Captain KL Rahul wowed fans with a massive six, launching the ball out of the park off Cameron Green’s delivery.
With the World Cup countdown underway, India’s exceptional performance in all facets has been a notable highlight. The recent victory in the first ODI against Australia underscores their competence.
In the ongoing 2nd ODI at Mohali, Australia’s stand-in captain Steve Smith won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Posing a setback for India, opener Ruturaj Gaikwad departed early, falling in just the fourth over with the scoreboard reading only 16 runs. However, the Indian innings found stability through a remarkable 200-run partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill.
Following the end of their partnership, Captain KL Rahul took charge upon entering the crease, immediately shifting the momentum by consistently finding the boundary ropes. In the 35th over, he delivered a thunderous six that left everyone, from fans to commentators, in sheer amazement. Facing Cameron Green’s delivery on the offside, Rahul executed a flawless pull shot, sending the ball soaring onto the roof deep in the mid-wicket area. The magnitude of the six was staggering, with the possibility that it might have cleared the entire stadium.
Despite missing four key players, including Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, India notched a convincing win in the first ODI. Their victory puts them in a promising position to secure the series at the renowned high-scoring venue of Holkar Stadium.
While the previous match showcased notable performances from Mohammad Shami and Suryakumar Yadav, India faces lingering questions to address as the World Cup looms in early October.
Last Updated on September 24, 2023
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