Australia steamrolled Team India in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam , on Sunday.
Bowling first, the Aussies kept India under pressure right from the word go. Fast bowler Mitchell Starc came up with a dominating bowling performance and bagged his ninth five-wicket haul, helping Australia skittle India out for 117 runs only.
Starc finished with 5 for 53, while Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis bagged the other five wickets between them. It was India’s third-lowest total against Australia in ODIs. Former India skipper Virat Kohli with 31 off 35, was the only batter who could breach the 30-run mark.
Most 5-fers in ODIs:
- 13 – Waqar Younis
- 10– Muttiah Muralitharan
- 9 – Mitchell Starc
- 9 – Brett Lee
- 9– Shahid Afridi
- 8– Lasith Malinga
In response, the visitors finished the proceedings in 11 overs, winning the contest by 10 wickets. Both openers Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh smacked their half-centuries with respective strike rates of 170 and 183.
While Head smashed 51 not out off 30 balls, with the help of 10 boundaries, Marsh remained unbeaten on 66 from 36 deliveries, including 6 fours and as many sixes.
Lowest ODI totals for India at home:
- 78 vs SL, Kanpur, 1986
- 100 vs WI, Ahmedabad, 1993
- 112, vs SL, Dharamsala, 2017
- 117 vs Aus, Visakhapatnam, today
- 135 vs WI, Guwahati, 1987
“It was a bit of fun. Always nice to get a good start when you’re chasing a small total like that. I was hoping Head would get off to a flier, and I could play it slow. To be honest, I’ve been enjoying playing swing and batting up the order. (On Starc) He’s been brilliant, it is horrible standing at slip when he bowls because it flies at about 80 miles an hour off the edge. But it is great to see him bowl like this, we now have a rare chance to win an away series in India,” said Marsh after the match.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Australia win the second #INDvAUS ODI. #TeamIndia will look to bounce back in the series decider 👍 👍
Scorecard ▶️ @mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/XnYYXtefNr
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 19, 2023
WHAT. A. PERFORMANCE 👊
Australia level the ODI series after a comfortable victory in Visakhapatnam! #INDvAUS | 📝 Scorecard: pic.twitter.com/WXwrt4FXzl
— ICC (@ICC) March 19, 2023
Biggest win against India in men’s ODIs (by balls remaining):
234 – AUS🇦🇺 at Vizag, today
212 – NZ🇳🇿 at Hamilton, 2019
209 – SL🇱🇰 at Dambulla, 2010
181 – SL🇱🇰 at Hambantota, 2012
176 – SL🇱🇰 at Dharamsala, 2017#INDvAUS
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) March 19, 2023
Not a good day at the office for #TeamIndia as 🇦🇺 win the 2nd ODI by 10 wickets 🏏
We come back stronger for the decider 💪#OneFamily #INDvAUS
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) March 19, 2023
Largest defeat for India in ODI history in terms of balls left – 234.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 19, 2023
Australia chases India’s 118-run target in 11 overs with ten wickets in hand.
It’s the shortest successful run chase against India in men’s ODI history.#INDvAUS
— Nic Savage (@nic_savage1) March 19, 2023
Not our day, but there’s still a lot to play for!
Chennai mein series decider, #AavaDe 💪#INDvAUS #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/JnD0LkwV5Z
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) March 19, 2023
Australia beat India by 10 wickets in the second ODI.
This is their 6th ODI win by 10 wicket margin
Second consecutive against India, last time they won by 10 wickets for in 2020 at Wankhede.
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) March 19, 2023
Australia is the first team to beat India twice by 10 wickets. Had beaten India by 10 wickets in 2020 at Wankhede Stadium.
India’s heaviest ODI defeat in terms of balls remaining- 234 balls
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 19, 2023
Rohit’s Virat’s happy hunting ground they said
The day belonged to two Mitchells instead!!
Runs just trickled when our batters played
And 51 were scored by a moustache less Head!#INDvsAUS #INDvAUS #CricketTwitter #CricketCouplets
— North Stand Gang – Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) March 19, 2023