In an exhilarating showdown at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, India claimed a resounding victory over Australia by a remarkable margin of 99 runs during the 2nd match of the Australia tour of India 2023. With the win, India also clinched the series and taken a lead of 2-0 in the three-match series.
India’s innings: A batting masterclass
India’s batting lineup delivered a breathtaking performance, accumulating a staggering total of 399/5 in their allotted 50 overs. Shubman Gill set the tone with an explosive innings, scoring 104 runs off 97 balls, including 6 fours and 4 sixes. Shreyas Iyer followed suit with a scintillating century, amassing 105 runs off 90 balls, featuring 11 fours and 3 sixes. KL Rahul contributed a crucial 52 runs off 38 balls, laced with 3 fours and 3 sixes.
Suryakumar Yadav provided fireworks with 72 runs off just 37 balls, including 6 fours and 6 sixes, while Ishan Kishan added quick runs with 31 runs off 18 balls, striking 2 fours and 2 sixes. Ravindra Jadeja played a valuable cameo, scoring 13 runs off 9 balls with 1 four.
Australia’s bowlers toiled tirelessly but struggled to contain India’s formidable batting onslaught. Cameron Green took 2 wickets but ended up conceding 103 runs in his 10 overs. Sean Abbott managed to secure a wicket but proved expensive, giving away 91 runs in his 10 overs.
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Indian spinners choke Australia
Australia faced the daunting task of chasing down 400 runs for victory, a challenging target by any standard. David Warner provided a glimmer of hope with a rapid half-century, scoring 53 runs off 39 balls, featuring 7 fours and 1 six. However, the rest of the Australian batting order found it tough to counter India’s disciplined bowling attack. Tailender Abbott waged a valiant battle with a fiery 54 runs off 36 balls, comprising 4 fours and 5 sixes.
India’s bowlers exhibited their mettle in defending the target. Ravichandran Ashwin was the standout performer, claiming 3 crucial wickets while conceding 41 runs in his 7 overs. Jadeja, too, made a significant impact with his spin, taking 3 wickets and giving away 42 runs in 5.2 overs. Australia found themselves 99 runs short of the revised target, handing India a comprehensive victory by 99 runs.
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Here is how Twitter reacted:
India won by 99 runs and won the series.. Rohit, Kohli, Hardik, Kuldeep, Bumrah, joining in the next match 😇#INDvsAUS
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 24, 2023
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) September 24, 2023
This Indian team is giving us great hope for the World Cup. Well done team India on winning the series comprehensively against Australia. Congratulations Captain Rahul 👏 🇮🇳
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 24, 2023
Congratulations Team India on an emphatic win! @ShubmanGill, @ShreyasIyer15, @surya_14kumar and @klrahul with the bat and @ashwinravi99 with those 3 crucial wkts in the middle 👏🏽🇮🇳 #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/AWcf42Vlh1
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) September 24, 2023
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) September 24, 2023
Great to see #TeamIndia ticking all the boxes before the World Cup. Healthy competition is always better than the other way round. Dominating 💯 by Shubman and Iyer. Approaches of Surya, Rahul and Ishan indicate the mindset of the team. Overall it is a positive sign 🏏 #INDvsAUS
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) September 24, 2023
That was terrific victory, back to back winning streak with all time at driver sit, will definitely give huge confidence.
When this duo @imjadeja & @ashwinravi99 have performed#TeamIndia won the match.
Congratulations #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/jRVdds6CH5
— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) September 24, 2023
Australia Last 5 ODIs:
Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost
KL Rahul Last 5 ODIs as Captain:
Won, Won, Won, Won, Won
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) September 24, 2023
A thorough all-round performance 👊
India take an unassailable 2-0 series lead against Australia with a big win in Indore 👏
— ICC (@ICC) September 24, 2023
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 24, 2023
— Jay Barot (@jaykbarot) September 24, 2023