Australia have shown their heart after recording 188 runs on board as the Steve Smith-led team have pushed India off the back foot in the first five overs. At the time of writing in the first 5 overs, India have just 16 runs on the board with the loss of 3 wickets, losing to Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli. Mitchell Starc has been lethal with the new ball picking up two wickets.
While Australia struggled with the bat, the bowlers made sure to keep their side in the game with Mitchell Starc leading the charge from the front. After Ishan Kishan’s disappointing outing in the middle, Starc hit him hot by dismissing virat kohli for just 4 runs when he found it plumb in front of the stumps.
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Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav needed to get a partnership going, but Starc struck in quick succession before India could recover when he dismissed Suryakumar Yadav, leaving India in a hanging position going into the encounter.
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Defending just 188 runs on the board, Australia got off to a great start with Marcus Stoinis dismissing the out-of-form Ishan Kishan. Virat Kohli was next when he tried to throw a pitch from Mitchell Starc but couldn’t connect as the ball slammed into his stumps.
Suryakumar Yadav, on the other hand, didn’t even get a chance to get going as Mitchell Starc launched another in-swinger that hit Surya and crashed into his pads, while the umpire looked unconvinced, Australia were quick to opt for the review that worked. in his favor.
With Shubman Gill and KL Rahul currently in the fold, India is hoping the two can put together a major partnership in this position to help India top the total.
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