Mitchell Starc’s destruction along with Mitchell Marsh’s aggression helped Australia defeat India by a margin of ten wickets in the second ODI held at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium in Vishakhapatnam. Australia level the three-match ODI series by 1-1 with one ODI to spare in the series.
Talking about the second game, Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first, Indian batters succumbed to Starc’s dominance as he ripped the top order single-handedly leaving them reeling at 49/5 inside the powerplay. Virat Kohli was the only top-order batter to cross 25 run mark for India. Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed for a golden duck for the second consecutive time.
Kohli looked positive in the batting as he scored 31 runs that included 4 fours. Axar Patel looked good in the lower-middle order, as he remained unbeaten for 29 runs in as many balls, but hardly got support from the other batters, as Australian bowlers bundle India out for 117 runs inside 27 overs.
For Australia, Mitchell Starc was the pick of bowlers for his spell of 5/53 in 8 overs. and was ably supported by Nathan Ellis and Sean Abbott as they picked 2 and 3 wickets respectively In response to the chase, Australian openers toyed with the Indian bowling, smashing them all round the park.
Both the openers reached their respective fifties with healthy strike rates. Travis Head notched up his 14th fifty in ODI and Mitchell Marsh rose to his 15th ODI fifty taking the Aussies over the win line with 10 wickets margin and 234 balls remaining. Mitchell Starc was adjudged player of the match for his fabulous bowling performance.
Meanwhile, let us look at the stats and numbers from the 2nd ODI between India and Australia
234 -Australia beat India with 234 balls remaining, which is the most by any team against India in an ODI, surpassing New Zealand’s tally of 212 in Hamilton in 2019.
6 -Mitchell Marsh has smashed 6 sixes in the game today, which is the most number of sixes by an Australian opener against India surpassing Aaron Finch’s tally of 5.
9 -Mitchell Starc registered his five wicket-haul for the 9th time in ODI:
Most 5 Wickets Hauls in ODI
13 – Waqar Younis
10 – Muttiah Muralitharan
9 – Mitchell Starc
9 – Brett Lee
9 – Shahid Afridi
2 -Australia scored 112 runs in the powerplay, which is the second-highest powerplay score against India in ODIs, Surpassing England’s tally of 89 in 2021. West Indies tops the list with 114 runs in Port of Spain, 2019.
4 -117 Scored by India today is the fourth-lowest total recorded by them at home in ODI.
Lowest ODI totals for India at home:
78 vs Sri Lanka in Kanpur,1986
100 -West Indies in Ahmedabad, 1993
112 vs Sri Lanka in Dharamshala,2017
117 vs Australia in Vishakapatnam,2023
3 -Australia completed the chase in 11 overs, which is the third-fewest for them in terms of overs.
The fewest overs taken by Australia to complete an ODI run-chase
66/1 in 7.5 overs vs USA, Southampton, 2004
71/1 in 9.2 overs vs West Indies, Perth, 2013
121/0 in 11 overs vs India, Visakhapatnam, 2023
118/0 in 12.2 overs vs England, Sydney 2003
3 -India recorded their third-lowest ODI totals vs Australia.
Lowest ODI totals for India vs Australia:
63, Sydney, 1981
100, Sydney, 2000
117, Visakhapatnam, 2023
125, Centurion, 2003
145, Melbourne, 1992
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