New Delhi. The Indian Cricket Team has started the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 with a win. Team India defeated Australia by 6 wickets in its first match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. This match was very low scoring. In this match, Australia, batting first, was reduced to just 199 runs. But despite having a small target, Team India was seen struggling. The top 3 wickets of the Indian team had fallen for just 2 runs. After this, the Indian batsmen performed a feat which was never seen before in the history of cricket.
Something like this happened for the first time in the history of cricket
Chasing the target of 200 runs, India had a very bad start. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan were out without opening the account. Mitchell Starc sent Kishan to the pavilion on the fourth ball of the first over of the innings. Then pacer Josh Hazlewood dismissed captain Rohit on the third ball of his first over, after which Shreyas Iyer (0) was shown the way to the pavilion on the last ball. However, after losing 3 wickets for 2 runs, Team India made a great comeback and won the match by 6 wickets. This was the first time in the history of cricket when a team won the match after losing 3 wickets for 2 runs. Before this, no team could accomplish such a feat.
The team that won the match by losing 3 wickets for the least runs-
- 2 runs – India vs Australia, Chennai, 2023*
- 4 runs- India vs Zimbabwe, Adelaide, 2004
- 4 runs- Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Mirpur, 2009
- 5 runs- Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Dhaka, 1998
Virat-Rahul played match winning innings
The biggest heroes of Team India’s victory in this match were Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. Virat Kohli played an inning of 85 runs in 116 balls. At the same time, KL Rahul remained unbeaten after scoring 97 runs in 115 balls, hitting 8 fours and 2 sixes. Both the players made a partnership of 165 runs for the fourth wicket and brought Team India back into the match. KL Rahul was also chosen man of the match for this brilliant innings.
This was the condition of the entire match
Australian captain Pat Cummins won the toss and decided to bat first. But the Australian team was all out for 199 runs in 49.3 overs. Ravindra Jadeja was the most successful bowler for Team India, taking the maximum of 3 wickets. Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah got 2-2 wickets. Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin took 1-1 wicket. After this, Team India won the match with 6 wickets in hand. The Indian team will now play its next match against Afghanistan on October 11 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
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