India vs Australia second T20I HIGHLIGHTS: Match called off due to torrential rain at MCC

India had won its previous seven T20I series dating back to November 2017, and its last defeat in the format was against West Indies in July last year.

Published: 23rd November 2018 01:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd November 2018 04:38 PM   |  A+A-

Indian captain Virat KOhli interacts with the umpires as rain starts pouring at the Melboure Cricket Ground (Photo | AP)

By Online Desk

BRISBANE: India will chase a DLS adjusted target of 137 from 19 overs against Australia in the rain-hit second T20I here on Friday.

Put into bat, Australia were 132-7 in 19 overs when rain interrupted play.

With further play not possible, the match was reduced to a 19-over affair and India were set a target of 137 from 19 overs via DLS method.

Put into bat, Australia were 132 for 7 in 19 overs when heavens opened up.

Ben McDermott (32) and Andrew Tye (12) were at the crease during the break.

Brief Score: Australia: 132 for 7 in 19 overs (Ben McDermott 32; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/20).

Australia had defeated the visitors by four runs via D/L method in the rain-hit first Twenty20 International of the three-match series at the Gabba on Wednesday.

In a bid to assert themselves as favourites for the Test series, which starts December 6 in Adelaide, India would be hoping to win the remaining two T20Is.

Australia Team  D'Arcy Short, AJ Finch, CA Lynn, GJ Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey,Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Ben McDermott, Jason Behrendorff

India Team: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah.

Here are the major highlights of the game:  

04:40 Nov 23

BCCI confirms match being abandoned

04:39 Nov 23

Save it for the final match boys

04:24 Nov 23

BCCI Tweets

04:24 Nov 23

Ten minutes left before the cut-off time

Though the players are warming up, the covers are back on the field as rain intensifies.

04:05 Nov 23

Match remains suspended

Players forced off the field again as rain returns to Melbourne Cricket Ground.

03:11 Nov 23

Two rain-hit matches in a row

Indian captain Virat KOhli interacts with the umpires as rain starts pouring at the Melboure Cricket Ground (Photo | AP)

02:55 Nov 23

Bowling stats

All Indian bowlers except Khaleel Ahmed have managed an economy rate under 7 rpo.

02:52 Nov 23

Happy fans

Indian fans cheer during the Twenty20 international cricket match between India and Australia in Melbourne. (Photo | AP)

02:50 Nov 23

Rain stops play

Rain interrupts the game with just over left to play in the Australian innings.

02:48 Nov 23


Australia 132/7 after 19 Overs

02:48 Nov 23

Super Bumrah!

India's death-over specialist had another wonderful outing. (4-0-20-1) (Photo | AP)

02:45 Nov 23

Too many dot balls

The Indian bowlers have managed 55 dot balls so far with 12 balls left to play. (Photo | AP)

02:44 Nov 23


 Australia 127/7 after 18 Overs

02:43 Nov 23


McDermott runs riot as Australia's run rate crosses 7 per over.

02:40 Nov 23


Australia 113-7 in 17.3 Overs

02:39 Nov 23

All eyes on McDermott

Australia is pinning all their hopes for a decent total on Ben McDermott - the last recognised batsman surviving. (Photo | AP)

02:37 Nov 23

Australia's poor batting continues

Australia's Glenn Maxwell is clean bowled by Krunal Pandya as Rishabh Pant watches from behind (Photo | AP)


02:34 Nov 23


Australia 101-7 after 16 Overs

02:33 Nov 23


Coulter-Niles' innings end in Kuldeep Yadav's hands as he tries to play another big shot. Second wicket for Bhuvi.

02:32 Nov 23


Coulter-Niles pulls away a short-pitched deliver from Kumar to find the second six of his innings.

02:31 Nov 23

Bowling change

Bhuvi to ball his third over of the game

(Photo | AP)

02:28 Nov 23


 Australia 91/6 after 15 Overs

02:28 Nov 23

Four more

Coulter- Nile moves to double-figures with a boundary off a Krunal Pandya delivery.

02:25 Nov 23

Harsha Tweets

02:25 Nov 23


Nathan Coulet-Nile smashes Kuldeep for a maximum!


02:23 Nov 23


Kuldeep strikes! Alex Carey departs for just 4 runs off 5 balls.
Australia 74/6 after 13.1 Overs. 

02:20 Nov 23

Australia struggles

With the top-five gone, the Baggy Greens are struggling in the middle. Their run rate has fallen to 5.69 runs per over.

02:19 Nov 23

Smart bowling

Kuldeep Yadav is the only Indian bowler not to get a wicket so far in the match.

02:13 Nov 23


Big-hitting Maxwell sent packing for 19 by Krunal Pandya. 

02:11 Nov 23


Australia 62-4 after 10.3 Overs

01:52 Nov 23


D'Arcy Short cleaned bowled by Khaleel! Second wicket for the seamer today.

01:49 Nov 23

Bowling change

Kohli introduces Jasprit Bumrah into the attack.

01:49 Nov 23


Australia 34/2 in 5 Overs

01:48 Nov 23


Dangerous Chirs Lynn is dismissed by young Khaleel Ahmed at the end of an undisciplined-looking over. Australia in trouble.

01:46 Nov 23

First six of the game!

 Chriss Lynn pulls away Bhuvi's piched up delivery to fetch the first maximum of the match.

01:45 Nov 23

Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes early!

Australia skipper Aaron Finch dismissed for a golden duck!

01:11 Nov 23

Toss update

India won the toss and elected to field first.


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