Team India played against the Australian cricket team in the fifth game of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup tournament at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and the Men in Blue opened their account with a win in their first game. Rohit Sharma and Co chipped in with disciplinary bowling performances and bore fruit.
The Indian bowlers restricted Australia to 199. Among the bowlers, Ravindra Jadeja weaved the magic with the ball as he accounted for three dismissals and changed the entire complexion of the game. The veteran cricketer got rid of Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Alex Carey.
Overall, he registered 3/28 in 10 overs and also bowled 2 maiden overs, maintaining an impressive economy rate of 2.8. In response to Australia’s target, Team India had hic-ups at the start but ensured to seal the deal with the help of KL Rahul (97*) and Virat Kohli (85) who helped the team earn a decisive win.
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Ravi Shastri gives his thoughts on Ravindra Jadeja’s dismissal of Steve Smith
Meanwhile, former India’s head coach, Ravi Shastri shared his views on Ravindra Jadeja’s dismissal of Steve Smith during Sunday’s encounter. Jadeja who has been successful in dismissing Steve Smith many times dismissed him again with a gem of a delivery as Smith was beaten by the turn.
“Dream dismissal and he has dismissed him 10 to 12 times. He (Smith) is his bunny. It is not that easy to play such a delivery because of the speed at which he bowls. As a batter, you don’t know which ball is going to turn and which ball will go straight,” Shastri responded while reviewing the game on Star Sports.
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