Shubman Gill continued his sensational run with a fifth ODI hundred of the yr whereas Shreyas Iyer hit a well timed ton below stress to fireplace India to a report 399 for 5 towards Australia within the second recreation right here on Sunday.
Gill (104 off 97 balls) and Iyer (105 off 90 balls) shared a stroke-filled 200-run stand off 164 balls after Ruturaj Gaikwad (8) missed out on a batting magnificence. Suryakumar Yadav (72 not out off 37 balls) and skipper Okay L Rahul (52 off 38 balls) plundered a clueless Australian assault within the demise overs to offer the ultimate flourish for India.
The final 10 overs yielded 103 runs as India racked up their highest-ever complete towards Australia in ODIs. The Holkar Stadium tends to supply high-scoring video games and Sunday’s recreation proved no exception.
Gill’s peerless kind is an ominous reminder to rivals forward of subsequent month’s World Cup. It was a second consecutive ODI hundred for the 24-year-old at this venue, having hammered 112 off 78 balls towards New Zealand earlier this yr when India ended with a match-winning 395.
In contrast to Iyer, Gill started slowly on Sunday, gathering 9 off his first 19 balls earlier than going after the Aussie bowlers with disdain.
He was unstoppable after his first strike which was a straight six off pacer Sean Abbott within the ninth over.
Cameron Inexperienced tried a brief one towards Gill who was completely happy to tug him away for a six over tremendous leg. However the rain prompted a 40-minute delay, placing a brief halt to the leisure. Each Gill and Iyer, who struggled with cramps in the direction of the top of his innings, continued to search out boundaries after the resumption.
The spotlight of Gill’s knock was how incessantly he danced down the monitor towards the quick bowlers whereas Iyer’s aggressive intent from ball one stood out in a situation the place he was desperately trying to find runs. Each Iyer and Gill acquired their half-centuries with straight sixes, off debutant Spencer Johnson and Inexperienced respectively.
Circumstances have been best for the batters however the Australian assault, lacking the likes of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, regarded quick on concepts. Lead spinner Adam Zampa too couldn’t stem the move of runs.
Iyer was the primary to finish the century, his third in ODIs, whereas Gill acquired to the milestone, his sixth within the format, 19 balls later. When each the batters departed, Rahul and Kishan (31 off 18) performed some daring strokes to up the scoring price.
Suryakumar, who needed to change his recreation within the earlier match to adapt to the wants of ODI cricket, got here out to bat within the forty first over. Within the T20 context, it was a great time for him to come back and discover his 360 vary from ball one. He did simply that to energy India to a formidable complete.
His innings included 4 sixes in a row off Inexperienced within the forty fourth over. The towering pacer conceded 103 runs in his 10 overs, so symbolic of their wretched outing with the ball on the day.
India: 399/5 in 50 overs (Shubman Gill 104, Shreyas Iyer 105, Suryakumar Yadav 72 not out, KL Rahul 52).