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India beat Australia by 6 wickets to make winning start at World Cup 2023

09:17 AM | 8 Oct, 2023
India beat Australia by 6 wickets to make winning start at World Cup 2023
Source: ICC/Twitter

CHENNAI – India beat Australia by six wickets in the 5th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 in Chennai on Sunday.

Batting first, Australia lost all the wickets at 199. Chasing the target, India scored 201 runs in 41.4 overs at the loss of four wickets despite the fact that three of their top four batsmen were sent back to the pavilion for ducks by the Australian bowlers. 

Australia failed to register a competitive score as India remained ruthless during Sunday’s action at MA Chidambaram Stadium, and Kangaroos could hit only two sixes in the entire innings.

Pat Cummins-led squad never recovered from the fall of early wickets, especially of Marsh, and found themselves in hot waters when Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green returned to the pavilion.

David Warner scored 41, and Steve Smith played a knock of 46 off 71 in what is said to be a slow and steady partnership, but Warner's wicket triggered a collapse of Kangaroos.

Indian bowlers displayed A-game, led by Ravindra Jadeja’s 3-28, who helped his side to book Australia for 199 in their first match.

Earlier, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first against India in their debut match of the Cricket World Cup 2023 in Chennai on Sunday.

India's recent triumph in the ODI series against Australia, which they won 2-1 just before the World Cup, provides a significant confidence boost for the squad led by Rohit Sharma.

As one of the tournament's top contenders, India aim to kickstart their campaign with a victory against the formidable Australian team.

India’s batting lineup is the strongest on paper and consists of the veritable superstars of world cricket. Virat Kohli is on the verge of breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time ODI centuries’ record, while skipper Rohit Sharma wants to make up for missing out on the 2011 tournament.

Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj are expected to lead India’s bowling attack on Sunday, with wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja as automatic choices. All-rounder Hardik Pandya fits in as the third pacer.

Australian batsmen, however, have a rich experience of Indian conditions, and almost all of them are linked up with IPL franchises. David Warner, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell spend a lot of time playing in Indian conditions.

Pacers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc will lead the Australia bowling, while wrist-spinner Adam Zampa has enjoyed success in Indian conditions – 27 wickets in 16 matches at an average of 30.77.

Squads:

India’s XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia’s XI: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins (c).

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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