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Following the top of the 2023 Border-Gavaskar TrophyIndia and Australia now take one another on in a three-match ODI sequence, the primary match of which was performed on Friday, March 17. The hosts received the toss within the first match and elected to area first.
The Aussies acquired off to a subpar begin as Travis Head was dismissed early courtesy of Mohammed Siraj. It was the 31-year-old Mitchell Marsh who got here by means of for the guests and performed a superb knock of 81 runs off 65 deliveries. The remainder of the batting line-up of Australia couldn’t quantity to something a lot, and the guests have been bundled out for 188 runs.
Former India batsman Aakash Chopra not too long ago got here ahead to provide his tackle Australia’s batting show. He opined that besides Marsh, no different batsman was in a position to put up a powerful efficiency as wickets saved falling on the different finish.
“David Warner and Alex Carey weren’t obtainable for Australia, however the batting regarded barely 50-50. How will it work out if it occurs on such pitches? Mitchell Marsh hit, he batted extraordinarily properly, however the wickets saved falling from the opposite finish,” Aakash Chopra stated in a video on his YouTube channel.
“Mitchell Marsh scored 81, and the complete staff scored 188. You say there may be quite a lot of depth in batting and the complete staff drowned in that depth. When 188 runs are scored, you’re feeling they’re much less, however whenever you see the pitch , you suppose there may be some downside because the opposition staff has scored solely 188,” he added.
KL Rahul’s rejuvenation helps India safe win
As India got here in to chase the goal, Mitchell Starc made positive that the hosts didn’t chase the goal with ease. Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav have been all dismissed early because the strain mounted on India.
It was the sensible knock of KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja that led them to a superb win. Rahul, who had been struggling to search out his kind not too long ago, got here by means of for his facet and scored an excellent and unbeaten 75-run knock, clinching the win for India.
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