IND vs AUS 2nd ODI Result: Australia hammers India by 51 runs and takes unassailable 2-0 lead in the series

IND vs AUS 2nd ODI Match Result: Team India finished with 338/9 in his full quota of 50 overs, get even close to this target, and lost the away series. Australia beat India by 51 runs and takes an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 29, 2020 17:46 IST
IND vs AUS 2nd ODI Result: Australia hammers India by 51 runs and takes unassailable 2-0 lead in the series
IND vs AUS 2nd ODI Match Result

IND vs AUS 2nd ODI Result: Australia beat India by 51 runs and takes an unbeaten 2-0 lead in the series.

Brief Scores:

Australia - 389/4 in 50 overs (Steve Smith 104, David Warner 83; Hardik Pandya 1/24, Mohammed Shami 1/73) 

India - 338/9 in 50 overs ( Virat Kohli 89, KL Rahul 76; Pat Cummins 3/67, Josh Hazelwood 2/59)

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Australia hammers India by 51 runs and takes an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after thrashing India by a comfortable win here in the second ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground. Though It was a good start by Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal, the habit of losing wickets on a regular interval forces Team India to lose the match and series. Despite a good partnership between skipper Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer and then KL Rahul and Hardik, India failed to get even close to this target and finished with 338/9 in his full quota of 50 overs.

Steve Smith named the Player of the Match award for his scintillating knock - 104 off 62 balls.

Earlier, Australia set a total of 389 runs for the loss of four wickets in the second ODI of the three-match series at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australian Test team captain Steve Smith was the pick of the batsmen as he scored a blistering ton, his second successive hundred of the series for the home side. Australia now leads the three-match by 2-0 after clinching a 51-run triumph in the 2nd ODI at Sydney.

David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne, and Aaron Finch further chipped in with half-centuries. Also, it is the second time in history when the top-five batsmen score more than 50 runs each.

None of the Indian bowlers managed to make much of an impact, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah conceding a lot of runs. Some Indian players like skipper Kohli and Jadeja also dropped two catches, making it all the more difficult for the visitors. Team India needed a certain win to stay alive in the series, after being defeated in the opening match held at the same venue by a margin of 66 runs.