Mitchell Starc’s ninth 5-for in ODIs aided Australia get the second match against India by ten wickets in Vizag on Sunday. With this gain, the a few-match series is tied at just one-all, when Chennai will host the the decider on March 22nd. Travis Head and make-change opener Cameron Eco-friendly chased down the mere total of 118 in 11 overs.
Electing to bowl to start with after successful the toss, Australia experienced India’s back again from the wall from the word go. Immediately after traumatising India in the initial ODI with his new ball exploits, Starc commenced from the place he experienced – accounting for India’s top rated a few within the fifth around of the innings. Trapping Suryakumar Yadav on a initial-ball duck was the spotlight of the three.
On the other hand, shortly following Steve Smith plucked a blinder at the initially slip to take away Hardik Pandya. Virat Kohli, who scored 31, adopted him even though Starc and Abbott tore into India’s tail to dismiss them on 117. Even though Abbott returned with a few wickets, veteran Starc picked a 5-wicket haul.
The chase, as anticipated, went Australia’s way as both openers went berserk. Following taking down both Indian seamers with the flood of boundaries within the 1st 6 overs, Mitchell Marsh went soon after Hardik Pandya, hitting him for a few clean massive sixes in this initial about. With this, he also completed his fifty off 27 balls.
Travis Head then carried the momentum in Axar Patel’s second over by hitting two successive fours. Marsh on the other end didn’t slow down as he whacked left-arm unorthodox Kuldeep Yadav for a monstrous hit around the deep mid wicket location. It was about time right before they wrapped up the formalities and handed Australia a large ten wicket-win in Vizag.
Travis Head remained unbeaten 51 off 30 balls hitting 10 fours, Mitchell Marsh, the aggressor in the course of this partnership, slammed a 36-ball 66, hitting six sixes and as quite a few fours.