AUS vs IND 2nd ODI, IND vs AUS 2023

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Australia won by 10 wickets 🏆
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9th Over:
= 10
Last Over:
= 12
This Over:
= 9

Player of the Match

Mitchell Starc
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Mitchell Starc
AUSAUS - 2nd Innings
10 Over 53112
INDIND - 1st Innings
10 Over 5551
15 Over 7070
20 Over 8992
25 Over 110103
50 Over 117117
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Inn 2
That is a wrap from the second ODI of the three-match series between India and Australia. In just 37 overs this game lasted with a cracking win for the latter to get the series back in parity at 1-1. This sets up the series decider at Chennai on Wednesday. We will be covering matches across the globe and don't forget to join us during every match.

 For now, this is me AkshayaKrishna Polya, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Ninaad Dixit, who, alongside our scorer/analyst Paras Yadav brought you all the live-action of this one-sided contest. We will meet in the next match. Until then, it's cheers!
Mitchell Starc: "Ahh...I used my experiences. I was happy with my rhythm for a few weeks now. Since the last couple of matches, I have been able to shape the ball back in.

Yeah, that is something we discussed in Mumbai as well on certain lengths. That length (full) sometimes goes for runs but those are the ones which bring all the modes of dismissals. That (bowling attacking lines and lengths) is the role I play.

My conservations are slightly different to someone like Cameron Green or Marcus Stoinis, who have different roles. 

Yeah, I got him (Surya) a couple of times now. As I said, my role is attacking the stumps by moving the ball both ways. Yeah, lucky enough to get the ball swinging. Thank you."
Player of the Match: Mitchell Starc
Steven Smith (Australia Captain): "Yeah, it was a quick one. Just 37 overs that don't happen very often. Mitchell Starc bowled really well. Others complimented him and put us on the front foot. We had a good day with the ball.

Fortunately, we had them under pressure. They have a big batting lineup. Fortunately, the edges went into hands today. We just executed our plans well.

We wanted to put pressure on them in the chase. Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head gave us a flying start and finished off the job as well.

Not sure whether it was the catch of the century. But thank you for the compliments. You know Hardik is a wonderful player. Happy to hang on to his catch. Nice to be bouncing back after that loss at Mumbai." 
Ferocious Player of the Match: Mitchell Marsh
Trusted Player of the Match: Mitchell Marsh
Rohit Sharma (India Captain): "No, obviously, if you lose a game it's always disappointing. There was not enough runs on the board. This wasn't 117 runs pitch. We just didn't apply ourselves well. We had a couple of small partnerships but couldn't make it last longer. We didn't bat well. That could have been a possibility.

Once Shubman was out in the first over, myself and Virat added 30-35 runs for the second wicket. But once I lost my wicket, we fell over, losing a couple of wickets quickly. We needed to apply better.

Starc is a master of swing. He bowled really well. We needed to judge the in and out swing well. We should have known which way he was moving it. He is one of the finest bowlers going around. He bowled to his strengths and swung it both ways.

Though I wasn't there in the first game, I watched the highlights. I saw him (Marsh) playing those shots up at the top. He is one of the finest power hitters going around. Definitely at 3rd or 4th in the world when it comes to power hitting."
5:46 PM IST | Time for the post-match presentations!
Travis Head: "It is good to contribute to the team's win and stitch a big partnership. We looked settled out there in the middle. Last game, I was a tad early on the push. It's nice to stay at the other end and watch the big guy smashing them to the top tier. Very rare that both of us went through aggressive routes. Always, it's one guy smashing while the other one playing watchfully up at the top. But since the total was small we both thought of going together. We enjoyed the partnership, it was nice."
Mitchell Marsh: "We had a bit of fun out there. We were looking for some runs. It's always good to start well when you chase a small total. I thought of playing the supporting role with Head going all guns blazing. But I too joined the party. I was looking whether there was some swing with the new ball, but it wasn't the case and we batted accordingly. It is horrible standing at the slips. They come quicker at you and Smith did really well to hold onto blinders. Starc was brilliant as usual. It's really tough standing there (slips) to him as the ball flies at around 80 miles per hour. He bowled well. We have a rare opportunity to win a series here in India."
Stay tuned as we bring you the post-match presentations...
Australia won the toss earlier in the afternoon and opted to bowl first. The decision from Steven Smith was proved right by Mitchell Starc from the first over itself as he dismissed Shubman Gill for a duck.

When Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli batted, the pitch looked like a batting paradise. The veteran duo added a brisk partnership of 29 runs for the second wicket. In the fifth over, Starc ran havoc by scalping Rohit (13 off 15) and Suryakumar in successive deliveries, with the latter bagging back-to-back ducks. Starc continued his fiery spell by trapping the hero from the last KL Rahul plumb infront in the 9th over.

Soon Men in Blue lost Hardik Pandya to Sean Abbott and were reduced to 51/5 in the powerplay, India’s worst performance within the field restrictions since ODI World Cup 2019.

Virat looked confident during his stay of 35-ball 31. Before falling prey to Nathan Ellis, Kohli added 22 runs for the 6th wicket alongside Ravindra Jadeja. Then Axar Patel and Jadeja (16 off 39) were involved in a small 20-run partnership for the seventh wicket, but once Ellis got rid of the latter, the home side fell aside.

Axar (29* off 29) did well to smash a couple of sixes to Starc and remained unbeaten till the end. Abbott and Starc came back and cleaned up the tail with the latter bagging his 9th ODI fifer and knock India out for a meagre 117 in 26 overs. This was the overall fourth-lowest total by India and was the lowest-ever score against Australia at home.

For Australia, Mitchell Starc breathed fire with his figures of 8-1-53-5. Sean Abbott scalped three wickets, while Nathan Ellis picked two wickets and made Indian batters fall like nine pins.
Chasing the small total of 118, Australian openers Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head came out all guns blazing smashing India’s new ball bowlers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj left, right and centre. Both of the openers smoked boundaries to all parts of the ground, leaving the hosts clueless.

In the process, Marsh (66* off 36 with 6 fours and 6 sixes) notched up his 15th ODI fifty in just 28 balls. On the other end, Head (51* off 30 with 10 fours) too smashed boundary after boundary to get to his 14th ODI fifty in 29 balls. Both added 121 runs for the first wicket and remained unbeaten till the end as they finished the match with 39 overs remaining! There was no respite for any of the Indian bowlers except for Jadeja, who didn't bowl.
5:28 PM IST | Two Mitchell's (Starc and Marsh) join hands as Australia make a mockery of India at home to level the series with a hammering 10-wicket win here at Vizag! This is the biggest defeat for India in terms of balls remaining (234 balls).
Mitchell Marsh
Travis Head
Akshar Patel
10.6 A Patel to M Marsh
4 THAT'S IT!! Mitchell Marsh finishes off with another boundary! 93.6kph. Good length outside the off stump, Marsh rocks back and punches off the backfoot through the point region. Bisects the gap between backward point an d cover hammering another boundary! Australia level the series 1-1!
10.5 A Patel to M Marsh
0 Round the wicket. 96.3kph. Good length outside the off stump, punched off the backfoot to cover.
Need one run to level the series for Australia.
10.4 A Patel to T Head
1 97.9kph. Flatter on off and middle, pushed off the backfoot to Shubman Gill at deep midwicket for one.