India vs Australia Live Score 2nd T20I: AUS lose Green, Maxwell early in 8-over hitathon

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:54 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: BOWLED HIM! Classic Bumrah!

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:48 PM IST

    India vs Australia live: Five dot balls in the 4th over!

    A boundary in the end from Wade ends the run but what an over that is from Axar in this 8-over match. India on top at the moment but it just takes two back to back sixes to change the momentum in games like these really. Australia 35/3 in 4 overs

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:47 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live: BOWLED HIM! Axar strikes again

    You miss, I hit. Straight from Axar and he finds the stumps again, Tim David goes after scoring just 2 runs. 

    Tim David b Axar Patel 2 (3), 31/3 in 3.1 overs

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:43 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live: SIX! Finch goes high

    Chahal tosses it up and Finch hits through the line back over the bowler’s head for a six. He has scored 21 off 10 balls now. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:40 PM IST

    2nd T20 live score: OUT! Now Maxwell falls!

    That’s two big hitters back in the hut. This is a good start for India, Maxwell making too much room for himself and ends up losing his stumps. 

    Maxwell b Axar Patel 0 (1), Australia 19/2 in 2 overs

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:38 PM IST

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I Live: OUT! Green run out!

    Excellent work there from Kohli and Axar. 

    Green run out (Kohli/Axar Patel) 5 (4), Australia 14/1 in 1.3 overs

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:37 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: FOUR! Green tees off

    Green sends the first ball of the second over bowled by Axar high into the night sky, Kohli comes running in from long-on and puts in a dive at the boundary but it is just out of reach. The ball dribbles to the boundary. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:31 PM IST

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I Live: Hardik Pandya bowls the first over

    He starts out with an absolute peach that is almost a yorker and moves away slightly from Finch. Beats the outside edge. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:29 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: The players walk out

    This is going to be a very different kind of a match. Aaron Finch and Cameron Green are out in the middle for Australia, let’s see who bowls the first over for India. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:23 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live: What Aaron Finch said

    “We would have bowled first as well. Chasing in a small gave would have been good. We’re happy with the way we played and the execution. We have two changes: Ellis is injured and Sams comes in. Sean Abbott comes in for Inglis.”

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:23 PM IST

    India vs Australia live: What Rohit Sharma said 

    “We’re going to field first. It’s nice, there are so many people who have come to watch us. It is nice to get a game. These games are challenging ones because you don’t know what to do. You just have to go out and express yourself. Hopefully we can put up a good show. Since it is an eight over game, we had to make two changes: Bumrah comes in for Umesh Yadav. Bhuvi misses out too and Pant comes in.”

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:22 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live: Australia XI

    Aaron Finch (C), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:21 PM IST

    2nd T20 live score: India XI

    KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:15 PM IST

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I Live: TOSS ALERT

    Rohit Sharma wins the toss, India to field first. He says that Jasprit Bumrah returns alongwith Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:15 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: Australia full squad

    Aaron Finch(c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Daniel Sams

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:12 PM IST

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I Live: India full squad

    KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Hooda

  • Sep 23, 2022 09:07 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: Team India huddle

    The players are out and in a huddle as Rohit Sharma speaks to them. We have had to wait for about two hours but we are now starting to see the familiar scenes of pre-match routines. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 08:57 PM IST

    India vs Australia live: The new playing conditions

    An innings will be eight overs long, the powerplay will last just 2 overs. No in game penalties for slow over rate. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 08:53 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live: Match to start at 9.30pm!!

    Well then, Nagpur is about to see a hitathon. The Indian players were seen smiling and laughing before the umpires spoke with the skippers, they may have wind of this happening already. Each team gets eight overs to bat, toss will take place at 9.15pm and the match starts 15 minutes later. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 08:46 PM IST

    2nd T20 live score: Umpires have a word with the captains

    The umpires first spoke with the groundsmen, who then proceeded to quickly sprinkle some more sawdust on the wet parts. They then carry off the sacks of sawdust. The umpires, meanwhile went up to the area between the two dressing rooms where Finch and Rohit were waiting. They have another short conversation with them before handing them a piece of paper. Curious indeed. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 08:42 PM IST

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I Live: Huge roar goes up in the stadium…

    …because the umpires have walked out to take a look. Nothing more dramatic than that. It has to be mentioned that the umpire’s conversation with the two captains lasted less than a minute during the second inspection. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 08:42 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: The wait continues

    The players have gone back to their dressing rooms. We are minutes away from hearing form the umpires again. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 08:14 PM IST

    India vs Australia live: Another inspection at 8.45pm, cut-off time is 9.46pm

    If the first ball is not bowled by 9.46pm there will no match in Nagpur, despite the ground receiving little to no rain all day. The fans will be quite unhappy to say the least. This has not been a good series for India’s reputation as international cricket hosts, the first the fracas in Hyderabad due to ticket sales and now this. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 08:10 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live: The umpires speak

    The umpires telling the broadcasters that the wide mid-on area is moving underneath all the sawdust that has been put there. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 08:01 PM IST

    India vs Australia live: Umpires inspect the ground

    It seems the area they are most concerned about is just just wide of mid-on where water from rain over the past few days had pooled. The areas for the bowlers’ run up is also of concern. Let’s see what the officials say now. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 07:46 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: Efforts continue to dry the ground

    Sawdust being sprinkled everywhere and rollers trying to flatten it out. There was rains for the last two days but it really hasn’t rained at all today near the VCA stadium. Drainage systems are pretty much non-existent. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 07:30 PM IST

