India suffered a shocking batting collapse in the second ODI against Australia, being bowled out for a dismal total of 117 runs in just 26 overs in Visakhapatnam. The Indian batsmen found it difficult to cope with the pace and swing of the Australian pacers, especially Mitchell Starc, who claimed five wickets for just 53 runs in his eight overs.
India’s top order was rattled early on, with opener Shikhar Dhawan being dismissed in the second over of the innings. Captain Rohit Sharma also failed to get going and was dismissed for just 13 runs. Virat Kohli tried to anchor the innings, but his dismissal in the 17th over for 31 runs marked the beginning of a dramatic collapse.Advertisement
Apart from Kohli, only Axar Patel managed to make a significant contribution, scoring an unbeaten 29 runs. Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur also managed to get into double figures but failed to convert their starts into big scores.
Mitchell Starc was the standout bowler for Australia, bowling with pace and accuracy to claim five wickets. Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis also chipped in with three and two wickets respectively