IND vs AUS, 1st ODI: Mohammed Siraj Dismisses Travis Head With Beauty; Commentator Loses Calm | WATCH
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Australia had sent in new openers in Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh despite the presence of David Warner in the side. Nevertheless, the openers failed to give visitors the start they were looking.
India made an early inroad during the first ODI match between India and Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In Rohit Sharma’s absence, who is busy attending his brother-in-law’s wedding, Hardik Pandya took the leadership role. And upon winning the toss, opted to bowl first.
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Australia had sent in new openers in Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh despite the presence of David Warner in the side. Nevertheless, the openers failed to give visitors the start they were looking for. India pacer Mohammed Siraj removed Head with a beauty which pumped up Virat Kohli who can be seen cheering the India pacer. Moreover, commentator Sunil Gavaskar was also pumped up in the commentary box and even explained the rationale of Siraj’s bowling.
Siraj had bowled at 130kmph, but he was earlier dispatched by Head. But this didn’t discourage the pacer and he increased the pace, extending it to 140 kmph. That turned out to be the wicket-taking ball!
"If you have a look at what happened, the ball in which he was hit for a boundary, it was bowled at a 130 kph. So instead of getting discouraged by that, the next two deliveries have been around the 140 kph mark. He just ups his speed and that's what's happened again. That speed, the little late inward movement and Siraj gets his man," Gavaskar said.
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"Have a look at the speeds," he added as the replay showed the first four balls being bowled at 120, 137, 134 and 130 kph. "The other one was slow, under 130; the next one was a little bit quick, almost charged up by that boundary and then when Head moves down, Siraj doesn't lose his direction. It was short of length just a little bit and Siraj does the rest. The fastest ball of the over."
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The No.1 Ranked ODI bowler - Mohammad Siraj. What a rise for Siraj! pic.twitter.com/qejZoXEvaH— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 17, 2023