Australia have displayed their hearts after just registering 188 runs on board as the Steve Smith-led side have pushed India on the backfoot within the first five overs. As of writing in the first 5 overs, India has just 16 runs on the board at the loss of 3 wickets, losing Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Virat Kohli. Mitchell Starc has been lethal with the new ball picking up two wickets.
While Australia had a tough time with the bat, the bowlers have made sure to keep their side in the game with Mitchell Starc leading the charge from the front. After Ishan Kishan’s disappointing outing at the middle, Starc struck it hot dismissing Virat Kohli for just 4 runs as he found him plumb in front of the stumps.
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Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav needed to get a partnership going, but Starc struck in quick succession before India could recover as he dismissed Suryakumar Yadav leaving India in a dangling position in the fixture.
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Defending just 188 runs on the board, Australia had a great start with Marcus Stoinis dismissing the out-of-form Ishan Kishan. Virat Kohli was next as he tried to flick an in-swinging delivery from Mitchell Starc but failed to connect as the ball crashed onto his stumps.
Suryakumar Yadav on the other hand did not even get a chance to get going as Mitchell Starc bowled another in-swinger which beat Surya crashing onto his pads, while the umpire did not seem convinced, Australia were quick to opt for the review that worked out in their favor.
With Shubman Gill and KL Rahul currently on the crease, India will hope that the two can stitch together an important partnership at this position to help India get past the total.
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