India vs Australia First ODI 22 September Mohali Match Report 2023

Mohammed Shami claimed figures of 5/51 as India defeated Australia by five wickets in the first one day international at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Friday.

After being asked to bat first, Shami got the hosts off to a dream start by dismissing Mitchell Marsh (4) caught at slip by Shubman Gill in the first over.

David Warner got a reprieve when Shreyas Iyer dropped a simple catch at mid off off Shardul Thakur. Warner along with Steve Smith added 94 runs for the second wicket stand before the former miscued a slog sweep off Ravindra Jadeja to Gill at wide long-on for 52.

Smith was then knocked over by Shami with a peach off a delivery for 41. The pair of Marnus Labuschagne and Cameron Green featured in a 45 run stand for the fourth wicket before the former (39) missed an attempted reverse sweep off Ravi Ashwin and the ball lobbed onto the stumps after deflecting wicket keeper Rahul’s pad.

Cameron Green was then run out following a horrible mix up with Josh Inglis for 31. Inglis was involved in a valuable 62 run stand for the sixth wicket alongside Marcus Stoinis before the latter perished to Shami for a 21 ball-29.

Bumrah then foxed Inglis with a slower delivery for a run a ball 45. Shami then claimed wickets of Matthew Short (2) and Sean Abbott (2) in the penultimate over to complete a well deserved five wicket haul. However a quick-fire cameo from skipper Pat Cummins (21*) took Australia to 276 in their 50 overs.

In response, openers Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad got India off to a magnificent start. The duo added 142 runs for the opening wicket before the latter was trapped in front by Adam Zampa while attempting a sweep for 71.

Shreyas Iyer was then run out following a mix up with Gill for 3. The latter was eventually knocked over by a skidder from Adam Zampa while attempting a cut for 74.

The pair of KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan put on 34 runs for the fourth wicket stand before the latter was caught behind the stumps off Cummins for 18.

Rahul along with Suryakumar Yadav resurrected the innings with a fifth stand off 80 runs before the latter fell immediately after bringing up his half-century, flicking Sean Abbott to Marsh at deep square leg.

The Indian skipper finished the game in style by smashing Abbott for a four and a six off consecutive deliveries, as The Men in Blue overhauled the target with 8 balls to spare.

With the victory, India have become the No 1 side across all three formats.

India 281 for 5 (Gill 74, Gaikwad 71, Zampa 2-57) beat Australia 276 (Warner 52, Inglis 45, Shami 5-51) by five wickets

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