After being set on the path for a good total by a century-plus stand between Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli, Team India squandered the chance to capitalise on it and managed to post a modest total of 252 in the second One-Day Internationals at Eden Gardens.

India went off to a poor start once again after Rohit Sharma was sent back by Nathan Coulter-Nile for just 7. However, Kohli and Rahane not only steadied the ship but laid the platform for a big total with an 102-run stand before the latter was run-out for 55 against the run of play. 10 runs after Rahane’s departure, Manish Pandey was also bowled by Ashton Agar but with Virat Kohli holding firm from one end, India were looking primed for a good total.

However, the India skipper could not help his team to finish the innings strongly after being dismissed by Coulter-Nile for 92. The in-form MS Dhoni also failed to get going as Australia clawed their way back into the game by reducing India to 204 for 6. Hardik Pandya remained till the very end but even he failed to provide the much-needed impetus to the innings as India managed to put up 252.

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