The Australian national cricket team were invited to bat first by Team India in the first ODI at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After losing Travis Head for 5 runs, Australia set up a platform in the form of Mitchell Marsh and Steve Smith.
The duo added a 72-run stand for the second wicket before Hardik Pandya got rid of Steve Smith for 22 runs. Even after losing Steve Smith, the visitors were still in a commanding position due to Mitchell Marsh’s dominance.
The veteran cricketer used the conditions to better effect by playing a fearless brand of cricket. He chipped in with 81 off 65 balls with the help of 10 fours and 5 sixes at a strike rate of 124.62.
Mitchell Marsh and Marnus Labuschagne added a 52-run stand for the third wicket before Ravindra Jadeja provided a much-needed breakthrough to dismiss Marsh in the fourth ball of the 20th over.
Australia were bowled out for 188 in the first ODI
After Mitchell Marsh’s dismissal, the Australian cricket team totally lost the plot as they lost wickets at regular intervals. In the end, the visitors were bundled out for 188.
Analyzing Australia’s performance in the first 117 deliveries, they were looking so good at 129/2. However, in the next 97 deliveries, Australian players ran through a batting collapse as they lost wickets like a pack of cards.
They lost eight wickets for just 59 runs as Indian bowlers produced the much-needed spark against the Aussies. Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers for Team India as he took three wickets to his name.
He registered 3/17 in six overs and also bowled two maiden overs. Mohammed Siraj was the other bowler who delivered the goods ever so well. In the six overs he bowled, he took three wickets and bowled a maiden over. Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets to his name whereas Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav settled for one wicket apiece.
That's why we should not bring the t20 mentality into ODIs. It is ruining the art of playing 50 overs. It will ruin test cricket too. Mark my words.
— Riot-Su (@kankeneeche) March 17, 2023
What an extraordinary bowling performance by Indian pacers. Absolutely top class considering the batting conditions!
— Sumit Agarwal 🇮🇳 (@sumitagarwal_IN) March 17, 2023
Shami ❤️👏 pic.twitter.com/RP1RtB4Ng4
— Drink Cricket 🏏 (@Abdullah__Neaz) March 17, 2023
From 129-2 to 188 All Out
Captain Hardik supremacy
— GaUtam11*🇳🇵🇳🇵 (@KenzievGautam18) March 17, 2023
— 🇮🇳ꪜ𝐢𝐧𝐨⁹⁶🚩 (@vinoo_96) March 17, 2023
Everyone is ganster until Shami the goat came to play 🌝
— Abuseena (@tellonted) March 17, 2023
— 🇮🇳🇮🇳Er JEET YADAV🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@_YaDuVaNsHi__) March 17, 2023
Hardik pandya captaincy 🔥
— Vayu (@imvayu18) March 17, 2023