Indore (Uttam Hindu News): Before the game was stopped due to rain in the second ODI against Australia, Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill made the spectators present at Holkar Stadium happy with their brilliant strokeplay by making a partnership of 63 runs in 37 balls for the second wicket. done.
At present, India have reached 79/1 in 9.5 overs after being invited to bat first by Australia.
Ruturaj Gaikwad took India ahead with a composed look and a powerful cover drive against debutant fast bowler Spencer Johnson in the opening over. Josh Hazlewood was impressive with his line and length and this earned him the wicket of Gaikwad, who took an outside edge off the right-hander’s bat and was caught by Alex Carey.
Iyer, who came in at number three, found his rhythm by hitting two fours and a wrist clip on a lofted cover drive against Johnson. He then hit a drive-on-the-up against Hazlewood and hit three fours off his first seven balls.
He hit Sean Abbott down the line and hit two more fours by edging Carey off Hazlewood. Gill joined the boundary-hitting party by lofting Abbott over long-on for six runs and then dancing across the pitch to drive it through extra cover for four runs, bringing up a half-century of his partnership with Iyer. Did.
With a light drizzle, Gill hit it over fine leg for six after taking a boundary over the head of Cameron Green. But then rain came in force and disrupted the proceedings, forcing the players to leave the field.
Brief scores: India vs Australia 79/1 in 9.5 overs (Shreyas Iyer 34 not out, Shubman Gill 32 not out; Josh Hazlewood 1-21)