‘Only 37 overs, you don’t see that too often’: Steve Smith exclaims surprise after Australia thrash India at Vizag

Mitchell Starc led an Australian fast-bowling demolition of India as the visitors won the second ODI by 10 wickets to level the three-match series on Sunday.

Starc took 5/53 in eight overs, his ninth ODI five-wicket haul, as India was bowled out for 117 runs in 26 overs.

It scored 121 runs in 11 overs to completely dominate the game, with Marsh hitting 66 not out off 36 balls.

It was India’s heaviest ODI defeat in terms of balls remaining as Australia won with 39 overs (234 balls) to spare.

Australia captain Steven Smith was surprised with the quick result.

“Was a quick one. Only 37 overs you don’t see that too often,” he said in the post-match presentation.

Praising his premier fast bowler, Smith said, “Starc, with the new ball, put them under pressure.”

“It was a nice start to the day. I didn’t know how the wicket was going to play. There was no real total in mind. It was about going out there and executing our skills and hopefully putting Indians under pressure, fortunately we were able to do that,” he said.

“It was one of those days and we were on the right side of it. Just that kind of a day when the nicks went to hand,” he added.

The three-match series is now level 1-1, after India won the first ODI in Mumbai by five wickets.

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