India vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Against the trio of Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin, the Australian team could score only 199 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Indian spinners proved to be a puzzle for the Kangaroo batsmen. The most successful bowler for India was Ravindra Jadeja. Sir Jadeja gave only 28 runs with 2 maidens in 10 overs and took 3 wickets. Whereas for Australia, Steve Smith scored the maximum 46 runs.
India’s lethal bowling was such that the Australian team could not even play the full 50 overs. Australia’s middle order fell apart like a pack of cards in front of the Indian bowlers.
Warner and Smith gave a solid start, middle order was a complete flop
The Australian team, which came to bat first after winning the toss, did not have a good start. Mitchell Marsh, famous for his stormy batting, was out without opening his account. Jasprit Bumrah got him caught out by Virat Kohli. After this, Steve Smith and David Warner gave a solid start. Both made a partnership of 69 runs for the second wicket. However, after the ball became old, it became difficult for both of them to score runs.
Warner was out after scoring 41 runs in 52 balls with the help of 6 fours. He was caught out by Kuldeep Yadav on his own ball. After this, there was a partnership of 36 runs between Marnel Labuschagne and Steve Smith, but as soon as Smith was out, the Australian batsman was out on the lines of ‘Tu Chal Main Aaya’.
Smith scored 46 runs in 71 balls with the help of five fours. Labuschagne returned to the pavilion after scoring 27 runs in 41 balls. After this, Glenn Maxwell 15, Alex Carey 00, Cameron Green 08 and captain Pat Cummins could score only 15 runs.
In the end, Mitchell Starc scored 28 runs in 35 balls with the help of two fours and a six and took the team’s score close to 200. Whereas Adam Zampa returned unbeaten on 06 runs and Josh Hazlewood on one run.
Ravindra Jadeja took maximum three wickets for India. Apart from this, Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets each. Whereas Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin got one success each.
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