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Australia win second ODI by 51 runs to take 2-0 lead in 3-match series

PTI Sydney | Updated on November 29, 2020

Captain Virat Kohli was the top-scorer for India with 89 runs (file photo)   -  REUTERS

India managed 338 runs in 50 overs in reply to Australia’s 389

Australia beat India by 51 runs in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Sunday.

Steve Smith (104) struck his second successive hundred of the series to set up the home side’s win.

Skipper Virat Kohli was the top-scorer for India with his 89-run knock, while K.L. Rahul contributed 76 runs.

Australia had won the series-opener by 66 runs on Friday.

The inconsequential third ODI will be played in Canberra on Wednesday.

Brief Scores:

Australia: 389 for 4 in 50 overs (Steve Smith 104, David Warner 83, M Labuschagne 70; Hardik Pandya 1/24, Mohammed Shami 1/73).

India: 338 for 9 in 50 overs (Virat Kohli 89, KL Rahul 76; Pat Cummins 3/67, Josh Hazlewood 2/59).

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Published on November 29, 2020

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