Who Won? Australia vs. India | 5th Match of World Cup 2023 – 8 Oct Match Performance, Scores Update

Rabia Riaz

Ind VS SL Match 5

The 5th match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 was played between Australia and India. This match was on Sunday, 8 October 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. India won this match by 6 wickets and 52 balls left. It was the 1st World Cup match and the 6th overall of both teams. Australia won the toss and decided to bat. Australia scored 199 in 49.3 overs and India chased this in just 41.2 overs. Their score was 201-4. KL Rahul from India was the player of this match as his performance was enough good. He scored 97* at 115 balls.

KL Rahul


Rohit Sharma (c)Alex Carey (w)
Mohammad SirajDavid Warner
Jasprit BumrahMitchell Marsh
KL Rahul (wk)Steve Smith
Ravindra JadejaMarnus Labuschagne
Ravichandran AshwinCameron Green
Ishan KishanGlenn Maxwell
Virat KohliPat Cummins (c)
Shreyas IyerMitchell Starc
Hardik PandyaJosh Hazlewood
Kuldeep YadavAdam Zampa

As Australia won the toss and opted to bat first, that was a tough start for India. Ravindra Jadeja’s fantastic performance restricted Australia to 199 but India’s start to chase this target was not well. Their top-order 4 batsmen went to the pavilion without scoring good runs. On the very 1st ball, Mitchell Starc removed Ishan Kishan. Josh Hazlewood took two wickets of Rohit Sharma (given out lbw) and Shreyas Iyer caught tamely in one over.

But from the ruins rose, India’s best batters Virat Kohli and KL Rahul had proven themselves. That partnership of 165 runs changed the scenes for India. They turned the problematic start into a piece of cake to finish. While Kohli got out for 85 (he was dropped on 12), Rahul was able to reach his 7th ODI century. He was just 3 runs away from his century when he went for a lofted drive off Pat Cummins. They sealed the victory but made Rahul disappointed on 97 but not out.

The match ended in a one-sided outcome, chastening Australia in the progress. It was optimistic for Cummins to decide to be the first captain to choose to bat after winning the toss. As the pitch became less challenging in the second inning the ball stopped talking.

There was only a positive point in the second half, Hazlewood’s 3 for 38. But the post-match discussion will center on the team’s struggle to handle the spin and expertise of India, Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and R Ashwin. They took 6 wickets and created a strong chokehold by the 16.5 overs of dot balls within their collective 30. Jadeja’s introduction in the 20th over was the control assumed throughout.

Despite losing their opener Michell for a six-ball duck, Warner showed his typical breezy style. He reached 1,000 ODI World Cup runs in just 19 innings, setting a new record by doing it in one knock fewer than Sachin Tendulkar and AB de Villiers.

Kuldeep’s first of two dismissals was a return catch, which ended his stay on 41. In his partnership with Steve Smith, there was a stand of 69 as Smith made 46 before losing his off stump. Jadeja took three wickets in just 10 deliveries. Marnus Labuschagne was given out caught behind off a sweep. Alex Carey was dismissed lbw in front of the middle. They both took Australia’s two DRS reviews without success.

At 119 for 5, the pressure was on the last two remaining full-time batters Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green to build a meaningful partnership. For the first boundary in 73 deliveries, Maxwell was able to strike Jadeja but unfortunately, he played a wayward shot across the line to Kuldeep. Ashwin took the score from 140 for 5 to 140 for 7 in just 4 balls.

Starc and Cummins tried their best in trying to score some late runs. Cummins hit the 1st six of the innings during the 40th over (Kuldeep heaved over deep square leg). Then Starc smashed another 6 over the same region off Bumrah. Starc was the last to fall, hitting into the leg side, and brought the innings to a close with 3 balls to go. However, after the game resumed, within four balls, the left-arm fast bowler quickly got Kishan out on the first ball.

Guiding India’s spin charge Ravindra Jadeja impressed with figures of 3-28 to a total of 199 all out. Meanwhile, Kohli and Rahul steered the host to a strong recovery from 2-3 in their replay.

Kohli and Rahul


Australia Batting

David Warner4152766078.84
Mitchell Marsh0611000.00
Steve Smith46711125064.78
Marnus Labuschagne2741581065.85
Glenn Maxwell1525441060.00
Alex Carey021000.00
Cameron Green820310040.00
Pat Cummins1524261162.50
Mitchell Starc2835582180.00
Adam Zampa620280030.00
Josh Hazlewood11600100.00
EXTRAS12 (lb 6, w 6)
Total199 43.3 Ov (RR: 4.02)

Australia Bowling

Mitchell Starc803113.8730
Josh Hazlewood913834.2210
Pat Cummins6.203305.2111
Glenn Maxwell803304.1200
Cameron Green201105.5000
Adam Zampa805306.6200

India Batting

Rohit Sarma0610000.00
Ishan Kishan013000.00
Virat Kohli851161716073.27
Shreyas Iyer032000.00
KL Rahul971151808284.34
Hardik Pandya1181701137.50
Extras8(b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 5)
Total201/441.2 Ov (RR: 4.86)

India Bowling

Jasprit Bumrah1003523.5040
Mohammad Siraj6.312614.0020
Hardik Pandya302819.3300
Ravichandran Ashwin1013413.4000
Kuldeep Yadav1004224.2000
Ravindra Jadeja1022832.8000

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