IND vs AUS 2nd ODI: Mitchell Starc five wickets, Mitchell Marsh-Travis head power hitting hand Australia win by 10 wickets over India | cricket news

New Delhi: Mitchell Marsh and travis head After the fast bowler made a stormy half-century Mitchell Starc Australia registered a resounding 10-wicket win against India in the second One Day International (ODI) at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
Starc led an inspired pace attack, taking five wickets to help bowl out India for 117. This was India’s third lowest score against Australia.
Chasing India’s 117, openers Marsh and Head made a mockery of the Indian bowling attack and helped Australia to victory in only 11 overs.
India won the first ODI by 5 wickets. Australia won the second ODI to level the three-match ODI series at 1-1. The third and last ODI will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Earlier, Starc had stunned India when he decided to bowl to Australia first, sending back Shubman Gill for a duck in the first over of the match.
The Indian innings lasted just 26 overs after overnight rain and the pacers were aided by swing and seam.
Back-to-back strikes from Starc to dismiss skipper Rohit Sharma for 13 and then Suryakumar Yadav’s second straight first-ball dismissal put India on the back foot.
KL Rahul hit a hat-trick but lasted just 11 more balls before falling leg before wicket to Starc, who returned figures of 4-31 in his first spell of six overs.
Skipper Steve Smith took a brilliant one-handed catch at first slip to dismiss Hardik Pandya for a single off three wicket-taker Sean Abbott.
Smith went full to his right and was in the air when he took the catch at one end off Pandya, with social media praising his “Superman” effort.
Virat Kohli attempted to hit back for India with a score of 31 which included four boundaries before being trapped by Nathan Ellis.
Wickets kept falling and India’s woes were compounded when Ravindra Jadeja, the hero of Friday’s first match in Mumbai, scored 16 off Ellis.
Starc ended the innings with five wickets in his ninth ODI. Akshar Patel, who came in the team in place of Shardul Thakur, remained unbeaten after scoring two sixes.
(With inputs from AFP)


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