IND vs AUS | Match 05 | ICC Men’s CWC23| 1st Innings Highlight - AUS Innings

AUS Chose to bat First

AUS 199/10 | Target 200 | RRR 4.00

It’s the 4th day and ICC Men’s Cricket Worldcup 2023 comes to life when India take on Australia in Chennai. This D/N ICC World cup match between Australia and India officiates with Pat Cummins winning the toss and electing to bat first against the host of ICC Cricket WC 2023. It’s the first time in the 5th ODI of the ICC Men’s ODi Worldcup 2023 when the winning captain elects to bat first despite choosing to bowl.

AUS Playing XI

D Warner, M Marsh, S Smith, M Labuschagne, G Maxwell, A Carey (wk), C Green, P Cummins (capt), M Starc, A Zampa, J Hazlewood. 

IND Playing XI

R Sharma (capt), I Kishan, V Kohli, S Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), H Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, J Bumrah, K Yadav, M Siraj

The opening pair: Mitchell March and David Warner get the task to provide solid platfor for the upcoming batters.  Jasparit Bumrah and No. 1 ranked ICC ODI Bowler Muhammad Siraj opening the bowling for INDIA in the 5th match of ICC ODi CWC23. 

IND vs AUS | Match 05 | ICC Men’s CWC23| 1st Innings Highlight - AUS Innings

The beginning of the mandatory power play proves costly for AUS as they lose their 1st wicket early. Marsh’s sent back to the pavilion on duck by Bumrah in the 3rd over of the innings. Steven Smith and Warner carry the innings without taking further risks. 

At the end of the 1st power play both batters manage 43 for 1 with 4.3 RR. The 2nd powerplay too was quite deadly for Aussies as Magician Kuldip gets the big fish at 74 in the 17th over of the 1st innings of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, India 2023. This time Warmer departs after scoring 41 off 52.

Australia make 43 for in the fisr ten and 42 for 1 in the next ten. Steven Simth feels the heat in the middle as umbrellas and chairs are managed in the drink’s break to cope with the burning heat in Chennai. Smith is undone by Ravindra Jadeja when Kangroos are 110 in the 28th over. 

Smith’s wicket brings a huge chaos in the Aussies batting line-up. Indian spinners start tightening the screws of Australian batters in this ICC World cup match at Chennai under 33 degree C. The heat plays its part too in the serious collapse as AUS quickly lose their 5 mai wickets within no time. 

Jadija’s spell turn the table for India as he takes down three Australian batters in quick succession. Within the space of only 16 balls he removes Smith, Labuschagne and Carey and puts Aussies under great pressure.

Kuldip again strikes with Maxwell gettin gout on 15 and in the very next over Cameron Green aslo departs with Aswhin taking his maiden CWC23 wickets. AUS are down to 140/7 in 36.2.

The skipper Cummins and Starc show some resistance agaisnt the hard hitting spin attack and take team’s total to 165 in the 43rd when Pat Cummins is caught on long-on on Bumrah’s full length. 

Indian Spinners Kuldip following Jadeja and Ashwin complete their quota of 10 overs giving away 42 for 2, 28 for 3 and 34 for 1 respectively. Collectively, India give away only 104 runs in 30 overs of spin managing 6 wickets averaging 17.3 and economy of 3.47.

As far as the Indian fast bowling department is concerned, Jasprit Bumrah leads the attack with completing 10 overs quota conceding 35 for 2. Whereas Pandya bowls 3 overs in the first innings of the India’s first match of the WC23 against Australia. He gives away 28 for 1 and Muhammad Siraj ends the innings with his 6.3 with 26 for 1. In brief, The pace factory concede 89 in 19.3 with teconomy of 4.56 averaging 22.25.

Australia are bowled-out in the final over of the innings after scoring 199 and India need 200 at 4.00 to win their opening game of the ICC ODI Men’s CWC 2023 India. Boundaries come hard and fast for Australia as only fourteen 4s and two 6s scored in the entire innings. Moreover, India bless 12 extras too in the total of 199.

Despite Smith and Warner, no other batter could impress and survive the Indian spin attack. On the other hand, All Indian bowlers prove economical as well. The fielding is also the centre of attention despite few drop catches and half chances still Indian Fielders don’t allow easy runs to Aussies. That’s the main reason for Australia getting out under 200. Australia’s last 8 wickets fall for only 87.

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