The Indian cricket team faced their biggest ever defeat in the history of ODI in terms of balls remaining against Australia, where they lost 10 wickets, with 39 overs left, i.e., 236 balls. Australia primarily dominated the men in blues, and made the match look as easy as ABC. Definitely the credit for the same goes for two Mitchells in the Australian cricket team, one for bowling that goes to Mitchell Starc, and for batting, it goes to Mitchell Marsh.
With Australia winning the toss and deciding to bowl, India came to bat, and things started to turn out well for the men in blues. Though Shubhman Gill got out early, but skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli handled the business like professionals. However, things weren’t good for Indian for long, as Mitchell Starc sent Rohit Sharma to the pavilion too. Along with Gill and the skipper, Suryakumar Yadav, and KL Rahul were the prey of the Australian pacer as well.
Though Axar Patel who has been in a quite good form, tried to take India to a defendable total, but the flow of falling wickets didn’t end from the other end. Eventually they got all out at 117 in 26 overs. Australia coming to bat, chased down the total in 11 overs, with 10 wickets in hand. Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh both played brilliant knocks of 51 of 30 balls and 66 of 36 balls respectively.
Not a good day for team India
Before this match, India played 7 ODIs this year, being undefeated in all of them. However their streak ended with this defeat against the Aussies, which wasn’t even a normal defeat, but a one to remember for sure. With the ODI World Cup being a few months away, team India will definitely look forward to correct their mistakes and come back strong.