Chennai: In a scintillating start to their 2023 World Cup campaign, Team India showcased their bowling prowess by outplaying Australia’s formidable batting lineup at Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium on Sunday, October 8.
Despite the Men in Yellow’s decision to bat first, they found themselves struggling against a relentless Indian bowlers. The Indian bowlers combined forces to restrict Australia to a total of 199 runs in 49.3 overs.
The early breakthrough came courtesy of Jasprit Bumrah, who dismissed Mitchell Marsh in just the third over of the match. However, it was Ravindra Jadeja who truly stole the show with an exceptional 28-run spell in 10-overs.
Jadeja dismisses prized wickets vs Australia
Jadeja’s spell included the dismissals of the dangerous Steven Smith (46) in the 28th over and the crucial wicket of Marnus Labuschagne (27) in an alternate over. The top-seeded Indian all-rounder wasted no time in surprising Australian wicket-keeper Alex Carey (0) in the same over by trapping him leg before wicket.
As each Indian bowler contributed to taking wickets in the first innings, Jadeja’s remarkable performance earned him widespread acclaim on social media.
His economical spell, in which he conceded only 28 runs while taking three crucial wickets, made him a standout performer.
Twitter hails Jadeja for incredible spell vs Australia
The internet erupted with praise for Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliant spell in this high-stakes World Cup match against Australia, underscoring his pivotal role in India’s resounding victory.