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I have been dreaming of this type of innings since deput: Suryakumar Yadav’s

In the aftermath of India’s thrilling five-wicket win over Australia in the first One-Day International (ODI), middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav shared his euphoria, revealing that he had been “dreaming of this type of innings” ever since making his ODI debut. His remarkable half-century marked a significant breakthrough for Yadav in the 50-over format, while he also disclosed the secret behind his exquisite straight drives.

The Mohali clash between India and Australia was a cricketing spectacle, showcasing the best of both teams. A century partnership between openers Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad, complemented by Suryakumar Yadav’s sublime batting display and Mohammed Shami’s five-wicket haul, were the defining moments of the day as India secured a dramatic five-wicket victory.

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Reflecting on his performance and the match, Suryakumar Yadav said, “I was dreaming of this type of innings when I started playing this format. I tried to bat deep and finish the game, unfortunately could not do it today but very happy with the result. I had been wondering what had been happening for me in this format, the teams and bowlers were the same. I went back and reflected and realized I was probably rushing things a bit, so I decided to play slower and take it deep. I think it is the first time I have not played a sweep. This has come from the Chandu Pandit School of Arts (on his straight drives). I really enjoyed watching the openers bat. Want to try and bat the same way, bat deep, and try and win games for India.”

In the first innings, India’s decision to put Australia in to bat first paid off, with Australian batsmen such as David Warner (52), Josh Inglis (45), Steven Smith (41), and Marnus Labuschagne (39) contributing to their total of 276 runs in 50 overs.

The standout performer for India with the ball was Mohammed Shami, who delivered a splendid five-wicket haul. Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah also played their part, each securing a wicket.

During the chase, India’s opening duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad (71) and Shubman Gill (74) set the stage with an impressive partnership of 142 runs, effectively sealing the outcome. Captain KL Rahul (58*) and Suryakumar Yadav (50) continued the momentum with their respective fifties, guiding India to a comfortable five-wicket victory with eight balls to spare.

Adam Zampa was the standout bowler for the Australians, finishing with figures of 2/57.

With this victory, India takes a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, setting the stage for a captivating contest in the forthcoming matches.

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