Australia defeated India by 51 runs within the second ODI played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. With this, Australia has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match ODI series and therefore the Indian team has lost the ODI series. Steve Smith has been awarded the Player of the Match for his outstanding batting.
Australia scored 389 runs for the loss of 4 wickets within the prescribed 50 overs while batting first. Chasing a mammoth target of 390 runs, the Indian team could only manage 338 runs in 9 overs in 50 overs. Captain Virat Kohli for India scored 89 runs off 87 balls. During this innings, Kohli hit 7 fours and a couple of sixes. aside from this, Lokesh Rahul scored 76 runs. He hit 4 fours and five sixes. However, he couldn't win India.For Australia, Pat Cummins took 3, Adam Jampa and Josh Hazlewood took 2–2 wickets. While Henriques and Maxwell had 1–1 success.
Warner scored 83 runs from 77 balls. Finch scored 60 runs. Steve Smith scored his second consecutive century during this series. Smith scored 104 off 64 balls. Smith hit 14 fours and two sixes in his innings. Marnus Labushain scored 70 runs off 61 balls. At the last moment, Glenn Maxwell returned unbeaten after scoring 63 runs off 29 balls. He fiercely took the category of Indian bowlers. Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya took one wicket each for India.
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