Team India successfully defended 252 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the 5-game series, after Virat Kohli’s 92 helped India to score 252 from their 50 overs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a brilliant opening spell and finished with 3-9, while Kuldeep Yadav became the 3rd Indian to take a hat-trick in ODIs, as Australia were dismissed for 202.
TheSportsRush now provide the player ratings for the 2nd ODI at Eden Gardens:
Ajinkya Rahane – 7.5/10:
After failing to shine in the first ODI, Ajinkya Rahane returned with a brilliant innings of 55 from 64 balls with 7 fours as he alongside Virat Kohli managed a 102-run partnership to lay a strong foundation for India.
Rohit Sharma – 3/10:
Rohit Sharma could not make it big after a good start for the 2nd time in the series, as he was caught and bowled off Nathan Coulter-Nile after scoring just 7 from 14.
Virat Kohli – 9/10:
The Indian skipper made up for his duck in the opening game with a sensational 92 from 104 deliveries, as he looked all set to reach another hundred, before chopping a ball back onto his stumps. Moreover, Kohli’s brilliant captaincy helped India confirm a 2-0 lead in the series.
Manish Pandey – 2/10:
Manish Pandey had his 2nd successive failure, as he failed to settle onto the pitch. Pandey could only score 3 from 13 deliveries, before he chopped a ball from Agar back onto the stumps.
Kedhar Jadhav – 5/10:
Kedhar Jadhav was looking brilliant with the bat, after he scored a confident 40 in Chennai. However, Jadhav could only manage 24 from 24, as he was caught off Coulter-Nile.
MS Dhoni – 3/10:
The former India skipper could not continue his form from the 1st ODI into the game, as he was caught off Richardson after making just 5 from 10.
Hardik Pandya – 6/10:
The Gujarati all-rounder was expected to spark fireworks towards the end of the innings, but he could only manage a 26-ball 20 along with the wickets of Smith and Coulter-Nile, finishing with 2-56 in 10 overs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 8/10:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar showed his batting credentials yet again, as he scored 20 from 33, before he bowled a brilliant opening spell, as he picked up the Australian openers and ending with figures of 3-9 from 6.1 overs.
Kuldeep Yadav – 6/10:
The left-arm wristspinner was having an off day on the field, as he was smacked for boundaries by Head and Stoinis, but he came back, taking a hat-trick which included the wickets of Wade, Agar and Cummins, to end with figures of 3-54.
Jasprit Bumrah – 4/10:
It was one of those wicket-less days for Jasprit Bumrah, who scored an unbeaten 10 with the bat, while managing 0-39 in 7 overs.
Yuzvendra Chahal – 7/10:
Yuzvendra Chahal continued his fine form from the opening ODI with brilliant figures of 2-34 from 10 overs, which included the wickets of Head and Maxwell.
David Warner – 2/10:
The Australian vice-captain had yet another poor outing on the field, as he was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar after managing only 1 from 9.
Hilton Cartwright – 1.5/10:
Cartwright’s ODI career is yet to take off, after he managed to score only 1 from 15 deliveries, before he was knocked over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Steve Smith – 7.5/10:
The Australian skipper finally came to the show, after a poor start by the openers. Smith was looking comfortable after scoring 59 from 76, but he was ultimately caught brilliantly off Pandya.
Travis Head – 6/10:
The left-handed batsman started the counter-attack after a poor start by Australia, and scored 39 from 39 to help get the innings back on track. He was looking good, before he was dismissed by Chahal.
Glenn Maxwell – 3/10:
The Big Show started his innings in typical style, but failed to continue his start, as he was stumped off Chahal after making 14 from 18 deliveries.
Marcus Stoinis – 8.5/10:
Marcus Stoinis would probably be the only positive thing of the night for Australia, as the right-hander bowled economically with 0-46 in 9 overs, while also managing an unbeaten 65-ball 62 as he tried to carry Australia home.
Matthew Wade – 2/10:
The Australian wicket-keeper had yet another poor outing with the bat, as he could only score 2 from 8, before chopping a ball back onto the stumps from Kuldeep.
Ashton Agar – 4/10:
The left-arm spinner was included in the team for Zampa, as he managed to take the wicket of Pandey to end with figures of 1-54 from 9 overs, along with a golden duck during Kuldeep’s hat-trick over.
Patrick Cummins – 5/10:
Pat Cummins had a fantastic night with the bowl, being economical and ending up with figures of 1-34 from 10, but he was also the third victim of Kuldeep in his hat-trick over.
Nathan Coulter-Nile – 6/10:
For the 2nd time in the series, Coulter-Nile was among the wickets, as he picked up 3-51 from his 10 overs, to restrict India to only 252.
Kane Richardson – 6/10:
The right-arm fast bowler was included in the line-up ahead of Faulkner, and he managed to pick up 3 wickets for 55 runs, helping Australia restrict India to a par-total.