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2nd ODI (D/N), Brisbane, Jan 15 2016, India tour of Australia
308/8
(49/50 ov)309/3
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Another Rohit ton, another Australia win

Australia took a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against India after chasing down 309 for victory in the second ODI in Brisbane.

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Scorecard summary
India308/8(50 overs)
Australia309/3(49 overs)
end of over 4910 runs
AUS: 309/3CRR: 6.30  • Need 0 from 6b
Glenn Maxwell26 (25)
George Bailey76 (58)
Umesh Yadav10-0-74-1
Barinder Sran9-1-51-0

So we have an India captain admitting 300 is not enough with their bowling. We have an Australian captain who is batting like he can't get out against India. And a 300-plus total gunned down with the greatest of ease. Basically a repeat of the first ODI, so people tuning in for Melbourne in a few days' time, better make sure you like deja vu. Until then, this is Alagappan Muthu, on behalf of Nikhil Kalro, stepping away to remember a time the bowlers were relevant.

9.00 pm Another clinical chase on a straightforward track with India unable to summon any threat. We had been warned of this, but it is still a little scary that 300 is being gunned down like a walk in the park. Literally because this chase has been fed by singles and twos, just like the Perth one and yet again Rohit Sharma has to console himself with the Man of the Match.

"Seems as if we have to score more runs and that puts a lot of pressure on the batsman. Back to back 300 is always good, but looking at our bowlers, we need to score 330 or more," says Dhoni. "most of the wides weren't because of swing. And we bowled wides even with the old ball. When we were supposed to build pressure, we bowled wides. The spinners bowled reasonably well. The morale is up, we'll just have to play a few more shots. We can be on the receiving end if we lose too many wickets. We have to go out there and enjoy it. But looking at everything we have to score 330-plus to make a game out of it"

"Yeah it was good tonight, I think we did well to restrict them to 308. They were looking good for 350. The way we started was brilliant. Marsh and Finch didn't panic and allowed us to play freely at the end. The bowlers did well in the last game, they pulled India back at the back end today too," Smith says. "I'm sure Wade and Faulkner will get a hit and do well when the get the chance. Bailey was excellent again"

"It's always disappointing. At the end of the day, no matter how much you score. I love playing here. The wickets are good, you always get value for your shots and that's what I want to do. Once I'm in, I feel good enough to score big. Overall pleased with my form, but disappointing not to win. Looking forward to Melbourne now"

48.6
1
Yadav to Maxwell, 1 run

patted to point, straight to Jaddu, would have been out had he hit the stumps, but he does not and Bailey gets across for an unbeaten fifty and the Australian win. That's the best chase at the Gabba as well, with an over to spare and nearly no doubt about the result.

48.5
4
Yadav to Maxwell, FOUR runs

there is his first of the match, and scores are level. It's a short ball, Maxi camps back and pummels it wide of long-on

48.4
Yadav to Maxwell, no run

backs away to clatter a 142 kph short ball way outside off down the ground. Spectacularly beaten

48.3
2
Yadav to Maxwell, 2 runs

full and outside off, Maxwell plants his back leg outside off and simply swings as hard as he could. So whilst he gets elevation, he has very little power. But massive luck as he splits three men tracking the skier down

48.2
2
Yadav to Maxwell, 2 runs

full on middle and leg, Maxwell slaps it down the ground and gets a couple. Meanwhile, 300 up for the fourth time in four innings this series

48.1
1
Yadav to Bailey, 1 run

inside edge to a 140 kph delivery just outside off, Bailey was all set for bash it through the covers. Has to settle for a single to Dhoni

Umesh for the penultimate over

end of over 484 runs
AUS: 299/3CRR: 6.22 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Glenn Maxwell17 (20)
George Bailey75 (57)
Barinder Sran9-1-51-0
Ishant Sharma10-0-60-1
47.6
Barinder Sran to Maxwell, no run

that's a 95 kph slower ball, Maxwell moves inside the line to lift it over the wicketkeeper. There is not enough pace to pull it off

47.5
Barinder Sran to Maxwell, no run

126 kph, stays inside the line and looks to punch a short of a length delivery through the covers. No contact

47.4
1
Barinder Sran to Bailey, 1 run

goes for the short ball outside off, pulled to deep square leg

47.3
1
Barinder Sran to Maxwell, 1 run

full toss, wide outside off, Maxwell looks to beat Ishant at short third man for his first boundary of the day, but he is unable to do so

47.2
1
Barinder Sran to Bailey, 1 run

109 kph offcutter just outside off, dabbed to short third man and they trot over for a single. Possible sign that India have given up because there should be no run there

47.1
1
Barinder Sran to Maxwell, 1 run

short ball, swivel pulled to long leg

Barinder to see if he can pull a whole circus of rabbits out of a teeny weeny hat. It's 14 off 18, with him around the stumps

end of over 4711 runs
AUS: 295/3CRR: 6.27 • RRR: 4.67 • Need 14 from 18b
Glenn Maxwell15 (16)
George Bailey73 (55)
Ishant Sharma10-0-60-1
Ravindra Jadeja9-0-50-1

Rushabh: "Shami Missed? YES!"

46.6
1
Sharma to Maxwell, 1 run

short of a length and outside off, clipped through midwicket with a gentle roll of the wrists

Matt: "@Divy: Most importantly Aus dont have Starc, they are such a better team with him in. "

46.6
1w
Sharma to Maxwell, 1 wide

perhaps he was preempting Maxwell making room, because that's just a shocker of a slower ball down leg. Ishant's eighth wide of the day

46.5
1
Sharma to Bailey, 1 run

backs away, but Ishant follows him with a short ball, pulled to wide long-on

46.4
2
Sharma to Bailey, 2 runs

Jadeja tracks it over his head, he is running back as hard as he could, sticks out a hand in desperation but the outside edge off a cramped up cut shot beats him.

46.3
4
Sharma to Bailey, FOUR runs

Pandey signals it was four, but the way Bailey picked up that length ball and sent it soaring, I thought it was 12. Brilliant ball-striking.

46.3
1w
Sharma to Bailey, 1 wide

full and down leg, that's almost predictable considering India trying to stymie the runscoring by denying width

46.2
Sharma to Bailey, no run

patted into the covers as ishant goes for middle and leg and gets it to rise towards his thighs.

46.1
1
Sharma to Maxwell, 1 run

excellent work from Jadeja at point. India are still trying. It shows in the batsman trying to cramp the batsman up, it shows in this big dive to his right as Jaddu stops a possible second run. But this is such a lovely batting deck. Just skims onto the bat with no sideways movement

Divy: "And Australia didn't even have Hazelwood, Warner and Marsh today. Feels like adding insult to injury. India need to seriously change their approach during death overs, hopefully now utility of a player like Raina is realized. When you score 75 off last 10, can't blame the bowlers."

Best performances - batsmen
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
124 runs (127)
11 fours
3 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
pull
23 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
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Ajinkya Rahane portrait
AM Rahane
89 runs (80)
6 fours
1 six
Control84%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
1 four
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
James Faulkner profile
JP Faulkner
O
10
M
0
R
64
W
2
ECO
6.4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Joel Paris
JS Paris
O
8
M
0
R
40
W
1
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of Australia
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 3724
Hours of play (local time)14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05
Match days15 January 2016 - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Mick Martell
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Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
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Shawn Craig
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe