In the first ODI at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India’s Mohammed Shami and Siraj put up an exceptional bowling display to bowl out Australia for a score of 188. The toss was won by Hardik Pandya, who invited Steve Smith’s team to bat first.
At a score of 174/5, Shami claimed another wicket for the Aussies by dismissing Cameron Green. Shami was looking for back-to-back wickets when Shubman Gill, fielding in the slip region, dropped Marcus Stoinis as he came to bat. Gill expressed his frustration by using abusive language after the easy catch was missed.
Despite the earlier dropped catch, Shubman Gill made up for it by taking two remarkable catches later in the game. In the 32nd over, Gill made a diving catch to dismiss Marcus Stoinis, the same batsman he had dropped earlier. Then, in the 34th over, he dived towards his right and successfully caught Sean Abbott’s low shot off the bowling of Mohammed Siraj, sending him back to the pavilion.
Despite Gill’s loud exclamation of frustration for dropping the catch, it was notable that Shami remained composed and did not let his emotions get the better of him. As a seasoned bowler, he maintained his composure and silence, focusing instead on preparing for the next ball.
At Wankhede Stadium, Shami and Mohammed Siraj impressed by taking three wickets each as India restricted Australia to a meager score. Despite starting well with a score of 129 for 2, Australia could not capitalize on the good performance by Marsh, who scored 81 runs off 65 balls.