Rahul won by hitting a six, Kohli scored 85 runs
Chennai (EMS). Team India has started its mission in the ODI World Cup 2023 with a win. India defeated Australia by 6 wickets in their first match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Let us tell you that Australia won the toss and batted first and scored 199 runs in 49.3 overs. Steve Smith scored the highest 46 runs. For India, Ravindra Jadeja took 3 wickets, Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah took 2-2 wickets. Whereas Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin took 1-1 wicket.
Kohli and Rahul handled the bad start
India had a very poor start in response to the target of 200 runs on a difficult pitch in Chennai. India lost 3 wickets for 2 runs only. Openers Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma and number-4 batsman Shreyas Iyer returned to the pavilion after getting out without opening the account. From here, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul made a partnership of 165 runs for the fourth wicket and led India to victory. Virat Kohli, who came to play at number-3, scored his 7th fifty in the World Cup. He completed the 67th half century of his ODI career. Kohli scored 85 runs on 116 balls at a strike rate of 73.28. Kohli’s innings included 6 fours.
Spinners pushed Australian batsmen on backfoot
Indian spinners bowled amazingly. Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin together sent 6 Kangaroo batsmen to the pavilion. Jadeja took three wickets. Kuldeep got 2 wickets and Ashwin got 1 wicket.
165 run partnership between Kohli-Rahul
After losing 3 wickets early, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul took over the Indian innings. Both of them made a partnership of 165 runs on 215 balls for the fourth wicket. Hazlewood broke this partnership by dismissing Kohli.
Powerplay- Rohit, Ishaan and Iyer out on zero. The Indian team, which came to chase the target of 200 runs, had a bad start. The team scored 27 runs for three wickets in 10 overs. Captain Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer were out for 0 runs.
India got 3 setbacks on the score of 2
In response, the Indian innings faltered. The team lost the wickets of Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer on the score of 2 runs. All three returned to the pavilion without opening their account.
Australia gave a target of 200 runs
Australia won the toss and batted first and were all out for 199 runs in 49.3 overs at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. Steve Smith played innings of 46 runs and David Warner played innings of 41 runs.
Jadeja took 3 wickets
From India, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin together sent 6 Kangaroo batsmen to the pavilion. From Australia team, opener David Warner scored 41 runs and Steve Smith scored 46 runs. Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets from the Indian team. Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah got two wickets each. While Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Siraj got 1-1 wicket.
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