Bird and Dog Interrupts IND VS AUS ODI Match
The latest India VS Australia ODI match held in Chennai had some strange moments on the field, which added to the excitement of the game. The game was a closely contested one, with Australia securing a rare series win at home against India. The match saw some unusual scenes that left the Indian and Australian players bemused.
A dog made its way onto the field during the third ball of the 43rd over when Australia was batting in the first innings. The game had to be paused momentarily as the ground staff attempted to catch the elusive canine.
Despite their best efforts, the dog continued to run around on the field, much to the amusement of the players and the crowd. Eventually, the dog exited the field. Fans showed their appreciation for the four-legged visitor by clapping as it made its exit.
Other Interruptions and Result of the Match
However, as the Indian innings began, the play was stopped again as kites invaded the ground. The birds of prey were searching for insects on the outfield.
The incident happened in the 42nd over, and Stoinis was about to start his run-up when he saw an eagle heading towards him. The eagle was on the field to collect its prey, but Stoinis got distracted, and play had to be halted momentarily. After the interruption, Stoinis completed his over, but was later replaced by Adam Zampa.
Amidst all the fun and games, the Australian team emerged victorious. The Indian batting unit once again struggled against the relentless pressure from the Australian spinners. The Australian team clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1 with a comfortable 21-run victory in Chennai.
The loss for India is a worrying sign as it indicates that the team is not yet prepared for the World Cup. There are still too many loose ends that need to be tied, and the team needs to put in a lot of hard work if they are to compete at the highest level.
What Happened in the Match
In the game itself, Australia batted first and managed to score 269 runs before being bowled out. India's Hardik Pandya took three wickets in quick succession, and Kuldeep Yadav took over the mantle from Pandya and scalped wickets at crucial junctures in the middle phase of the innings.
Australia's middle-order batters got starts but failed to convert them, and with mini-contributions from the middle and lower-order batters, the visitors eventually reached 269 in 49 overs.
During the mid-innings break, Kuldeep Yadav spoke about his performance, saying he had been working on bowling within the wicket and spinning the ball. He was happy with the target but cautioned the team to thread the chase cautiously and avoid losing too many wickets.
With a target of 270 runs to chase, the Indian team would have to bat cautiously and make sure not to lose too many wickets. It was going to be a thrilling chase, and the Indian fans were eager to see their team clinch the series in style.
If you want to explore even more antics that happened in the ODI series, then you should know about the time Kohli got caught dancing.