Australia is having a brilliant ODI series and they have already won the first two games. In the 2nd ODI, they defeated Team India by a margin of 51 runs. And, one of the biggest highlights of the game was the mind-boggling catch taken by Steve Smith to get rid of dangerous-looking Shreyas Iyer.
Team India was asked to chase a record total of 390 runs in stipulated 50 overs. Indian openers once again helped their side in getting off to a flying start. They hammered Aussie bowlers for runs across all the park. Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan looked in good touch with the bat. But, the visitors lost their wickets in succession. In 8.3 overs, Team India had lost both openers and they were reeling out at the score of 60 runs for a loss of 2 wickets.
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Afterward, the responsibility to rescue team from a couple of setbacks came onto the shoulders of Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. The duo performed significantly well and stitched a partnership of 93 runs. But, before they could convert into a bigger one, Moises Henriques splashed water on Indian fans’ hope. He sent Iyer back to the pavilion.
On the 1st delivery of the 24th over, Shreyas Iyer’s eyes lit up after watching a short ball and he tried to pull it for a boundary. But, he failed in getting his timing right. The former Aussie skipper, who was standing inside the 30-yard circle, went for a full stretched dive towards his right and grabbed a world-class catch. The young India batsman amassed 38 runs off 36 balls for his team.
On the other hand, Steve Smith once again emerged as the star for his side. He smashed his 2nd consecutive ton of the tournament in just 62-balls. He turned out to be a nightmare for Indian bowlers in the second ODI. Smith was also awarded Man of The Match for his brilliant knock against Men in Blue.
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