KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav the gamechangers as India go level
Steven Smith made 98 for Australia but once he fell, the hosts took control of the game
10:00 pm That's it from us on commentary today. Sid Monga's report is up. Stay tuned for more reporting from the ground by Vishal Dikshit. Thanks for staying with us today. For Danyal Rasool, I'm Peter Della Penna. Come back in two days for the series finale at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Take care!
KL Rahul is the Man of the Match: "I couldn't have asked for a better start. Each day I've been thrown a different role or responsibility and I'm enjoying it for now. [Batting at No. 5] Obviously it's a different position. The only plan I had was to give myself a couple of balls. Having had a chat with Virat, he said the ball is coming on nicely. Once I got a couple balls out of the middle of the bat, then it just becomes about bat and ball. All the other things in your mind fade away. Very happy with the way I got a few partnerships. The past couple of months I had to keep for Karnataka as well so hopefully I'll keep the bowlers happy."
Virat Kohli: "[About batting at No. 4] We live in the days of social media and a panic button being pressed too early. It's very important to figure out the best team you can put on the park and when you see how KL was batting today, it's very difficult to leave someone like that out. Batting at No. 5 and batting like that for the team, this is probably the best he's played at international level. That knocked showed maturity and class. We know exactly what we're doing in the change room. On the outside there's a lot of panic that we don't really focus on. Back to No. 3 was good for the team so I'm happy from that point of view that it helped the team. In ODI cricket, Shikhar has been one of our most consistent performers. I'm very happy that he scored runs as well. It always augurs well when he and Rohit score runs. I asked Rohit briefly just now. It's that left shoulder that has popped out a few times. There's no tear so hopefully he should be back for the next game.
[On the yorkers at the death]. I'm very pleased to see that. I asked the bowlers what they wanted to do and they said this is the time to execute our yorkers. All three executed brilliantly."
Aaron Finch: "They played very well. The whole way through the [first] innings, we were one wicket shy of containing then where they needed to be. [Zampa's] bowling really well at the moment. I thought the way that Smithy started today, though not quite going through to the end, and Marnus in his first hit in ODIs, they spend every minute of the day together. You just have to make sure that when you get in, you capitalize and go really big. We were just slight behind as the run rate kept going up."
Vik Macherla: "I see KLR as more of a surgical knife while Pant more of a blunt hammer. Each has their merits but at this stage - prepping for the next set of world cup - my vote would be Rahul." We're still three years away!
Sandy: "So Rishabh Pant -the WK Batsman or KL - The Batsman-WK for bengaluru??" I doubt you're the only one thinking this.
9:33 pm So it's all square heading into the third ODI. Kuldeep Yadav is speaking pitch side. "It's been a tough four or five months after the World Cup but now I'm getting back into rhythm and bowling really well. Marnus and Smith were batting really well. When I came for the last spell, I was looking for the wicket. I found that the wicket was a bit slow and the ball was getting soft. So bowling slow through the air it was tough to hit me down the ground."
Dinesh: "It's really shocked to see the bowling figures. All the bowlers got atleast 2 wickets but world's best bowler who is in your team doesn't even picked one". Bumrah's opening spell was near flawless, helped build early pressure for the others to capitalize.
Vinayak: "Hard work for bowlers, easy work for commentators "Ctrl C , Ctrl V - yorker, jammed out""