The form David Warner is in at the moment, India needed something special to get rid of him in the ongoing second ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). And that special moment was provided by Shreyas Iyer as India managed to send back the Australia opener.
After scoring 69 in the first ODI on Friday at the same venue, David Warner crossed the 50-run mark again and was looking set to score a century. The southpaw was batting on 83 off just 77 balls before his attempt to steal a quick double brought about his downfall thanks to a stunning piece of effort from Shreyas Iyer.
On the third ball of the 27th over bowled by Ravindra Jadeja, Steve Smith chipped the ball towards long-off and called for two straightaway. After reaching the non-striker’s end, Smith looked a bit hesitant but he decided to go for the second when he saw his partner David Warner charging towards him.
In the meantime, Shreyas Iyer came running towards the ball, collected it cleanly before scoring a direct hit from long-off to catch Warner short of his crease. The Australia opener put in a full length dive but that was not enough to save him as Shreyas Iyer gave the Men in Blue the much-needed wicket.
Here is a clip of the run-out:
Spot on ?
A brilliant direct hit from Shreyas Iyer and David Warner is run out!
A big wicket for India ?
— ICC (@ICC) November 29, 2020
Meanwhile, Australia are in a strong spot once again. The hosts were on 193 for 2 in the 31st over with Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in the middle. Earlier, Warner and Aaron Finch gave the hosts another flying start by adding 142 runs for the first wicket. Mohammed Shami broke the stand when he sent back Finch for 60.
Australia are leading the three-match series after winning the series-opener by 66 runs. Batting first, the hosts had piled up 374 for 6 in their allotted 50 overs. Aaron Finch had scored 114 while Steve Smith had scored 105. In reply, India could only manage 308 for 8.