In the first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the Indians lost early wickets cheaply. Batting first, the Australian team could not put up a big score. But in reply, even the Indian batsmen could not give the team the desired start. India lost the first three wickets for just 16 runs. The fourth wicket was lost for 39 runs.
Australia’s legendary fast bowler Mitchell Starc (Mitchell Starc) and Marcus Stoinis took three wickets for the team in the opening five overs. Marcus Stoinis gave India the first knock. Opener Ishan Kishal was bowled by Stoinis in the second over of the innings. After that, Starc gave another blow in the form of Virat Kohli. Virat lost his wicket on the fifth ball of the fifth over. Starc walked Suryakumar Yadav on the very next ball, the last ball of the fifth over. Both Virat and Suryakumar lost their wickets.
Ishan Kishan took 3, Virat 4 and Suryakumar lost no wickets. As a result, India’s three key players returned to the tent for just 16 runs. When the team’s score was 39 runs, India got their fourth shock in the form of Shubman Gill. It was Starc who drove Gill to the tent on 20 runs. This match between both teams is being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and the pitch looks favorable for the fast bowlers. In the same way that Starc and Stoinis started Australia, Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj became India’s most profitable bowlers.
Mitchell Starc is on fire! 🔥
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 17, 2023
At the start of the match, Indian captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bat first. Shami and Siraj took three wickets each for Australia, who batted first. Ravindra Jadeja also took 2 wickets. Hardik Pandya and Guldeep Yadav took one wicket each. Opener Mitchell Marsh scored the highest knock of 81 runs while batting for Australia. No other Australian batsman could even score 30 runs. As a result, Australia lost all wickets in 35.4 overs after batting first for 188 runs.
(Mitchell Starc and Marcus Stoinis took India’s three most important wickets in the opening overs)
‘Oh, hame tumse mohabbat hai…’, Mohammad Shami tweeted as he bowled out the Kangaroos for 188 runs.
Australia prostrate before Siraj-Shami! Challenge of 189 runs for victory in front of Team India