In the first one-day match being held at the Wankhede venue as part of the three-match ODI series against Australia, the Indian bowlers failed. Initially, the Aussies looked like they would score big with the brilliance of Mitchell Marsh (81 off 65 balls, 10 fours, 5 sixes), but the Kangaroos were shocked by his departure. The Indian bowlers took wickets regularly and increased the pressure on the Aussie batsmen. Aussies were bowled out for 188 runs in 35.4 overs with senior pacer Mohammad Shami, Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja doing well.
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. Despite losing the first wicket, the Aussies played hard. Marsh, who came as an opener, 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.
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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 scored a half-century by hitting a four off the third ball of Kuldeep’s 17th over. He hit 4 and 6 in Kuldeep’s 19th over. But in the 20th over bowled by Jadeja, Marsh gave a catch to Siraj and reached the pavilion. After Marsh’s departure, the Aussies lost wickets regularly.
In the 22nd over bowled by Kuldeep, Labushen (15) also reached the pavilion with a super catch. Josh Inglis (26) hit a huge six in the 28th over by Shami and was clean bowled in the fifth ball of the same over. Cameron Green (1), who had high hopes for the Aussies, was also bowled in the 30th over by Shami. At the end of 30 overs, the Aussies scored 174 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.
The tail was also cut.
Shamike also found Marcus Stoinis (5) who hit a four in the 31st over bowled by Kuldeep. In the 32nd over bowled by Shami, Shubman gave a catch to Gill in the slips. Maxwell (8), who lost his concentration due to losing wickets consecutively, got out after giving a catch to Hardik in the 33rd over bowled by Jadeja. In the 34th over bowled by Siraj, Sean Abbott (0) was caught by Gill on the fourth ball. In the 36th over bowled by him, Zampa (0) gave a catch to the wicket keeper Rahul and turned back.
Among the Indian bowlers, Shami and Siraj took 3 wickets each and Jadeja took two wickets. Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav got a wicket each.