ICC World Cup 2023 India vs Australia, 5th Match Highlights: IND won by 6 wickets

Australia won the toss and elected to bat. AUS set a target of 199 runs in 49.3 overs. However, India showed their dominance by successfully chasing down the target in just 41.2 overs, winning the match by 6 wickets.

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ODI World Cup 2023 India vs Australia 5th Match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

The much-anticipated clash between India and Australia in the Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This match is the fifth of the tournament and promises to be a thrilling encounter between two cricketing powerhouses. In this article, we will delve into the head-to-head record of these teams, analyze the pitch conditions, provide a weather update, and discuss the probable playing XIs for both sides.



  India vs Australia 5th Match
  publive-image  IND won by 6 wkts
publive-imageAUS  199/10 (49.3)
publive-imageIND   201/4 (41.2)
  Venue   MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  Date & Time   Sun, Oct 08, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   AUS opt to bat
  Player of the Match   KL Rahul

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IND vs AUS Match Highlights

Australia Inning:

Australia won the toss and chose to bat first. However, they faced an early setback when Mitchell Marsh was dismissed in just the second over of the match. Marsh was caught by Kohli off a delivery from Bumrah without scoring any runs. Despite this, Australia managed to score 43 runs during the powerplay but lost one wicket in the process. David Warner (35) and Steven Smith (31) formed an impressive half-century partnership, batting together for 14 overs.

David Warner's innings was brought to an end when he was bowled and caught out by Kuldeep Yadav. Throughout his time at the crease, David managed to score an impressive 41 runs off just 52 deliveries, hitting six boundaries along the way.

Smith scored 46 runs off 71 balls while hitting 5 boundaries. Additionally, Labuschagne contributed with 27 runs to the team's total. On the bowling front, Ravindra Jadeja displayed his skill by taking 3 crucial wickets.

The captain of the Australian cricket team, Pat Cummins added 15 runs off 24 deliveries before being caught out by Shreyas off the bowling of Bumrah. Towards the end of the match, Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa contributed 18 and 6 runs respectively to bolster AUS's total score. Eventually, Australia posted a commendable total of 199 runs in 49.3 overs while losing all their wickets. India's bowlers also displayed their skills, with Ravindra Jadeja taking 3 wickets and Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav claiming 2 wickets each for IND.


India Inning:

In pursuit of the target of 200 runs, the Indian cricket team had a disastrous start to their batting inning. Within just two overs at the beginning of the game, the top order of the team collapsed. The captain and opening batsman Rohit Sharma, along with Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer, were dismissed without scoring any runs (commonly referred to as 'duck'). During the powerplay phase of the innings, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul managed to accumulate 27 runs. The Australian bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc wreaked havoc on India's top order. By the 17th over of the match, Team India's score stood at 56/3. Kohli contributed 33 runs off 55 deliveries, while Rahul added 20 runs from 37 balls faced.

Virat Kohli displayed his exceptional batting skills by scoring a brilliant half-century off 78 balls, while KL Rahul also showcased his talent with a well-deserved fifty in just 72 deliveries. The partnership between Kohli and Rahul proved to be formidable as they formed a century stand in 28 overs of the game.


Virat Kohli showcased his exceptional skills by scoring a brilliant 85 runs off 116 balls. With six boundaries to his credit, King Kohli played a vital role in ensuring victory for the team before heading back to the pavilion.

The partnership between Kohli and Rahul resulted in a remarkable stand of 165 runs. KL Rahul's performance was outstanding as he played an unbeaten knock of 97 runs off 115 balls, which included 8 boundaries and 2 sixes. Hardik contributed with an unbeaten score of 11 runs. Team India showcased their dominance by successfully chasing down the target in just 41.2 overs, ultimately winning the match by 6 wickets.

