India vs Australia series 2023 | India start ODI series on a winning note defeating Australia by 5 wickets
India defeated Australia by 5 wickets in the first ODI at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Australia were put in to bat first and got off to a steady start, thanks to openers David Warner and Aaron Finch. The duo put on a 73-run stand for the first wicket before Finch was dismissed for 36. Warner continued to bat positively and brought up his half-century off just 49 balls.
However, India’s bowlers managed to pull things back in the middle overs, picking up quick wickets of Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, and Travis Head. Warner was eventually dismissed for 52, and Australia were reduced to 166/4.
Cameron Green and Alex Carey then put on a 50-run partnership to revive Australia’s innings. But India’s bowlers struck again, dismissing Green and Carey in quick succession. Australia were eventually bowled out for 276 in 50 overs.
India’s bowling attack was led by Mohammed Shami, who picked up a five-wicket haul. Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal also picked up two wickets each.
In reply, India got off to a poor start, losing the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli cheaply. But Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill steadied the ship with a 100-run partnership for the third wicket. Gaikwad was eventually dismissed for 72, but Gill continued to bat positively and brought up his half-century off 61 balls.
Shreyas Iyer and Gill then added a 70-run partnership for the fourth wicket to put India in a commanding position. Gill was eventually dismissed for 85, but Iyer and Hardik Pandya saw India through to victory.
India won the match by 5 wickets with 10 overs to spare. Iyer remained unbeaten on 86, while Pandya hit a quick-fire 35.
Player of the match: Mohammed Shami (India)
Key takeaways from the match:
- India’s bowling attack was in top form, dismissing Australia for 276 in 50 overs.
- Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill scored half-centuries for India in the chase.
- Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya saw India through to victory with a 70-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
This was a morale-boosting win for India, who are coming off a title-winning Asia Cup campaign. Australia, on the other hand, will be disappointed with their performance and will need to bounce back in the second ODI.
|Here is list of the players in the India vs Australian teams for the first ODI on September 22, 2023|
|1||Rohit Sharma (c)|
|2||KL Rahul (vc)|
|1||Pat Cummins (c)|
here is the complete of players who were out and how many runs they scored in the first ODI between India and Australia:
|Aaron Finch||c Kohli b Bumrah||36|
|Marnus Labuschagne||c Gill b Shami||19|
|Steve Smith||b Shami||10|
|Travis Head||c Gill b Chahal||29|
|Cameron Green||c Kohli b Shami||33|
|Alex Carey||b Chahal||38|
|Mitchell Starc||c Gill b Shami||23|
|Josh Hazlewood||c Kohli b Shami||18|
|Matthew Short||b Bumrah||3|
|Sean Abbott||bowled Shami||1|
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