Australia defeated the hosts by 10 wickets in Vizag, giving India their largest defeat in ODI history
After Australia crushed India by 10 wickets in the second ODI, India suffered their biggest defeat in ODI history. Australia managed to secure victory with 234 balls remaining after chasing down a 117-run total in just 11 overs without losing a wicket. At the moment, the series is tied at one each.
Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team suffered their biggest-ever defeat in ODI history in the second ODI of the three-match series against Australia at the Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy International Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam (in terms of the number of balls left).
India were bowled out for just 117 runs after Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first. As a result, the hosts were destroyed.
In the second one-day international on Sunday, Australia cruised to a 10-wicket victory thanks to Mitchell Starc’s ruthless destruction of India’s batting order.
With 234 balls left, Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh gave the two-time world champions no mercy as Australia defeated them in just 11 overs without losing a wicket. This resulted in a victory for Steve Smith and the company.
Shubman Gill’s dismissal in the first over from Starc’s bowling kicked off India’s poor batting effort as the young opener was out without making a run. Skipper Rohit made a confident start but only managed a score of 13, while Suryakumar Yadav departed after making a shining duck for the second time in a row. Virat Kohli scored the most runs for India with 31, while Axar Patel remained unbeaten with 29.
International (ODI) on Sunday at the YS Raja Reddy Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. Chasing 118, Australia landed 121/0 in 11 overs, led by Mitchell Marsh’s unbeaten 66-run knockoff in 36 balls, which included six fours and six sixes. In the meantime, Travis Head hit an unbeaten 51-run knock-off in 30 balls, including 10 fours.
The fast bowler finished with 5-53 as India were dismissed for 117. “It’s disheartening. There’s no doubt about it,” India skipper Rohit Sharma said. “We didn’t perform to the best of our abilities. We didn’t put in any effort with the bat. We were always aware that there were not enough runs. It was definitely not a 117 pitch.”
“Starc is an excellent bowler. He’s been doing it for Australia with the new ball for years. He continued to bowl to his strength, and we continued to fall to his strength. This is something we must comprehend and adjust accordingly.”
The series will be decided in a nervy finale on Wednesday in Chennai. After whitewashing Sri Lanka and New Zealand, this was India’s first ODI defeat in 2023.
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