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Australia vs India, 2nd ODI Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Australia vs India, 2nd ODI 28 Sunday February 2021 072433000000 Australia won by 51 runs Cricinfo Commentary updated on 28 Sunday February 2021 072433000000 AUS - 389/4 (50) IND - 338/9 (50) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 28 Sunday February 2021 072433000000 CRR:  6.76 Player of the Match Steven Smith Scorecard Refresh Commentary 23:04 Local Time | 17:34 IST: The series is dead. Australia 2, India 0 . And it wasn't particularly close. India's new jersey (so to speak) hasn't brought them a lot of luck, but they've got to figure out their bowling, which is suddenly in tatters. Stats aren't everything, sure, but conceding over 370 and then going one better (or worse) in the next certainly is a cause for concern. The batting hasn't been flawless either, compared to Australia at least, but perhaps they need to address the mammoth in the room before they do the elephant. The Australians, though, are back at their dominant best at home - a relief after the sultry, slow conditions of the middle-east. That's that from us then, as we sign off from the comm-box - that's Rishi Roy , and my colleagues, Abhinand, Ramakrishnan, Akshay and Siva . We'll be back with the dead-rubber in Canberra on Wednesday. Until then, cheerio! Moises Henriques: It's the most I've bowled for a while, so I was getting a little sore. The ball was definitely stopping when you roll your fingers over, so it had to be smart in-between length. It was a really big wicket, that catch. After we got Virat out, the guys were a lot calmer out on the field. All the IPL guys were camping somewhere else, but clearly their methods worked. The clean guys trained in a different place. Steve is incredible - he gets all these runs without taking any risks and suddenly you look up he's on 30 or 40. He can accelerate really easily too, and we've taken the mickey out of him for saying "I've found my hands", but there's some merit in that because I haven't seen him time the ball like that before. Aaron Finch | Australia captain: It was a perfect performance with the bat. There was no extra talk or game plan. Very pleased to wrap it up in two games and win the series. A quicker innings from me would've been better, but it's a bit of a trade-off and I think we set the foundation. Smithy was incredible as usual, and Warner got it off the middle everytime as well. Moises bowled really well defensively including his cutters, and as Virat said, we got a bit of a blueprint from Hardik, by taking the pace off the ball. Virat Kohli | India captain: They have outplayed us. We were ineffective with the ball, and didn't hit the areas. They have a strong batting line-up, they know the conditions and the angles well. The chase felt steep, and one or two wickets would take the RRR up so we had to keep hitting. They took the chances that they created in the field, which was the difference. Hardik felt okay to bowl. Initially just thought of trying for a couple of overs but he felt good and bowled a couple more. And he gave away a bit of a bowling plan with his off-cutters (smiles), but credit to them, they used the dimensions well. Even Rahul or Shreyas, if they carried on, it could've gotten us across the line with Hardik to come. Steve Smith, Player of the Match: I felt good from ball one. Got myself in and went hard. It was another great foundation set by Finchy and Davey. That enabled myself and Maxi to go hard at the back end. It's just summing up conditions and what's in front you. Against India, you need to score big totals. It was just about taking the game on. Fortunately, it's come off in the last couple of games. I tried to whack the ball a bit too hard in the IPL, now I have started to hit the ball with a bit more finesse which is probably working better for me. I'm just playing nice cricketing shots. It (records) doesn't bother me, nice to score some runs again for the team and get us to a good total. The boys were outstanding in the field as well. The guys bowled really well and yeah, nice performance. 22:47 Local Time, 11:47 GMT, 17:17 IST: It was better, much better, but not good enough. Not nearly good enough from India. It was a good start by Dhawan and Mayank, but it's the habit of losing wickets in bunches that India need to rid themselves of. Both the openers were gone soon, and despite good partnerships between Kohli and Iyer and then Kohli and Rahul, India failed to get even close to the mammoth target of 390. The pitch, which had slowed down considerably, did play a role in dragging the Indians back - particularly Hardik Pandya, who really struggled to get one out of the center today. However, it was perhaps the catches that the Aussies took, those of Iyer and Kohli, that really made the difference. Instead, if one of Kohli, Rahul or Iyer did carry on, who knows what might've been? At the moment, however, it's Australia who have won this series 2-0. .. IND: 338-9 after 50 overs 49.6 Maxwell to Chahal, 1 run, full and on the boots, driven down to long-on for a single, and that's brought to an end another mismatch at Sydney as the hosts coast home by 51 runs... 49.5 Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, 1 run, full and wide, scythed away to sweeper cover for a single 49.4 Maxwell to Chahal, 1 run, far too wide outside off, Navdeep Saini tries dragging it with a sweep, gets it off the toe towards the off-side for one 49.3 Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, 1 run, drills this straight down the ground for a single 49.2 Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, FOUR , reaches out and clubs this whilst on his knee to long-off for four... 49.1 Maxwell to Chahal, 1 run, turns this away off the pads to short fine leg for one IND: 329-9 after 49 overs 48.6 Zampa to Chahal, 1 run, slog-sweeps this with very little power towards midwicket for a single 48.5 Zampa to Chahal, no run, another wrong'un worked away to mid-on 48.4 Zampa to Chahal, no run, fuller one, pushed to mid-on Yuzvendra Chahal, right handed bat, comes to the crease 48.3 Zampa to Bumrah, out Lbw! The skidding googly that stays low, Bumrah gets across and can't get his bat anywhere near the line of the ball, and is struck plumb in front. The umpire was just wait for a hint of an appeal and raises the finger immediately. Bumrah walks back dejected. Middle of middle. Bumrah lbw b Zampa 0(2) Zampa to Bumrah, THATS OUT!! Lbw!! 48.2 Zampa to Navdeep Saini, 1 run, works this one off the backfoot to long-on for a single... 48.1 Zampa to Navdeep Saini, no run, overspin on the stumps, punched back towards the bowler Load More Commentary

