India is playing a three-match ODI series against Australia before entering into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. India already bagged two wins in the three-match ODI series. In the first ODI, India won by 5 wickets, and in the second ODI, India won by 99 runs. They are leading the series by a 2-0 margin.
In the second ODI, India was in a fiery form. Indian batters controlled the innings throughout. Shubhman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, both made centuries. Gill scored 104 in 97 balls and Shreyas scored 105 in 90 balls. After that captain KL Rahul scored 52 runs. Ishan Kishan came and made a quick 31 runs in 18 balls. Then the match showstopper Suryakumar Yadav came. In that match, he scored the fastest half-century and got back to the pavilion with an unbeaten 72 runs in 37 balls.
India put on a huge target off 400 runs in front of Australia. While chasing the run Australia lost their first wicket quite early. That day, Indian spinners were on a roll. Ashwin took 3 wickets in 41 runs in 7 overs. Jadeja took 3 wickets in 42 runs in 5.2 overs. Prasidh Krishna took 2 wickets too. Australia lost control of the match. They got all out by 217 runs.
Saeed Anwar’s comment:
Despite this massive win, former Pakistani legend Saeed Anwar was disappointed by India’s performance. On his social media handle, he said,” But that inning of S. Abbott was gorgeous and terrible for India. In addition, I can sum up by saying, that India is the favorite to win the WC, but those small boundaries and death bowling will be the cause to prevent them.” Anwar pointed out those issues on India’s way of playing.
India will face Australia in the third and final ODI of the series On September 27 in Rajkot. India already won the series by 2-0. This is a big boost for India right before the World Cup. The World Cup is starting from October 5. But India’s World Cup journey will begin on October 8 against England. Before the World Cup, India will play two warm-up matches on September 29th and October 3rd.