In the 2023 World Cup, Jadeja outsmarts an Australian great with unrivaled elegance : Smith and Kohli look on in shock.

In Australia’s opening World Cup match against India, Ravindra Jadeja outwitted Steve Smith with a superb turn.

Despite being given the order to bowl against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai after losing the toss, Team India started their 2023 World Cup campaign in spectacular form. Soon after the game began, Mitchell Marsh was sent back to the pavilion as Australia struggled to recover from early defeats.

Marsh was out for a duck after an early strike from Jasprit Bumrah. Kuldeep Yadav gave India their breakthrough, despite Warner’s strong purpose and warning signs of danger. With the Australian opener scoring 41 runs, Kuldeep bowled a superb caught and bowling in a flash of brilliance.

Australia’s prospects after Warner’s departure were mostly in the capable hands of Steve Smith, who had settled into the crease and was four runs away from achieving his half-century. Ravindra Jadeja, an all-around spinner from India, had other ideas, though.

The Chennai surface, which is renowned for helping spinners, offered tremendous turn, and Jadeja skillfully took advantage of these circumstances. Jadeja outfoxed Smith in a spellbinding dismissal with a flawless delivery that spun sharply, leaving the Australian star dazed. Despite Smith’s strong defense, the ball swerved past his outside edge and struck the off stump. Smith was left speechless by the unanticipated dismissal, and even Virat Kohli, who was positioned at the slips, was astounded by the unbelievable amount of turn used to manipulate the field.

Both teams, which are strong contenders for the ODI World Cup, previously faced each other in a three-match bilateral series last month. Earlier, the Pat Cummins-led Australia won the toss and chose to bat first against Rohit Sharma’s India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Ishan Kishan took Shubman Gill’s place in the Men in Blue’s opening game because he was sick. The slower pitch and favorable playing conditions, according to Rohit, made it especially important for bowlers to rapidly adjust to the lines and lengths.

Meanwhile, Australia’s skipper, Pat Cummins, expressed confidence in his team’s performance and said they would prefer to bat first to take advantage of the sunny weather. He also brought up the fact that Josh Inglis, Abbott, and Travis Head were not included in the starting XI.