It was Starc’s ninth five-wicket haul in 109 ODI innings, the joint-most for an Australia bowler along with Brett Lee (217 innings).

He is also joint-third with Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) on the all-time five-for list, with only Pakistan’s Waqar Younis (13) and Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (10) ahead of him.

He was named player of the match for his efforts.

“My rhythm has been good of late. I bowled a little fuller than other guys. Both the pitches in this series have helped seamers. My role is to attack the stumps and bring every form of dismissal into play,” he said.

The third ODI will be played in Chennai on Wednesday.

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