IND vs AUS: Top Knock From KL Rahul and Jadeja

Top Knock from KL Rahul and R Jadeja
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India middle-order batter KL Rahul struck a gritty half-century and raised an unbeaten century stand with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Those top knock from KL Rahul and Jadeja saved our Men in Blue from the loss and in the end, comfortable victory for India by 5 wickets.

Venkatesh Prasad hailed KL Rahul’s sublime half-century in the Mumbai ODI vs Australia as India sealed a 5-wicket victory.

  • KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja’s unbeaten 108-run stand off 123 balls
  • Australia 188 all out in 35.4 overs
  • India 191/5 in 39.5 overs
  • India beat Australia by 5 Wickets
  • KL Rahul produced a match-winning 75-run unbeaten knock
  • Player of the Match: Ravindra Jadeja

Australia Innings

Despite having a strong start, Australia’s innings lost steam in the middle overs. When Mitchell Marsh accelerated after scoring his half-century, Australia appeared to be headed for a big score.

With Steve Smith, he first put up a 72-run partnership off 63 balls, and with Marnus Labuschagne, a 52-run stand off 43 balls. Ravindra Jadeja struck Marsh, who had 81 runs off 65 balls and had scored 41 runs in the last stand.

The Australian batting order tumbled from 169/4 in the 28th over to being 188 all out in the 36th as a result of Mohammed Shami taking over and taking the wickets of Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, and Marcus Stoinis.

Top Know From KL Rahul and Jadeja

Top Knock From KL Rahul and Jadeja: Australia may have been eliminated by India for a score of 188, but the visitors have already disrupted the home country’s batting order. Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, and Suryakumar Yadav all fell within the first 11 overs. Afterwards, KL Rahul and captain Hardik Pandya stabilised the Indian pursuit and restored the hosts’ lead. After losing Hardik Pandya, Australia gained some momentum.

KL Now forming a combination, Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja have helped India surpass the 100-run threshold. Steve Smith has reintroduced Mitchell Starc into the assault after realising that Jadeja and Rahul may direct India’s run pursuit. The Indian batters still have a long way to go.

Ravindra Jadeja | Player of the Match: I’m playing ODI cricket after 8 months so I was just looking to adapt to the format as soon as possible. Luckily with the ball, I got a few wickets. When I went to bat, I was looking to build a partnership with KL. I knew that the total was small but still we had to chase it down. We’ve been playing Test cricket. Line and length is different to Test cricket. You have to alter you lengths and pace. I was looking to bowl in good areas and I was also getting a bit of turn. I was looking to build a partnership today of about 70-80 runs, and that’s what happened. It was not easy to play the big shots because the ball was swinging.

KL Rahul: Saw three wickets fall down early, Starc was swinging the ball well and when he brings the ball back in, he is a dangerous bowler. Just tried to play normal cricketing shots. Got a few boundaries away and that settled my nerves. I batted with Shubman, Hardik, and Jadeja. The talk was that there’s help on the wicket but we did not want to get into our shell and play out a certain bowler. We wanted to be positive and put the loose balls away. If we are good with out footwork, we could do well and it was fun batting with Jadeja. The minute the left-hander walked in, I got a few loose ball. That happens to the best of bowlers. The left-hander walking in and that worked for us. Jaddu batted beautifully and he runs hard between the wickets. He is in great form and he knows what to do in those situations. When we started off, I didn’t think the pitch will help the bowlers that much. Once Shami came back for his second spell, he did wonders. Any team that wants to win needs to pick wickets in the middle overs. When there’s bounce, I like keeping wickets. It is a bit of a challenge when it is slow and low, it is challenging physically. The ball was moving around and I enjoy playing here at the Wankhede.

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