Kuldeep makes history with hat-trick

While wait for the toss go through Amit Banerjee's preview of the second ODI

While wait for the toss go through Amit Banerjee's preview of the second ODI

And the dark clouds are expected to hover over the stadium when the two teams meet in the second of the five-match ODI series.

On the evening of second ODI at the Eden Gardens Steve Smith said on Thursday "Obviously, the other day it was more like a T20 game for us, especially while we were batting".

After a breath-taking win over Australia on Sunday, the Indian team is high on spirits and all ready to take on the Aussies in the second one-dayer in Kolkata tomorrow.

In reality, with the exception of Smith and David Warner, Australia have as much a read on Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal, as a poker player neck deep in debt has on his opponent, sitting pretty with two aces.

Despite that, the hosts made the most of the time off as they showed off their football skills.

Indian wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has written himself into the record books with a hat-trick against Australia. Watch Sky Sports Cricket and its official website to know live updates of this 2nd ODI match, if you are living in the United Kingdom.

The departure of Sharma saw India captain Virat Kohli joining Ajinkya Rahane and the duo played comfortably and picked up the run rate collecting ones and twos playing playing rival medium pacers and spinners comfortably. Finally, they lost 9 wickets and scored 137 runs in 21 overs.

Their 100 partnership came off 113 balls, but was then broken against the run of play. He steered India to a highly regarded score of 281 for seven from an unstable 76/6 points.

Pandya and MS Dhoni then combined for a match-saving partnership, the former in particular dealing the Australian attack to a series of mammoth blows.

Pandya's rise since IPL-2015 has been remarkable.

At present, besides the IPL, Star India has the broadcast and digital rights for all cricket played in India through a deal with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), for which it agreed to pay Rs3,851 crore in 2012.

Meanwhile, Eden Gardens pitch curator Sujan Mukherjee claimed the track would be sporting and aid both batsmen and bowlers.

Earlier, Kohli and Rahane struck sublime knocks before Australia made a strong fightback to bowl India out for 252. But with surface remaining under covers, the moisture underneath may turn it into a slow turner. Performance levels of these squads have been at peaks in recent time.

But it's hard to see him force his way back into the match and the team India is blessed with some incredible and blossoming partnership between the star players like Chahal-Kuldeep teamwork. The decision did not go in their favour as Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed cheaply for five, while Kohli and Manish Pandey were sent back to the pavilion even before they could open their account.

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