Both the teams will now travel to Indore, where they will look to seal the five-match ODI series.
Earlier this year, he almost dragged Australia to a win from an improbable position in chase of 289 with a counter-attacking 146 at Eden Park, only for Australia to fall six runs short. "We are well-equipped, we are keeping our fingers crossed", East Zone curator Ashish Bhowmick had said two days before the game. Guys have worked hard since we've been here in India. "I don't think so. Obviously results haven't been the way we would have liked and that's something we are trying to rectify", Smith said. The game started in time amidst all the rain in the lead-up to the game and surprisingly the rain gods relented on the match day much to the roar of the fans present in the Stadium.
The Indian team on the other end would expect some runs from their third openerAjinkya Rahane and would hope that their run machines-Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma come back to scoring ways.
There was also a bit of drama in the 48th over of the Indian innings when Pandya was caught off a no-ball, but Smith ran him out only to see the batsman walking off the ground following a slight drizzle. "They formed a good partnership which we couldn't break", the Australian skipper said.More news: 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' review: Sluggish sequel will disappoint fans
For Australia, Coulter Nile was the pick of the bowlers as he bagged three wickets by giving away just 51 runs followed by Kane Richardson's figure of three for 55. It's just been about just topping up a few things we can indoors and getting a few things right there. He has always batted at No. 6 or 7 and he has been that sort of finisher.
When Reporters asked about the rivalry against Virat Kohli, the Australian captain said: "I think Virat is a terrific player and captain". The Eden Gardens has remained under cover for the last two days due to rain, which means Australia were once again denied practice. However, Steven Smith's side failed to impress with the bat as only Apart from David Warner, Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner scored double in double digits for the visitors.
This match is most important for Steve Smith, because it is Smith's 100th ODI in his career at the iconic Eden Gardens. Smith had picked two Indian cricketers in his dream team, one is former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh alongside batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. Smith and Kohli are billed as world's best two batsmen at present. With the help of Indian bowlers, they won their first ODI by 26 runs in Chennai.