IND vs AUS 2nd ODI: The Indian team’s batting flopped badly in the second ODI of the series against Australia. In the Mumbai ODI where the top order collapsed. At the same time, no batsman was seen to dominate the Australian bowlers in Vizag. The entire team could play only 26 overs and got all out after scoring just 117 runs. Mitchell Starc took five wickets for the Kangaroo team and all the batsmen of Team India looked helpless in front of him. Apart from him, Sean Abbott took three wickets and Nathan Ellis took two wickets. Virat Kohli scored the highest 31 runs for India.
This is the third lowest score of Team India in ODI cricket against Australia. At the same time, this is the fourth lowest ODI score of Team India on home soil. Four players of the Indian team could not even open an account in this innings. Shubman Gill was dismissed on the second ball. Mohammad Siraj got out on the third ball. At the same time, Suryakumar Yadav returned to the pavilion for the second consecutive time and with him Mohammed Shami on Golden Duck. Captain Rohit Sharma was back in this match but he too could not do much and became the victim of Stark after scoring just 13 runs.
Shubman Gill could not even open the account
Team India’s 5 lowest scores against Australia (ODI)
- 63- Sydney, 1981
- 100- Sydney, 2000
- 117- Visakhapatnam, in this match
- 125- Centurion, 2003
- 145- Melbourne, 1992
Team India’s 5 lowest ODI scores at home
- 78 vs SL – Kanpur, 1986
- 100 vs WI – Ahmedabad, 1993
- 112 vs SL – Dharamshala, 2017
- 117 vs Aus- Visakhapatnam, in this match
- 135 vs WI – Guwahati, 1987
Indian team’s top order and their weakness against left-arm fast bowlers is nothing new. Earlier in England, Reece Topley had also troubled Team India a lot. Here the Indian batsman looked helpless in front of Mitchell Starc. In the first ODI, Stark took three wickets, while in the second ODI, five wickets were registered in his name. The Indian team has to play the World Cup at home this year. In that context, Team India will have to overcome this weakness and make preparations for the World Cup more concrete.