India vs Australia: The first ODI match between India and Australia was played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, in which KL Rahul gave India a resounding victory by 5 wickets. KL Rahul’s form was being discussed the most from the Indian dressing room to Twitter for the last few months. He was removed from the vice-captaincy in the Test match, then dropped from the match as well, but in the first ODI against Australia, KL Rahul has performed well in every department.
KL Rahul played an excellent inning of 75 runs in 91 balls to give Team India the first win in this ODI series against Australia. Let us tell you that while batting first, Australia had given India an easy target of 189 runs, but the Australian bowlers initially made this target very difficult for India with their deadly bowling. Captain Hardik Pandya sent KL Rahul to bat at number-5 and KL Rahul kept one end and slowly kept moving towards the target.
KL Rahul took charge after 4 wickets fell on 39
The Indian team had lost 3 wickets for just 16 runs and 4 wickets for 39 runs, but after that KL Rahul came and hit Stark’s first ball for a four and told that today he has landed on the ground with a different intention. In this victory of India, Ravindra Jadeja gave full support to KL Rahul and both of them dashed Australia’s hopes by sharing more than 100 runs for the 6th wicket. Ravindra Jadeja played an unbeaten 45 off 69 balls and a very important innings. Earlier, Ravindra Jadeja also took two big wickets of dangerous batsman Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell and also forced Marnus Labushen to go back to the pavilion by holding a tremendous catch. Because of this, Ravindra Jadeja has been given the Player of the Match award for his brilliant performance.
On the other hand, India’s bowlers also performed amazingly. Mohammed Shami and Siraj got 3-3 wickets, while Ravindra Jadeja also got 2 wickets. Apart from these, Kuldeep and Hardik Pandya also got success in getting 1-1 wickets. Talking about KL Rahul, he did a wonderful performance in wicketkeeping before playing his brilliant innings. Despite having Ishan Kishan in the team, KL Rahul kept wicket and took two excellent catches.