Australia vs India, 2nd ODI

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Australia won by 51 runs

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 28 Sunday February 2021 072433000000

AUS - 389/4 (50)
IND - 338/9 (50)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 28 Sunday February 2021 072433000000
CRR:  6.76

Player of the Match

Commentary

23:04 Local Time | 17:34 IST: The series is dead. Australia 2, India 0. And it wasn't particularly close. India's new jersey (so to speak) hasn't brought them a lot of luck, but they've got to figure out their bowling, which is suddenly in tatters. Stats aren't everything, sure, but conceding over 370 and then going one better (or worse) in the next certainly is a cause for concern. The batting hasn't been flawless either, compared to Australia at least, but perhaps they need to address the mammoth in the room before they do the elephant. The Australians, though, are back at their dominant best at home - a relief after the sultry, slow conditions of the middle-east. That's that from us then, as we sign off from the comm-box - that's Rishi Roy, and my colleagues, Abhinand, Ramakrishnan, Akshay and Siva. We'll be back with the dead-rubber in Canberra on Wednesday. Until then, cheerio!

Moises Henriques: It's the most I've bowled for a while, so I was getting a little sore. The ball was definitely stopping when you roll your fingers over, so it had to be smart in-between length. It was a really big wicket, that catch. After we got Virat out, the guys were a lot calmer out on the field. All the IPL guys were camping somewhere else, but clearly their methods worked. The clean guys trained in a different place. Steve is incredible - he gets all these runs without taking any risks and suddenly you look up he's on 30 or 40. He can accelerate really easily too, and we've taken the mickey out of him for saying "I've found my hands", but there's some merit in that because I haven't seen him time the ball like that before.

