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IND Vs AUS 2nd ODI: India's Flop Show Continues, Australia Beat India By 51 Runs

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   Australia scored a mammoth 389 runs losing four wickets in 50 overs against India in the second ODI match played at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. Achieving this goal proved impossible for the Indian team. She lost the match by 51 runs. After playing the entire over, the visiting team could only manage 338 after losing nine wickets. With this, Australia took an unassailable 2–0 lead in the three-match ODI series.

Australia won the toss and elected to bat. His top-order ran once again and the top five batsmen scored more than 50. Steve Smith (104) scored a century, David Warner (83), Aaron Finch (60), Marnus Labushan (70) and Glenn Maxwell (63 not out) played half-century innings.

Indian batsmen still did well, but the goal was so huge that the batsmen's lakhs of attempts could not reach the team there. Apart from the combative innings of captain Virat Kohli (89), Lokesh Rahul (76) scored a half-century for India.

The skipper had somehow kept India's tough hopes alive in the match by sharing a 72-run partnership with Rahul and 93 with Shreyas Iyer (38). These hopes were shattered by Moises Henriques' brilliant catch. At short midwicket off Josh Hazlewood, Henriques caught Kohli's brilliant catch and put India on four wickets for 225 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan (30) and Mayank Agarwal (28) added 58 runs for the first wicket to give the team a decent start. This start however was not enough in view of the goal. Mitchell Starc, caught by Hazlewood, gave the first blow to India by catching Dhawan. Pat Cummins caught Mayank in the hands of Alex Carrie after two runs.

Kohli and Iyer led the Indian innings and formed a strong partnership. Iyer's brilliant catch off Henriques off the bat, Smith gave his team the third success. While Smith had caught Iyer off the first ball of the 24th over, Heinrichs caught Kohli's catch off the fifth ball of the 35th over, breaking up another strong partnership. Kohli faced 87 balls in his innings, hitting seven fours and two sixes.

Rahul then got the support of Hardik Pandya. Both tried to make the almost impossible task possible. There was a time when India could win if both of them play the entire over.

Adam Zampa's leg spin, however, came in the way. Rahul, who went for a big shot off Jampa, was caught by Hazelwood. Rahul faced 66 balls and hit four fours and five sixes in his innings.

Hardik Pandya contributed 26, Ravindra Jadeja contributed 24 runs. Navdeep Saini remained unbeaten after scoring 10 runs.

Earlier, the Australian batsmen continued the form of the first match and the faces of the Indian bowlers were seen in despair. In the first ODI match, Australia scored 374 runs which was their highest score against India in ODIs, which they crossed a day later and scored a new score.

The opening pair of Warner and Finch shared 142 runs for the first wicket. This is the pair's second consecutive century partnership against India. In the first ODI match played at the same ground, both of them added 156 runs.

This is the third consecutive time in ODIs when India have scored a century partnership for the first wicket and it is also a record. For the first time in the history of 978 ODI matches, there was a century partnership against India for the first wicket in three consecutive ODIs.

Before these two ODIs, the pair of Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls of New Zealand added 106 for the first wicket at Mount Maunganui.

Like the first match, Warner and Finch scored easily in this match. Mohammed Shami gave India the first success by dismissing Finch. Finch's catch caught by Kohli. Iyer was run out by Warner on a total score of 156. Finch hit six fours and a six in his 69-ball innings. Warner played 77 balls, with seven fours and three sixes.

Even after these two, India's troubles did not ease. Centurion Smith and young batsman Labushain of the first match gave the rung a steady boost. These two batsmen shared a partnership of 132 runs for the third wicket. Smith completed another century. Like the first match, Smith could not last long after completing a century in this match.

After a long time, he caught Shami off the ball of Pandya who came to bowl. Smith scored 104 off 64 balls. He hit 14 fours and two sixes. This is Smith's third consecutive ODI century against India.

Earlier, he scored 131 against India in Bengaluru in January this year, 105 in the previous match and a century in this match. He is the fourth batsman to have scored three consecutive centuries against India in ODIs. Before Smith, Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas, Nasir Jamshed and South Africa's Quinton de Kock have scored three consecutive centuries against India.

Labushan completed his fifty after Smith's departure and continued to beat the Indian bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah catches Labushain at the hands of Mayank. Maxwell returned unbeaten on 63 off 29 balls with the help of four fours and four sixes.

Bumrah, Shami, Pandya took one wicket each for India.

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