IND vs AUS 2023: India Beat Aussies By 5 Wickets; Roaring Performance From Shami, Gill and Gaikwad

In the first match of the three-match ODI series, India defeated Australia by five wickets, thanks to the brilliant performance by Mohammed Shami in the bowling department and half-centuries from Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill. The match took place at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Punjab. India won the toss and chose to bowl first.

Batting first, Australia was bowled out for 276 runs in 50 overs. David Warner played a brilliant innings of 52 runs off 53 balls with the help of 6 boundaries and 2 sixes. In addition to Warner, Josh Inglis contributed with a 45-run inning from 45 balls, including 3 fours and 2 sixes. Steve Smith also played a significant role and scored 41 runs off 60 balls with 3 boundaries.

Warner and Smith had a partnership of 94 runs for the second wicket. Mohammad Shami was the standout bowler for India and grabbed 5 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Jasprit Bumrah each picked up one wicket.

Chasing the target, the Indian team successfully won the match by scoring 281 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 48.4 overs. Shubman Gill scored a maximum for the team and scored 74 runs off 63 balls with 6 boundaries and 2 sixes. Ruturaj Gaikwad contributed with a half-century and scored 71 runs off 77 balls which includes 10 fours.

Gill and Gaikwad stitched a partnership of 142 runs off 130 balls for the opening wicket and provided the team with a strong start. Captain KL Rahul remained unbeaten at 58 runs from 63 balls, while Suryakumar Yadav delivered a crucial half-century with 50 runs off 48 balls. From the Australian side, Adam Zampa took the most 2 wickets. Captain Pat Cummins and Sean Abbott each managed to get one wicket in their kitty.

The second match of the series will be played on September 24 at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.

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