India’s rejigged batting order fired on Friday as the hosts beat Australia by 36 runs in the second one-day international at Rajkot to level the three-match series.
Steve Smith kept Australia on course with a typically busy 98 before dragging the ball onto his stumps and the tourists were all out for 304 in the final over.
The Indian top order had powered the hosts to 340-6 with opener Shikhar Dhawan (96) laying the foundation and KL Rahul providing the late assault with a whirlwind 80 at number five.
David Warner and Aaron Finch smashed unbeaten centuries to flatten India in the series opener in Mumbai but the hosts ensured there was no encore.
Manish Pandey plucked a one-handed stunner at cover-point to dismiss David Warner (15) and Ravindra Jadeja had Finch stumped for 33.
Smith revived Australia’s chase with his 96-run stand with Marnus Labuschagne.
Even after Labuschagne fell for 46, Smith kept Australia on course while approaching his own hundred.
Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav then intervened, dismissing Alex Carey and Smith in the same over.
Smith, who hit nine boundaries and a six in his 98, was aghast with himself after dragging the ball onto his stumps.
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