The card of Australia has once more got tons of runs on India's poor bowling and has scored a mountain-like score of 389 runs after losing four wickets in 50 overs within the second ODI on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Australian batsmen continued the shape of the primary match and therefore the faces of the Indian bowlers were seen in despair. within the first ODI match, Australia scored 374 runs, which was their highest score against India in ODIs, which they crossed each day later and made a replacement score.
Australia's top five batsmen scored quite 50 runs. Steve Smith scored a century and therefore the remaining four scored half-centuries. The opening pair of David Warner (83) and Aaron Finch Finch shared 142 runs for the primary wicket. this is often the pair's second consecutive century partnership against India. within the first ODI match played on this ground, both of them added 156 runs.
This is the third consecutive time in ODIs when India have scored a century partnership for the primary wicket and it's also a record. For the primary time within the history of 978 ODI matches, there was a century partnership against India for the primary wicket in three consecutive ODIs. Before these two ODIs, the pair of latest Zealand's Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls added 106 runs for the primary wicket at Mount Maunganui.
Like the first match, Warner and Finch scored easily during this match too. Mohammed Shami gave India the primary success by scoring Finch out for a complete of 142. Finch caught by Virat Kohli. Warner was run out by Shreyas Iyer on a complete score of 156. Finch hit six fours and a six in an innings of 69 balls. Warner played 77 balls, out of which he hit seven fours and three sixes.
The century of the primary match, Smith and young batsman Marnus Labushan gave the rung speed steadily. These two batsmen shared a partnership of 132 runs for the third wicket. Smith completed another century. just like the first match, Smith couldn't stay long after completing his century during this match too.
After an extended time, he caught Shami off the ball of Hardik Pandya who came to bowl. Smith scored 104 off 64 balls. He hit 14 fours and two sixes. this is often Smith's third consecutive ODI century against India.
Earlier, he scored 131 against India in Bengaluru in January this year, 105 within the previous match and a century during this match. he's the fourth batsman to possess scored three consecutive centuries against India in ODIs. Before Smith, Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas, Nasir Jamshed and South Africa's Quinton de Kock have scored three consecutive centuries against India.
Labushan completed his fifty runs after Smith's departure and continued to beat the Indian bowlers. Jasprit Bumrah catches Labushain by Mayank Agarwal. Glenn Maxwell returned unbeaten after scoring 63 runs with the assistance of 4 fours and 4 sixes in 29 balls. For India, Bumrah, Shami, Pandya took one wicket each.