Mitch Starc tears through India’s line-up to put Australia in box seat


Starc confirmed his course in Australia’s series-opening loss on Friday when he snared 3 early wickets. He was even much more devastating in game two.

The left-armer began the destruction in the opening over by tempting Shubman Gill () into a loose shot, with Marnus Labuschagne gobbling up the capture at backward level.

Smith gave Starc his second wicket with a juggling effort at slip to dismiss Rohit Sharma for 13.

And when Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed lbw by Starc for a golden duck for the second straight match, the Australian tempo ace was on a hat-trick.

KL Rahul blocked out the hat-trick ball, but was trapped in entrance by Starc a short time afterwards, cutting down India to 4-48.

Smith’s stunner at slip – off the bowling of Sean Abbott – created it 5-49, and Ellis snared the prized scalps of Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja (16) as India crashed to 7-91 in the 20th above.

Starc was struck for consecutive sixes by Patel when he returned for yet another spell but concluded the innings by bowling Mohammed Siraj.

Only Waqar Younis (13) and Muttiah Muralitharan (10) have more five-wicket hauls in ODI cricket than Starc’s 9.

The guests needed to earn to remain alive in the 3-match collection right after India received the opener by 5 wickets on Friday evening.

David Warner skipped selection owing to a corked quad. Warner endured a concussion and a hairline fracture in his elbow for the duration of the next Check of the the latest 2-1 series reduction to India.

The 36-year-aged was slated to participate in video games two and 3 in the ODI sequence from India, but the corked quad ruled him out of the next fixture.

It remains to be noticed whether he features in the remaining match of the series on Wednesday.

Australia designed two modifications to the group that struggled in building 188 on Friday.

Wicketkeeper Alex Carey returned soon after recovering from ailment, with Josh Inglis pressured to make way.

Glenn Maxwell was dropped to include an extra rate solution, with Nathan Ellis earning the nod.

Ashton Agar was all over again named 12th man, continuing a aggravating operate for the spinner following his range snub during the Exam collection.


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