Former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad was extremely critical of KL Rahul when the batsman failed to perform in the lately concluded Border- Gavaskar trophy. Still, Venkatesh Prasad took to social media on Friday to shower praises on Rahul after he guided India to palm with a solid 75-run knock in the first ODI hassle. “Excellent performance under pressure and brilliant innings by KL Rahul.
Great support by Ravindra Jadeja and a good palm for India. #Indus,” he twittered. The tweet snappily went viral on Twitter and justice suckers didn’t miss the occasion to come up with ridiculous commentary and memes about the change in Prasad’s station. Rahul starred for India with his unbeaten knock of 75 runs off 91 deliveries while Jadeja slammed pivotal 45 * runs.
For Australia, Mitchell Starc bagged 3 while Marcus Stoinis beheaded 2 wickets. Defending a small aggregate of 189, Australia got off to an atrocious launch and gave India an early blow in the alternate over of the game. Marcus Stoinis gave the first blow to India, as he dismissed Ishan Kishan for 3 runs. Star batter Virat Kohli also came out to bat. Mitchell Starc delivered a fine overthrowing with a speed of around 145kph and gave India back-to-back 2 big blows.
Starc dismissed Kohli for 4 runs, while right-handed hitter Suryakumar Yadav got out for a Golden Duck. At the time of the power play, India’s score was 20/3. On Starc’s tricky ball, new batter KL Rahul drove it pristinely
Starc in red-hot form gave Men in Blue another blow as he transferred nature Shubman Gill packing for 20, leaving India reeling 39/4. Gill invited captain Hardik Pandya to the rescue who opened his account with a deep backward boundary.
Sean Abbott delivered an atrocious over as he didn’t let the India pair of Rahul and Pandya score big and conceded just two runs in the 12th over of the game. The India side rotated the strike dazzlingly and collected runs while playing boundary shots at regular intervals, easing some pressure on the team. After 15 over, India’s score read 64/4. Easing some pressure from the team, Pandya and Rahul slammed Australian bowlers for boundaries. Stoinis gave floundering India another blow as he removed Pandya for 25, leaving Men in Blue at 83/5 in 19.2 overs. Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also came out to a club.
The union of Jadeja and Rahul slammed Australian bowlers around the ground while piling mates. Rahul displayed great adaptability and determination as he brought up his 13th ODI half-century in 73 balls in the 35th over of the game.
The Indian batters struck Adam Zampa for 17 runs with the help of one four and an outside. The side kept taking mates and brought up their 100-run joint stand in 120 deliveries. Ravindra Jadeja also slammed Starc for two boundaries and guided his team home with an advantage over Australia.