After Mohammad Shami led the bowling effort to restrict Australia to an underwhelming 188, India were put under a lot of duress early in the chase. The doctor ordered early wickets for Australia and the move to hand Marcus Stoinis the new ball worked. Ishan Kishan failed to account for the inward movement and was trapped lbw, also wasting a review on his way back. Mitchell Starc then bowled a menacing spell in the powerplay that saw him dampen Indian spirits. The left-arm spearhead served up two identical deliveries that swung back into the right hander to ensnare Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav off successive deliveries.
KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja played percentage cricket to help India recover from a top-order wobble and complete a jittery run chase against Australia in the opening ODI in Mumbai on Friday, March 17. Rahul and Jadeja came together at a delicate juncture stage with India having lost five wickets in the low-scoring affair but the duo exhibited great temperament to take the hosts home with 61 balls to spare.
What a delivery THAT from Mohammad Shami 🔥🔥
He has scalped 3️⃣ wickets in no time!
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 17, 2023