Ind vs Aus Warm up Match: In the second warm-up match, the Indian team defeated Australia by 8 wickets. Playing first after winning the toss, Australia scored 152/5. Steve Smith played an innings of 57 runs for the team. At the same time, R Ashwin was successful in taking 2 wickets for India.
Team India achieved the target of 153 runs for the loss of two wickets in 17.5 overs. Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten 14 off 8 balls and Suryakumar Yadav scored an unbeaten 38 off 27 balls. Earlier, India had defeated England by 7 wickets in their first warm-up match.
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Chasing the target, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma added 68 runs for the first wicket. Ashton Agar put the brakes on this partnership by dismissing Rahul (39).
Hitman Back in form
In the warm-up match, Rohit Sharma showed a brilliant game and played an innings of 60 runs in 41 balls. He hit 5 fours and 3 sixes. Rohit retired hurt and returned to the pavilion. This innings was very important for Hitman before the start of the World Cup. Earlier, in IPL Phase-2, he was seen struggling for runs and in 6 innings, only 131 runs were seen with his bat.
Ashwin Took 2 Wickets in a Row
Australia had a poor start playing first. On the fifth and sixth balls of the second over, Ashwin gave India double success by dismissing David Warner (1) and Mitchell Marsh (0). After this, Ravindra Jadeja broke the back of the Kangaroo team by dismissing Aaron Finch (8). At one time the score of the Kangaroo team was 11/3. Smith and Glenn Maxwell added 61 runs in 53 balls for the fourth wicket. This partnership was broken by Rahul Chahar by dismissing Maxwell (37). At the same time, in the last over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar got Steve Smith (57) out to give India 5th success.
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Virat Kohli was also seen bowling in the match. Kohli spent 12 runs in the bowling of two overs without taking any wicket. In this format for Team India, Virat has also taken 4 wickets while bowling in 12 innings.
In the 17th over of the innings, Steve Smith hit three consecutive fours against Shardul Thakur. Steve Smith played a brilliant innings of 57 runs in 48 balls. Steve Smith and Marcus Stoinis added 76 runs in 49 balls for the 5th wicket. Stoinis scored an unbeaten 41 off 25 balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar registered 27/1 and Ravindra Jadeja 35/1 in four overs. Ind vs Aus Warm up Match.
Now Waiting for 24th October
After a great performance in both the warm matches, now Team India will start its campaign in the tournament with the match played against Pakistan on 24 October. Cricket fans and former veterans from all over the world are waiting for this match with great enthusiasm.