Australia thrash India by 51 runs to clinch series

New Delhi: Australia has beaten Team India by 51 runs in the 2nd ODI to clinch the three-match ODI series at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday.

With the victory, the home side has clinched the ongoing series with a game to spare by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead, after the majestic Steve Smith produced another master-class in the form of a 64-ball 104.

Australian Skipper Aaron Finch won his second toss of the series and opted to bat first against the Men in Blue.

Openers Aaron Finch and David Warner continued their good run of partnerships against India as the duo not only scored a fifty each but also shared a mammoth 142-run stand for the opening wicket.

It was India’s fifth consecutive ODI defeat for the first time since January 2016 with the tourists now bidding to prevent a series whitewash.

Steve Smith smacked his second consecutive century in the series. Steve was adjusted Man of the Match again.

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