India vs. Australia Match Highlights: ICC World cup 2023, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul’s amazing partnership 160 runs


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India vs. Australia match highlights and the key moments in the ICC World Cup 2023. India beat Australia by six wickets in its World Cup opening match. Virat Kohli (85) and KL Rahul’s(97) Outstanding Performance.

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India begins its World Cup journey in the ICC World Cup 2023 MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday, October 08. Pat Cummins, the captain of the Australian, won the toss and chose to bat first at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Shubman Gill, who is suffering from dengue fever, will not be playing. In his place, Ishan Kishan will be the opening batter along with Rohit Sharma. The Chepauk Stadium is famous for its pitch, which tends to be slow and low, making it favorable for spin bowlers. So, India goes with three spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Kuldeep Yadav.

India Vs Australia Match Highlights
India Vs Australia Match Highlights

Australia (Playing XI):

David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

India (Playing XI):

Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Australia Innings Highlights

Warner and Mitchell Marsh opened the match. Bumrah will open the attack. In 3rd over Mitchell Marsh was dismissed by Bumrah and caught by Virat Kohli!!

David Warner & Steve Smith played well and set a good partnership of 74 runs. In 16.2 overs Kuldeep Yadav sent Warner (41 runs) to the pavilion. At that time, Australia had scored 74 runs.

After Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja bowled a length ball in the 28th over that got the well-established batsman Steve Smith (46) out.

In the very next over, Jadeja took out Marnus Labuschagne and Alex Carey. He managed to get both of them out with his deliveries in the second and fourth balls of the over. With these wickets, Jadeja has taken 3 wickets for India.

In the 35.5 over, Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Glenn Maxwell (15).

In the 37th over, Ashwin dismissed Cameron Green, who was caught by Hardik Pandya.

After the spinners had made their impact, the Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah was brought into the attack. He took the wicket of Pat Cummins in the 43rd over.

Hardik Pandya dismissed Adam Zampa in the 49th over.

Mohammed Siraj concluded the Australian innings by taking his first wicket of the 2023 World Cup, dismissing Mitchell Starc.

All Australian batsmen scored a total of 199 all out in 49.3 overs. The target for India is 200 runs.

Australia Score ICC World Cup 2023
India vs. Australia Match Highlights: ICC World cup 2023
India vs. Australia Match Highlights: ICC World Cup 2023
Australia’s Innings Pace Vs Spin

Australia lost 6 wickets to spinners and 4 wickets to Pacers.

Pace – 19.3 overs, 4 wickets, 89 runs, ER 4.61

Spin – 30 overs,6 wickets, 104 runs, ER 3.47

India Innings Highlights

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan open for India. In the 1st over Mitchel Starc dismissed Ishan Kishan at Zero and sent him to the pavilion in his 3rd delivery.

Josh Hazlewood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack. In the 2nd over he out Rohit Sharma (0). Then Shreyas Iyer was also dismissed by Hazlewood.

Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, and Shreyas Iyer were all dismissed without scoring any runs, which is referred to as getting out for a duck. At that point, Australia had a strong advantage, with India’s score at 2/3. It was in this challenging situation that Kohli and Rahul joined the game, demonstrating their experience and composure under pressure. Notably, Kohli had a stroke of luck when Marsh dropped a catch off Hazlewood’s bowling when he was on 12 runs.

At the end of 10 overs, India’s score is 27/3. The 1st 10 overs (P1) are totally dominated by Australian bowlers. They create a higher pressure on Indian batters.

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul played a crucial role in shifting the game’s momentum in favor of India with their important partnership. After 20 overs, India had reached a total of 80 runs for the loss of 3 wickets.

Kohli and Rahul built a partnership of over 100 runs, strengthening India’s position in the match. At the end of 30 overs, the team had scored 120 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Both batsmen had also achieved half-centuries by this stage.

King Kohli and KL Rahul batted brilliantly, forming a strong partnership of 160 runs that shifted the momentum of the game in India’s favor.

Kohli was eventually out by Hazlewood after playing a crucial innings of 85 runs that had a significant impact on the game. It is worth noting that when Kohli was at the score of 12, Mitchell Marsh dropped a catch off Hazlewood’s delivery.

Pandya joined KL after Kohli’s fall, after spending just a short time at the crease, he started charging Hazlewood and smashed a big six winging his bat aggressively, against a quicker delivery bowled by Josh Hazlewood. only needed 18 more runs to win as the final powerplay began.

At the end of the 40th over, India’s total score was 182/4, and they needed 18 runs more to win the first game of ICC World Cup 2023.

Rahul is visibly surprised and disappointed. He had hoped to hit a four on that shot, allowing him to follow up with a six to reach a century. However, his timing was so perfect that the ball sealed all the way for a six, denying him the chance to reach a three-figure score. He remained unbeaten with a score of 97 runs from 115 balls.

India successfully achieved the target in the 42nd over. The Chepauk Stadium’s lights have gone off, and colorful disco lights are illuminating the atmosphere, creating a party-like ambiance in Chennai. He struck it even better than he intended, but it did the job for India.

India Score ICC World cup 2023
India Vs Australia Match Highlights
India Vs Australia Match Highlights


After this victory, India moved up to the 5th position in the points table. The team has achieved 2 points, just like New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. However, India is ranked lower among these teams because of its comparatively lower run rate.

Most 50s for India in ODI World Cup

21 – Sachin Tendulkar

9 – Rohit Sharma

9 – Virat Kohli

8 – M Azharuddin

8 – Rahul Dravid

8 – Yuvraj Singh

Kohli’s Runs for India in World Cup’s 1st match

100* vs Ban Mirpur 2011

107 vs Pak Adelaide 2015

18 vs SA Southampton 2019

85 vs Aus Chennai 2023

 Highest partnerships for 4th wickets or below for India in WC

196* – MS Dhoni & SK Raina vs ZIM, Auckland, 2015

165 – V Kohli & KL Rahul vs AUS, Chennai, 2023*

142 – VG Kambli & NS Sidhu vs ZIM, Kanpur, 1996

141 – A Jadeja & RR Singh vs AUS, The Oval, 1999


Q1. Who won yesterday’s match India vs Australia 2023?

Ans: India beat Australia by six wickets in ICC World Cup 2023.

Q2. How many times India beat Australia in the World Cup?

Ans: India and Australia had played each other 12 times in Cricket World Cup matches. Out of these 12 clashes, India had won 4 times, while Australia had emerged victorious 8 times.

Q3. Who will open for India in World Cup 2023?

Ans. Shubman Gill, currently suffering from dengue fever, has been substituted by Ishan Kishan, who will partner with captain Rohit Sharma to open the batting.

Q4. Can Shubman Gill play against Pakistan?

Ans. As Shubman Gill suffering from Dengue fever initial 2 matches in the 2023 World Cup against Australia and Afghanistan will not be participated and will not be participating in the highly anticipated clash against Pakistan on Saturday. This decision is due to his ongoing recovery from dengue fever.

Q5. Who is the man of the match IND vs Aus?

Ans. KL Rahul won the man of the match as Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, and Shreyas Iyer were all dismissed without scoring any runs. At that point, Australia had a strong advantage, with India’s score at 2/3. That situation was very challenging, at that time Kohli and Rahul joined the game and handled the worst situation. Kohli scored (85) and KL Rahul (97).


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