India vs Australia Second ODI Match Report Sydney 2020

Steve Smith continued from where he had left off on Friday by scoring his second consecutive century of the series, as Australia defeated India by 51 runs in the second one day international at Sydney on Sunday.

Australia vs India Second ODI Line Ups 2020

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the pair of Aaron Finch and David Warner got their team off to a fantastic start by putting on 142 runs for the opening wicket before the former was caught at extra cover by Kohli off Mohammed Shami for 60.

Warner after scoring a fantastic 83 was run out by a brilliant direct hit from Shreyas Iyer.

Smith along with Marnus Labuschagne added 136 runs for the third wicket, before Hardik Pandya, bowling for the first time after undergoing a back surgery dismissed the former for a blistering 104. His innings came off 64 balls with 14 fours and two sixes.

Labuschagne along with Glenn Maxwell provided further impetus to the innings by adding 80 runs for the fourth wicket, as Australia posted 389/4 at the end of their allotted 20 overs.

Chasing 390, Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal got their team of to a good start by putting on 58 runs for the opening wicket, before the former was caught at mid wicket by Starc off Hazlewood for 30.

An over later Agarwal fell to Pat Cummins leaving India at 60/2.

Virat Kohli along with Shreyas Iyer stitched together a solid 93 run stand for the third wicket, before Iyer fell to a brilliant catch by Smith at midwicket.

Skipper Kohli was involved in a 72 run stand with KL Rahul, before the star batsman fell to an outstanding catch by Henriques for a fine 89.

Rahul along with Hardik Pandya kept India in game with a 73 run stand, before Adam Zampa provided the vital break through by dismissing the wicket keeper batsman for a well made 76 off 66 balls.

Pat Cummins in his final over dismissed Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya off consecutive deliveries to end any faint hopes India might have had of winning the game.

Glenn Maxwell took a simple return catch to dismiss Mohammed Shami, before Zampa trapped Jasprit Bumrah leg before wicket as India managed to score 338/9 after 50 overs.

Pat Cummins was Australia’s best bowler with figures of 3/67, while Hazlewood and Zampa claimed 2 wickets each.

Smith was declared the Man of the Match.

The third and the final one day international will be played at at Manuka Oval, Canberra on December 2 Wednesday.

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