Team India will be satisfied with the target they have set for Australia to chase. 161 may not be the ideal score India would’ve wanted but it’s certainly a defendable target.
India started off slow losing Shikhar Dhawan’s wicket to Mitchell Starc who flat out knocked Dhawan’s off stump to give Australia a good start. It looked as if captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were building a good partnership until Kohli lost his wicket to Mitchell Swepson.
India were 86-2 after 11 overs and both Rahul and Sanju Samson looked settled. Samson came in and looked good, scoring 23 off 15 deliveries but could not manage to get a big score. Rahul also got his 50 off 37 deliveries including 5 fours and 1 six.
India lost Samson, Manish Pandey and KL Rahul’s wickets in the space of 6 runs. Suddenly, India looked in trouble as Hardik Pandya also walked back to the pavilion after scoring 16 off 15.
Things looked grim for India but Ravindra Jadeja carried his good form and smashed his way to a 23 ball 44 that gave India a bit of momentum.
The Indian bowlers have got quite a big job ahead of them considering the batting lineup Australia possess.