Ashwin delivers to Warner, and it’s an LBW! Warner, who’s been batting right-handed, is given out in this fashion. After a brief discussion with his partner, he decides not to go for a review. He departs, and Australia loses their fourth wicket.
The ball was pitched around the off-stump line, which is typically for left-handed batsmen. Warner had anticipated a reverse sweep and shifted to a regular left-handed stance but lost his balance while attempting the shot. However, upon reviewing the replays, it becomes apparent that there was a clear inside edge.
Unfortunately, Warner’s awkward position and balance issues prevented him from realizing he had made contact with the ball. It’s a rather unfortunate way to get out, and Australia’s situation becomes even more challenging.
Ashwin delivers to Josh Inglis, and it’s an LBW shout! Inglis has been adjudged LBW, and he’s opting for a review here. It appeared to be a very close call; unfortunately, the delivery was too full for him to attempt a sweep, and Inglis was struck low on the front pad, right in front of the off-stump. There’s no evidence of bat involved, and UltraEdge confirms this.
Now, let’s turn to ball-tracking: The ball is tracking towards the middle of middle-stump, and all three reds light up. Inglis is indeed OUT. To the naked eye, it seemed like a clear dismissal, making it an easy decision for umpire Kumar Dharmasena. The adjusted DLS target for Australia is 317 runs to win within 33 overs. In this scenario, three bowlers are allowed to bowl a maximum of seven overs each, while two bowlers can contribute with six overs each.
India achieved their highest ODI total against Australia in this match, and remarkably, they did it without the presence of their key players, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. It was Ruturaj Gaikwad who initiated India’s innings with a blistering start, smashing a couple of boundaries in the very first over and setting a commanding tone. However, Josh Hazlewood dismissed him shortly after, with India at 16/1 in just the fourth over.
Shreyas Iyer then strode to the crease and immediately launched an aggressive assault on the bowlers, displaying a positive and confident approach from the outset. Partnered with Shubman Gill, Iyer formed a formidable alliance for the second wicket, relentlessly punishing the inexperienced Australian bowlers.