Visakhapatnam: Australia won the second ODI against India by 10 wickets.
The Australian cricket team has been touring India for Test and ODI series. India won the 4-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series 2-1. Subsequently, the Indian team won the first match of the one-day series held yesterday in Mumbai and took a 1-0 lead. In this case, the 2nd match was held today in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
As it has been raining in Visakhapatnam for the past few days, there was a question whether the match would be played. The reason for this fear was that it rained until a few hours before the start of the match. But the rain allowed the match to start on time. Winning the toss on a damp ground was crucial. But, luck of the toss went to Australia. Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Accordingly, the Indian team that came into the field saw a stumbling block in the batting today as well as in the first game. Shubman Gill was caught for no runs in the first over bowled by Starc and gave a shocker. Even though there were high expectations on skipper Rohit Sharma, who did not play in the last game, he too was unable to handle Starc’s fast bowling and lost his wicket for 13 runs.
In the next ball Suryakumar Yadav was out lbw at zero. In the last match, KL Rahul, who started as an opener and played an excellent innings and remained unbeaten till the end, got the victory for the team, this time the Indian team fans lost hope to return to the pavilion with 9 runs.
While others have come and gone, the presence of run machine Virat Kohli on the field has given the fans some relief. Accordingly, Virat kept hitting boundaries at regular intervals and collecting runs. But, Australia’s young bowler Ellis hunted for it too. Virat Kohli got out lbw on the second ball he bowled, and the following ones lost wickets in quick succession. Axar Patel was the only one who scored 29 runs without getting out till the end.
At the end of 26 overs, the Indian team lost all wickets and scored only 117 runs. In today’s match, Indian players were bowled out for four nil. Mitchell Starc took five wickets after knocking out the top-order batsmen of the Indian team. He was supported by Sean Abbott with 3 wickets and Nathan Ellis with 2 wickets.
After that, Travis Head and Mitchell Marshall started the Australian team with the target of winning if they score 118 runs. Both of them scattered the Indian bowling in all directions. In the end, Australia reached the target of the Indian team without losing any wicket. Travis Head scored 51 and Mitchell Mars scored 66.