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Indian senior pacer Mohammed Shami proved his worth by dismissing dangerous batter Steven Smith for 41 runs in the ongoing IND vs AUS 1st ODI at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
Shami Dismissed Smith for 41 Runs in IND vs AUS 1st ODI
The Australia tour of India 2023 will be played in two sets and the ODI series will be played before the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The 5-match T20I series of the Australia tour of India 2023 will resume after the World Cup 2023 completion.
The 3-match ODI series will lay a foundation for team India in their preparation for the ODI World Cup 2023.
The first game of the Australia tour of India 2023 will begin with an ODI game on September 22 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. Prior to the game, Indian head coach Rahul Dravid opens on Ashwin-Iyer’s comeback for Australia ODIs.
Winning the toss India decided to bowl first where Shami made an early success by dismissing Mitchell Marsh for just 4 runs.
Nearly after a gap of 21 overs, Shami made his second wicket by dismissing Steven Smith for 41 runs in 21.3 overs. Even with the 11.3 overs old ball, Shami managed to uproot the leg stump. Smith loses his wicket before reaching his 30th ODI half-century.
As of now, Australia scored 126 runs for 3 3-wicket loss at the end of 25 overs. Notably, India plays the 1st ODI vs Australia with only 5 bowlers – Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami.
Losing the toss, Australian captain Pat Cummins said “Good to be back, it’s been a while since I’ve been back here. Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell are not quite ready. Would’ve bowled first as well but don’t really mind. It’s nice and sunny out here. Warner and Marsh will open the batting. Smith, Marnus and Inglis to follow”.
On the other hand, Indian stand-in Captain KL Rahul said “We’ll bowl first. Historically a good chasing ground, that’s about it. There are a few boxes that we need to tick and the boxes that we’ve ticked we need to keep doing it better. One more challenge, the best team in the world so good to play against them. They are a very competitive team so we’ve enjoyed playing against them. It’s always a great challenge”.
Australia Playing XI
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis(w), Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Short, Pat Cummins(c), Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa
India Playing XI
Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w/c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami