In the first match of Indian team for the ICC Men’s World Cup, which took place on Sunday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India defeated five-time defending champion Australia by a score of six wickets, which was a humiliating result.
After the hosts’ spin-heavy attack bundled out the five-time defending champions for 199 with three deliveries left in the Australian innings, the hosts certainly anticipated that their pursuit would be a stroll in the park.
India, on the other hand, got off to a terrible start with their reply, losing three of their top four batters without scoring a run within the first two overs of the game for the very first time in an ODI.
In spite of being dropped by Mitchell Marsh off Josh Hazlewood when he was on 12, Kohli went on to knock 85 and was the driving force behind India’s latest successful chase.
KL Rahul, his partner in the fourth-wicket stand that scored 165 runs, performed an error-free performance of 97 not out as India reached the goal in 41.2 overs.
Even though David Warner (41) and Steve Smith (46) got off to excellent starts, Australia will be especially disappointed with their batting performance because no one on their team reached fifty during the low-scoring encounter.
Rohit Sharma is the captain of the Indian team, which also includes Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj.
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, and Josh Hazlewood were the players representing Australia in this match.