Aaron Finch | Australia captain: It was a perfect performance with the bat. There was no extra talk or game plan. Very pleased to wrap it up in two games and win the series. A quicker innings from me would've been better, but it's a bit of a trade-off and I think we set the foundation. Smithy was incredible as usual, and Warner got it off the middle everytime as well. Moises bowled really well defensively including his cutters, and as Virat said, we got a bit of a blueprint from Hardik, by taking the pace off the ball.

Virat Kohli | India captain: They have outplayed us. We were ineffective with the ball, and didn't hit the areas. They have a strong batting line-up, they know the conditions and the angles well. The chase felt steep, and one or two wickets would take the RRR up so we had to keep hitting. They took the chances that they created in the field, which was the difference. Hardik felt okay to bowl. Initially just thought of trying for a couple of overs but he felt good and bowled a couple more. And he gave away a bit of a bowling plan with his off-cutters (smiles), but credit to them, they used the dimensions well. Even Rahul or Shreyas, if they carried on, it could've gotten us across the line with Hardik to come.

Steve Smith, Player of the Match: I felt good from ball one. Got myself in and went hard. It was another great foundation set by Finchy and Davey. That enabled myself and Maxi to go hard at the back end. It's just summing up conditions and what's in front you. Against India, you need to score big totals. It was just about taking the game on. Fortunately, it's come off in the last couple of games. I tried to whack the ball a bit too hard in the IPL, now I have started to hit the ball with a bit more finesse which is probably working better for me. I'm just playing nice cricketing shots. It (records) doesn't bother me, nice to score some runs again for the team and get us to a good total. The boys were outstanding in the field as well. The guys bowled really well and yeah, nice performance.

22:47 Local Time, 11:47 GMT, 17:17 IST: It was better, much better, but not good enough. Not nearly good enough from India. It was a good start by Dhawan and Mayank, but it's the habit of losing wickets in bunches that India need to rid themselves of. Both the openers were gone soon, and despite good partnerships between Kohli and Iyer and then Kohli and Rahul, India failed to get even close to the mammoth target of 390. The pitch, which had slowed down considerably, did play a role in dragging the Indians back - particularly Hardik Pandya, who really struggled to get one out of the center today. However, it was perhaps the catches that the Aussies took, those of Iyer and Kohli, that really made the difference. Instead, if one of Kohli, Rahul or Iyer did carry on, who knows what might've been? At the moment, however, it's Australia who have won this series 2-0...

IND: 338-9 after 50 overs

49.6 Maxwell to Chahal, 1 run, full and on the boots, driven down to long-on for a single, and that's brought to an end another mismatch at Sydney as the hosts coast home by 51 runs...

49.5 Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, 1 run, full and wide, scythed away to sweeper cover for a single

49.4 Maxwell to Chahal, 1 run, far too wide outside off, Navdeep Saini tries dragging it with a sweep, gets it off the toe towards the off-side for one

49.3 Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, 1 run, drills this straight down the ground for a single

49.2 Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, FOUR, reaches out and clubs this whilst on his knee to long-off for four...

49.1 Maxwell to Chahal, 1 run, turns this away off the pads to short fine leg for one

IND: 329-9 after 49 overs

48.6 Zampa to Chahal, 1 run, slog-sweeps this with very little power towards midwicket for a single

48.5 Zampa to Chahal, no run, another wrong'un worked away to mid-on

48.4 Zampa to Chahal, no run, fuller one, pushed to mid-on

Yuzvendra Chahal, right handed bat, comes to the crease

48.3 Zampa to Bumrah, out Lbw! The skidding googly that stays low, Bumrah gets across and can't get his bat anywhere near the line of the ball, and is struck plumb in front. The umpire was just wait for a hint of an appeal and raises the finger immediately. Bumrah walks back dejected. Middle of middle. Bumrah lbw b Zampa 0(2)

Zampa to Bumrah, THATS OUT!! Lbw!!

48.2 Zampa to Navdeep Saini, 1 run, works this one off the backfoot to long-on for a single...

48.1 Zampa to Navdeep Saini, no run, overspin on the stumps, punched back towards the bowler