IND vs AUS 2020: DETTOL ODI SERIES PERFORMANCE

IND vs AUS 2020

The Dettol Odi series comprised of three Odis that took place on Australian soil starting 27th November 2020.

The games were played across two venues name the SCG and Manuka Oval. India was the touring team and took on the Australian team. 

IND VS AUS 2020

Here is a brief analysis of what happened during the tour.

First ODI

The first ODI took place at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The pitch report was concluded with, “Win the toss, bat first”. Australia won the toss and batted first.

The deadly duo of Finch and Warner started off proceedings with a mammoth 156 run partnership.

IND VS AUS 2020

Shami produced the first breakthrough in the 28th over.

Next came Steve Smith and ended up scoring a quickfire 105. Glenn Maxwell also chipped in with a 45 run cameo.

Australia ended up with 374 runs on the board losing 6 wickets.

With Rohit Sharma missing out India went Mayank Agarwal as the opener.

Australia produced three wickets within the first 10 overs and India was put in the backfoot. 

Soon Rahul also departed making the total 101-4. With a partnership in need, Pandya and Dhawan started a sensible partnership.

It ended with Dhawan departing for 74 and the score at 229-5. Pandya soon departed for a well made 90.

The Indians were bundled out for a cumulative total of 308. The Australians won the game by 66 runs.

Second ODI

The second ODI also took place at the SCG. Australia yet again won the toss and batted first.

Australia picked Henriques for Stoinis, who had to miss the game to a niggle.

Finch and Warner put together a solid 140 run partnership.

Shami once again produced the first breakthrough for India. Smith came in and looked solid from the word go.

Warner fell for 83 but Smith and Labuschagne went on. They built a 136 run partnership.

Smith and Labuschagne ended with 104 and 70 respectively. Maxwell also contributed with a 63 off 29 balls. Australia ended up with 389.

The Indians looked confident from the start but lost their first wicket at 58.

With the second wicket falling at 60, Kohli and Iyer looked to build a partnership.

They did so, by building a 93 run stand for the third wicket. Iyer went for 38 and Rahul joined Kohli at the crease.

They steadied the ship but the partnership ended with Kohli getting dismissed to Hazelwood for 89.

Rahul scored a 76 and was dismissed while trying to slog Zampa. With India at 321-5, Cummins picked up two back to back wicket of Jadeja and Pandya.

India ended up with 338-9, losing the game by 51 runs. Australia won the series 2-0, with one game to spare.

Third ODI

The third ODI took place at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. India won the toss and chose to bat first.

Indians went in with four changes namely Gill, Thakur, Kuldeep, and Natarajan.

Warner had to opt-out after injuring himself in the last game. Cameron Green made his debut for Australia as well.

Dhawan fell early and Kohli came out next. Kohli stood at the crease while he was running out of partners.

Kohli reached his 50 with India reeling at 123-4. He soon departed leaving the team in a spot of bother at 152-5.

What followed next was a brilliant 150 run partnership between Jadeja and Pandya.

They both took India to 302 with Pandya at 92* and Jadeja at 66*.

Indian fans had waited so long for such a match-saving partnership especially from the lower order.

Natarajan struck early for India dismissing Labuschagne. Soon Thakur removed Smith with Australia at 56-2.

After a 50 odd run partnership with Finch, Henriques fell for 22.

In a matter of time, Australia was 158-5, thanks to some good bowling by the Indians.

Maxwell looked dangerous, who built a partnership with Agar. Maxwell was soon outdone by a brilliant yorker from Bumrah.

The lower order fell cheaply and Australia bundled out for 289. India won the game by 13 runs.

Australia won the series 2-1 and Steve Smith has adjudged the player of the series.

Stats at a glance | IND vs AUS 2020:

Most Runs : 

Aaron Finch – 249

Steve Smith – 216

Hardik Pandya – 210

Virat Kohli – 173

Most Wickets :

Adam Zampa – 7

Josh Hazlewood – 6

Jasprit Bumrah – 4

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About the author

Snehasish Pattanayak is an avid cricket follower. A student who is currently pursuing B.Tech , he first came across the game of cricket in 2007 when India won the inaugural T20 World Cup , since then there has been no looking back ."Cricket is my first love",says Snehasish.

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