India was bowled out in 26 overs as Mitchell Starc starred for Australia with a five-wicket haul.
India was sailed out for 117 runs against Australia in the alternate One- Day International on Sunday to record its smallest aggregate against the opponent at home. It was also its alternate- smallest first- innings score in home ODIs.
Its smallest aggregate was 112 against Sri Lanka at Mohali in 2017. It’s former alternate- smallest aggregate was 136, scored against Sri Lanka in 1990 at Margao.
Overall, this was India’s fourth smallest aggregate at home in the 50- over format.
India was rocked in the veritably first over with Mitchell Starc removing Shubman Gill. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli looked like breaking free after contending India’s aggregate to 29 after just three overs with a flurry of boundaries.
India will look to serape up the one- day transnational series against Australia when the two sides meet then at the Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA- VDCA Cricket Stadium for the alternate ODI on Sunday.
In the series nature in Mumbai, the hosts fought back after losing the early instigation in both stages of the match to post a five- gate palm and go ahead 1- 0 in the three- match series.
Regular commander Rohit Sharma will take over the captaincy duties from Hardik Pandya after missing the first game for particular reasons. His return will bolster the top order, which plodded against Mitchell Starc’s fiery spell on Friday. Ishan Kishan is likely to make way for Rohit.
The ongoing series is a pivotal part of the medications for the World Cup latterly this time in India, and the Men in Blue can take heart from the fact there were some bright spots after the first match.
In Jasprit Bumrah’s absence, bellwethers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj rose to the occasion with three lattices each. specially, five of the six were during the middle overs, which touched off an Aussie collapse.
With the club, K.L. Rahul guided India to palm with a consummately drafted unbeaten 75 when the side was in trouble at 16 for three. The Karnataka batter holds the key for the platoon’s chances in the quadrennial event as a wicketkeeper batter in the middle- order.
Rahul’s form was an area of concern after he lost his place in the Test team for the last two matches of the lately concluded Border- Gavaskar jewel against the Aussies. But in ODIs, the 30- time-old has been one of India’s most harmonious players over the last three times.
Since 2020, Rahul has been comprising 63 from 19 innings, striking at nearly run-a-ball while fur in the middle order and has possessed the number five position in the line- up.
While the Wankhede pitch supported the hearts, Vizag has traditionally been a high- scoring venue with some help for baits. There’s also the possibility of showers on match day, with the megacity also entering a spell of rain on Saturday evening.
In the last transnational game then, Yuzvendra Chahal spun the home platoon to palm against South Africa in a T20 match. So it’ll be intriguing to see if the leg- incentive will get a look- in against a fur line- up with numerous right- handers ahead of Kuldeep Yadav, who came under attack from Mitchell Marsh in Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Australia will look to put up a better show with the club after losing the last eight lattices for just 59 runs in the opening fixture. However, it should help effects for the callers, If David Warner and Alex Carey are fit to take the field. But the bigger solicitude is commander Steve Smith’s form, as he has yet to score a half- century on this stint.
In the last seven times, India’s only ODI series master in its vicinity came against Australia before the 2019 World Cup( 3- 2). The platoon from Down Under will need to produce a more disciplined trouble on Sunday if it hopes to repeat that feat.
Starc struck back by getting Rohit caught at first slip before enmeshing Suryakumar Yadav leg ahead on the veritably coming delivery. The left- armer picked his fourth crown- KL Rahul- in the 9th over. Abbot picked another gate to leave India reeling at51/5 at the end of the Power Play.
Ravindra Jadeja handed some support to Kohli, but the ultimate departed for 31 runs in the 16th over to Abbott. Axar Patel and Jadeja partenered each other for 20 runs before Ellis prised out Jadeja’s gate with the platoon’s score at 91.
The tail didn’t offer important support either as India was whisked out for 117 in 26 overs. Mitchell Starc ended the innings with five lattices. Know More Latest Cricket News…