India suffered an early setback as Shubman Gill departed early after being put to bat in the intense face-off against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Nonetheless, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli spearheaded the offense, scoring swiftly. Australia retaliated by swiftly dismissing the Indian skipper and Shreyas Iyer, creating a tense situation for the Men in Blue.
Despite this, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli navigated the challenge, but their cautious approach led to an extended phase without boundaries, drawing significant attention.
In the 27th over’s second delivery, KL Rahul, who had struggled to accelerate his scoring, finally broke the drought by elegantly guiding Glenn Maxwell’s delivery to the long leg boundary.
This boundary concluded India’s dry spell of 97 balls without a four, marking the World Cup’s second-longest boundary-free period. Witnessing the ball racing to the ropes, the crowd, previously subdued by Australia’s rapid strikes, erupted in jubilation once more.