India vs Australia, 2nd T20I Highlights: Rohit Sharma, Axar Patel Star As India Beat Australia To Level Series 1-1

India vs Australia T20 Score: Jasprit Bumrah returns as India opt to bowl.© AFP

Ind vs AUS Live Score Update:​ Chasing a target of 91, Rohit Sharma is going strong for India with wickets falling at the other end. Adam Zampa struck thrice in two overs, dismissing KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav, respectively. The pair collected 20 runs in the first over, which was bowled by Josh Hazlewood. Earlier, Matthew Wade’s power-hitting steered Australia to 90 for five in a rain-hit match at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. After match was reduced to eight-overs-per-side, India opted to bowl first. Aaron Finch had give the visitors a strong start, before Australia lost an array of wickets, courtest Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah. Australia seemed to be in trouble, but Wade’s 20-ball 43 took Australia to a strong total. Bumrah is back in the playing XI, and replaces Umesh Yadav. Rishabh Pant is also back as Bhuvneshwar Kumar sits out. Australia also make a couple of changes as Sean Abbott and Daniel Sams replace Nathan Ellis and Josh Inglis. The toss was earlier delayed due to a wet outfield. India look to level the series after losing the first match in Mohali. (LIVE SCORECARD)

India (probable): Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

Australia (probable): Aaron Finch (capt), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Here are the LIVE score updates of 2nd  T20 Match between India and Australia straight from the VCA Stadium in Nagpur

  • 23:04 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: India level series

    Karthik finishes off with a couple of boundaries as India level the series. They win by six wickets. Rohit remains unbeaten on 46

  • 23:01 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Six Runs

    Down the leg side, and Karthik flicks this over deep square leg for a six. 3 needed off 5

  • 22:57 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Hardik departs

    Hardik mistimes and it goes straight up in the air. Finch settles down and takes a good catch

  • 22:50 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Pulled away for a four

    Slower bouncer, and Rohit Sharma pulls this past square leg for a boundary. Top shot from the skipper

  • 22:44 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: That’s plumb

    Two in two for Zampa!  SKY decides not to take the review. India rattled

  • 22:43 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Bowled through the gates

    Bowled him! Kohli skipped down again to work through midwicket and it skidded on through the gate and crashed into leg stump. Zampa gets his man

  • 22:40 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Klassy Kohli

    On the rise and Kohli hits it over mid-on. Beats Maxwell, who was running in from long-on

  • 22:36 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Bowled him

    Off-stump rattled! Rahul goes for the sweep and misses. Zampa deceives him with the googly

  • 22:34 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Up and over for six!

    Now Rohit goes over extra-cover! He is dealing in sixes as India cruise in the chase. Zampa is scratching his head.

  • 22:26 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Flicked off the pads

    On the pads and KL Rahul flicks this into the stands. Hazlewood with an expensive over. India are on the charge in this chase.

  • 22:23 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Clean hit from Rohit

    In the slot, and Rohit picks it up nicely! Into the stands it goes.

  • 22:11 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Top batting from Wade!!

    Excellent batting from Wade. Three sixes for him in the final over and Australia set India a target of 91. Wade unbeaten on 43 off 20.

  • 22:07 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Monstrous!!

    Pulled away for a six! Harshal with slower one and Wade read it. Deposits this in the stands. Top shot

  • 22:03 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Finds the gap again

    Wade, take a bow! Bumrah misses his length and he obliges. Opens the face of the bat at the last moment.

  • 21:59 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Excellent shot

    Oh what a hit! Wade hits it early and crashes it past covers for a boundary.

  • 21:55 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Knocked him over

    Sound of the timber! Bumrah stuns Finch with a low yorker. Australia skipper bamboozled

  • 21:49 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Top shot from Wade

    Wade brings out the reverse sweep and hits it between short-third and point. Four runs. Nonetheles, an excellent over and spell from Axar.

  • 21:46 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Bowled him

    David misses hit slog! And Axar rattles the middle peg again. Australia go three down

  • 21:40 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Knocked him over

    Bowled him! Axar castles Maxwell for golden duck. Excellent start for India. 

  • 21:39 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Bullseye

    Direct-hit and Green departs! Top throw from Kohli as the batter falls just short

  • 21:36 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Good shot

    Green gets under it and launches one down to long-off. Kohli tries his best but the ball goes for a boundary.

  • 21:35 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Crunched out

    Excellent shot from Finch. Squeezes it between the two fielders.

  • 21:18 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Bumrah returns and India to bowl first

    India win toss and opt to bowl. Bumrah returns as both teams make a couple of changes.

  • 21:02 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Upadted playing conditions

    Here are the revised playing conditions:

  • 20:53 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Toss at 9:15 PM

    Good news from the middle. We will have an 8-overs-a-side match. Toss at 9:15 PM. Game to start at 9:30 PM.

  • 20:47 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: The wait continues

    The umpires had a chat with both captain, before heading back to the dressing room. The groundstaff, meanwhile, are sprinkling more sawdust on the wet patch

  • 20:43 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: 3rd Inspection underway

    The on-field umpires and the fourth umpire are out in the middle once again. Inspection currently going on, and umpires are having a look at the outfield. 

  • 20:12 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: The Wait continues

    The second inspection is over. The news from the middle is that there will be another inspection at 8:45 PM. The on-field umpires said that the ground is still soft. They are concerned about the safety of the players only

  • 20:05 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Revised playing conditions

    Latest start for a 5-over match is 9:46 PM. If the match doesn’t start by that time, the game will get washed out. 

    The players are in their training gears inside the dressin rooms.

  • 20:03 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Fingers crossed!

    The umpires are inspecting the conditions out there. The area they are most concerned about is at a wide deep mid on and the ground staff have been focusing on it. Clearly the water from the heavy rain has all pooled in that spot over the last few days and it hasn’t dried. Perhaps there was a gap in the covers there.

  • 19:57 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Groundstaff grinding it out

    The groundstaff is doing its best to get the outfield ready for the match. But again, there’s only so much you can do when the bowlers’ runups have soaked up water that may have seeped through the sheets. Now, we can only wait and hope for the best.

  • 19:30 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Is a full game possible?

    There is no official confirmation about the official cut-off time for a full match to happen as the toss has not been held yet. If a full-game is not possible, we might still have a five-over game, But nothing is certain as of yet.

  • 19:08 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Toss delayed further

    Bad news coming out from the center. Toss has been further delayed. The next inspection at 8 PM.

  • 19:00 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Inspection is underway

    The on-field umpires, KN Ananthapadmanabhan and Nitin Menon, are out in the middle. The fourth umpire has also joined the two, as they take a close look at the conditions in the middle. Meanwhile, the groundstaff is sprinkling some sawdust on one of the wet patches near the boundary line.  

  • 18:58 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Virat and Maxi bond

    Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell also caught up during the warm-up. The RCB teammates shared a hug as well.

  • 18:52 (IST)

  • 18:26 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Official Update

    Toss has been delayed due to a wet outfiled.

    Ground inspection at 7 PM.

  • 18:15 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Will Bumrah make his comeback?

    Death bowling has been India’s Achilles heel, and the form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been a concern for the team. There has been talk that Jasprit Bumrah could make his return after recovering from an injury. The star pacer has been bowling in the nets, but it all comes down to whether he is match fit or not.

    Toss in 15 minutes. Stay tuned 

  • 17:43 (IST)

    IND vs AUS: Hello

    Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the second T20I between India and Australia from the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. It has been raining since the last two days, and the practice sessions of both teams were cancelled on the eve of the match. 

    Hopefully, we can have a full game. If not, atleast some action..


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