Australia 389/4 (50 ov)
India 338/9 (50 ov)
Australia won by 51 runs.
Player of the match: Steven Smith
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Skippers' Comments:

Virat Kohli: Completely outplayed. I think with the ball we were not that effective. Didn't hit the areas we wanted to consistently. They've got a strong batting lineup and know the angles. Their total was a bit too steep, if you see we got 340 and still lost by 51 runs. With the areas they bowled, they were in a position to create chances and with those chances taken, they were on top. I think he (Hardik) gave away a bit of a bowling plan on this pitch, a lot of them bowled cutters. His bowling was out of nowhere I just asked him. KL and I thought even 100 in the last ten overs with Hardik to come was achievable. If KL and me had stuck around till the 40th over, we could have put them under pressure. The wicket was beautiful to bat on.

Aaron Finch: Anytime you get in the high 300s is good. Very pleased to wrap it up in two wins. We've got to reshuffle it around, I don't think he'll(Warner) be available. (Speaking about his batting) Bit quicker would have been nice but laid the foundation for the guys at the back end to come and play free cricket. The way Davey played up front was unbelievable. Then Smithy played out of his skin for two matches in a row. Henriques bowled to a simple plan and changed his pace a lot. As Virat said, we probably got a blueprint with Hardik's bowling, he was really hard to hit with pace off deliveries.
Steve Smith has been adjudged as the Man of the Match for his match-winning 64-ball 104 run knock. Apart from that, Smith was brilliant in the field too, pouching two catches.

Steve Smith:
I felt good from ball one. It was another great foundation set by Finch and Davey. It's just summing up conditions and what's in front you. Against India, you need to score big totals. Fortunately, it's come off. I am batting with more finesse now and that's worked. Tried to slog the balls hard a couple of weeks ago. It doesn't bother me, nice to score some runs for the team. The boys were outstanding in the field too.
Australia thump India by 51 runs and secure an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the ODI series

Chasing 390 runs, India got off to quite a decent start as Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan put up a 58-run opening stand in quick time. The former scored a 26-ball 28 while Dhawan could not replicate his heroics from the previous match as he miscued a shot in the air and had to depart for a 23-ball 30. 

India seems to be struggling at 60/2 midway through the eighth over but skipper Virat Kohli joined hands with Shreyas Iyer as the duo steadied the ship and put together a gritty partnership of 93 runs. India seemed to be cruising along before Iyer mistimed a pull and a blinder by Steve Smith at mid-wicket sent him back to the pavilion for a well-made 36-ball 38. KL Rahul, after a failure in the previous encounter, started his innings quite watchfully. 

The required run-rate soared just a tad over 10 runs when King Kohli and Rahul changed gears, taking the bowlers to the cleaners. However, Hazlewood was re-introduced into the attack and snared the important wicket of Kohli, who had to walk back for an 87-ball 89. 

KL Rahul scored a magnificent 66-ball 76 before he perished trying to keep up with the rising required run-rate. Hardik Pandya seemed quite rusty today as he could manage only a 31-ball 28. A 11-ball 24 cameo by Ravindra Jadeja breathed some life into the contest but Pat Cummins was quick to pull things back, picking up the wickets of both the all-rounders within a span of two deliveries, which sealed the fate of the game. 

The Indian batsmen will rue the fact that they were unable to convert their starts into big scores. Also, they failed to target the fifth bowler as Moises Henriques sneaked in 7 overs while conceding just 34 runs. In the end, too much was left to do in the end and the fall of wickets did not help matter either. 

Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers, returning with match-winning figures of 3-67 from his ten overs. He was supported well by Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood who picked up a couple of wickets each while Moises Henriques and Glenn Maxwell chipped in with a wicket each. 

All in all, a comprehensive win for the Australians while India will need to go back to the drawing board and chalk up a new strategy to salvage the last game in this ODI series. 

India have lost their second successive ODI series, something that has not happened since their defeats to Bangladesh [1-2] and South Africa [2-3] back in 2015. It was during 2015-16 too that India previously lost 5 matches in a row, a stat which has been replicated with this loss. 
337 /9 score
cricket ball icon Glenn Maxwell
49.6 Glenn Maxwell to Yuzvendra Chahal, flighted ball on middle and leg, drives it down the ground to long-on for a single. And that's the end of the game and it's another comprehensive victory for the hosts!
49.5 Glenn Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, full ball outside the off-stump, drives it to sweeper cover and takes a single
49.4 Glenn Maxwell to Yuzvendra Chahal, flighted delivery on the stumps, he is too early on the shot and gets the under edge to extra cover
49.3 Glenn Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, full ball on the off-stump, he goes straight down the ground once again but the fielder comes around this time
49.2 Glenn Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, FOUR! Full ball outside the off-stump, he drills it straight down the ground, the long-off has no chance of reaching it
49.1 Glenn Maxwell to Yuzvendra Chahal, length ball on the pads, works it away to deep square leg for a single
Just 2 runs a wicket of the penultimate over as Adam Zampa traps Bumrah in front with a wrong-un. This has been an absolute dominant performance from the Aussies! Mere formalities remain now. 

India need another 61 runs from the last over at 61 RPO.

Glenn Maxwell [4-0-25-1] to bowl the final over!
329 /9 score
cricket ball icon Adam Zampa
48.6 Adam Zampa to Yuzvendra Chahal, length ball on the stumps, goes for the big heave but mistimes it horribly to mid-wicket
48.5 Adam Zampa to Yuzvendra Chahal, lobs it up once again, drives it straight to the man at mid-wicket
48.4 Adam Zampa to Yuzvendra Chahal, flighted delivery on the off-stump, tries to drive but gets an inside edge to mid-wicket
48.3 Adam Zampa to Jasprit Bumrah, OUT! Wrong'un turning sharply from outside off, he doesn't pick it and gets pinned inside the crease. The umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger!

Yuzvendra Chahal walks out to bat!
48.2 Adam Zampa to Navdeep Saini, slightly back of a length delivery on the stumps, pushes it to long-on and takes a single
48.1 Adam Zampa to Navdeep Saini, flatter delivery on the off-stump, pushes it back to the bowler
The skipper summons Maxwell into the attack to finish things off quickly. Shami has a few heaves at the ball before slicing one into the air and presenting an easy catch to Maxwell. Just 2 runs and a wicket off it!

India need another 63 runs from 2 overs at 31.5 RPO

Adam Zampa [9-0-60-1] is back into the attack!
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