For the first time, India scores more than 200 points while batting first against Australia. India created a new record in the very first match of the 3-match series against Australia. After losing the toss, the Indian team came to bat first and scored a historical 208 runs in 20 overs. The Indian team never scored 200 runs while batting first against the Australian team.
Kl Rahul gave a good start.
The Indian team lost its two important wickets, Kohli and Rohit, for 35 runs. Showing a fine glimpse of his patience and skill, Rahul played an important innings of 55 runs in 35 balls, including four 4s and three 6s.
Suryakumar Yadav also played an impactful inning, scoring 46 runs in just 25 balls with a strike rate of 184, including two 4s and four 6s. Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav made a partnership of 68 runs.
Australian Camp Blown Up In Pandya’s storm.
Hardik Pandya scored 70 runs in just 30 balls with the help of seven 4s and five 6s. Hardik Pandya looks comfortable on the very first ball of his inning. In the 20th over, Pandya hit a hat trick of sixes to Cameron Green.
Australians Showed Courage to Fight
Chasing the huge score of 209 runs, the Australian batsmen did not let the pressure come on them. Aaron Finch and Cameron Green came to open the inning for the Aussies and formed a partnership of 39 runs after that. Aaron Finch was struck out by Axar Patel on a score of 22.
Cameron Green, on the other hand, came out of the syllabus for Indian bowlers, scoring 61 runs at a strike rate of 200. Steve Smith and Cameron Green made an impactful partnership of 70 runs for the third wicket. After the wickets of Green and Smith, for a time, it seemed that the Indian team could make a comeback in the match.
After that, World Cup 2021 hero Matthew Wade played a fast and furious inning of 45 runs in 21 balls; Josh Inglis and Tim David played a small and impactful inning of 17 and 18 runs, respectively. At last, Pat Cummins played a winning boundary and helped the Australians win the match with 4 wickets, and now the Aussies are leading 1-0 in the three-match series.
Man of the Match: Cameron Green
Cameron Green said, “I was thrown into the deep end (opening for the first time) but having someone like Finchy as an experienced campaigner kept me calm. We had the luxury of seeing the Indians bat, and Hardik must be one of the best in what he does; it was a pleasure to watch him. It was kind of good to watch them bat, and that gave us an idea about how to go about chasing. (Whether he’ll continue to bat as an opener) I have no idea, I’ll leave it up to the coaches to think about that.”
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