Mitchell Starc equalled the document variety of five-wicket ODI hauls by an Australian bowler because the vacationers demolished India by 10 wickets in Visakhapatnam.
The left-armer took 5-53, his ninth five-wicket return in 50-over cricket and matching Brett Lee’s achievement, to assist skittle India for less than 117 in 26 overs after they have been put in to bat.
Australia openers Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head then savaged the Indian bowlers as they coasted to victory in simply 11 overs – the 234 deliveries that went unused making it the house facet’s heaviest-ever margin of defeat in one-day cricket.
Shubman Gill was out for a duck in Starc’s first over and, though Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added 29, it proved to be the best partnership of India’s innings as their collapse gathered tempo.
Starc picked up two wickets in as many balls, with Rohit caught at slip and Suryakumar Yadav trapped lbw earlier than Lokesh Rahul departed in the identical style.
Sean Abbott (3-23) and Nathan Ellis (2-13) supplied ample assist, the latter eradicating Kohli for 31 off 35 deliveries, though Axar Patel’s unbeaten 29 at a run a ball nudged India previous the 100 mark.
However Abbott helped to mop up the tail, dismissing Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammad Shami in successive balls earlier than Starc returned to finish his five-for by bowling Mohammed Siraj for a duck.
Any hopes of an India fightback have been rapidly stifled by Marsh, who had hit 81 within the collection opener and maintained that type by blazing an unbeaten 66 from 36, together with six sixes and 6 fours.
The opener introduced up his half-century off 28 deliveries, whereas Head’s progress was solely barely extra sedate as he smashed 51 not out from 30, together with 10 fours.
Australia’s resounding victory brings the three-match collection stage, with the deciding match to happen on Wednesday in Chennai.
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