India beat Australia by 36 runs to level series

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Mohammed Shami claimed three wickets while Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja picked two each as India beat Australia by 36 runs to level the three-match series 1-1 in the second ODI encounter at Rajkot.

Steve Smith was the top-scorer with 98 but that was not enough for the visitors.

Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan’s sublime 96-run knock and impactful half-centuries from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli helped India post a challenging 340 for six.

India looked good for a 350+ total but they lost quick wickets after Kohli’s dismissal. It was then Lokesh Rahul, who took matters in his own hands and smashed a quickfire 80 to help India reach 340.

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