    India vs Australia live: The Kohlicam 

    Well the cameras are on Virat Kohli, as it often is. He had some light hearted conversations with Glenn Maxwell and a couple of other Australian players and spoke with Ravi Shastri and Robin Uthappa, both of whom are part of the commentary panel, before joining his teammates on the ground in the warm-up. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 07:24 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live: Jasprit Bumrah

    Bumrah is among the bowlers who are out there, which should be a confirmation of him playing today. However, it has to be noted that so is almost every other bowling option India have got including Ravichandran Ashwin. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 07:21 PM IST

    India vs Australia live: The Indian players are out

    The bowlers are doing some throwdowns. There is absolutely no rain at the moment and this delay is simply because of the wet outfield, which obviously is quite a dangerous prospect for the fielders. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 07:07 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: MORE DELAY! Another inspection scheduled for 8pm

    Well it seems the umpires are not happy with the ground and toss has been officially delayed by more than an hour now. Another inspection is scheduled for 8PM. One thing is for sure, we won’t be having a 20-over competition today. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 07:06 PM IST

    India vs Australia live: Finch and Rohit out with the umpires

    The two captains are out there and are having a conversation with Menon, Ananthapadmanabhan and third umpire Anil Chaudhary. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 06:58 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live: Ground inspection

    Lots of sawdust being thrown around parts of the ground and the two umpires KN Ananthapadmanabhan and Nitin Menon, are out, feeling those parts with his foot. No official update on when the toss will take place. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 06:45 PM IST

    2nd T20 live score: Suryakumar Yadav speaks 

    It has been an amazing journey. Wonderful ride till now and am working hard for everything. I have enjoyed batting everywhere but number four is perfect for me. It helps me control the game. I enjoy batting when the pressure is high. Most important challenge in Australia would be for us to be smart with our shot selection. Everything else remains the same.

  • Sep 23, 2022 06:36 PM IST

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I Live: Weather around the VCA

    The ground was covered for much of the day on Friday and today. It isn’t raining now though, which is a good sign for the match itself. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 06:29 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: What the pitch looks like

    Ravi Shastri had earlier said in his report that the pitch is “two-paced”. “There will be some rain around later so that the team that wins the toss will be looking to bowl first.”

  • Sep 23, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    India vs Australia live: Toss delayed!

    “Toss delayed due to wet outfield. Inspection at 7 PM IST,” the BCCI has said. The toss was scheduled to take place at 7pm remember and there seems to be a very real possibility of losing overs at the moment. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 06:21 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live: India’s batting

    The Indian batting lineup is at a peculiar spot at the moment. When firing on all cylinders, this can be a formidable unit indeed and there really is no telling what kind of score they will end up putting up. At the same time, they have Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli at the top, all of whom have blown hot and cold in recent months, though they have mostly blown hot in recent matches. Additionally, they seem to not know what to do with Rishabh Pant and for some reason seem determined to not give Dinesh Karthik anything more than four overs to bat if they can help it. Holding it all together are the in-form Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 06:07 PM IST

    2nd T20 live score: Green makes hay 

    Cameron Green played only the second match of his T20I career during the first match of the series and if he continues in this vein, he might just establish himself as one of the most valuable players in the world in the format. Green took the all-important wicket of Suryakumar Yadav before smashing 61 off just 30 balls as Australia’s opener in place of the injured David Warner. His innings is what propelled Australia towards chasing down a target of 209 with four balls to spare. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 05:57 PM IST

    India vs Australia 2nd T20I Live: To Bumrah of nor Bumrah?

    That might just be the question that Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid might have to decide an answer for before the toss. Reports suggest that the ace fast bowler is now fit enough to play and shielding him forever would mean that Bumrah might lack match practice before the T20 World Cup, which would also be disastrous for India. All about fine balances at the moment. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 05:46 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: Bhuvi’s worries

    The way Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s problems are being analysed might just give the observer an interesting look into how the Indian cricket psyche works. Just as Bhuvneshwar had a rather ordinary outing in the Asia Cup, Virat Kohli also was deemed to be absorbing too many balls for much of the tournament. However, Kohli’s century in the final match against a tired Afghanistan made the tournament a success for him, leading many former players to declare that the former India captain is back to the kind of form that made him the best in the world by a mile before 2019 in all formats. In that same match, Bhuvneshwar recorded absolutely mind boggling figures of 5/4 in his four overs. That’s right, he bowled four overs, conceded just four runs and took five wickets. That spell has been forgotten, while the memory of Kohli’s century remains fresh in opinion pieces. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 05:43 PM IST

    India vs Australia live: India’s bowling woes

    The most glaring problem that seems to have cropped up in recent matches is that two of India’s senior bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal – are not quite hitting the mark. Bhuvneshwar has leaked way too many runs in the death overs, where he seems to have taken up the overs that the injured Jasprit Bumrah would have normally bowled. For Chahal, the wickets have dried up and the runs to his bowling figures have increased alarmingly. Apart from this, Harshal Patel is trying to shake off rustiness and its unclear what role the management intends for Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav. 

  • Sep 23, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 2nd T20I Live: Hello and welcome!

    Australia showed why they are the world champions and should never be taken for granted by making light of a 209-run chase in the first T20I. It left India with more questions to answer in the buildup to the T20 World Cup. While no team would ever like to lose matches, this may turn out to be a good thing for India, they are seeing their problems quite clearly before the T20 World Cup instead of winning match after match which might sometimes lead to teams papering over their cracks. What are those problems? Well we will take a look at all of them separately in the next few minutes leading up to the toss, which is at 7PM of course. Come along for the ride! 

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