Smith notches another 100 as Australia scores 389-4 vs India
SYDNEY (AP) — Steve Smith backed up his century from the first one-day cricket international with another hundred in the second ODI against India, guiding the home side to a record-breaking total of 389-4 while batting first at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Smith (104 off 64 balls) and Glenn Maxwell (63 off 29) did the most scoring, but David Warner, captain Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne all reached half-centuries.
Earlier, Australia won the toss and elected to bat. India had an unchanged lineup from the side which was beaten by 66 runs in the first ODI on Friday, also at the SCG.
Temperatures reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and the early advantage went to Australia as India would have to field in the searing conditions.
Australia replaced the injured Marcus Stoinis with Moises Henriques. Stoinis went off the field in the first match with a side strain.
The third and final match is scheduled for Wednesday at Canberra's Manuka Oval. Australia and India meet in a four-match test series starting Dec. 17 in Adelaide.
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