India continue their dominance in the three-match ODI series against Australia. After winning the first match, India also defeated Australia today in the second game to secure the series.
India are the host of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup, which will start on October 5. Therefore, Australia came to India early and started playing a series as part of their preparation ahead of the World Cup. However, the home side gave no chance to the visitors in the second match as India beat the Aussies by a massive 99 runs (DLS).
Indian batter Sreyash Iyer won the Player of the Match award for his destroying innings of 105 runs.
Toss: Steve Smith, the captain of Australia, won the toss and asked India to bat first.
Batting Innings of India
As Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been given rest in this series, it’s been a great opportunity for the youngsters to show their caliber against Australia. And the young bloods are perfectly playing their role for India.
Rituraj Gaikwad, who scored a half-century in the first ODI, couldn’t contribute today as he departed in the 4th over. But Shubman Gill and Sreyash Iyer showed their class and made it difficult for the Indian Cricket Board to select the XI for the World Cup.
The two batters were more than brilliant against Australia today. After picking up a half-century each, they both successfully hit the century. They made a partnership of 200 runs, which made a basement for India.
Shubman Gill scored 104 runs before losing his wicket to Cameron Green. He hit six fours and four sixes before leaving the crease. Meanwhile, Sreyash Iyer was a bit more aggressive. He scored 105 off 90 with 11 boundaries and three over boundaries.
In addition, Suryakumar Yadav was very ruthless against the Aussie bowlers. He started hitting boundaries from the very first ball he faced. With six sixes and six fours, Suryakumar Yadav scored a devastating 72 runs only from 37 balls. Relying on their bats, India ended their innings with a massive 399 runs.
Batting Innings of Australia
Chasing down the massive target, Australia had a big blow. They lost Matt Short and Steve Smith in the same over of Prasidh Krishna. After that, the rain started, and Australia’s new target through the DLS method was 317 in 33 overs.
However, India’s bowlers maintained a very tight line and length. They continuously picked up wickets of Australia. But David Warner tried hard to make a good impact. But all his efforts ended in the 15th over when Ashwin picked him up. Warner scored a quick 53 runs from 39 balls before going back to the pavilion.
After that, Sean Abbott accelerated the scoreboard in the lower order. He scored 54 runs from 36 balls. Unfortunately, it only helped to reduce the deficit as the other batters failed to contribute. Meanwhile, India picked up all the wickets of Australia in just 28.2 overs. In the end, the home team won the match by 99 runs and sealed the three-match ODI series.
India: 399/5 ( 50 Overs)
Australia: 217/10 (28.2 Overs)