By Puneet Chaudhary - March 19, 2023
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Australia defeated India by 10 wickets in the second ODI. Batting first after losing the toss, Team India could only score 117 runs in 26 overs. In reply, Australia achieved the target in the 11th over itself. Australia’s Mitchell Starc took 5 wickets, for which he was awarded the Player of the Match award.
Australian captain Steve Smith caught a flying catch. Akshar Patel hit 2 consecutive sixes to the best bowler of the match. On the other hand, Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head chased the target of 118 runs in just 66 balls by explosive batting and gave Team India the biggest defeat with the ball remaining. Know such top moments of the match…
Indian batsmen helpless in front of Starc and Pacers
Mitchell Starc, who troubled the Indian batsmen by taking 3 wickets in the first ODI, bowled sharp in the second match. After sending opener Shubman Gill to the pavilion for zero in the very first over, he also got captain Rohit Sharma caught in the slips in the fifth over. He got Suryakumar Yadav out LBW in the fifth over itself.
In the ninth over of the powerplay, he also sent KL Rahul to the pavilion on a personal score of 9 runs. At this time India’s score was 4 for 48 in 8.4 overs. Stark finished the Indian innings by bowling Mohammad Siraj on the last ball of the 26th over and also took 5 wickets for the 9th time in his ODI career. Apart from Stark, Sean Abbott took 3 wickets and Nathan Ellis took 2 wickets. In this way all the batsmen of the Indian innings were dismissed against the pacers.
Team India’s top-6 batters could not do anything special today. All together could score only 54 runs.
Mitchell Starc took 5 wickets for the 9th time in ODI cricket.
Surya’s second consecutive golden duck
Suryakumar Yadav, batting at number-4 in the ODI team in place of injured Shreyas Iyer, returned to the pavilion on a golden duck in the second consecutive match. Both times he was LBW by Mitchell Starc. In the first match, Surya returned to the pavilion after the dismissal of Virat Kohli and this time got out in the fifth over of the innings after Rohit Sharma.
Suryakumar is the number-1 batsman in ICC’s T20 rankings and has been holding on to this position for a long time, but despite getting frequent opportunities in ODIs, he is not able to do much. He has played 22 ODIs in his career, but has not been able to score a fifty in the last 16 matches.
After Surya’s wicket in the second ODI, India’s score was 3 for 32 in 4.5 overs. Wicketkeeper KL Rahul came to support Virat Kohli, but both could not last long and India could manage only 117 runs in the first innings.
Suryakumar Yadav was LBW on the first ball in the second consecutive ODI.
Steve Smith’s flying catch
In the first innings, the second ball of the 10th over was bowled short by Shaun Abbott outside the off stump. Vice-captain Hardik Pandya punched the back foot, but the ball went towards the slips behind the wicket. Standing at first slip, Australia captain Steve Smith jumped to his right and took a brilliant one-handed catch. Hardik could only score one run in 3 balls. After this wicket, India’s score became 5 wickets for 49 runs.
In this way, Steve Smith jumped in the air and caught a flying catch with one hand.
Akshar hit Stark for 2 sixes
The Indian innings was reduced to 26 overs only. 7 batsmen were dismissed for less than 10 runs and Virat Kohli scored the highest 31 runs. In this innings, Akshar Patel remained unbeaten on the score of 29 runs in 29 balls. He also hit 2 sixes on consecutive balls of the most dangerous bowler Stark of the first innings.
On the first ball of the 26th over, he hit sixes towards the front and on the second ball in the direction of fine leg. Only 2 sixes could be hit in the entire Indian innings, both the bowlers hit, that too on Stark’s balls. There were 6 sixes in the Australian innings, all by Mitchell Marsh.
India’s Akshar Patel hit Mitchell Starc for 2 sixes in consecutive balls in his unbeaten innings of 29 runs.
Head-Marsh beat India in 66 balls
Chasing a small target of 118 runs, Australian openers Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head did explosive batting. Especially Marsh, he scored 66 runs in 36 balls. In this innings, he hit 6 fours and 6 sixes, including 3 sixes in one over of vice-captain Hardik Pandya.
Head also completed his fifty and remained unbeaten on 51 runs in 30 balls. He hit 10 fours, including 4 fours on consecutive balls of Siraj. Both scored 121 runs in just 66 balls and handed India their biggest defeat in ODIs with the ball remaining. Earlier, Team India was defeated by New Zealand in 2019 with 212 balls remaining in 14.4 overs.
Australian openers achieved the target of 118 runs in 11 overs without losing wickets. After the explosive batting of both, Indian bowler Mohammed Shami looked disappointed like this.
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