New Delhi: South African speedster Morne Morkel on Sunday bowled exceedingly well in the second ODI to help his team restrict Australia to 154 runs, after the hosts decided to bat first after winning the toss.
Morkel gave his team a perfect start as he got the better of explosive opener David Warner in the first over of the match.
The towering bowler then provided his team crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs to break the back of Australian middle order.
In the 34th over, when the hosts decided to take the batting powerplay, Morkel picked up two crucial wickets in the form of Matthew Wade and destructive Glenn Maxwell.
Maxwell didn't even manage to open his account and got out for a two-ball duck.
The speedster also took the wickets of Steve Smith and Mithchel Johnson to claim his five wicket haul.
Morkel got good support from the other bowlers, especially intimidating fast bowler Dale Steyn, who also grabbed three wickets.
Mitchell Marsh scored 67 runs, laced with three boundaries and two sixes to remain the highest scorer for the Aussies.
In the five match series Australia are leading 1-0 after winning the opening match of the series.