At Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, the hosts defeated the visitors by five wickets in the first of the three-match series. Ajira was all out for 188 runs in 35.4 overs after choosing to play after losing the decision and taking many wickets. The squad coached by Hardik Pandya won the reply by getting 191 runs while losing 5 wickets.
Australia’s solid base was shattered following Mitchell Marsh’s explosive T20 performance. They were halted by pacemakers Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj when they were under 200. When another pace star, Mitchell Starc, struck the ball at the beginning of the target pursuit, India was in grave peril. They then made a U-turn and triumphed in Lokesh Rahul’s sensible fifty.
With a five-wicket victory in the first One Day International at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, the hosts claimed a 1-0 advantage in the three-match series. Ajira was all out for 188 runs in 35.4 overs after choosing to play after losing the decision and taking many wickets. The squad coached by Hardik Pandya won the reply by getting 191 runs while losing 5 wickets. The innings still had 61 deliveries to go.
Rahul, the batsman who carried India to success, scored 91 runs while remaining undefeated. Out of 75 balls, he struck 7 fours and 1 six. Together with Ravindra Jadeja, they scored 108 runs off 123 deliveries of unbroken runs for the sixth wicket. Jadeja pitched a perfect 69-ball, 45-run inning that included five fours.
Batting first, Australia dropped the wicket of Travis Head early on. The bowler was Siraj. To deal with the trauma, another opener Marsh got married to skipper Steven Smith. They are still scoring runs at a pace of more than six per over on average. Marsh was acting aggressively there.
Smith’s exit caused the record of 72 runs off 63 balls to be broken. He sliced the ball and captured Hardik Pandya behind the wicket. His stick scored 22 runs from 30 balls.
Marsh needed 51 balls to reach his half-century. His bat then rose with the flow. As a consequence, in the 17th over, Ajid’s accumulation reached three figures. Marsh provided a peek of a century to expand the run. But Jadeja offered India a vital opening to put an stop to his rampage.
Marsh needed just 65 deliveries to collect 81 runs. Along with 10 fours, he also made 5 fours. A casual throw and an outside edge caught him at short third man. Australia got off track after the third wicket fell for 129 runs.
After a 43-ball 52-run collaboration with Marsh, Marnus Labuchen returned and then calmed down. Cameron Green and Jos Inglis were not allowed to mature sooner due to Shami. In his two successive overs, he got both stumps. When their 30-run pair was broken, the tourists quickly were all out. For 19 runs, their final six wickets were lost.
Shami then threw out Marcus Stoinis, giving India the initiative. By accepting a catch at slip, he managed to live with a personal nought run. Shubman Giller, who lost the chance, was apprehended later.
Siraj trimmed the remaining run after Glenn Maxwell Jadeja, the last known batter for Ajid, took his second target. The innings still had 14.2 overs to go. For India, Shami got 3 wickets for 17 runs. Siraj took the same amount of wickets for a total cost of 29 runs.