Shubman Gill Shreyas Iyer : When Shubman Gill Shreyas Iyer starts, it is a treat to watch. On Sunday, they got permission to play the thrill on the flat deck of the Holkar Stadium and everyone was in awe when they returned to the pavilion.
Shubhman Gill Shreyas iyer Both scored stunning centuries as India posted 399-5 against Australia in the second ODI as their World Cup campaign continued in the right direction.
Australia’s innings chased a target of 400 but got off to a poor start as Prasidh Krishna (2-56), who replaced Jasprit Bumrah when he did not travel here with the team, dismissed nine-man Matthew Short and skipper Steve Smith. (0) of consecutive deliveries in the second round. With Australia 56-2 after nine overs, another rain break of more than an hour – the second of the day – meant the match was lost in overs and the revised target of 317 in 33 overs became even more of an uphill battle. for Australians. After resuming, they still needed to score 261 for 24, which was almost 11 runs per over, but they kept losing points and ended up losing by 99 runs for 217 under the DL method. Half-centuries from David Warner (53, 39b; 7×4, 1×6) and Sean Abbott (54, 36b; 4×4, 5×6) were their only consolation in an otherwise modest performance as they lost the three-match series 2-0.
R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets each for India. Earlier, Gill’s 104 came in 97 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes, while Iyer’s 105 in 90 balls came with 11 fours and three sixes. The carnage did not end with the departure of Gill and Iyer as skipper KL Rahul (52, 38b; 3×4, 3×6) and Suryakumar Yadav (72, 37b; 6×4, 6×6) stepped on the gas to ensure India’s progress. high speed Iyer joined Gill in the fourth innings and they shared a 164-ball 200-run stand to set up the match for India. Iyer opened with a quick single and followed it up with four crisp shots – a drive through cover and through debutant left-arm pacer Spencer Johnson (0-61) and then Josh Hazlewood’s two through cover.
Gill, on the other hand, bided his time and his first big hit was a long six off Sean Abbott (1-91) off the 20th ball he faced and came in the ninth over of the match. After that, there was no looking back. He and Iyer then matched each other off the bat and brought up half-centuries in similar style. Gill dived down the track to put Cameron Green (2-103) for a straight six over Johnson’s head, while Iyer hit his half-ton six over Johnson’s head in a free.
It was a century that calmed the nerves for Iyer, especially as he returned from a long injury layoff. When both returned to the pavilion with 24 balls to spare, the Australians sensed an opportunity to stifle the Indian innings, but it was not to be as two 50-over stands ensured India’s mammoth total. First there was a partnership of 59 runs in 33 balls between Rahul and Ishan Kishan (31) and then 53 from 34 balls between Rahul and Surya.
It was another big blow for Rahul in the middle order as Surya switched to T20 mode to kill the bowlers in the death overs while proving to the team management that he is also ready for the World Cup.