Well, after the huge win in Game 1, the Aussies were always going to come up against a fired up India in Game 2. After winning the toss and bowling, they would have been hoping to restrict the Indians to a gettable target again. This time though, not so much as the Indian batsman took control early with few bowlers spared.
Only Zampa (3-50 off 10) and Cummins (0-53 off 10) went at under 7 an over as the Indian batsman cashed in on the small boundaries, making 6-340,
After their record breaking first game, Warner started quickly, racing to 15 before falling to a screamer of a catch, whilst Finch struggled to keep up with the rate. Smith went close to breaking his 3yr wait for an ODI ton, scoring 98, whilst Marnus Labuschagne scored 46 at a good clip, showing his form has transferred nicely to the white ball.
In the end, the Aussies were bowled out in the final over for 304, giving the Indians the win, making for a great 3rd game coming up.
It’s the first loss of the summer for the Aussies, who’ll be keen to bounce back.
In big news for the Indians, Rohit Sharma injured his right should do could be in danger of missing the decider.