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India seal five wickets victory in the first ODI against Australia

The highly anticipated ODI series has kicked off between India and Australia, with Wankhede stadium hosting the first match on Friday. The Men in Blue started off with a win and will move on to the next game with positivity.

KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja help India to win their first game in the ODI series

Indian skipper Hardik Pandya sent the visitors to bat after winning the toss. The Baggy Greens managed to put up a total of 188 runs on the board, being bundled out within 36 overs. Mitchell Marsh had a glorious comeback after an ankle injury as he smashed a staggering 65 ball 81.

However, with his departure to the dressing room, the entire inning suffered. India was excellent in the bowling department with both Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Sotaz picking up three wickets each.

India seal five wickets victory in the first ODI against Australia
via BCCI on Twitter

Coming to bat to chase a total of 189, the Indian innings shooked a bit, but thanks to KL Rahul, who stood there till the end and guided his team to victory. Lately, he has been a target on social media owing to his long-term off-form. Friday’s match-winning inning will surely give him and the relief of his fans as they’ll look forward to more such amazing knocks from Rahul. He was unbeaten for 75. 

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Another thing worth mentioning is Ravindra Jadeja’s crucial company to Rahul at a shake stage from where the match could have turned towards the Aussies. Thanks to their 108 runs, a massive partnership helped India wrap it up with 10.1 overs to spare. Jadeja also took two wickets while bowling.

What did KL Rahul say?

In the post-match talk, Rahul revealed that batting with Jadeja was fun and that good footwork can help to solve things. Appreciating Jadeja, Rahul also said that Jadeja is a smooth runner between the wickets, and it’s good to share the pitch with him. Rahul also mentioned that the ball was moving around, and he had a good time at the Wankhede stadium.

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