In the Cricket World Cup 2023 match held in Chennai on Sunday, Jasprit Bumrah, the key bowler for India, made a significant contribution by taking the first wicket for his team. Jasprit Bumrah Achieves Unique Cricket World Cup Feat Against Australia.
He dismissed Australian opener Mitchell Marsh without allowing him to score any runs in just the third over of the game. Marsh, who had been batting alongside David Warner, struggled to handle the extra bounce in Bumrah’s delivery, resulting in a catch by Virat Kohli at slip. This marked the first instance in the history of ODI World Cups where India managed to dismiss an Australian opening batsman for a duck.
Notably, with this catch, Virat Kohli extended his record for the most catches in the ODI World Cup, surpassing the previous record held by former Indian spinner Anil Kumble, who had 14 catches.
This achievement was not only significant for Kohli but also a historic moment for Jasprit Bumrah. He became the first Indian bowler ever to dismiss an Australian opener for a duck in the ODI World Cup, setting the tone for India in the match.
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Before the game began, Australia’s captain Pat Cummins won the toss and chose to bat first in the 150th ODI match between these two cricket powerhouses. Unfortunately, Marcus Stoinis was absent from the match in Chennai due to a hamstring injury.
Cummins mentioned that Travis Head was sidelined with injury and was “on a couch in Adelaide,” while Sean Abbott, Josh Inglis, and Stoinis were also unavailable.
On the Indian side, opener Shubman Gill was unable to recover from dengue fever and Ishan Kishan was to open the batting in his place.
Initially, the stadium was only half-full, but with thousands waiting outside, the match was to draw a packed crowd, a contrast to the mostly empty stadiums seen throughout the tournament.