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IND vs AUS | India wins Second ODI against Australia | Clinches Series Victory

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India's Shubman Gill after scoring a century (100 runs) during the second ODI, between India and Australia (AFP)

In a thrilling cricket encounter on Sunday, September 24, 2023, India showcased their prowess in the second One Day International (ODI) against Australia, securing a resounding 99-run victory via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method. The match, held in Indore, not only saw India sealing the three-match series but also featured remarkable performances by Shreyas Iyer and R Ashwin.

India’s batting prowess was on full display as they amassed a commanding total of 399/5. Shreyas Iyer’s stellar knock, marking his third ODI century, was complemented by Shubman Gill’s exceptional sixth ODI hundred. Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul added to the firepower with their impressive half-centuries.

Australia faced a daunting target of 317 in 33 overs after a rain interruption in the second innings forced a DLS revision. While they started promisingly, with David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne leading the charge, the Indian spin duo of Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja turned the tide. Ashwin’s clever bowling tactics saw Warner attempting right-handed shots, but eventually, he fell victim to a reverse sweep. Labuschagne was bowled by Ashwin, and Australia struggled to maintain the required run rate.

Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin picked up crucial wickets, decimating the Australian batting lineup. Though Sean Abbott displayed some hitting prowess with a quick fifty, India’s dominance remained unchallenged. The match ended with Australia falling short at 217, marking India’s victory and their fifth consecutive ODI win over Australia.

In the first innings, India’s batting fireworks began early, with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer taking charge. Although Gaikwad showed promise, Australia’s Josh Hazlewood found his edge, dismissing him. Shreyas Iyer then accelerated the scoring, confidently dispatching boundaries and achieving a memorable century. Shubman Gill soon joined the run-fest, showcasing his attacking prowess with a mix of boundaries and maximums.

India’s run rate remained impressive throughout, reaching the 200-mark in just the 29th over. Shreyas Iyer’s century was a testament to his remarkable form, though he had a close call when Abbott couldn’t hold onto a return catch. However, his innings came to an end shortly after raising the 200 partnership.

KL Rahul provided the finishing touches to the innings with some big hits, while Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav continued the onslaught. Suryakumar’s explosive strokeplay in the 44th over, where he struck four successive sixes, was a highlight of the innings. Rahul secured his fifty, becoming only the fifth player to achieve five ODI hundreds in a calendar year before turning 25.

Australia’s bowlers had a tough outing, with Green conceding 103 runs, despite an economical performance in the 49th over. While Abbott was hit for a six by Suryakumar, he managed to keep it tight in the final over, preventing India from reaching the coveted 400-run mark.

Overall, India’s comprehensive performance in both batting and bowling secured their victory and further solidified their preparations ahead of the upcoming World Cup. With impressive performances by Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, and the spin duo of Ashwin and Jadeja, India’s box-ticking ahead of the World Cup continues with great promise.

Match Highlights:

India 399/5 in 50 overs

  • Shreyas Iyer 105
  • Shubman Gill 104
  • Suryakumar Yadav 72*
  • KL Rahul 52
  • Cameron Green 2-103

Australia 217

  • Sean Abbott 54
  • David Warner 53
  • R Ashwin 3-41,
  • Ravindra Jadeja 3-42

IND beat AUS by 99 runs(DLS method)

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