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Shubman Gill (104 off 97) and Shreyas Iyer (105 off 90) hit sensible tons and added 200 for the second wicket as India posted an imposing 399/5 within the second ODI towards Australia on the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Sunday, September 24.

Despatched in to bat after shedding the toss, India misplaced Ruturaj Gaikwad rapidly for 8. Josh Hazlewood bowled a superb supply within the channel and Gaikwad might solely nick it to the keeper. There wasn’t a lot pleasure for Australia after that as Gill and Shreyas took cost of the motion.

Shreyas, who was beneath stress to carry out, bought off the blocks rapidly, with two fours off debutant Spencer Johnson within the fifth over. He stored discovering the gaps with ease after that. Gill then slammed Sean Abbott for a 4 and 6 within the ninth over to carry up the 50-run stand off solely with 29 balls.

Gill was the primary to carry up his fifty, whacking a size ball from Cameron Inexperienced down the bottom for a most. Quickly, Shreyas additionally introduced up his half-century in related mode, smacking a free hit from Johnson for a straight six. He then took on leg-spinner Adam Zampa and slapped him for 4 and 6 off consecutive deliveries within the nineteenth over.

India raced to 187/1 on the midway stage, however each batters slowed down as they approached their respective centuries. Shreyas bought there first by pushing an overpitched supply from Zampa to lengthy on to a single and letting out an enormous roar.

He might have been dismissed caught and bowled by Abbott instantly after reaching his hundred, however the bowler couldn’t full a catch cleanly as he dived full size. The drained batter, nevertheless, perished in the identical over, on the lookout for one other huge hit.

Gill then reached one more ton, his sixth in ODIs, scampering a fast single off Abbott’s bowling. On the different finish, KL Rahul dispatched a size ball from Inexperienced out of the Holkar Stadium. There was some respite for the guests as Gill miscued an tried bit hit off the Aussie pacer.

Rahul, Suryakumar present ending touches to India’s innings with blazing knocks

After Gill’s dismissal, Rahul and Ishan Kishan maintained the tempo, including 59 runs for the fourth wicket. The latter smacked 31 off 18, his cameo ending when he top-edged Zampa whereas making an attempt a heave. Within the forty fourth over of the innings, Suryakumar Yadav took a liking to Inexperienced’s tempo and walloped him for 4 consecutive sixes – the over costing Australia 26 runs.

Skipper Rahul raced to 50 off 35 balls. His high quality knock ended for 52 off 38 when he missed a cutter from Inexperienced and was knocked over. Suryakumar, although, stored discovering the large hits. He raced to 50 in 24 balls as 17 got here off the forty seventh over bowled by Abbott.

A few good overs on the loss of life stored India beneath 400, however Suryakumar nonetheless completed with a sensational 72* off 37 balls, whacking six fours and as many sixes.

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