World Cup 2023, IND vs AUS: Virat-Rahul Magic Leads Team India to an Epic Victory, Sealing Historic Win Rohit Sharma’s Team!
World Cup 2023, IND vs AUS: India defeated Australia by six wickets in their first 2023 ODI World Cup match. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 199 runs. In reply, India scored 201 for the loss of four wickets and got off to a winning start to their World Cup campaign. Kl Rahul (97) and Virat Kohli (85) were the heroes of India’s victory. On the basis of these two innings, the Indian brigade won the match on Sunday. Apart from these two, only Hardik Pandya has been able to open his account. He scored 11 runs. Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Shreyas Iyer returned to the pavilion with 0 each. For Australia, Josh Hazlewood took three wickets and Mitchell Starc took one wicket.
World Cup 2023, IND vs AUS: Australia fail to score big runs
Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. Bumrah dismissed Mitchell Marsh in his second over. Smith and Warner added 69 runs to take charge of Australia’s innings. But Kuldeep broke the partnership by dismissing Warner. Warner scored 41 runs. Smith and Labuschagne added 36 runs. But Jadeja dismissed Smith for 46 and Labuschagne for 27. Alex Carey failed to open the account and half of Australia’s team returned to the pavilion for 119. Kuldeep bowled Maxwell for a personal 15. Green was then the victim of Ashwin for eight. Cummins was dismissed for 15 and Zampa returned to the pavilion after scoring six runs. In the end, Mitchell Starc scored 28 runs, taking the team’s score to 199 runs. Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets for India. Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets each. Siraj, Hardik, and Ashwin took one wicket each.
World Cup 2023, IND vs AUS: Virat-Rahul’s batting helped India win
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Chasing 200, India got off to a poor start. Three batsmen returned to the pavilion with a score of two runs. Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, and Shreyas Iyer could not open their accounts. Starc made Ishan Kishan and Hazlewood turn Rohit and Shreyas into their victims. Kohli then took charge of the innings with Rahul. He also got life in the score of 12 runs. After that, there was no looking back for both of them. Both shared their century partnership. Despite this, he was both at the crease. Kohli missed his century and became Hazlewood’s third victim for 85. In the end, Rahul finished the match with Hardik Pandya. However, he also missed his century and remained unbeaten on a personal 97. For Australia, Hazlewood took three wickets and Starc took one wicket.
Losing 3 wickets for just 2 runs, the Indians thought that this match might have gone out of India’s hands. He saw Virat as the only hope. That’s what happened today, when the team needed him, he left the field with a brilliant knock of 85 runs. Virat had to turn away from his second century of the World Cup for just 15 runs. At the other end, Rahul scored 97 runs to take the team to victory. He could not score a hundred as only 3 runs were less. In the end, Hardik Pandya supported Rahul for some time at the crease. In the end, the Indian team defeated five-time champions Australia by 6 wickets and collected two points.
World Cup 2023, IND vs AUS: Scorecard
Australia: 199 (49.3 overs)
India: 201/4 (41.2 overs)
India won the match by 6 wickets.