, just one run and a wicket off it.

  • OUT! Ishant removes Marsh. S Marsh c Kohli b I Sharma 71 (84b 5x4 0x6) 

    Good length delivery on middle and leg, nips away a tad. Marsh looks to turn it to the leg side but gets a leading edge high in the air, Kohli settles under the swirling ball and pouches a good catch.

    George Bailey is the new batsman.

  • Ishant continues...

  • After 29 overs, Australia 165/1 ( Marsh 71, Smith 10)

    Good over from Jadeja. He concentrated on bowling a flatter trajectory and hurried the batsman up. Just two runs off it.

  • After 28 overs, Australia 163/1 ( Marsh 70, Smith 9)

    Marsh gets another lifeline. Ishant draws an outside edge with a lovely outswinger, Manish Pandey at first slip dives low to his right but doesn't manage to hold on. A drop and Marsh continues to ride his luck. 7 runs off the over.

  • Ishant continues...

  • After 27 overs, Australia 156/1 ( Marsh 67, Smith 6)

    Smith gets off the mark in style. He plays an outrageous shot as he whips one from way outside off through mid-wicket for a bounadry. Four more singles make it 8 runs from the over.

  • After 26 overs, Australia 148/1 ( Marsh 65, Smith 0)

    Good pace from Ishant in that over. Marsh looked to guide one to third man but was beaten by the pace as it zipped through the surface. Just the two runs off the over.

  • After 25 overs, Australia 145/1 ( Marsh 62, Smith 0)

    A successful over for India. Jadeja conceded just 3 runs and managed to scalp the wicket of Finch in it.

  • OUT! Jadeja finally gets the breakthrough! A Finch c Rahane b Jadeja 71 (81b 7x4 1x6)

    It's full outside off, Finch charges and looks to go inside out, he doesn't get the angle right and ends up mistiming it to long off. Raahane charges, dives forward and pouches it inches above the ground. It's clean on the replays and Finch has to walk back.

    Steven Smith strides out to the middle

  • After 24 overs, Australia 142/0 (Finch 69, Marsh 61)

    Marsh gets a lifeline now. Umesh drops it short, Marsh pulls it to fine leg where Sran dives to his left but doesn't manage to hold on. It was traveling at the rate of knots and Sran did really well with that effort. 7 runs off that over. 

  • After 23 overs, Australia 135/0 (Finch 68, Marsh 57)

    Australia have upped the ante big time. Three fours in this over. They have scored 42 runs off the last 18 balls. Marsh pulls a short one over wide long on for a boundary. Finch then cuts one through point and then whips another one over wide mid on for the third four of the over. 15 runs off the over.

  • After 22 overs, Australia 120/0 (Finch 59, Marsh 51)

    A run out chance missed! Marsh clips one to short fine leg and sets off for a risky single. The fielder responds with a flat throw, Marsh is struggling, it misses the stumps but Ashwin - the bowler - for some unfathomable reasons leaves it alone rather than collecting it. A big let-off for Marsh. Finch then lofts one over extra cover for a couple and then cuts it through point for four. 11 runs off the over.

Match Preview: India to address bowling worries in Brisbane ODI
Brisbane: India will on Friday look to an improved bowling performance to clinch the second One-Day International against Australia at the Gabba ground here after having squandered a strong total of 309 runs in their first outing.

India posted a strong total of 309 runs in the first One-Day in Perth on Tuesday but toothless bowling, particularly in the Australian run chase, saw the home team winning the match by five wickets -- with four balls to spare -- to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

File picture of Rohit Sharma. Getty

File picture of Rohit Sharma. Getty

The run chase was fairly comfortable as the Indian bowlers, save debutant pacer Barinder Sran's 3-56 in 9.2 overs, were completely ineffective, specifically in the mid-phase of the Australian innings.

India opener Rohit Sharma, who scored an inspiring knock of 171 at Perth, said the team was upbeat despite losing the first match. He too attributed India's loss to their failure to take wickets during Australia's mid-innings.

Australia's skipper Steve Smith and George Bailey put together a 242-run partnership for the third wicket that secured the Australian victory.

"Our morale is very good because we played very good cricket and we know that," Rohit said at a press conference here on Thursday.

"But we need to learn how to take wickets in the middle. How to build pressure in the middle overs is something we need to be aware of. Whoever is bowling in the middle overs, spinners or fast bowlers, they just need to make a habit of making breakthroughs in the middle which is very important.

"If wickets fall in the middle, then it affects the momentum of the opposition team. That is what we need to do in the second ODI," he added.

India went in with five bowlers -- three pacers and two spinners -- at Perth but it proved futile as the spinners, seen as India's trumpcard, were entirely ineffectual.

India skipper M.S. Dhoni admitted after the loss that he was surprised at the abject failure of the spinners but said he retains faith in them.

However, he will have the option of chopping and changing the line-up as experienced pacer Ishant Sharma is fit and available for selection and could make an entry in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

India expect the conditions at the Gabba to be similar to the WACA ground in Perth and fancies a bouncy pitch to greet them.

"Conditions will be very similar to what we had in Perth. We might get a bit of extra bounce here (at Gabba), I guess. Perth was a little bit on the slower side once the shine was taken off the ball. Here the fast bowlers might get a little more assistance through the longer period," Rohit said.

India will have to be consistent in their bowling performance in order to contain a strong Australian batting line-up, led by Smith and Bailey, though the hosts will be without opener David Warner and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh.

Warner become dad for the second time on Thurday and is away on paternity leave while Marsh was rested to avoid burnout. Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh will be vying to take the spot rendered vacant by Warner in the playing eleven.




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6379 120
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119

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