IND vs AUS: KL Rahul did not become man of the match despite hitting Fifty, Jadeja looted the party in victory

IND vs AUS: KL Rahul did not become man of the match despite hitting Fifty, Jadeja looted the party in victory

Mumbai: Going by the history of the Wankhede pitch and its appearance on the eve of the match, it looked like it would rain runs again. The ease with which Australia’s opener Mitchell Marsh scored 81 runs (65 balls, 10 fours, 5 sixes) by raining fours and sixes, it could be estimated that this time too many runs would be scored. But apart from Mitchell’s innings, every batsman from Australia struggled for a single run on a pitch that supported swing bowlers. Despite scoring a half-century, not KL Rahul (75 off 91 balls) but Ravindra Jadeja (45 off 69 balls) was awarded the man of the match award.

Shami-Siraj’s havoc

With the help of three wickets each from Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj, India bundled out Australia for 188, but then lost three wickets for 16 runs in the fifth over itself. The Indian team, which had lost five wickets for a total of 83, was also in trouble. KL Rahul (75* runs, 91 balls), facing criticism for his form in recent times and Ravindra Jadeja (45* runs, 69 balls), playing ODI International after a long time, got the team out of here. Both played an unbeaten century partnership and gave India a five-wicket win in the 40th over itself.

fast bowlers took the test
In the second over of the innings, Marcus Stoinis sent Ishaan Kishan (3) to the pavilion. In-form Shubman Gill also became the victim of Mitchell Starc by scoring 20 runs, whose catch was caught by Labushen. Starc’s next victim was Virat Kohli who could score only four runs while Suryakumar Yadav could not even open the account. Acting captain Hardik Pandya became the victim of Stoinis after scoring 25 runs. After this Rahul and Jadeja took the lead.

the fall of australia

Earlier, Australia lost the last six wickets within 19 runs in 7.5 overs. Hardik’s decision to call Shami early in the second spell proved to be accurate. Cameron Green was dismissed by Shami on a fine ball. He took three wickets for eight runs in three overs in the second spell. On the other hand, Siraj, who got India success in the second over, bowled brilliantly in the second spell. He took three wickets for 29 runs in 5.4 overs.

Mitchell’s dismissal is important

Marsh was heading towards a century but Jadeja dashed his hopes. He scored his last century against India in January 2016. Marsh caught the third man on the ball going out of the off stump. Jadeja then took a brilliant one-handed catch by Marnus Labuschagne off Kuldeep Yadav. Shami dismissed Josh Inglis when Australia’s score was 169 for five in the 28th over. Shami dismissed Green in the 30th over.
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