India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami took a fine catch while fielding at long-on. Shami came forward to take a good low catch to dismiss Shaun Marsh. The southpaw batsman decided to take the attack against Kuldeep Yadav in the 38th over of the innings but was beaten in the flight. However, the left-hander could only find the fielder at long-on.
Meanwhile, Shaun Marsh completed his 13th ODI fifty as he scored 54 runs from 70 balls. The left-hander was cautious in his approach at the beginning of the innings. However, when it was time to change the gears, Marsh was unfortunately dismissed.
Marsh brought his fifty with a fine pull shot. On the other hand, Usman Khawaja made a fine comeback to the 50-overs format. The left-hander scored his 5th ODI half-century. However, both Khawaja and Marsh scored their runs at a strike rate of 72 and 77 respectively.
On the other hand, this was the second wicket for India’s mystery chinaman spinner, Kuldeep Yadav. Yadav had got the better off Alex Carey when he was trying to cut the ball which was too close to his body. Rohit Sharma took a sharp catch at first slip.
Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar provided a fine start to the Indian team after sending back Australia’s captain Aaron Finch in the third over of the day. Furthermore, Ravindra Jadeja got rid of Usman Khawaja when he was trying to play the sweep shot.
Peter Handscomb is looking good as the right-hander has scored his runs at run-a-ball to complete his fifty. Handscomb has timed the ball with perfection and will like to take Australia to a par score.
Australia is 199-4 after the completion of 41 overs and would like to get over 250 to challenge the potent Indian batting line-up.
Here is the wicket of Shaun Marsh:
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