Shaun Marsh is 35, and his exploits on the field have only been going down. Though he managed to hit a fifty in the SCG ODI, Marsh failed to create an impact. However, it was off Kuldeep’s bowling when he thought of clearing the fence but couldn’t do so. Mohammed Shami was there on long-on and grabbed a stunner to get India back in the game.
India bowls first in Sydney
Australia elected to bat first after winning the toss at the SCG. Bhuvesnhwar Kumar gave India an early breakthrough in the name of captain Finch. As he castled his stumps, the Indian fans were up on their feet in Sydney. Though the India National Cricket Team pacers didn’t find wickets at ease, the spinners still found their groove. Kuldeep got Carey while Jadeja had Khawaja trapped in front of the wickets. However, it was Shaun Marsh, who sealed one end and found gaps as well.
Knowing he had performed poorly in the Test series, the pressure was always there on his shoulders to come good in the ODI’s. Meanwhile, Marsh only hit four fours and took 70 balls to reach his 54. Yes, he looked in a bit of touch, but consuming too many deliveries just let the run-rate to get hampered.
Kuldeep – the partnership breaker!
Kuldeep Yadav has been India’s breakthrough bowler. Virat relies a lot on his shoulders to perform and take wickets at regular intervals. And Kuldeep being Kuldeep just obeyed the order. In the 38th over, Marsh had planned to go for the big heave. Well, he didn’t find the middle of the bat and instead found Mohammed Shami in the deep. Moreover, Shami’s attempt to grab only made it look special.
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