Australia was bowled out for 276 runs after they were put into bat first in the first ODI against India at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. The chief tormentor for Australia was Mohammed Shami, who notched up a sensational five-wicket haul.
Shami’s first-over dismissal of Mitchell Marsh set the tone for Australia’s innings. The experienced pacer returned later to dismiss the threatening duo of Steve Smith and Marcus Stoinis. In the death overs, Shami completed his five-wicket haul by dismissing Matthew Short and Sean Abbott.
On a scorching day in Mohali, taking five wickets and maintaining an economical bowling spell isn’t easy, as demonstrated by Mohammed Shami. Meanwhile, when asked about the blistering conditions during the mid-inning break, Shami came up with a hilarious reply.
When questioned by Harsha Bhogle about the heat, Shami responded with a touch of humour, acknowledging that he indeed felt it, given that he was actively playing on the field, while the commentators had the privilege of being seated in their air-conditioned commentary boxes.
If India successfully chase down the target and secures victory in this ODI match, they will ascend to the top spot in the ICC rankings.