The 3-match ODI series between India vs Australia began on Friday (March 17). The first match of the tournament was played at the Wankhede Stadium. In this match, the Indian team bagged the match by 5 wickets with an excellent team performance. With this win, the Indian team has taken the lead in the series. At the same time, the most experienced batsman of the team, Virat Kohli, failed. Virat, who is known as the chess master in ODI cricket, has seen a decline in his second innings performance in the last few matches.
In the match played in Mumbai, the Indian team needed 189 runs to win. After Ishan Kishan was dismissed cheaply, Virat came in to bat at number three. However, he failed to make a big knock. Mitchell Starc gets him down for just 4 runs.
Virat has a record of 46 centuries in ODI cricket. As many as 26 of these centuries have come while chasing runs. However, from the last seven matches, Virat is failing in chasing runs. In these seven matches, he has scored 65 runs at an average of 9.28. Meanwhile, his highest score remained only 17. However, on the other hand, his average of 109 batting first in the last five innings has been impressive.
Considering this match, it was decided to bowl first. The Indian bowlers did an excellent job restricting Australia to 188 runs. Mitchell Marsh contributed the most for Australia with an aggressive innings of 81 runs. Shami and Siraj took three wickets each for India. After that, the Indian team was in trouble while chasing these runs. However, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja made the win by making a century partnership.
(Virat Kohli Last Seven Innings While Chasing In ODI Average Under 10 He Flop Against Australia)