Australia vs India: 5th Straight ODI loss for India as Australia captured the series in the 2nd ODI. The home team, Australia defeated India in the 2nd ODI. Australia vs India: 5th Straight ODI loss for India as Australia captured the series in the 2nd ODI.
Steve Smith’s second consecutive century at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) ensured the home team series win over the Men in Blues. India lost the must-win ODI game by 51 runs after Smith’s well crafted 104 runs.
India lost its 5th straight ODI in a trot, while second against Australia in the 2020 series. With the 51 runs win, Australia took the undefeatable lead of 2-0 in the three-match ODI series.
Earlier, the Australian skipper won the toss and opted to bat first.
Aaron Finch and David Warner once again added over 140 runs stand for the first wicket before 23 overs. Swashbuckling innings from David Warner and Aaron Finch came to the end with the wicket of the Australian skipper (60 from 69). Warner (83 off 77) got run out off Shreyas Iyer, taking chance for the second run.
In the meantime, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne took charge of the innings. Both the dashing batsmen added 136 runs for the 3rd wicket. While Steve Smith completed his second consecutive century against India, Marnus Labuschagne returned after scoring good 70 runs.
Yet again Maxwell’s fierce innings put India under the avalanche of runs. All-rounder added 63 runs in just 29 balls, smashing Indian bowlers all over the park. The quick innings from Glenn Maxwell helped the home team put 389 runs on board.
Shikhar Dhawan got out trying to hit consecutive boundaries while the same goes with Mayank Agarwal. Both the openers were sent to the hut in quick succession.
Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer tried to get in control. Kohli under pressure added 89 runs before getting caught in the midwicket by Moises Henriques.
KL Rahul tried some fancy shots in his innings of 76 runs while that was not enough for the team to get out of the avalanche of runs. As a result, India was restricted to 338 runs in 50 overs.