Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
92(107) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
13 1 7 10 22 11 7 21
MP Stoinis
62(65) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 4 17 1 13 15 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O6.1
M2
R9
W3
Eco1.45
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
NM Coulter-Nile
O10.0
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
22hThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Kuldeep bags hat-trick as India defend 252

Virat Kohli's 92, Bhuvneshwar Kumar's new-ball swing and Yuzvendra Chahal's middle-overs strikes were other highlights as India went 2-0 up in the ODI series

Commentary

Scorer: Binoy | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

9.33pm India have defended 252 with ease that is not easy to find in modern-day cricket. It wasn't a bad surface to bat on, which makes this loss even harder to take for Australia. They just struggled against wristspin again, and have fallen to a 50-run loss in game 2. They'll now have to win all the three remaining ODIs to win the series. Steven Smith and Marcus Stoinis showed that you can bat well on this surface, but the rest did not do much. Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick and put the game beyond Australia. "The first five overs, I was struggling to bowl in a particular spot. I asked Mahi what to bowl and he told me to bowl whatever I want (the hat-trick ball)," he says.

Steven Smith: "We were pretty happy with 250 at the break. I thought we did a good job bowling. Batsmen made poor decisions under pressure. Stoinis was pretty good at the end, probably my fault and Head's fault, we both got in. It slowed up and spun more as the game went on. We need to make better decisions consistently. They've got all bases covered (India's bowlers)."

Virat Kohli, the Man of the Match: "We didn't feel like we had enough at the break. We knew if we had a good start, we had a chance. We needed breakthroughs throughout. The wicket wasn't that easy to bat, all the batsmen felt that. Bhuvi's spell was more important because they needed runs in the first 10 overs. Two young guys, bowling with a lot of heart, speaks volumes of their character. Keeps competition up with the World Cup in 2019. We have a lot of options and all bases covered. I always try to create motivation for myself, I don't like differentiate at any stage, I knew I had to stay longer because the wicket was tricky. It came off today so it looked nice, it didn't in Chennai so it didn't look nice."

43.1
W
Kumar to Richardson, OUT, full, straight and given! Australia choose to review. Richardson played all around his flick, was hit on the pad in front of middle and leg. "No bat involved" says the umpire. Three reds and Australia go down 2-0 in this series

KW Richardson lbw b Kumar 0 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bhuvneshwar

END OF OVER:
43 | 6 Runs | AUS: 202/9 (51 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.69, RRR: 7.28)

  • MP Stoinis62 (65b)
  • KW Richardson0 (6b)
  • JJ Bumrah7-1-39-0
  • HH Pandya10-0-56-2
42.6
0
Bumrah to Stoinis, no run, can't get the single this time. Full and straight, defended back. Bumrah quick to prevent the run
42.5
0
Bumrah to Stoinis, no run, full outside off, driven towards extra cover. Still no run.
42.4
0
Bumrah to Stoinis, no run, full and straight, clipped down to fine leg. No run. Walked right across
42.3
6
Bumrah to Stoinis, SIX, wow, what power. Stoinis. On the pads, a low full toss, and Stoinis whips this behind square. Keeps going and going. Unbelievable how batting has changed
42.2
0
Bumrah to Stoinis, no run, on a length around off, chopped towards backward point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
92(107) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
13 1 7 10 22 11 7 21
MP Stoinis
62(65) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 4 17 1 13 15 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O6.1
M2
R9
W3
Eco1.45
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
NM Coulter-Nile
O10.0
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Elite club

3

No. of India players to take a hat-trick in ODIs - Chetan Sharma (1987), Kapil Dev (1991) and Kuldeep Yadav in this match.

landmark special

5

No. of Australia players to score 50 or more in their 100th ODI, including Steven Smith in this match. The highest among them is 81 by Geoff Marsh.

Openers down cheaply

2005

Last time Australia's openers combined for fewer runs in an away ODI than the 2 runs in this game, v NZ in Christchurch. Warner and Cartwright both added one run each in this ODI.

Struggling finish

67

Runs brought by India in their last 15 overs, losing 7 wickets - 185/3 to 252/10. None of those 15 overs could yield more than 8 overs.

Virat year

11

No. of 50+ scores for Kohli in ODIs this year, in just 20 innings. Only once he made more such scores - 12 50+ scores in 2011 in 34 innings.

Rohit's den

83.85

Rohit Sharma's average across all formats at Eden Gardens, before today in 18 innings. His career-best Test (177), ODI (264) and T20 (109*) have all come at this venue.

Batting first again

3

No. of times in a row Kohli has elected to bat first, including this match. He had done that only once in his first 15 ODIs in charge.