India has been totally decimated. Rain was a possibility. Nonetheless, a few storms caused damage in India. The order is Starc, then Marsh. Starc utilized the movement of the ball like a knife to cut through the Indian batting order and expose some vulnerabilities.
As they were pursuing, Marsh added insult to injury with his crushing performance. Once India lost the toss, they had little chance of winning. To be ready for the deciding game in Chennai, they’ll need to wash this off. Australia is confident in their abilities and want to maintain their superior performance.
Australia has made a complete farce out of India’s bowlers. While 117 wasn’t a very daunting mark, Australia proved too much for the hosts. As soon as Marsh and Head made their intentions known, seam and spin were rendered useless. Nothing the bowlers tried—a fuller ball, a shorter ball, a slower ball—worked.
India suffered a humiliating loss in Vizag
Marsh’s fearless batting in the previous game served as a springboard for his performance here. Having absorbed some of the Indian onslaught, Head was able to use it to his advantage. They got their wish, as the whole game ended after 37 overs. The Indians had nothing but bad luck. Both their batting and bowling performances were abysmal. The deck suddenly changed from a seaming one into a hitting paradise. This would be one of India’s worst losses ever, so they’ll need to start again.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami
Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey(w), Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
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New era is something else 🤩 https://t.co/kKBaJWThBW
— PRASH (@Prash023) March 19, 2023
World Cup year is finally here! India keeps producing such performances at least once in almost every 2nd bilateral series, but somehow people remember it only in the ICC knockouts then label it as a rare 30 min failure. https://t.co/1btF4BCBeN
— siddharth (@sidweiser_) March 19, 2023
All credit goes to Rohit 🙃 https://t.co/2b2xuDCVIx
— Alone ✨ (@ThalapathF) March 19, 2023
At least we set a new record https://t.co/GQDvPC1pFH
— Ponile Mowa (@ponilemova) March 19, 2023
And that too in WC year https://t.co/ye4PalXOZE
— Prakhar (@Prakhar_PS1) March 19, 2023
A warning before the world cup. Rise Again, #TeamIndia. https://t.co/zFEI46TGR2
— Akshay Krishna KR (@_Krishna12) March 19, 2023