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Team India is playing its first match in the ODI World Cup 2023 today against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. India has got a target of 200 runs. Team India has Virat Kohli and KL Rahul at the crease.
Team India had a bad start in chasing the target. Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer were out for zero. Ishaan was dismissed by Starc. So Hazlewood dismissed Rohit and Iyer in the same over.
Team India bowled out Australia for 199 runs in 49.3 overs in the first match of the World Cup. Indian spinners dominated the Chepauk ground in Chennai on Sunday. Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin combined to send 6 Kangaroo batters to the pavilion.
From Australia, 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 Mohammad Siraj got 1 wicket each.
Warner became the fastest player to score 1000 runs in the World Cup
The Australian opener became the fastest player to score 1000 runs in the ODI World Cup. Warner made this record in 19 innings. Earlier this record was held by Sachin Tendulkar and AB de Villiers (20 innings).
Warner-Smith saved the Kangaroos from the shock
After Mitchell Marsh was dismissed for 5 runs, David Warner and Steve Smith propelled the Kangaroos innings. Both added 69 runs off 85 balls for the second wicket. Warner scored 36(44) and Smith 33(41) in the partnership. Kuldeep Yadav broke this partnership by dismissing Warner.
The Australian team lost 1 wicket in the powerplay, but later took over the innings
Team Australia did not start well. Bumrah dismissed Mitchell Marsh for zero. After this Warner and Smith took over the innings and scored 43 runs in the powerplay.
This is how Australia’s wicket fell…
First: Second ball of the third over, Bumrah bowled a good length, which fell on the seam and swung slightly out, which was edged as Marsh went to defend and Kohli, standing at fursed slip, took a brilliant catch.
Second: On the third ball of the 17th over, Kuldeep gave Warner room to shoot from cover, but the bowler went to Kuldeep’s side and Kuldeep took the catch.
Third: Before the 28th over, Jadeja bowled the ball on the off stump, which Smith went to defend, but the ball took a hard turn and was bowled.
Fourth: In the second ball of the 30th over, Jadeja bowled outside the off-stump, which Marnus Labuchen went for a sweep shot, which was brilliantly caught by wicketkeeper KL Rahul as he edged.
Fifth: On the fourth ball of the 30th over, Ravindra Jadeja bowled a good length, which Alex Carey went to defend, but missed and was dismissed LBW.
Sixth: On the fifth ball of the 36th over, Kuldeep bowled to Maxwell, who missed the shot and was bowled.
Seventh: Second ball of the 37th over, Ashwin bowled a short length which Cameron Green played a cut shot, but was caught by Hardik at backward point.
Eighth: Pat Cummins was dismissed off Bumrah’s bowling in the second ball of the 43rd over.
Ninth: Second ball of the 49th over, Hardik bowled a full length ball, which Adam Zampa went to shoot from long-off, but was caught by Kohli standing inside the circle.
Tenth: In the third ball of the last over, Siraj bowled a bouncer to Starc, which Starc played a pull, but the timing was off and Iyer caught it by running for the boundary.
A place to the north instead of Gill
Ishan Kishan will open in place of Shubman Gill. Gill contracted dengue three days ago, from which he is still not recovered.
Both teams playing-11
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj.
Australia: Pat Cummins (captain), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa.
Australia won the toss and decided to bat first.
Read the pre-match reports…
Head-to-head and records
Team India recently won the Asia Cup and then defeated the same Australian team 2-1 in the three-match ODI series. The Australian team’s recent record under the captaincy of Pat Cummins is also a cause for concern as they lost the series against South Africa before coming to India.
Before the World Cup, Team India had to play two warm-up matches against England and Netherlands. However, this was not possible due to rain. On the other hand, Australia defeated Pakistan in the warm-up match.
However, a total of 149 ODIs have been played between the two teams so far. Australia won 83 matches and India won 56 matches. 10 matches were inconclusive. Australia also dominates the ODI World Cup. 12 matches were played between the two teams. Australia won 8th and India only 4th. However, India won the last match in 2019.
India’s top players
There is a question mark over Shubman Gill’s performance in this match and he has been our top performer as a batsman so far this year. Gill has scored 1230 runs in 20 matches. He also scored a double century. On the bowling front, Kuldeep Yadav took 33 wickets in 17 ODIs this year. Its economy during this period was 4.72.
Chennai’s pitch is usually spin friendly, if the pitch is still favorable for spin today then Team India can go with 3 spinners. Along with Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin may get a chance.
Labuschagne and Zampa top players
Marnus Labusche played 11 matches for Australia this year and scored 464 runs at a strike rate of 93.17. The highest was 124 runs.
The Kangaroo team has a strong bowling attack. Mitchell Starc and captain Pat Cummins can shake up any batting unit, while Josh Hazlewood will take over with the new ball. However, leg-spinner Adam Zampa was more successful this year. He has taken 15 wickets in 9 matches with an economy of 6.29.
The MA Chidambaram Stadium wicket proved helpful for the spinners after the opening few overs. If a batsman has good footwork, he can score a lot on the track. Perhaps this is the reason why the Indian team management is considering playing 3 spinners.
A total of 31 One Day Internationals have been played in this stadium so far. Interestingly, the winning percentage of the teams batting first and second is 50-50. It means that the teams batting first and second won 15 matches, while one match was tied. However, 3 of the last 4 matches were won by the teams batting first.
Weather in Chennai will be mostly clear on 8th October. However, cloudy weather may remain for some time. Chance of rain is only 10%. Meanwhile, the wind speed will be 19 km per hour. Moisture will cause problems for players and spectators. It will be 78%.