Australian InningsAn all-round show from India on Friday sealed a comfortable win for the hosts as they beat Australia by 36 runs in Rajkot to level the three-match series 1-1. Batting first, India had put up 340/6 in 50 overs before bundling Australia for 304 in 49.1 overs.Mohammed Shami had put India on the brink of victory as the Indian speedster took two wickets in as many deliveries to leave Australia reeling at 268/7 at the end of the 45th over, chasing the 341-run target set by India. Australia lost their last three wickets in the span of just 18 deliveries.Shami first got rid of Ashton Turner with the first ball of the 44th over before sending Pat Cummings on a golden duck with the next ball.He, however, missed a hat-trick as Mitchell Starc somehow managed to keep the next delivery off the stumps. Although there was a loud appeal for a leg-before, but the attempted yorker was clearly missing the leg stump.Australia had however already lost the plot as Kuldeep Yadav dismissed both Steve Smith and Alex Carey in the same over to reduce Australia at 221/5 at the end of the 38th over.It was Smith’s wicket that sent the team into delirium as the former Australian skipper looked well-settled, scoring 98 off 102 deliveries. Carey was the first to fall in the 38th over as he lofted one straight to Kohli at cover before Smith played on to his stumps.Ashton Turner and Ashton Agar were out in the middle and Indians would look to cash in on the two newcomers at the crease.Quite like Kuldeep, it was Ravindra Jadeja who had earlier brought India back in the game with two wickets — Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne — as Australia had reached 178/3 at the end of the 31st over.Labuschagne, who was batting in his first limited-overs international match, scored a strokeful 46 off 47 deliveries. Finch, too, looked solid during his 48-ball 33 run stay at the crease. But like Labuschagne, the Australian skipper, too, had fallen to Jadeja as Australia had reached 82/2 in 15.1 overs.Warner was earlier dismissed by Shami in the fourth over.Steve Smith, meanwhile, continued his rich form against India as he slammed yet another half-century to help Australia stay in the hunt for scaling the mammoth 341-run target set by India. Smith was joined in by Alex Carey in the middle.Indian InningsEarlier, a late flourish from KL Rahul saw India post a challenging total of 340/6. Rahul, who came out to bat at number five in the 33rd over, scored a quickfire 80 off 52 balls. In the process, he was involved in a crucial 58-run stand with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja Virat Kohli’s dismissal had left India at 276/4 in 43.1 overs.Australia had won the toss and elected to bowl but India took advantage on what is a belter of a wicket in Rajkot.Shikhar Dhawan continued his good form with the bat, but although he fell short of a well-deserved century, his innings had handed India a great platform to build on. Dhawan smashed 13 fours and a six, while putting up a 103-run stand for the second wicket with skipper Virat Kohli.Dhawan, however, joined the list of injured players and did not take part in the field. “Shikhar Dhawan got hit on the rib-cage on his right side. He will not be taking the field today. Yuzvendra Chahal is inas his substitute,” a BCCI media release stated.Opener Rohit Sharma was also unlucky to get out for a well-made 44-ball 42 after giving India a great start.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli (78) was back among runs as brought up his half-century in Rajkot. But the captain was unfortunate as he fell to a brilliant relay effort from Ashton Agar and Mitchell Starc down the boundary off the bowling of Adam Zampa, once again in the 44th over of the innings.Australia lead the three-match series 1-0 after they crushed India by a 10-wicket win in the first encounter of the series in Mumbai.While Australia named an unchanged team, India brought in Manish Pandey to replace the injured Rishabh Pant, who was hit on the helmet while batting in Mumbai and was ruled out of the second ODI owing to concussion.Meanwhile, Navdeep Saini replaced pacer Shardul Thakur.“We would've bowled first as well. But the good thing is that there's not much dew factor here. It looks (the wicket) really nice and hard. If we put enough runs on the board, we have a good chance of putting the opposition under pressure,” said skipper Virat Kohli at the toss.“You will be beaten comprehensively by sides like Australia at the international level. It's about understanding what went wrong, not think too much about that game. We need to focus on the positives,” Virat added.“We are going to be more brave than the last game, that’s for sure.”Virat Kohli, India captainPlaying XIIndia: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul(w), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit BumrahAustralia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. 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