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Live, India vs Australia, Full Cricket Score, 2nd ODI at Kolkata: Agar Sends Back Pandey

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have slammed fifties against Australia in the second ODI at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens today. It has always been a happy hunting round for the Indian cricket team. India have an 11-8 win-loss record at this historic venue and have clashed with Australia just once 14 years ago. Michael Clarke, who will be in the commentary box at the Eden today, was the Man of the Match when Australia beat India by 37 runs in the final of the TVS Cup on November 18, 2003. What’s in store for Steve Smith today as the auspicious phase of Navratra starts in India? The young Australian captain is playing his 100th ODI today. India have won the toss and have opted to bat.

15:36 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav now. India need another big partnership here

15:35 hrs IST: WICKET! Pandey b Agar 3(13). Quicker delivery, Pandey looks to cut but misses and it hits the off-stump.

15:33 hrs IST: Tidy back to back overs from Coulter-Nile. Australia need more of these (and wickets too). India are 131/2 after 27 overs.

15:30 hrs IST: At this rate, it shouldn’t be difficult for India to score 350. With Jadhav, Dhoni and Pandya yet to come, the total seems gettable.

15:26 hrs IST: Good over from Coulter-Nile, only three runs off it. India are 124/2 after 25 overs. Kohli 54*, Pandey 1*

15:21 hrs IST: Manish Pandey is in at No. 4. India are 121/2 after 24 overs.

15:20 hrs IST: WICKET! The century stand has been broken. Rahane is run out for 55. To give competition to Shikhar Dhawan, the Mumbaikar needs to slam hundreds.

15:17 hrs IST: Travis Head, right-arm offspinner, comes into the attack.

15:15 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Rahane. Needs to get past the three-figure mark. India on course for a total above 350.

STAT ATTACK - This is Kohli’s fourth 50+ score in his last six innings at the Eden Gardens.

15:10 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Kohli, 45th in ODIs. What an innings this has been from the skipper!

15:07 hrs IST: Cummins finishes half his overs. Just 11 runs but it’s the wickets column that matters the most. India are 104/1 after 21 overs.

15:03 hrs IST: Cummins comes back for his second spell

15:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Flatter delivery from Agar, Kohli just pushes it past the fielder at short third man. Moves into 40s. India are 101/1 after 20 overs.