To make matters more worse, they went on to make an unwanted record as this was the first time three of India’s top four batters got out for a duck in a men’s ODI.
India vs Australia Breaking: Kishan, Rohit, Shreyas fall for golden ducks as IND chase target of 200
It marked just the seventh instance in the history of the men’s ODI World Cup when both opening batsmen were dismissed without scoring a run.
The last time of both Indian openers being dismissed for a duck in a men’s ODI took place during the 2004 VB series against Zimbabwe.
In the first over, left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc delivered a crucial blow by dismissing Ishan Kishan for a duck. Kishan’s attempted slash resulted in a catch at slip.
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Shortly thereafter, Josh Hazlewood struck twice within the same over. First, he trapped Rohit Sharma leg-before-wicket (lbw) with an incoming delivery. Then, Shreyas Iyer was caught at covers without scoring, much to the dismay of the home crowd of approximately 30,000.
Earlier in the innings, Ravindra Jadeja’s exceptional performance yielded three wickets, contributing significantly to the Australian side’s dismissal for 199 in 49.3 overs, following their decision to bat first.
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