Australia defeated India by 51 runs in the second match of the 3 match ODI series. With this, the team has taken an unassailable 2–0 lead in the series. Australia defeated the Indian team by 66 runs at the same Sydney Cricket Ground in the first ODI of the series. The last match of the series will be held on 2 December in Canberra.
Team India has lost its second consecutive ODI series on foreign soil. The last time New Zealand beat Team India by 3–0 in February.
Australia won the toss and gave a target of 390 runs while batting first. In response, the Indian team could only score 338 runs after losing 9 wickets and lost the match by 51 runs. For the team, Virat Kohli scored 89 and Lokesh Rahul scored 76 runs.
Indian openers Mayank Agarwal (28 runs) and Shikhar Dhawan (30 runs) gave a good start by partnering 58 runs. After this, both batsmen returned to the pavilion early. Pat Cummins dismissed Mayank Agarwala and Josh Hazlewood dismissed Shikhar Dhawan.
Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer made 93 runs partnership for the third wicket. However, Iyer returned to the pavilion after scoring 38 runs. After this, Kohli shared a 72-run partnership for the fourth wicket with KL Rahul. After Kohli’s dismissal, Rahul shared a 63-run partnership for the 5th wicket with Hardik Pandya, but all these partnerships failed to take India to the victory.
Among Australian bowlers, Pat Cummins took 3 wickets, while Josh Hazlewood and Adam Jampa had 2–2 wickets. Moises Henriques and Glenn Maxwell took 1–1 wicket.
Pat Cummins took 3 wickets in the match. First, he got opener Mayank Agarwal (28 runs) catch caught by wicketkeeper Alex Carrie. Cummins then dismissed two consecutive wickets on the 46th over of the innings on the first two balls of his 10th over. He dismissed Ravindra Jadeja (24) and Hardik Pandya (28) on two consecutive deliveries
An Indian man, who had come to see the match, proposed Australian girl for the wedding with Ring. She also said yes. Meanwhile, Australian player Glenn Maxwell on the field cheered by clapping. This incident happened in the 20th over of the Indian innings.
David Warner went out of the ground while fielding in the fourth over of the Indian innings. On the fourth ball of Hazlewood’s over, Dhawan played a straight shot, which Warner dived to stop and injured himself.
Australia Made the Biggest Score Against India
Australia scored 389 runs losing 4 wickets. This is the team’s highest score against India. In the first ODI of the series, scoring 374 on 27 November Australia made the highest run scored against India which they broke in this game. Overall South Africa holds the record for the highest score of 438 runs against India. This score was made in 2015 in Mumbai.
Smith smashed 104 runs off 64 balls. This was the 11th century of his ODI career. Apart from him, David Warner scored 83, Aaron Finch 60, Marnus Labushane 70 and Glenn Maxwell scored 63 runs. Opener Warner and Finch gave a brilliant start in the second consecutive match and made a partnership of 142 runs.
Finch was dismissed by Mohammed Shami. After this, Warner, who had made his 23rd fifty of the ODI career, also started walking back to the pavilion. He was runout by Shreyas Iyer. Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya took 1-1 wicket for India.
Steve Smith and Marcus Labushane took the innings further deep and shared a 136-run partnership for the third wicket. Smith was dismissed by Hardik Pandya. After this, Labushane partnered 80 runs for the fourth wicket with Glenn Maxwell to take the team score to 350. Labushane placed his third fifty oh his ODI career and Maxwell scored the 21st.
Hardik Pandya Returned to Bowling After Injury
Hardik Pandya bowled for the first time after 14 months. He took 1 wicket for 24 runs in 4 overs. Pandya last bowled in the Bengaluru in T20 against South Africa on 22 September 2019. In this, he took 1 wicket. After his comeback, he scored 281 runs in 14 matches for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
For the first time in 3 consecutive matches against India, the centenary opening partnership
is the first time in the Indian 978 ODI history, the opposition team has scored 100+ runs in three consecutive matches. In the last ODI, David Warner and Aaron Finch had the opening partnership of 156 runs.
Injured Stoinis Out of Australia Team
Australian Captain Aaron Finch replaced Moises Henriques in the playing XI, replacing the injured Marcus Stoinis. At the same time, Indian captain Virat Kohli did not change the playing eleven. After the defeat in the first match, Team India will have to win this match to remain in the series. At the moment, Australia leads the series 1-0.
Indian bowlers did not get any wickets in the power-play in the last 5 ODIs. Indian bowlers have taken just 5 wickets in the first 14 ODIs in the first power-play (first 10 overs). In the last 5 matches, the bowlers did not get any success. During this, the team plundered 251 runs in 50 overs.
This was the 250th ODI of 9th Indian Virat Kohli, who played Kohli 250th ODI. He is the 9th Indian to achieve this feat. Sachin Tendulkar (463) is the most ODI playing Indian. So far Mahendra Singh Dhoni (347), Rahul Dravid (340), Mohammad Azharuddin (334), Sourav Ganguly (308), Yuvraj Singh (301), Anil Kumble (269) have also achieved this feat. Kohli has scored 11888 runs in 249 ODIs at an average of 59.14. During this, he scored 43 centuries and 58 fifty.
Finch-Rahul was seen having fun in the 12th over of the Australian innings, Navdeep Saini’s ball hit straight on Finch’s stomach. The umpire gave it a no-ball. After this, wicketkeeper Lokesh Rahul, Finch, Yuzvendra Chahal and David Warner were seen having fun with each other.