IND vs AUS 1st ODI: Best memes from the game in Wankhede

Mar 17, 2023

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India registered a stunning five-wicket victory in the first ODI against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, March 17. India’s stand-in skipper Hardik Pandya invited Australia to bat first after winning the toss. Australia posted a mere 188 in 35.4 overs.

Australia got off with a good start as they were 129/2 in the 20th over of their innings but failed to keep their momentum. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh scored a stunning half-century at the top of the order. Marsh first put up a 72-run stand of 63 balls with skipper, Steve Smith. Thereafter, he stitched a crucial 52-run partnership with Marnus Labuschagne. The Indian star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja removed Marsh for 81 off 65. His knock was studded with five maximums and 10 boundaries. 

Soon Mohammed Shami took over the charge and dismissed Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, and Marcus Stoinis as the Australian batting order collapsed from 169/4 in the 28th over. During his three-over spell, Shami picked up three wickets and left the Australians reeling at 184 for 7 in the 32nd over. Mohammed Siraj also claimed 3 wickets as the hosts bowled out Australia for 188 runs. 

Australia started bowling with a lot of promise in India’s innings. Marcus Stoinis came up good with an early strike in the form of Ishan Kishan for just three runs. After that, Starc struck twice by dismissing key players in Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. Notably, Yadav departed for zero. Starc later got Shubman Gill with the help of a stunning catch from Labuschagne.  

Later, captain Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul steadied the Indian chase to some extent. However, Pandya was caught by Cameron Green in Stoinis’ ball. While the hosts suffered a top-order collapse Rahul and Jadeja changed the complexion of the match. Rahul, who plays at No. 5 in ODIs, remained unbeaten on 75, while Jadeja too scored 45 without losing his wicket. India chased down the target of 189 runs against Australia in 39.5 overs to win the first ODI by 5 wickets.

Notably, KL Rahul’s shady time with the bat finally ended with his match-winning knock. This led to a meme fest by the cricket aficionados. 

Here are the best memes from IND vs AUS game-

Syed Tahir Abbas@abbassam_72
#KLRahul #INDvsAUS #CricketTwitter KL Rahul to everyone single person rn 😂
08:28 PM · Mar 17, 2023
When the lights are 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭, Pressure is 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗲𝘀𝘁, Crowds are 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁, The best will 𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲, The strongest will 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗲, The greatest will 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲. KL Rahul is back!!!! 🔥 #INDvsAUS
08:28 PM · Mar 17, 2023
Dheeraj Saxena@dheeraj767
#INDvsAUS Everyone to KL Rahul today:
08:27 PM · Mar 17, 2023
Venkatesh Prasad watching KL Rahul playing today👇🏻 #AUSvIND
08:27 PM · Mar 17, 2023
Roshan Rai@RoshanKrRaii
Akash Chopra showing Venkatesh Prasad KL Rahul’s innings 🤣 #INDvsAUS
08:29 PM · Mar 17, 2023
SIR CHAHAL⁴⁵❁@Sirchahal
KL Rahul To Venkatesh Prasad after match. #KLRahul𓃵 #INDvsAUS
08:29 PM · Mar 17, 2023
Sir Ravindra Jadeja Against Australia 🇦🇺 #jadeja #INDvsAUS #KLRahul𓃵
08:28 PM · Mar 17, 2023
#KLRahul𓃵 fans today! #INDvsAUS Well played btw! 💥
08:28 PM · Mar 17, 2023
#INDvsAUS #KLRahul𓃵 Rahul Naam toh Suna he hoga
08:26 PM · Mar 17, 2023
Small role, big impact #INDvsAUS
08:25 PM · Mar 17, 2023

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