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The ICC World Cup 2023 match between India and Australia is being played on Sunday. Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and decided to bat first. Half of the Kangaroos have returned to the pavilion in 30 overs. Despite India’s dangerous bowling, no Australian batsman has been able to stay on the field for long. The spinners in particular have troubled the Australian batsmen with their bowling so far. Ravindra Jadeja is also one of them. He took 3 wickets for 28 runs and 2 maidens in his 10 overs.

Steve Smith is the mainstay of the Australian batting order. He settled down after the initial shock and was holding the innings together. But in the 28th over of the Men in Blue, the first ball from Ravindra Jadeja was dodged by Smith. It so happened that he had to courageously return to the pavilion. He was just four runs away from his half-century. Batting at number three, he faced a total of 71 balls. He scored 46 runs at a strike rate of 64.78.

Going by Jadeja’s old record of taking three consecutive wickets, the Chepauk pitch is very helpful for spin bowlers. We saw the same in this match also. Till now, Indian spinners have dominated the game. Especially if we talk about Ravindra Jadeja, he has taken three consecutive big wickets with economical bowling. Jadeja first clean bowled Steve Smith, then Marnus Labuschagne and Alex Carey. At present, the Australian team seems to be in a very difficult situation, as half the team returned to the pavilion with a score of only 120 runs.

The bowler who took the first wicket for India was Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah got Mitchell Marsh caught in the slips by Virat Kohli in the third over. David Warner and Kuldeep Yadav gave a good start to India. At one time it seemed that Warner’s eyes were fixed on the ball and he was also looking in very good rhythm, but Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Warner on the basis of his excellent bowling. After this, Kuldeep took the wicket of Glenn Maxwell and Ashwin broke the back of Australia by taking the wicket of Cameron Green.