IND vs AUS, ICC Men’s CWC23, Chennai | Match 05 | Fall of Wickets | IND Innings

201/4 in 41.2 | Target 200 | India Win by 6 Wickets with 52 Balls to Spare

It’s the 4th day and ICC Men’s Cricket Worldcup 2023 comes to life under burning heat of Chennai when Kangroos winning the toss and choosing to bat in the 5th match of ICC Men’s Cricket WC2023. It’s the first time in the 5th ODI of the ICC World cup 2023 when the winning captain elects to bat first.

Aussies seem struggling under the excessive heat of Chennai where they are bowled out for 199 in 49.3 which means that India just need to score at 4 to win their opening match of the Cricket WC 2023. 

The scorecard pressure seems obvious as Mitchell Starc strikes on his very first over. Ishan Kishan tries to drive the full length swinging ball and thick edge leads to the first slip cordon where Green takes it with perfoection. India are 2 for 1 in the 1st over.

The destruction doesn’t stop from the other hand as Josh Hazlewood bowls a double wicket maiden. First Sharma and then Iyer are trapped. Both batters are sent back to the dugout without scoring any runs. India are 3 down for 2 in the 2nd over. India need 198 more in 48 to win this ICC ODI WC opener against AUS. India score 27 for 3 in the first 10 at RR of 2.70.

India are done and dusted in first 2 overs of the 2nd innings of ICC Men’s CWC 2023 but King Kohli and KL Rahul provide 100 runs stand for the 4th wicket. India come back stronger than expected they add 53 in the next ten, 40 from 21-30 and 62 from 31-40. 150 up for IND as they take the game away from AUS.

165-runs stand for the 4th wicket is broken by Hazlewood when Kohli tries to hit over the midwicket. Marsh drops his at 12 and Marnus catches him at 85. King departs for his 85 off 116 striking the ball at 73. Hazlewood picks his 3rd of the innings. the host need 33 more to register their 1st win of the ICC CWC 2023.

Hence India win by 6 wickets with 52 balls to spare. KL Rahul has been magnificient with 97 off 115 hittin g eight 4s nd two 6s.

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