India Wins ODI Series against Australia

India Wins ODI Series against Australia

India beat Australia by 99 runs (DLS Method) in the second one-day international (ODI) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on September 24. With the win, Team India claimed the series 2-0 with one match remaining. India will now go into the World Cup 2023 as the No.1 ranked team in ODIs.

Being put in to bat first, India built a huge score of 399 for the loss of five wickets, with Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer put on 200 runs for the second wicket. KL Rahul scored 52 runs, while Ishan Kishan scored 31 runs. Suryakumar Yadav stayed not out on 72 runs off 37 balls. Australian player, Cameron Green took two wickets, but ended up giving 103 runs, including four sixes in a row by Suryakumar.

In the 10th over, rain stopped play as the team was set a revised target of 317 in 33 overs. R Ashwin dismissed David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne and Josh Inglis. Sean Abbott and Josh Hazlewood put on 77 runs for the ninth wicket. Abbott scored 54 runs off 36 balls with four fours and five sixes.

India had achieved a historic feat after the win in the first one-day international match against Australia in Mohali on September 22, by becoming the number one-ranked team in all three formats of the game – T20I, ODI, and Test cricket. This achievement placed India in an elite group alongside South Africa, making them only the second team in history to hold the top position in all formats simultaneously.