Highlights from the IND vs. AUS World Cup 2023 match: Virat Kohli and KL Rahul once again put on a clinic as India defeated Australia by six wickets in Chennai on Sunday to begin their World Cup 2023 campaign. After India was reduced to 2-3 in the second over, Rahul returned unbeaten on 97(115), and Kohli hammered 85(116), as the pair stitched a vital 165(215)-run stand for the fourth wicket. With 9.4 overs remaining, India finished the 200-run chase thanks to their efforts.
In the meanwhile, the spinners Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, and Kuldeep Yadav from India contributed to India’s victory by holding Australia to a meagre 199/10 in 49.3 overs. Two of Jadeja’s three wickets, which he took for a total of 28 runs, fell in the same over. While Ravichandran Ashwin only took one, Kuldeep took two.
IND vs. AUS World Cup 2023 Match Highlights
For 85 runs, Virat Kohli was ejected. However, the top Indian hitter and KL Rahul finished the job. Hardik Pandya and Rahul stepped it up a level after Kohli was out, finishing the game with more than 8 overs to spare. In the last seconds of the game, both hitters smacked a couple sixes to seal the victory.
The Indians benefit greatly from this alliance. They accomplished all the Indian think tank could have asked for. The trust in the position is rising, and it is now looking strong to save India from perilous seas. The game is already gone, but one wicket here might trigger another, changing the match’s entire dynamic. One may lead to two, and two can lead to three on this type of wicket. India will be hoping that this partnership may help them come near to the objective as they bat deeply. already increased the total by more than 78 runs.
Awful beginning for India. The two India starters have returned to the hut. With just 199 to defend, Australia has launched its attack with full might. Rohit Sharma was caught in front of his stumps after Kishan was first caught behind the wicket. With Shreyas Iyer continuing without interfering with the scorers.
Indian bowlers Ravindra Jadeja (3 for 28), Kuldeep Yadav (2 for 42), and Jasprit Bumrah (2 for 35) helped India, which had chosen to bat first at Chepauk, limit Australia to a meagre 199. In their first spells, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj both bowled accurate lengths while maintaining tight control. Mitch Marsh was dismissed by Bumrah’s jaffa delivery as Virat Kohli dove to his left at first slip to capture an unbelievable catch. India controlled the first 10 overs of the match. But David Warner and Steve Smith steadied the ship and have already reached their fifty-run stand.
Australia chose to bat first after winning the toss. India’s innings got off to a wonderful start when they quickly removed the dangerous Mitchell Marsh. Jasprit Bumrah’s tiny outswinging ball brushed the bat’s edge and went straight to first slip, where Virat Kohli made an incredible diving grab. As a result, Kohli is now the Indian player with the most World Cup catches, surpassing Anil Kumble.