Second ODI: Starc wrecks India
Visakhapatnam: Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc wrecked India in the second One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
Starc sent back Shubman Gill for a duck in the very first over after Steve Smith opted to bowl.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma was caught by Smith off Starc for 13. Suryakumar Yadav was trapped in front of the wicket off the very next ball as the right-hander fell for a second successive golden duck.
K L Rahul too was trapped LBW by Starc for nine.
Hardik Pandya was brilliantly caught by Smith in the slips off Sean Abott’s bowling for one as the hosts slumped to 49/5 in the 10th over.
Rohit has returned to the side after the missing the first ODI. He replaced Ishan Kishan in the playing eleven, while Axar Patel came in for Shardul Thakur.
Australia too made a couple of changes as Alex Carey and Nathan Ellis replaced Josh Inglis and Glenn Maxwell.
India lead the three-match series 1-0.
The third and final ODI will be played in Chennai on Wednesday.
The teams: India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, K L Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami.
Australia: Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith (capt), Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.