India and Australia faced off against each other in the second ODI at the Holkar stadium in Indore. Australia opted to bowl first in an attempt to win the game and draw the series level.
However, Hazlewood promptly caught Ruturaj Gaikwad behind, dropping the Men in Blue to 16/1 during the fourth over. Iyer entered next and immediately launched an attack on the bowlers while projecting a highly upbeat attitude. Iyer and Gill had an outstanding combination over the second wicket and were quite punishing to the young Australian bowlers.
In order to prevent a drop in the run speed, KL Rahul as well as Ishan Kishan maintained the tempo. Kishan was expelled, and now it was Suryakumar’s turn to amuse the crowd. He hit four consecutive sixes versus Cameron Green, adding to the pressure on the Australians.
Even though KL Rahul was dismissed after reaching fifty, SKY ensured sure to regularly hit boundaries as he helped India go closer to 400 runs with his outstanding performance of 72*(37). India set a target of exactly 400 runs and it was a healthy total on a batting-friendly wicket.
India clinch the series with a magnificent win
The run chase became more challenging as a consequence of the Aussies losing two wickets in the beginning in their order of Short as well as Smith. The visitors’ situation was made worse by the second rain delay, which changed their target to 317 after 33 overs.
As the pressure from the scoreboard increased, Ravichandran Ashwin joined the attack and took three wickets, making the run chase for the Australian side unlikely. There were also a few batters from Australia who were promising, but Team India checked all the appropriate boxes. There was only a single team who controlled play in this Indore contest, and they deservedly came out on top.
Fans react as India complete series win over Australia after convincing win in 2nd ODI:
India have won the ODI series against Australia!
– Captain KL Rahul and his men are on a roll in this series!! pic.twitter.com/WPKqGpO6dc
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 24, 2023
This is winning series hatts off
— ?? ?????? ?? (@Bhaaratmaataa) September 24, 2023
This win is not up to the mark of India .. many miss fields were there .. India should improve this to win World Cup ..
— Er. Umang Mittal (@UmangMittalAEn) September 24, 2023
— Telugu Digi (@TeluguDz) September 24, 2023
Captain KL pass his first test
— JahanZaib (@JahanZaibb_) September 24, 2023
Yeh Ashwin ko lele Squad me pic.twitter.com/7tab7tO2Ka
— AP (@AksP009) September 24, 2023
Congratulations, Team India will play the world cup as a Rank 1 ODI Team.
— AskClues (@AskClues) September 24, 2023
— Somanath Mishra?? (@somnath_bbsr) September 24, 2023
Sir jadeja ki batting ko chhod ke sabhi sahi chal raha he india ke liye world cup se pehle
— Hussain (@imhussy92) September 24, 2023
Virat Kohli ko sabne miss kiya
— Babar Azam (parody) (@babarazam8795) September 24, 2023
Last 2 wickets were exceptional ?
— Gyani Khopdi (@gyaniKhopdi) September 24, 2023