Team India batter Shreyas Iyer slammed a spectacular century in the second ODI against Australia on Sunday, September 24 at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. He silenced his critics, who questioned his form and fitness ahead of the ICC ODI 2023 World Cup.
Shreyas Iyer walked out to bat at number three following Ruturaj Gaikwad’s wicket. His partnership with Shubman Gill laid a solid platform for Team India in the match. The duo added 200 runs for the second-wicket stand taking on the Aussie bowlers, slamming boundaries and sixes. Iyer completed his fifty in the sixteenth over off 41 deliveries, with a fantastic six against Johnson Spencer.
The right-handed batter continued the innings with stunning shots. He brought up his century in the thirtieth over of the innings, with a single. Shreyas Iyer roared in celebration after getting to the three-figure mark. This is his third century in ODI cricket.
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The century celebration from Shreyas Iyer.
India's Mr. Consistent is back! pic.twitter.com/9kr4Kwl1ca
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 24, 2023
Soon after his century, Shreyas Iyer was dismissed by Sean Abbott. He got a lifeline on the third delivery when Sean Abbott did not seem to be in complete control of the catch when the ball touched the ground. However, on the fifth delivery, Shreyas Iyer was caught by Matthew Short at mid-wicket for 105 runs. The Indian batter slammed eleven boundaries and three sixes during the innings.
Shreyas Iyer’s terrific stats at Number three for India in ODIs
Team India batter Shreyas Iyer has performed well at Number three in the ODI format. He slammed a century at the position in the second ODI against Australia at Holkar Stadium in Indore. He averages 58.36 at Number three for India, scoring 642 runs in eleven innings, including six fifties. Overall, Shreyas Iyer has scored 1753 runs in 46 ODI matches for Team India. He averages 46.13 and has a strike rate of 97.55, scoring three centuries and fourteen fifties.