The first ODI between India and Australia is being played in Mumbai. In this ongoing match at the Wankhede Stadium, the Indian bowlers performed tremendously in the first innings. All the fast bowlers showed their edge and Australia wrapped up the innings for just 188 runs. Once in good shape, Australia’s innings collapsed like a house of cards. The young Australian batsmen could not answer the thorough bowling of the Indian bowlers.
All the Australian batsmen were seen struggling in the Test series. Everyone expected the picture to change somewhat in the ODI series. However, this time the situation remained as it was. Head, who looked in good form in the Test series, managed to score only four runs. After that, Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh, who have a lot of experience of playing in India, were a bit unsettled by the Indian bowlers. He made a partnership of 72 runs. Marsh was literally crushed by the Indian bowlers. He scored 81 runs off 65 balls with the help of 10 fours and 5 sixes. Australia were 129 for 3 in 19.4 overs when Marsh was dismissed for the third wicket.
Jos English and Cameron Green, who are playing ODI series for the first time in India, added another 30 runs. As Australia looked to make 300, Shami bent English’s wicket. After that, the situation was so bad for Australia that Shami and Siraj bowled as many as 24 runs in a row to end Australia’s innings at 188. This is Australia’s lowest score against India in ODIs in the last 22 years.
Green was the fifth Australian batsman to be dismissed on 169 runs. Australia lost six of their batsmen, scoring just 19 runs off the next 47 balls. Shami and Siraj took three wickets each for India. So, Jadeja managed to take two wickets. Hardik and Shardul also got one wicket each.
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