India vs. Australia: The first match of the three match ODI series between India and Australia was played at Wankhede in Mumbai. The India team lost to Australia by 5 wickets in this match. KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja were instrumental in India’s victory. In the match, these two players snatched this encounter from Australia’s jaws with their brilliant performance. Hardik Pandya captained the team in the absence of Rohit Sharma in this match. After he finished the match, he praised KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja and said his batting was relaxing.
What did Hardik say?
KL Rahul was ruled out of the third and fourth tests against Australia due to poor form. But in this match he scored 75 not out and Jadeja scored 45 not out. Acting captain Pandya said after the match that “I am very happy with our performance. Jaddu (Jadeja) returned after eight months and performed brilliantly. I enjoyed my bowling and batting. But Jaddu and Rahul’s hitting was reassuring.” He said, “We were under pressure in both innings but we didn’t lose our composure and we got out of difficult situations. After picking up the pace, we didn’t lose it.
Jadeja said this after her return
Jadeja was chosen as the player of the match in this match. She said after the match that she had returned after eight months after knee surgery, she was trying to adjust to the format and this performance was a bonus. He said: “We were playing Test Cricket and I came back in ODI after a long time. I was trying to bowl well.
Captain Smith is disappointed with the defeat.
After the loss against India, Australian captain Steve Smith said his team should have scored 260-270 runs on this ground. He said, “We did not expect such a performance. India played well. If we had scored 250, we could have stayed in the game. The wicket helped the fast bowlers a lot. After the victory in this match, India took a 1-0 series lead. Let us tell you that Team India has not lost a single match in ODIs played this year. They have won all the games. In such a situation, India would like to maintain this pace by winning the next few matches as well.