Openers Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head featured in a dominant stand of 121* as Australia pounded India by ten wickets within the second ODI in Visakhapatnam on Sunday (March 19). With the crushing win, the guests squared the three-match sequence 1-1.
Bowling first after profitable the toss, Australia bundled India out for a paltry 117 in 26 overs as Mitchell Starc claimed 5-53 in eight overs. Marsh (66* off 36) and Head (51* off 30) then went on a rampage as Australia gunned down the goal in a mere 11 overs. Thus, a recreation that was alleged to be 50-overs per facet resulted in simply 37 overs as India suffered their largest defeat by way of balls remaining.
Chasing 118, Head flayed Mohammed Siraj for consecutive fours within the second over. Marsh then punched Mohammed Shami for successive boundaries as Australia’s batters warmed up for the assault. Marsh took on Shami once more in his subsequent over, which went for 16. The batter started the over with a six to vast long-on and adopted up with a 4 via cowl level. One other most adopted as a brief ball was pulled over the ropes.
Head joined within the enjoyable by slamming Siraj for 4 back-to-back fours within the subsequent over as Australia raced away to 66-0 in six overs. Rohit Sharma launched Hardik Pandya within the eighth over just for Marsh to membership him for 3 sixes – the third most, whacked over long-on, noticed the Aussie opener attain his fifty off 28 balls.
India may have dismissed Head on 46 as he top-edged a slog sweep off Axar Patel. Nevertheless, Shami dropped the catch, working in from long-on. The let-off just about signified the sort of day it was for India.
Head reached a 29-ball half-century off the subsequent supply by whipping Axar for a pair. The profitable runs got here off Marsh, who reduce a shortish supply behind level for 4.
Starc claims 5 as Australia bowl out India for 117
Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc claimed 5-53 as India had been bowled out for 117 in 26 overs. Sean Abbott (3-23) and Nathan Ellis (2-13) additionally chipped in because the Aussies by no means allowed Indian batters to settle in.
Issues started on a disappointing observe for India, as Shubman Gill (0) hit Starc to level. Rohit (13) was caught off the identical bowler, trying an expansive stroke, whereas Suryakumar Yadav registered his second consecutive golden duck. He was trapped leg earlier than by Starc in what was a close to carbon copy of his dismissal within the first ODI.
KL Rahul was the subsequent to go, trapped lbw by Starc for 9, as he missed his flick. A one-handed blinder from Steve Smith at slip despatched again Pandya (1), who flirted at a superb size supply outdoors off from Abbott.
Virat Kohli made a affected person 31 earlier than he too fell lbw to Ellis. Ravindra Jadeja (16) was caught behind attempting to run a supply from Ellis that bounced a little bit an excessive amount of to deep thirdman.
After two extra wickets fell cheaply, Axar (29*) gave India some pleasure, hanging Starc for consecutive sixes. Nevertheless, the Indian innings folded up in the identical over because the left-arm seamer cleaned up Siraj (0) with a magnificence to register his ninth five-wicket haul in ODIs.