Fans on X expressed their disappointment as India faced early setbacks in their ICC World Cup 2023 game against Australia at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. India, chasing a target of 200, lost their top-order batsmen Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, and Shreyas Iyer without them contributing any runs.
Australia’s Mitchell Starc made the initial breakthrough by dismissing Ishan Kishan with a beautifully delivered wide ball that swung away and found the edge, caught by Cameron Green in the slips. Shortly after, Josh Hazlewood trapped Indian captain Rohit Sharma leg-before-wicket (lbw) with a sharp delivery that cut in after pitching. Sharma was dismissed for a duck.
The Indian team’s woes continued as Josh Hazlewood struck again, removing Shreyas Iyer, who attempted a wide delivery and hit it straight to David Warner at covers, also scoring zero runs. With three top-order batsmen gone for ducks, India found themselves in a precarious position at 2/3.
The responsibility to steer India toward victory now rests on the shoulders of Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and other remaining batsmen. Fans are hopeful that these players can recover from the early setbacks and help India chase down the target. However, the early dismissals left supporters disappointed and concerned about India’s prospects in the match.
Here are the videos of the dismissals of Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, and Shreyas Iyer:
India’s Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Australia’s playing XI: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
As the game unfolded, fans on X shared their reactions to the challenging situation, reflecting their disappointment and anxiety about India’s performance in the ICC World Cup 2023 clash against Australia.
Sometimes, you can play dull quiet cricket when the target is low.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 8, 2023
— रोहित जुगलान Rohit Juglan (@rohitjuglan) October 8, 2023
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) October 8, 2023
2019 World Cup 🤝 2023 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/AI5vJi1wv2
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 8, 2023
A scorecard which haunts Indian fans the most. pic.twitter.com/m8Bltfdri2
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 8, 2023
Never felt anything could get worse than 5-3, but here we are….
— Gurkirat Singh Gill (@gurkiratsgill) October 8, 2023
Haven’t seen Virat use the Bat-tap as the trigger for a while. Not even as recent as the 3rd ODI vs Aus- getting hyped for the occasion? or is it even nerves seeing the scorecard? #INDvsAUS
— Abhinav Mukund (@mukundabhinav) October 8, 2023
JUST IN: The BCCI have requested another schedule change, asking the ICC if they can restart today’s game again tomorrow
— Ben Gardner (@Ben_Wisden) October 8, 2023
“Never show us 5/3 God 🙏”
God: I got you… pic.twitter.com/vEB0AJAHe8
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 8, 2023
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) October 8, 2023
5-3… lekin bhai Ye Football World cup to kabka khatam hogaya hai pic.twitter.com/NztSGM5LlV
— Prithvi (@Puneite_) October 8, 2023
— Broken Cricket Dreams Cricket Blog (@cricket_broken) October 8, 2023
Kohli at the crease to avenge 5/3, what is this a Fast & Furious movie? Vin Diesel walking in next?
— Dave (@CricketDave27) October 8, 2023