Australia tour of India 2023 2nd ODI: Iyer, Gill, and Sky excel as India defeat Australia to win the series

Following this win, India have secured the three-match series with a game to go.

In the second match of the three-match series, India defeated Australia by 99 runs (DLS method) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.

Australia won the toss and asked India to bat first. The Men in Blue got off to a strong start, with Shubman Gill (104) smashing a wonderful century. Playing at a strike rate of 107, the batter struck six fours and four sixes. On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer (105) also got in fine touch, as even he recorded a century. The strikes, which consisted of 11 fours and three sixes and were clean and massive. Both right-handed batters added 200 runs for the second-inning partnership. Post this show, skipper KL Rahul (52) and Ishan Kishan (31) also joined in and played some bold shots. Moreover, Suryakumar Yadav (72*) proved his position in the 50-over format as he delivered an excellent job, which is exactly what fans and management want from him in this format. Sky hit six sixes and six fours in his innings to take India to a massive score of 399/5 in 50 overs.

In the chase, the visitors lost a few early wickets, which straightaway got them under pressure. While David Warner (53) scored another fifty in the series, no other batter could manage to stay along with him for too long at the crease. Towards the end, Sean Abbott (54) and Josh Hazelwood (23) got a few runs under their belt but it was too late by then. With 317 to get post-rains, the Aussies got bundled for 217 runs in 28.2 overs.

While defending, spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin obtained three wickets each. Along with them, Prasidh Krishna got two wickets, while Mohammed Shami also took one wicket.

In the first innings with the ball, Chris Green scalped two wickets, while one wicket each was also picked up by Josh Hazelwood, Sean Abbott and Adam Zampa.

Shreyas Iyer was adjudged Player of the Match for his outstanding batting performance. Following this win, India have secured the three-match series with a game to go.


India: 399/5, Overs 50, Shreyas Iyer 105, Chris Green 2/103

Australia: 217/10, Overs 28.2, Sean Abbott 54, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/42

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