Rahul, Kuldeep headline India’s series-leveling win

Brief scores: India 340/6 (Shikhar Dhawan 96, KL Rahul 80, Virat Kohli 78; Adam Zampa 3/50, Kane Richardson 2/73) beat Australia 304/10 (Steve Smith 98, Marnus Labuschagne 46; Mohammed Shami 3/77, Ravindra Jadeja 2/58, Navdeep Saini 2/62, Kuldeep Yadav 2/65) by 36 runs

India vs Australia 2nd ODI 2020, key stats

  • A complete Indian performance helped level the three-match series with a 36-run victory over Australia in the second ODI at SCA Stadium in Rajkot. It was India’s 51st ODI win over Australia in the 139th meeting between the teams
  • Fifty-plus scores from Shikhar Dhawan (96), KL Rahul (80) and Virat Kohli (78) helped India post 340 for six batting first, with Rahul’s 80 coming off 52 balls after he had been moved down to No. 5. The Karnataka batsman completed 1000 ODI runs
  • Steve Smith led Australia’s pursuit of 341 with a 102-ball 98, his 24th ODI half-century. Once he was dismissed with Australia requiring a further 120 runs for victory, India gained a stranglehold of the match
  • Kuldeep Yadav gave India the upper hand with the wickets of Alex Carey and Smith in the 38th over. Carey became his 100th ODI wicket, while he also became India’s fastest spinner to achieve the feat, bettering Harbhajan Singh’s record of 76 matches by getting to the landmark in just his 58th ODI
  • Captaining India for the 86th time in the format, Kohli registered his 61st win

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