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1st ODI (D/N), Mohali, September 22, 2023, Australia tour of India
(48.4/50 ov, T:277) 281/5

India won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Full commentary

India take a 1-0 lead in this three-match series with both sides set to experiment over the next two games in the lead up to the World Cup. The 2nd ODI is in Indore on Sunday. On behalf of the team, thanks for your company today. We'll see you on Sunday.

9.58pm Presentation

Player of the match is Mohammed Shami for his 5 for 51.

India captain KL Rahul: "It was as hot as Colombo and really humid. I think the commitment that the boys showed. We were put under pressure in the middle. We started really well with the ball. But the middle overs were tough. We've been talking about staying committed for 50 overs and we've all been working really hard on our fitness so that's showing. I went in in a tricky situation after keeping for 50 overs, it was tough for the middle order batters starting, but had a good partnership with Surya. We kept talking about hitting good cricket shots."

Australia captain Pat Cummins: "Personally I'm happy I'm back. First game for a little while. Good to get our first game here in India. Disappointing we didn't get over the line. I thought a few guys batted well and a few guys bowled well."

9.44pm India win by five wickets with eight balls to spare. A comfortable win for the home side. Australia were always short on runs posting 276 after a very good India bowling display led by Mohammed Shami's five wickets. The chase was set up by a superb stand from Gill and Gaikwad at the top. Zampa made things interesting with two quick wickets and had he held two return catches, one off Rahul, it might have been even more interesting. But Rahul and SKY guided India home with calm half-centuries.

Suryakumar Yadav: "That was what I was dreaming off when I started playing this format. Try and bat til the end as much as possible and finish the game for the team. I couldn't do that today but definitely loving my new role. I have been wondering what has been happening. The colour of the ball is the same. The teams are the same. The bowlers are the same. I think I was hurrying a bit. I thought, let's take a little bit more time. Calm myself, take it slowly and try and bat deep."

Sampath Bandarupalli: Only the fifth instance of four batters scoring fifty-plus runs in an ODI innings against Australia. Second time by India after the 1987 WC game in Delhi.

Nilesh Sinha : "Does this take India to no. 1 in ODIs??" We believe it does.

Ram: "With that win, are we the RANK 1 team in all formats now?" Likely to be when the rankings are updated.

Abbott to Rahul, SIX runs

towering strike down the ground to win it! Full in the slot, he clears the front leg and launches it straight back over the bowler's head

Abbott to Rahul, FOUR runs

lofted over mid off! Great way to bring up 50. Good length, mid off up, he uses the bottom hand to lift it inside out over the man in the ring and it runs away

Everyone up on the off side

Abbott to Rahul, no run

short and wide, he tries to cut but mistimes it to point

Abbott to Jadeja, 1 run

back of a length on middle, he drives on the up to mid on and takes on Green inside the circle. Jadeja is so quick

Abbott again. India need just 7 off 12

end of over 485 runs
IND: 270/5CRR: 5.62 RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 runs from 12b
Ravindra Jadeja2 (5b)
KL Rahul48 (60b 3x4)
Matthew Short 8-0-39-0
Sean Abbott 9-1-45-1
MW Short to Jadeja, 1 run

flighted on off, he drives back past the bowler and he can't get his hand down to stop it

MW Short to Rahul, 1 run

tossed up on off, he uses the bottom hand to whip this in the air flat towards long on but it lands well short of the man

MW Short to Rahul, no run

tossed up on off, he drives back to the bowler

MW Short to Jadeja, 1 run

full, drifting outside leg, he drives to long on

MW Short to Jadeja, 1 wide

drifting way down the leg side and he leaves it for a wide

MW Short to Jadeja, no run

drifting down leg, he glances to short fine

Around the wicket. Slip in

MW Short to Rahul, 1 run

shorter length, outside off, he's back to punch to cover and they take one with the man on the circle

Short over the wicket

end of over 472 runs • 1 wicket
IND: 265/5CRR: 5.63 RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 runs from 18b
Ravindra Jadeja0 (2b)
KL Rahul46 (57b 3x4)
Sean Abbott 9-1-45-1
Cameron Green 6-0-44-0
Abbott to Jadeja, no run

fuller length, he drives straight to cover

Abbott to Jadeja, no run

full and angled into off, he drives to cover

Around the wicket

Abbott to Suryakumar, OUT

flicked to deep square! Marsh takes the catch! SKY is frustrated. This was full and tailing down leg, he went with the angle trying to flick it over the long square boundary but didn't hit it far enough. Marsh was there to take the catch

Suryakumar Yadav c Marsh b Abbott 50 (49b 5x4 1x6 66m) SR: 102.04
Abbott to Suryakumar, no run

slower ball outside off, he whips with power to midwicket and Short does well to knock it down

Gautham: "Come the WC, Aus have to play 4 specialist bowlers. This current config is just too all-rounder heavy and none of them are making a pressing case with the bat and it's impacting their balance of bowling as well!"

Abbott to Rahul, 1 run

angled into leg, 135kph, he works this off the pads through square leg

Abbott to Suryakumar, 1 run

short slower ball, he rides the bounce and pulls it around the corner to fine leg. A third ODI fifty for SKY! Off just 47 balls

end of over 4610 runs
IND: 263/4CRR: 5.71 RRR: 3.50 • Need 14 runs from 24b
Suryakumar Yadav49 (46b 5x4 1x6)
KL Rahul45 (56b 3x4)
Cameron Green 6-0-44-0
Pat Cummins 10-0-44-1
Green to Suryakumar, 1 run

back of a length, wide of off, he punches off the back foot to deep point

Jay: "SKYoop is back"

Green to Suryakumar, no run

fuller length, he checks a drive in the air but short of mid off

Green to Suryakumar, SIX runs

SKY scoops over the keeper! The trademark comes out. Length ball on off, he steps inside the line, uses the bottom hand to flip it miles in air over the sightscreen behind the keeper! Wow.

Win Probability
IND 100%
100%50%100%AUS InningsIND Innings

Over 49 • IND 281/5

India won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
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