After winning the first match of the ongoing ODI series against Australia, India faced the visitors in the series’ second match in Visakhapatnam. Unlike the first match, however, Australia completely dominated the proceedings. The team led by Steve Smith won by 10 wickets, tying the three-match series.
Australia won the toss and invited India to bat first on a wicket with some swing. This worked out really well for them as Mitchell Starc was on song right from the start. The pacer got the wicket of Shubman Gill in the first over itself and this set the tone for Australia’s bowling performance.
After that, India kept losing wickets at one end as Virat Kohli tried to get some runs under his belt. He got 31 runs in 35 balls but did not last long as he was dismissed by Nathan Ellis in the 16th over of the innings. Only Axar Patel looked like getting some good runs for India after that.
He took India’s total past 100 with a score of 29 runs in 29 balls but did not get any support from the tail-enders. In the end, Australia restricted India to a score of 117 in 26 overs thanks to Starc’s excellent five-wicket haul. Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis also took 3 and 2 wickets, respectively.
After that, the chase was a piece of cake for the Australian openers. Mitchell Marsh continued his form from the previous game and was supported well by Travis Head. The two did not lose their wickets and got their team across the line. The two completed their half-centuries and stayed unbeaten until the end.
While Marsh scored 66 runs in 36 balls, Head scored 51 runs in the 30 balls that he faced. It took the two just 11 overs to chase down the small target set by India. The series is now levelled at 1-1 and the two teams will meet in Chennai.
Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s loss
Panoti roshit sharma pic.twitter.com/BwvvNepKW4
— sushant 18 (@mind_flayerr) March 19, 2023
Australia absolutely gave belt treatment for india ?.Mainly from Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Marsh.
Glimpses of what's gonna happen in the wtc final if our batsmen don't make runs .#AUSvIND #INDvsAUS
— Yashwanth (@bittuyash18) March 19, 2023
Indian cricket team in world Cup 2023 pic.twitter.com/KC8wldc9S9
— ? (@AAbhi0710) March 19, 2023
Vadapao ke pass 5 ipl trophies hai ???.
In World Cup
170-0 in Knockout
— Sidharth ( MS.Dhoni ) (@ChartbusterSid5) March 19, 2023
Bhai, losing is ok, but this is disgrace..,,.
In the world cup year instead of giving full time to team….. People are more interested to attend family functions…. Position of power comes with its fair share of sacrifices… Particularly Leader has to Lead by example..
— Nagesh?? (@Learner_Nagesh) March 19, 2023
This pitch never looked as bad for batting as Indian batsmen made it look; most Indian batsmen got out while playing a wrong or loose shot, which has been the biggest problem of our team.
— Sagar Nandal (@SagarNandal14) March 19, 2023
Australia just gave heaviest defeat to india
— Vaibhav (@vabby_16) March 19, 2023
Rohit i am back from my brother's in law wedding ,let's make it 2-0
Le smith : Haha cant hear you mate #IndvsAus pic.twitter.com/8nfwYKv510
— ? (@SarcasticCowboy) March 19, 2023
That’s a humiliating defeat especially on home soil. Indian batting has got a crude reality shock in the year of the world cup!
— Sumit Agarwal ?? (@sumitagarwal_IN) March 19, 2023