World Cup 2023 Australia had a golden opportunity to win the match against India
New Delhi: The Indian team has started the ICC ODI World Cup with a great win. In this match played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India defeated Australia by 6 wickets. In the match, Australia won the toss and batted first, giving India a target of 200 runs. In response, Team India lost 3 wickets in the first 2 runs. After that, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul took over the game. Australia had a golden chance to win this match, but a mistake by an Australian player let the chance slip away. The 8th over of the innings was bowled by Josh Hazlewood, who had earlier taken 2 wickets. India’s score was 20 runs for 3 wickets. Then on the third ball of the same over, Kohli tried to hit an aerial shot but the ball remained in the air inside the circle.
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Wicketkeeper Alex Carey and fielder Mitchell Marsh ran to catch this ball and both of them got confused but Mitchell Marsh could not take the catch. This mistake cost the Australian team with a defeat. When Kohli dropped this catch, he was playing on 12 runs. After which he scored 85 runs off 116 balls and played an important part in winning the team. Apart from this, KL Rahul played an innings of 97 runs off 115 balls and snatched away the win from the hands of Australia. With the help of Kohli and Rahul’s innings, India lost 4 wickets and scored 201 runs in 41.2 overs to win the match. In this match, Kohli and Rahul made a partnership of 165 runs for the fifth wicket. While fast bowler Josh Hazlewood took 3 wickets and Mitchell Starc took 1 wicket for the Australian team.
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This is how the Australian team lost
Australia’s batting decision after winning the toss proved correct initially, but this decision proved wrong against the Indian spinners. Australia had made 110 runs for 2 wickets in 27 overs. However, wickets started to fall continuously and the Australian team gathered at the pavilion on 199 runs in 49.3 overs.
Steve Smith scored the highest 46 runs for Australia. Apart from this, David Warner scored 41 runs, Mitchell Starc scored 28 runs and Marnus Labusche scored 27 runs. Apart from him, no batsman could cross the 20 mark. In Indian bowling, Ravindra Jadeja took 3 wickets for 28 runs, Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah got 2 wickets each.
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