New Delhi. Australia made a spectacular comeback in the ODI series against India after losing the first match in Mumbai. In Visakhapatnam ODI, the visiting team put India on the back foot in every department of the game and won the match in a bang. Australia first all out India for 117 runs and then won the match in the first 15 overs itself. India’s top order flopped in this match, the middle order also faltered. Apart from this, there were many other reasons for India’s defeat.
India’s top order failed again
Like the Mumbai ODI, India’s top order flopped in Visakhapatnam as well. The first blow to India was on the third ball of the match itself. Shubman Gill could not even open the account. Earlier, the opening pair of Ishaan Kishan and Shubman Gill could only add 5 runs in Mumbai ODIs.
suryakumar yadav again flop
Suryakumar Yadav got a chance to play when Shreyas Iyer was injured. But, after Mumbai, Suryakumar Yadav also became a victim of golden duck in Visakhapatnam ODI. Mitchell Starc made him his victim. Earlier, Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed on the very first ball in the Mumbai ODI as well. Even then Mitchell Starc had sent him to the pavilion.
Virat Kohli also failed
After the Test series, Virat Kohli still failed in the ODI series against Australia. After being dismissed for 4 runs in Mumbai, Virat could not convert a good start into a big innings in Visakhapatnam and returned to the pavilion for 31 runs.
Shot selection increased the problem
Indian batsmen had poor shot selection in Visakhapatnam ODI. There was a lot of moisture in the pitch due to rain. The ball was also swinging. Despite this, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya lost wickets in teasing the balls going out of the off-stump. India’s weakness, especially against left-arm bowlers, was again exposed.
Indian bowlers failed to get breakthrough
The pair of Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh played counter-attacking cricket from the beginning and did not give a chance to Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami, who broke the back of Australian batting in the last ODI. The pair of Marsh-Head hit 100 runs in 9 overs. After this there was no return to India.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 19, 2023, 17:38 IST