Aussies are in a strong position..

INDvsAUS 1st ODI: In the first ODI between India and Australia at Wankhede, Australia lost the toss and came to bat first. Despite losing two wickets, they are still in a strong position.

INDvsAUS 1st ODI: Hardik, Jadeja and Siraj get wickets, Australia Eye on Big Score MSV

First Published Mar 17, 2023, 3:18 PM IST

Australia is playing hard in the first ODI between India and Australia at Wankhede. Star batsman Mitchell Marsh, who came into the team after a long time (81 off 65 balls, 10 fours, 5 sixes) toyed with the Indian bowlers. Along with Marnus Labushane (11 not out) the Aussies increased the scoring rate. But Indian star all rounder Ravindra Jadeja shocked the Aussies. After losing the toss and coming into bat, Australia scored 130 runs for the loss of 3 wickets at the end of 20 overs.

Mohammed Siraj shocked the Aussies who lost the toss and came to bat first in the first over. Opener Travis Head (5) was clean bowled by Siraj to give India the break. Even after losing the first wicket, the Aussies were not scared. Marsh added 72 runs for the second wicket with Steve Smith (22 off 30 balls, 4 fours).

Siraj, who took a wicket in the first over, scored huge runs in the next overs. Mars hit three boundaries in the fourth over of the Aussie innings. Smith then hit two fours off Shami’s bowling. Marsh scored two more boundaries in the 8th over bowled by Siraj. Shardul hit a huge six in the tenth over.

The Indian bowlers were changed to get these two out but to no avail. In the end, in the third ball of the 13th over bowled by captain Hardik Pandya, Smith gave a catch to wicketkeeper KL Rahul and was dismissed. Marsh, who is currently leading the Aussie innings along with Labuschenne. This is Marsh’s 14th century in ODIs.

After the half century, Marsh hit 4 and 6 in the 19th over bowled by Kuldeep. But in the 20th over bowled by Jadeja, Marsh gave a catch to Siraj and reached the pavilion. The Aussies eyed a huge score with Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green and Marcus Stoinis also present after Labushen Josh Inglis at the crease. India’s target can be 350 plus if they play in this momentum.

Last Updated Mar 17, 2023, 3:18 PM IST

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