Indian Cricket Team had won the toss & elected to bowl first. The Aussies had a decent power play where they scored 59 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. Smith & Mitchell Marsh were involved in 72 runs partnership. Ravindra Jadeja took the massive wicket of Mitchell Marsh where he was dismissed on 81 runs in 65 balls and struck 10 fours & 5 sixes. Ravindra Jadeja bowled wicket to wicket and bowled impeccable lines & lengths.
Australia’s score at the end of 20 overs was 129-3. Skipper Hardik Pandya’s decision to bring spin into the 14th over changed the complexion of the match as pacers were getting thrashed. The spinners were getting help from the surface where it would be tough for the visitors to go berserk straightaway.
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Kuldeep Yadav takes the massive wicket of Marnus Labuschagne
At the end of 22 overs, Australia’s score was 138-3. Kuldeep Yadav was bowling the 23rd over and on the 4th delivery of the over, Kuldeep bowled a short-of-length delivery where Labuschagne was trying to play a cut short but got a thick outside edge where Ravindra Jadeja at short third-man took an unbelievable catch where the reaction time was very less. Marnus Labuschagne was dismissed for 15 runs in 22 balls where he struck 1 four. Australia’s score was 139-4 in 22.4 overs.
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Australia in deep trouble
The Aussies undoubtedly have a long batting line up but a couple of more wickets would put their innings in jeopardy. Cameron Green & Josh Inglis need to make sure that they stitch a partnership of 70-odd runs and lay a platform for the likes of Maxwell & Stoinis.
The Men in Blue would be pumped up as they have made a comeback against the run of play and now are in a state of ascendancy. It won’t be a bad idea to bring back pace into the attack as we have seen in the past how Shami has taken wickets in the middle overs phase. If India restricts Australia to below 270 runs then they would have a strong chance of winning the match.
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