IND vs AUS, 2nd ODI: Steve Smith takes a blinder to remove Hardik Pandya – WATCH VIDEO

Stand-in Australian captain Steve Smith pulled off a blinder at very first slip to remove Hardik Pandya in the second ODI in Vizag on Sunday. Regarded as a single of the improved in-ring catchers in entire world cricket, Smith flew entire-stretch to his appropriate and grabbed a one particular-handed catch to dismiss Pandya off Sean Abbott on just a single.

Electing to bowl very first, Australia was on the top of the Indian crew from the term go. Mitchell Starc, who wrecked havoc in the first match with his early exploits, began from in which he had remaining, dismissing young Shubman Gill on a single in the initial above. He then accounted for the returning Indian captain Rohit Sharma on 13 from 15 balls. Putting India’s back again from the wall, Starc then removed T20 super batter Suryakumar Yadav on the first ball, trapped ideal in the middle – very similar to how he acquired him out in the initially ODI. This wicket despatched shivers down the Indian dug out.

KL Rahul then joined Virat Kohli in the center. Whilst the pair had very little moments to cherish all through their modest partnership, Starc provided a breakthrough by bagging his fourth wicket in KL Rahul.

Hardik Pandya before long followed him following Smith plucked a blinder at the initially slip. Previous captain Virat Kohli also departed just after generating 31 off 35 balls, leaving the decrease-order and the tail to offer with the Aussies seamers. In the meantime, following his wicket, it was about time just before Australia wrapped India’s innings on 117 – their fourth cheapest complete at house.

Whilst Abbott returned with figures of 3 for 23, left-arm rapidly bowler, Mitchell Starc picked a five-for (5 for 53).

For India to get the match and the series, they have to develop a related bowling display, else the last One particular-Dayer in Chennai on March 22nd will be performed as a decider.