Team India won the first ODI… KL Rahul checked the trolls with a classy half century…


First Published Mar 17, 2023, 8:40 PM IST

KL Rahul, who failed consecutively in T20 and Tests and lost his place in the team, is showing his class in ODIs. KL Rahul helped Team India lose 5 wickets for 83 runs as in-form players like Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli failed with a fantastic half century and gave Team India a great victory in the first ODI against Australia.

KL Rahul, who scored the 13th half-century of his ODI career in 73 balls, formed an unbeaten partnership of 108 runs for the sixth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja. KL Rahul scored 75 runs off 91 balls with 7 fours and a six while Ravindra Jadeja scored 45 runs off 69 balls with 5 fours.

KL Rahul, who batted in 17 innings at the fifth place in ODIs, scored 7 half centuries and one century.

The Indian team, which started batting with a target of 189 runs, lost 3 wickets for 16 runs… Shubman Gill, who scored 20 runs with 3 fours in 31 balls, and Mitchell Starc got out in the bowling and lost the fourth wicket at 39 runs…

At this stage, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul added 44 runs partnership for the fifth wicket. Captain Hardik Pandya, who scored 25 runs with 3 fours and a six off 31 balls, tried a huge shot off Stoinis’ bowling… caught Cameron Green near the boundary line and joined the pavilion..

The Indian team lost the fifth wicket at 83 runs. Team India needs 106 more runs to win. Apart from KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja at the crease, there are no notable batsmen in the Indian batting order. The result of the match depends on these two.

Chasing the target of 189 runs, Team India got only 2 runs in the first over and Marcus Stoinis dismissed Ishan Kishan as an lbw in the second over. The Indian team lost the first wicket at 5 runs. In the next over, Shubman Gill’s catch was dropped by wicket keeper Josh English…otherwise the second wicket would have fallen within two balls.

Virat Kohli, who scored 4 runs with a four in 9 balls, was dismissed lbw off the bowling of Mitchell Starc. Virat Kohli, knowing that he was stranded in front of the wickets, reached the pavilion without even taking DRS…

Mitchell Starc ducked Suryakumar Yadav off the next ball. Although the umpire declared not out, the result came in favor of Australia who took DRS. Suryakumar Yadav got a golden duck out of Mitchell Starc’s bowling. Team India lost 3 wickets for 16 runs in the first 5 overs.

Australia lost the toss and batted first and were all out for 188 runs. Mitchell Marsh scored 81 runs off 65 balls with 10 fours and 5 sixes and became the top scorer. None of the rest of the Aussie batsmen could score 30 plus. Among the Indian bowlers, Siraj and Shami took 30 wickets and Ravindra Jadeja got 2 wickets.

Last Updated Mar 17, 2023, 8:40 PM IST


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *