The second match of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia was played in Visakhapatnam. The visiting team overcame the defeat in Mumbai by defeating the hosts India by 10 wickets. Chasing 117 runs after veteran fast bowler Mitchell Starc took five wickets, Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head put on an unbeaten partnership to help the team win. After this performance by Australia, many people remembered a similar defeat that happened 14 years ago.
The Australian fast bowlers dominated the Indian bowlers in this match which was played under the rain. Mitchell Starc continued his form from the first match. He played an important role in the Indian team’s innings to wrap up at 117 runs. He took 5 wickets for 53 runs. Sean Abbott took three and Nathan Ellis two as the fast bowlers took all the wickets to show the batsmen the way to the tent.
The Australian team had done a similar performance in 2009 on the tour of India. In the sixth match of the seven-match series, Australia’s three fast bowlers combined to take all 10 of India’s wickets. At that time, left-arm fast bowler Doug Bollinger dismissed 5 batsmen, Mitchell Johnson 3 and Shane Watson 2. In this match, the Indian team’s innings ended on just 170 runs.
Ravindra Jadeja and Praveen Kumar, number seven and number nine batsmen from India completed half centuries in this match. After that, Australia overcame the challenge of winning by two wickets to clinch the series.
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