Innings break!— BCCI (@BCCI) October 8, 2023
Australia are all out for 199 courtesy of a solid bowling performance from #TeamIndia 👏👏
Ravindra Jadeja the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/28 👌👌
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Jadeja bowled a stunning delivery to dismiss Smith, initiating a collapse for Australia. From a relatively strong position at 110/2, Australia's innings quickly unravelled to 140/7. With over 13 overs remaining, the situation seemed dire for the visitors.
However, Australia's lower-order batsmen demonstrated resilience, pushing the total to 199. Mitchell Starc's contribution of a valuable 28 runs could potentially prove crucial in the context of the match.
India's fielding, from the moment Virat Kohli took a remarkable catch at slip, displayed unwavering intent and energy. Their ground fielding was exceptional, consistently challenging the Australian batsmen and creating opportunities to build pressure.
The collective efforts of the fielding unit set the tone for India's dominance on the field.
While 200 is not considered a formidable total, Australia can take solace in the fact that they have not yet lost a Cricket World Cup match at Chennai. They have a proud record to uphold, and the bowlers will look to defend their total and maintain their unbeaten streak.
However, India enters the contest as the favourites, given their impressive performance in both spin bowling and fielding, which have been key factors in their success thus far in the tournament.
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