It was a run-fest at Rajkot as India vanquished over Australia in the 2nd ODI. During the record tumbling evening, the Indian batting line-up showed its credentials as India posted a mammoth total of 340 runs for Australia to chase down. Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul were the stars with the bat as they scored 96, 78, and 80 runs respectively.
In reply, Australia lost David Warner early in the piece courtesy an outstanding catch from Manish Pandey. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne gave Australia a ray of hope before Marnus was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja. Steve Smith lost his wicket to Kuldeep Yadav when he was just 2 short of a hundred. Mohammad Shami’s death bowling changed the course of the game as he ended his quota with 3 wickets in his pockets.
Scrutinizing the team records at Rajkot- all the three ODI matches at Rajkot have been won by the team batting first. 644 runs were scored during the 2nd ODI game between India and Australia – this was the highest number of runs scored in an ODI game in India without a single hundred being scored by any player.