India defeated Australia by six wickets in their opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, breaking Australia’s record of 27 years. The partnership between KL Rahul and Virat Kohli saved India’s innings after they slipped behind at 2 for 3 in the second over. The collaboration was faultless, with Kohli scoring 85 runs and Rahul maintaining composure until the last. Virat Kohli also broke Kumar Sangakkara’s previous mark with his 113th fifty-plus score in ODI cricket. By scoring 97 runs, KL Rahul also broke the previous record of 91 set by MS Dhoni in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka.
India surpasses Australia’s 27-years record in the ICC World Cup 2023
KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja were the stars of the match for Team India against Australia in the ODI World Cup 2023.
Men in Blue defeated the Kangaroos by six wickets
ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023: On Sunday at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, Team India defeated five-time champions Australia by six wickets to kick off their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign.
India broke Australia’s record of 27 years
India became the first team to defeat Australia in the debut game of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup in 27 years. Since skipping the debut match of the 1996 World Cup, Australia has never lost the tournament’s opening match.
KL Rahul and Kohli’s partnership saved India
KL Rahul (97 not out) and Virat Kohli (85), chasing 200 to win, saved the Indian innings after they slipped behind at 2 for 3 in the second over. Then, Kohli and Rahul came together as a unit, displaying their combined knowledge and capacity to perform well under pressure.
Marsh dropped a catch of Kohli at 12
Although Marsh dropped Kohli at 12 off Hazlewood, giving him a lifeline, the remaining part of their partnership was essentially faultless. They handled the pacers’ initial attack well, tackled Maxwell’s spin expertly, and then created their game.
A record-breaking partnership
A record-breaking partnership between India and Australia in a World Cup match occurred when both batsmen reached their respective fifties. They were almost successful in closing the deal, but Kohli’s leaving while seeking to take on Hazlewood, Australia’s best bowler, added a twist. However, Rahul maintained his composure until the last out, scoring the go-ahead runs and giving India the victory.
Defying Kumar Sangakkara’s previous record, Virat Kohli
With his 113th fifty-plus score in ODI cricket, former India skipper Virat Kohli broke the previous mark of Kumar Sangakkara, a former batter for Sri Lanka. In India’s six-wicket victory over Australia in their opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Sunday in Chennai, Kohli scored 85 runs.
KL Rahul tops MS Dhoni’s previous record
In an ICC ODI World Cup game, KL Rahul recorded the second-highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper. Rahul scored 97 runs, surpassing MS Dhoni’s 91 in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka.
Despite what the scoreboard may indicate, India’s journey was anything but simple. The partnership between Kohli and Rahul was essential as the early wickets fell.