Mohammed Shami showcased his brilliance with the ball in the ongoing first ODI between India and Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. While Marcus Stoinis briefly threatened India’s bowling attack, Shami had the last laugh. Stoinis aimed to accelerate Australia’s innings in the late stages and unleashed two consecutive boundaries off Shami during the 47th over.
However, Shami’s revenge was swift and devastating. He bowled a fuller delivery that skidded low towards the stumps. Stoinis attempted a big slog for a six but missed the ball entirely, resulting in his stumps being shattered. Before his dismissal, Marcus Stoinis had showcased his power-hitting prowess, accumulating 29 runs from 21 balls. He peppered the boundary ropes with five fours, providing valuable momentum to the Australian innings.
Australia’s batting innings had a rocky start when Mitchell Marsh was dismissed for just 4 runs in the opening over. However, David Warner (52) and Steve Smith (41) stabilized the innings, ensuring their team remained in a strong position despite the early setback.
Nonetheless, both Warner and Smith lost their wickets in quick succession, putting the visitors in a precarious situation. Marnus Labuschagne (39), Josh Inglis (45), and Marcus Stoinis (29) contributed crucial runs in the middle overs.
Skipper Pat Cummins played a cameo, smashing 21 runs off just 9 balls to propel Australia to a total of 276 runs. India’s Mohammed Shami was the standout performer with the ball, claiming a five-wicket haul. Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah each chipped in with one wicket, supporting Shami’s outstanding bowling effort.
Here is the video of the incident:
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis (wicketkeeper), Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Short, Pat Cummins (captain), Shaun Abbott, Adam Zampa
India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (captain, wicketkeeper) Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami