India’s second ODI against Australia in Indore witnessed a breathtaking display of batting prowess as Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, and Suryakumar Yadav showcased their talent. Their outstanding performances led India to a formidable total of 399 for 5 in their allotted 50 overs. This remarkable achievement represents India’s highest-ever total against Australia in the ODI format. The Indian batsmen unleashed a barrage of 18 sixes during their innings, a feat that propelled India to become the first team in the history of cricket to surpass 3000 sixes in ODIs.
Australia won the toss and elected to field first. India’s innings began on a challenging note with the early dismissal of Ruturaj Gaikwad (8) by Josh Hazlewood, caught behind by Alex Carey, leaving India at 16/1 in 3.4 overs.
Despite this initial setback, the opening pair of Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer embarked on a remarkable partnership to rebuild the innings. Iyer’s impeccable shot selection and boundary-scoring ability played a pivotal role in helping India reach the 50-run mark in just 7.3 overs.
Gill and Iyer continued their partnership and swiftly reached the 50-run milestone in a mere 29 balls. By the end of the first powerplay, India had progressed to 80/1 after 10 overs.
India’s aggressive batting continued as they reached the 100-run mark in 12.5 overs, with Gill completing his half-century in 37 balls, including two fours and two sixes. The partnership between Gill and Iyer reached 100 runs in just 65 balls.
Their exceptional batting performance led India to the 150-run mark in 19.3 overs, showcasing their dominance. The partnership flourished further, reaching 150 runs in 107 balls, and the team’s total exceeded 200 runs by the 28.3-over mark.
Shreyas Iyer displayed exceptional form, ultimately reaching his third ODI century in 86 balls, featuring 10 boundaries and three sixes. However, the 200-run partnership was eventually broken when Sean Abbott dismissed Iyer for 105 from 90 balls, with 11 fours and three sixes, caught by Matt Short at deep midwicket. At this juncture, India’s score was 216/2 in 30.5 overs.
Shubman Gill continued his impressive innings, securing his sixth ODI century in 92 balls, which included six fours and four sixes. Cameron Green managed to dismiss Gill for 104 off 97 balls, caught behind by Alex Carey. India reached the 250-run mark in 35.1 overs.
Captain KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan maintained India’s momentum, guiding the team beyond the 300-run mark in 40.1 overs. Rahul completed his half-century in 35 balls, comprising three fours and three sixes, including one that sailed over the boundary.
Ishan Kishan’s innings concluded at 31 off 18 balls, featuring two fours and two sixes, as he was dismissed by Adam Zampa. At this stage, India stood at 302/4 in 40.2 overs.
Suryakumar Yadav’s entry into the game set the stage ablaze, as he hammered four consecutive sixes off Cameron Green in the 44th over. India reached the 350-run mark in 45.3 overs.
After enduring some fierce hitting from Suryakumar, Green finally found some relief by dismissing KL Rahul for 52 off 38 balls. At that point, India’s score was 355/5 in 46 overs.
Suryakumar Yadav continued his aggressive onslaught, achieving his second consecutive ODI fifty in just 24 balls, including three fours and five sixes. He skillfully played the role of a death-over aggressor.
Suryakumar’s remarkable late charge enabled India to reach a grand total of 399/5 in their allotted 50 overs, with Suryakumar remaining unbeaten at 72* off 37 balls, which included six fours and six sixes. Ravindra Jadeja also concluded unbeaten at 13* off 9 balls.
Cameron Green emerged as Australia’s most successful bowler, securing two wickets but conceding 103 runs. Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, and Sean Abbott each claimed one wicket.