India vs. Australia, 2nd ODI: Scorecard, Recap and More from Jaipur
India were in record-breaking form in Jaipur, roaring back into contention against Australia in the second match of their seven ODI series.
Virat Kohli was the batting hero for the hosts, scoring the fastest ever ODI century by an Indian to help his country chase down 359 and enter the record books with the second-highest successful run chase in the format's history.
i thought the natwest run chase of 325 would be the best i would see from india. i have now seen a better run chase.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 16, 2013
It was a markedly improved batting performance from the one produced in the first ODI of the series in Pune, which Australia claimed by 72 runs.
Now, with the series levelled at 1-1, India may well be confident of asserting themselves upon The Tourists in the clashes to come, although there is still work to be done by both sides to improve their chances.
While the batsmen may have enjoyed themselves in Jaipur, the bowlers may wish to move on quickly from their contributions at the crease. They need to focus on sorting out their game before the third international.
Besides Kohli, whose 52-ball century was also his 16th ton in an ODI, India's star men were Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Sharma finished 141 off just 123 deliveries, unbeaten to be awarded the man of the match gong, and Dhawan brought home a solid 95 to aid the cause.
For Australia, captain George Bailey once again led by example, as another first in ODI history saw The Tourists' top five batters each grab 50 overs each, but their heroics just weren't enough in the face of India's withering return to form.
Before being blasted away by their hosts, however, Australia for a short while at least broke a record of their own by setting the highest ODI score ever seen in Jaipur with 359/5, beating the previous best of 306/6 set by Pakistan in 2007.
Of course, India then went and smashed that total, emphasising just how impressive the host's response was to Australia's power play by finishing on 362/1.
|Aaron Finch||run out (S Raina)||50||53||7||1|
|Phillip Hughes||c MS Dhoni||b R Ashwin||83||103||8||1|
|Shane Watson||c MS Dhoni||b R Ashwin||59||53||6||3|
|George Bailey (c)||not out||92||50||8||5|
|Glenn Maxwell||run out (S Raina)||53||32||7||1|
|Adam Voges||c B Kumar||b V Kumar||11||8||0||1|
|Brad Haddin (wk)||not out||1||1||0||0|
|Fall of Wicket|
|Rohit Sharma||not out||141||123||17||4|
|Shikhar Dhawan||c B Haddin||b J Faulkner||95||86||14||0|
|Virat Kohli||not out||100||52||8||7|
|MS Dhoni (c) (wk)|
|Fall of Wicket|
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