Early wickets allowed Australia to attack India more: Starc

Updated: Mar 19 2023 9:15PM

Visakhapatnam, Mar 19 (PTI) Australian pacer and 'Man of the Match' Mitchell Starc said the early inroads he made into the Indian batting lineup during powerplay made his bowling partners attack more aggressively, resulting in the hosts being bundled out for 117 in just 26 overs during the second ODI here on Sunday.

India suffered one of their worst ODI defeats against Australia with the visitors winning the match by 10 wickets to level the series 1-1 after Starc had wiped out the entire top order in powerplay. The left-arm pacer grabbed four wickets in powerplay overs and returned figures of 5/53 for the match as Australia levelled the series 1-1.

"Look, it was a complete bowling performance from us, the fact that we took powerplay wickets allowed us to attack even more throughout the innings," said Starc, who took his ninth five-for in ODIs.