Australia vs India: Aggressive Australia set a mountain to climb for the Indians as they finish 389/4

India tour of Australia: The men in blue came with their unchanged playing XI in the second ODI at Sydney Cricket ground (SCG). After choosing to bat first, the Aussies finished at 389/4 in 50 overs. Steve Smith once again scoring a sensational ton (104 off 64) against the ordinary Indian bowling. The openers David Warner and Aaron Finch laid a solid foundation as they seldom fail to do. Marnus Labuschagne’s played a sensible inning 70 off 62 balls. Once again the IPL flop Glenn Maxwell quick fired 63 off just 23 balls at the end. India’s top-class batting line up will be tested by the top-notch Australian pace attack.

The Australian skipper Aaron Finch and David Warner built a solid partnership which was broke too late by Mohammed Shami in the 23rd over when he dismissed Finch on the score of 60. Warner and Steve Smith continued their prolific form. However, Warner’s decision to steal a double as Smith chipped the ball over the bowler’s head, turned out to be against him, As Iyer’s managed to hit the wicket’s directly from deep long-off. Which led the departure of Warner at the score of 83 off 77 balls.


The duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami is known for their death bowling conceded too many. Both finished with an economy rate of almost eight an over. Navdeep Saini was clueless about where to bowl to the imperious batting of the Aussies. He had an abysmal day with the ball, as he conceded 70 runs in just 7 overs. Bumrah, Shami and Hardik Pandya pocketed one wicket each. 114 runs were scored in the last 10 overs.