The Indian team defeated Australia by 5 wickets in the first ODI match and took a 1-0 lead in the series. After the spectacular victory over Australia, Team India has become the number 1 team in the ICC ODI rankings. Indian bowlers and batsmen performed amazingly in the match. For India, four batsmen scored half-centuries and Mohammed Shami took 5 wickets.
Mohammed Shami did wonders:
Indian captain KL Rahul won the toss and decided to bowl first, which proved to be right. Mohammed Shami bowled brilliantly for India. He took 5 wickets for 51 runs in 10 overs against Australia. Shami bowled amazingly from the very first over. This is the second time when he has taken 5 wickets in his ODI career. He was given the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his excellent performance. He took the wickets of Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marcus Stennis, Matthew Shott, and Sean Abbott.
This happened for the first time:
Kuldeep Yadav took 5 wickets against Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023. After this, in the final, Mohammed Siraj won everyone’s hearts by taking 6 wickets against Sri Lanka. Now Mohammed Shami has taken 5 wickets. This is the first time in the history of Indian cricket that three bowlers have taken 5 wicket hauls in a single month in ODIs.
Indian team won the match:
The Australian team, batting first, scored 276 runs, in response to which Team India easily achieved the target by losing 5 wickets. Rituraj Gaikwad (71 runs) and Shubman Gill (74 runs) made a brilliant opening partnership for India. Both these players scored excellent half-centuries. Shreyas Iyer once again could not play a big innings. He scored 3 runs. After this, Suryakumar Yadav, who was struggling with poor form for a long time, played a half-century and was well supported by captain KL Rahul. Surya played an inning of 50 runs and Rahul played an inning of 58 runs.