Indore. In the second ODI played between India and Australia at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, Team India defeated the visiting team by 99 runs. With this victory, India has taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. While Shubhman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav were the heroes as batsmen in India’s victory, Ashwin and Jadeja shone in the bowling order. Shreyas Iyer was chosen man of the match.
The Australian team, which came to chase the target of 400 runs set by India, made a slow start but when the match started after rain interruption after 9 overs of play, as per the revised target, the visiting team had to win in 33 overs. The target was given 317 runs. Then Warner and Labuschagne were at the crease and were busy scoring runs rapidly. Although R is making a comeback after a long time. Ashwin bowled a charismatic spell and took three wickets in seven balls.
Ashwin’s edge got the support of Ravindra Jadeja and he also showed the way to the pavilion to three Australian batsmen. However, after the fall of eight wickets, there was a partnership of 77 runs for the ninth wicket between Sheen Abbott (54) and Josh Hazlewood (23). This partnership significantly reduced Australia’s margin of defeat. In the end the entire team was all out for 217 runs and India won the match by 99 runs. For India, Ashwin and Jadeja took three wickets each, while Prasidh Krishna got two and Shami got one success.
Earlier, after losing the toss and opting to bat, the Indian team scored a huge score of 399 runs at the loss of 5 wickets. Indian batsmen thoroughly defeated the visiting bowlers in Indore. Openers Shubhman Gill (104) and Shreyas Iyer (105) scored brilliant centuries and made a partnership of 200 for the second wicket. Whereas Suryakumar Yadav played quick innings of 72 runs, KL Rahul played 52 runs and Ishan Kishan played 31 runs. For Australia, Cameron Green took two wickets while Hazlewood-Abbott and Zampa got one wicket each.
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