2nd ODI: Hat-trick hero Kuldeep Yadav crushes Australia

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed his maiden hat-trick as India beat Australia by 50 runs in the second one-day international in Kolkata on Thursday.

Hat-trick hero Kuldeep rattles Australia

India left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav took a hat-trick against Australia in the second one-day international at Eden Gardens on Thursday.

The 22-year-old dismissed Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in his eighth over as Australia crumbled to 202 all out in just 43.1 overs, losing the second one-day international by 50 runs at the Eden Gardens. (AFP)

Kuldeep Yadav celebrates

Australia, trailing 1-0 in the five-match series, were reduced to 148-8 in the 33rd over as Indian bowlers led by Kuldeep destroyed Australia.

India had set Australia 253-run target but it was clearly too much for the Aussies. (AFP)

Kuldeep's hat-trick trips Australia

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed his maiden hat-trick as India beat Australia by 50 runs in the second one-day international in Kolkata on Thursday. (AFP)

Yadav-Chahal rattle Australia

Yadav once again combined with leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal to dismiss the visitors for 202 in 43.1 overs while chasing 253 and earn India a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. (AFP)

Glenn Maxwell flops

Australia's Glenn Maxwell reacts after missing a shot during the second one-day international at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. (AFP)

Steve Smith falls

Steve Smith (C) reacts as Indian cricketers celebrate the wicket of Australia's Travis Head during the second one day international (ODI). (AFP)

Travis Head fails to inspire

Australia's Travis Head hit run-a-ball 39 but Australia fell short by 50 runs against India in the second one-day international. (AFP)

Captain Virat Kohli leads from the front

Indian captain Virat Kohli led from the front as India set Australia a 253-run target in the second one-day international at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Kohli and Rahane combined together to put 102 runs for the second wicket as India lost Rohit Sharma(7) and Manish Pandey(3) cheaply. (AFP)

Indian wickets fall cheaply

India were unable to accerelate with wickets falling at regular intervals with Jadhav(24), Pandya(20) Bhuvneshwar Kumar(20) falling as the Australians bowlers Coulter-Nile and Richardson put kept Indian batters at bay picking up three wickets apiece. (AFP)

Captain's knock

Virat Kohli was the standout batsman hitting 92 in just 107 balls studded with 8 boundaries but was bowled out by Coulter-Nile in the 38th over. (AFP)

India fails to captalise

India opener Rahane hit a fluent 55 in 64 balls with seven boundaries but was runout in the 24th over just as India was looking to step on the gas. (AFP)

Captain Kohli

India's captain Virat Kohli plays a shot during the second one-day international (ODI). (AFP)