Kolkata: A brilliant performance from India and they have taken a 2-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series. This is their 8th consecutive win in ODIs, a commendable feat indeed! After posting a competitive total on this two-paced track, their bowlers came out firing on all cylinders. Especially, Kumar who jolted the visitors early by nipping out both the openers. Head also survived a scare when he was dropped on 15 but he settled in with his skipper.
Both of them played sensible cricket, took toll off the loose deliveries and kept the scoreboard ticking. They were threatening to take the game away but Head lost his cool to throw his wicket away. Maxwell looked dangerous but Chahal outsmarted him. Both of the spinners combined and weaved their magic. They took 5 wickets in 20 overs for 88 runs to dent the tourists. And after the Australian skipper departed, a collapse followed. Stoinis played an entertaining knock to keep his side in with an outside chance but the task proved to be too much for him and eventually, he was left stranded at the end.