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2nd ODI (D/N), Indore, September 24, 2023, Australia tour of India
(28.2/33 ov, T:317) 217

India won by 99 runs (DLS method)

Player Of The Match
105 (90)
Full commentary

India win by 99 runs (DLS method) and that's a very comprehensive performance, despite Australia's tail wagging. Five losses in a row now for Australia and concerns mounting ahead of the World Cup even if some players are still due to return. You have to question their tactics today, bowling first on a hot day. The pitch certainly turned more later on. India were excellent from start to (almost) finish. Their batting looks in very good order and R Ashwin has put some pressure on the selectors. One more game in this series, with key names from both sides set to return. Australia need a good outing.

Arv: "Shreyas, Surya and Ashwin have given the selectors and team management a major headache now! Don't even know who the best 11 are, we have a best 15!" - That's confidence!

Hitesh: "Most boxes are getting ticked for Ind in last few games except for the catching"

Steven Smith "When we came here it looked a good wicket, changed a little bit. Credit to India, they batted beautifully...400 was always a big challenge on that. I've seen games here before and it's looked good for chasing. We were a fair way off. We've lost quite a few in a row now...World Cups are about peaking at the right time, we certainly haven't done that at this stage. A few things to sort out. We know we are a good side. Both teams are working towards the World Cup but still want to win games.

KL Rahul "When I saw the wicket, didn't think it would spin that much. 400 on the board also gives you confidence. [Selection] is the headache of the coach and Rohit...whoever gets picked has a job to do. Sitting out can be hard after scoring a lot of runs but everyone has been through that. I know we dropped a couple of catches, but when you are traveling every second day and playing at a different ground is getting used to the lights. A lot of guys have been playing for a long time...we are trying to manage bodies and fielding is directly related to how fresh you are."

Shreyas Iyer is Player of the Match. "It was a rollercoaster ride. I've been working so hard the last few months, was a lonely space. Excited to be back and enjoying the atmosphere in the dressing room. I was seeing matches on the TV and wanted to be out there. I'm grateful to belief in myself...I knew what I was aiming for and glad I was able to execute my plans today. My plan was the play in the V and not complicate things. I was batting brilliantly in the nets. I'm happy to bat any position. Whatever the team requires. There's no chance for me to steal from him [Virat]."

Right, on that note I'll wrap things up for tonight. We'll be back in a few days for the final match of this series as the World Cup gets ever closer. For now, from Gnasher and Sreshth, it's goodbye.

Jadeja to Abbott, OUT

the fun is over, and so is the match. A beauty from Jadeja to end it. Pitches middle and leg, spins sharply to beat the bat and clean up Abbott

Sean Abbott b Jadeja 54 (36b 4x4 5x6 46m) SR: 150
Jadeja to Abbott, no run

steps to leg, drives to deep cover

end of over 2812 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 217/9CRR: 7.75 RRR: 20.00 • Need 100 runs from 30b
Sean Abbott54 (34b 4x4 5x6)
Mohammed Shami 6-0-39-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 7-0-41-3

Deepak: "This innings from Sean Abbott reminds me of James Faulkner's inning from 2013 in Bangalore." Quite a few have said that

Shami to Hazlewood, OUT

that does the job...full and straight, a slower ball, Hazlewood moving a touch to leg. Loses middle stump. Nice piece of bowling

Josh Hazlewood b Mohammed Shami 23 (16b 2x4 2x6 30m) SR: 143.75
Shami to Abbott, 1 run

wide outside off, driven into the covers

Shami to Abbott, 2 runs

full outside off, leans back on a cover drive all along the ground

Shami to Hazlewood, 1 run

a low full toss outside off, opens the face to backward point and would have been gone with a direct hit by Jadeja

Shami to Hazlewood, FOUR runs

and another edge! Taken off the stumps, down to deep third where Shardul has made a mess of it on the rope. This pair have added 73 now

Shami to Hazlewood, FOUR runs

full outside off, clears his front leg, swings hard and gets a thick outside edge that goes wide of deep third

end of over 276 runs
AUS: 205/8CRR: 7.59 RRR: 18.66 • Need 112 runs from 36b
Sean Abbott51 (32b 4x4 5x6)
Josh Hazlewood14 (12b 2x6)
Ravichandran Ashwin 7-0-41-3
Mohammed Shami 5-0-27-0
Ashwin to Abbott, no run

spins into the pads, deflects to the on side and can't get the strike

Ashwin to Abbott, no run

chops down on it close to off stump

Ashwin to Abbott, no run

this one spins the other way, past the outside edge

Ashwin to Abbott, SIX runs

muscles this one into the second tier over long-on, powers through a delivery in the slot, and goes to a 29-ball fifty

Ashwin to Abbott, no run

driven in the air, one bounce to long-off

Ashwin to Abbott, no run

flicked off the pads to deep midwicket, doesn't run

end of over 2611 runs
AUS: 199/8CRR: 7.65 RRR: 16.85 • Need 118 runs from 42b
Josh Hazlewood14 (12b 2x6)
Sean Abbott45 (26b 4x4 4x6)
Mohammed Shami 5-0-27-0
Ravichandran Ashwin 6-0-35-3
Shami to Hazlewood, no run

round the wicket, drives a full delivery into the covers

Shami to Abbott, 1 run

takes the run this time, after some hesitation, as he drives to long-on

Shami to Abbott, no run

gives himself some room and drives in the air over the off side. Turns down the run

Shami to Abbott, FOUR runs

length ball at the stumps and crunched through midwicket with a bottom-handed thump

Shami to Abbott, SIX runs

launched over the leg the slot, Abbott swings through the line and sends it over deep square leg. Fifty stand

Shami to Abbott, no run

full and straight, driven crisply to mid-off

Shami into the attack

Win Probability
IND 100%
100%50%100%IND InningsAUS Innings

Over 29 • AUS 217/10

Sean Abbott b Jadeja 54 (36b 4x4 5x6 46m) SR: 150
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