The Indian cricket team registered a hard fought win in the 1st ODI of the 3 match ODI vs Australia as KL Rahul played a crucial inning to guide team India home.
Batting first, Australia were all-out for 188 runs and team India were in a miserable place having lost 4 wickets for 39 runs. But then KL Rahul played a brilliant innings and was supported well by Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja as India won the match by 5 wickets.
Batting first Australia scored 188 runs led by leading run scorer for them Mitchell Marsh who scored 81 runs in 65 balls. Steve Smith and Josh Inglis were the next highest contributor.
Chasing the total, the Australia bowlers, particularly Mitchell Starc breathed fire as he took 3 wickets of Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav.
But then, under radar KL Rahul came in clutch with a match winning knock of 75 runs unbeaten. He was supported by captain Hardik Pandya (25 runs in 31 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (45 runs in 69 balls) as Team India won the match by 5 wickets. With that, checkout how Twitterati reacted to the same.
India beat Australia in the first ODI.
KL Rahul is the star in the chase for India.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 17, 2023Advertisement
When the lights are brightest— DhoniFanRoshan 🦁 (@ItsRoshan124) March 17, 2023
Pressure is highest
Crowds are the loudest
The best will arrive
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KL Rahul with a calm , responsible and prudent innings shuts down mouths of haters and shows he's still the beast in middle order in ODIs— Dhruv (@being_ingenious) March 17, 2023
Kl Rahul is back in form just in time for ipl 😀 clearly GOAT 🐐 🙌— Sam 👨🎤 (@beingsalkatty) March 17, 2023
KL rahul to ICT fans are dekh kr hairan nhi ho IPL aa rha hai to orange cap ke liye form me to aana padega. #INDvsAUS— 𝐕𝐊 𝐓𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞 (@76CenturyWhen) March 17, 2023