Mitchell Starc has broke the backbone of India in his first spell in Visakhapatnam ODI. Australia won the toss and elected to field first. India opened with returning captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. Mitchell Starc did not let India get a good opening. He removed Shubman Gill (0) in the first over. Mitchell Starc removed Suryakumar Yadav (0), Rohit Sharma (13) and first ODI batting hero, KL Rahul (9) in his first 5 overs.
Virat Kohli (32) tried to build a partnership with Ravindra Jadeja (16) but he got out to Nathan Ellis. Sean Abbott removed Hardik Pandya (1), Kuldeep Yadav (4), Mohammed Shami (0). Axar Patel anticipated that Indian innings is coming to an end and decided to tonk few sixes. He remained not out on 29. Mitchell Starc completed his 9th 5-wicket haul in ODIs for Australia by taking Siraj wicket. He equaled Brett Lee record for most number of 5-wicket hauls in ODIs for Australia. Mitchell Starc returned with 8-1-53-5 bowling figures.
He took 9 5-wicket hauls for Australia in his 219 ODI wickets. Mitchell Starc is behind Waqar Younis (13), Muthiah Muralidaran (10) in the all-time list. He is on joint third place with Brett Lee (9), Shahid Afridi (9). If Mitchell Starc manages to take another 5-wicket haul he will be the highest 5-wicket haul taker in ODIs for Australia. India got all-out for 117 in 26 overs and Australia are set to equal the series by 1-1. In the first ODI, Australia got all-out for 188 and in this second one, India got bowled out for 117!
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