Smith’s 46 under Excessive Heat in Chennai sets a Platform for AUS

Pat Cummins against the ritual of 1st four games of the ICC Men’s CWC 2023 India decides to bat first under the burning heat of Chennai. The decision seems to be proving awkward for AUS as the opener batter Marsh departs ealy on duck

Steven Smith who joins Warner in the 3rd over carries the innings for AUS. He plays a 71-balls 46 runs innings while staying at crease for more than 2 hours striking at 64.78. During his stay at crease he only scores five boundaries and plays 39 dot balls.  Unlucky champ, misses the magical delivery from Jadija that hits the top of the off stump. 

Steven Smith’s feelin ght heat in the middle when his captain decides to bat first in the burning heat of Chennai. Smith’s seen sweating quite often that’s why durin drink’s break chairs and umbrellas are arranged to minimize the heat effect. At the end of the 26th over, Steven Smith changes his pair of shoes as it gets quite wet. 

This all happen at Chennai where IND take on AUS in the 5th match of ICC Men’s CWC 2023. Australian batters have faced difficulty while facing the Indian spin attack as they feel exhausted and tired at the crease. The actual feel like temperature at 3 PM in Chennai is predicted 43 degree C which means that playing under such circumstances has always been difficult. 

Yet Steven Smith and David Warner play their heart out for his captain to provide their batters something to bowl at. AUS are 110/3 at 27.1 with predicted total of 203 of the ICC ODI World Cup India.

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