The Men in Blue Do It Again What They Do The Best- WINNING!

Published : Jan 23, 2020
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    The men in blue do it again what they do the best- WINNING!

    The all-time exciting encounter between the two biggest cricketing nations ended up in the most adventurous way possible. With the men in blue emerging out to be at the victorious side. 

    Here’s All The Happened

    1st ODI-

    The best of the teams, the best of the players and the best of the stadium, what more would a crazy cricket fan ask for. The first ODI match between India and Australia played at the Wankhede was surely a match not to miss.

    Ever since the World Cup concluded the search for the perfect No 4 for India never ended. And it was India VS Australia was the final experiment took place. India mounted a decent score of 255 with a 121 runs partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. India has always been dependent on the top three of their line up for One Day.

    For too long India has relied on their top three to do the heavy lifting in ODI cricket. It wasn't any different in the series-opener either, except that they had a different top three altogether. With including Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and KL Rahul all in the same XI, Virat Kohli opted to drop down No.4 and the idea might have looked good for a while.

    Whereas on the Australian side, the openers David Warner and Aaron Finch went on to hit unbeaten centuries with 128 off 112 balls and 110 off 114 balls respectively. It helped the visitors beat India by 10 wickets in the first ODI Chasing 256 to win, The kangaroos got their side off to a flying start as they added 84 runs in the first power play, courtesy their openers.

    While skipper Virat Kohli tried all his bowlers but they all failed to give the team a winning signal. Apart from his class batting, Warner was twice saved by the DRS and he made full use of the opportunity and scored his 18th ODI century.

    Australian skipper Aaron Finch also completed his 16th ODI hundred. The openers remained unbeaten till the end, helping Australia register a wholehearted victory and take 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, Finch won the toss and invited India to bat on a flat Wankhede surface.

    Except for Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, all the Indian other batsmen struggled in front of the ace Australian bowling attack. Dhawan was the top-scorer for the hosts with 74 runs while Rahul fell three short of his fifty. Their 121-run stand between Dhawan and Rahul and valuable contributions from the lower order helped India post 255 runs on board.

    2nd ODI

    The 3-match ODI series against the Kangaroos was leveled, as the Men in blue named the victory on their name with a 36 runs win at Rajkot. It was Shikhar Dhawan (96 off 90), Virat Kohli (78 off 76) and KL Rahul (80 off 52) scores that helped India to finish with an uphill total of 340/6.

    While the Australian side lost their openers cheaply but it was Steve Smith’s 98 and Labuschagne’s 46 that kept them going. What followed was a series of wickets after the 96 runs partnership of the duo. And later on, winding up for 304 runs in 49.1 overs.

    3rd ODI

    The 3rd ODI was a day for one of the most favorite pair of the Indian Cricket Team. Both Rohit Sharma (119) and Virat Kohli (89) Shone as they led India to the victory side claiming the series 2-1.

    Rohit Sharma (119) opened and hit a confident century while Captain Virat Kohli made 89 as India came home with a victory against Australia by seven wickets in the series-deciding third One Day International (ODI) to claim the series 2-1, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru Sunday. 

    For India, pacer Mohammed Shami (4/63) and spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (2/44) shared six wickets between them.

    India made no changes in their playing 11 from the second ODI while Australia made one change, bringing in Josh Hazelwood in place of Kane Richardson. 

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