Top Performers of the Match

  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  Virat Kohli   IND   85   116   6   0   73.28 
  KL Rahul   IND   97*   115   8   2   84.35


  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Jadeja   IND   10   2   28   3   0   0   2.80
  Bumrah   IND   10   0   35   2   0   4   3.50
  Kuldeep   IND   10   0   42   2   0   0   4.20

Match Details

Mark your calendars for this thrilling encounter, which is scheduled to take place on October 8th, 2023, at 02:00 PM local time. Fans around the world will be eagerly waiting to witness this clash of titans.

The Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai


One of the most iconic cricket stadiums in India, the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is all set to host this exciting encounter. Known for its electrifying atmosphere and enthusiastic crowd, the stadium provides the perfect backdrop for a high-intensity match like this one.

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Pitch Report

The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is known for its dry and spin-friendly pitches. As the match progresses, the pitch tends to slow down, making batting more challenging in the second innings. Winning the toss and opting to bat first could be advantageous for the team as they can set a competitive total and put pressure on the opposition.

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Weather Update

The weather conditions in Chennai for the match day are expected to be warm, with a maximum temperature of 34°C during the day and a minimum temperature of 29°C at night. While there might be passing showers during the game, the chances of a complete washout seem unlikely, ensuring an uninterrupted contest between the two teams.

IND vs AUS Head-to-Head Record

India and Australia have a long-standing rivalry in the ODI format, with a total of 149 matches played between them. India has emerged victorious in 56 matches, while Australia has dominated with 83 wins. The head-to-head record reflects the competitive nature of the encounters between these two teams, making this match all the more exciting for fans.

The Teams: India and Australia

Both India and Australia boast formidable teams, filled with some of the best cricketing talent in the world. Led by inspirational captains and comprising of seasoned veterans and promising youngsters, these teams are well-equipped to give their all on the field.


Led by the charismatic captain, Rohit Sharma, the Indian cricket team is known for its aggressive and fearless approach to the game. With a star-studded batting lineup featuring the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul India has the firepower to set imposing targets or chase down any total.

In the bowling department, India has a lethal combination of pace and spin. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Ravindra Jadeja are known for their ability to take wickets at crucial moments and contain the opposition's scoring rate.


Led by the charismatic Pat Cummins, the Australian cricket team is renowned for its never-say-die attitude and aggressive brand of cricket. With power-hitters like David Warner, Steve Smith, and Glenn Maxwell in their ranks, Australia possesses a formidable batting lineup that can decimate any bowling attack.

In the bowling department, Australia has a potent combination of fast bowlers and spinners. The likes of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa have the ability to trouble even the best batsmen with their pace, swing, and spin.

The History of the Rivalry

The rivalry between India and Australia has a rich history, filled with intense battles and memorable moments. Both teams have had their fair share of victories and defeats, making each encounter between them highly anticipated and fiercely contested.

Over the years, India and Australia have faced each other in numerous high-profile matches, including test series, one-day internationals, and T20 matches. These matches have often been marked by intense competition, close finishes, and outstanding individual performances.

IND vs AUS Playing XI

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Bench: Mohammed Shami, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur

Support Staff: Rahul Dravid, Vikram Rathour, Paras Mhambrey, T Dilip

Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Bench: Sean Abbott, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis

Support Staff: Andrew McDonald, Daniel Vettori, Michael Di Venuto, Andre Borovec, Andy Flower

Match Predictions and Expectations

Predicting the outcome of a match between India and Australia is always a challenging task. Both teams possess immense talent and have a history of producing nail-biting encounters.

However, given India's recent form and home advantage, they might be considered slight favorites going into this match. The Indian team's depth in both batting and bowling departments, coupled with their familiarity with the conditions, could give them the edge.

That being said, cricket is a highly unpredictable game, and anything can happen on the day. Both teams have the potential to produce a thrilling contest that will keep fans on the edge of their seats.


The India vs Australia match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 promises to be a clash of titans. With two power-packed teams, a historic rivalry, and a passionate crowd, this match is expected to be a cricketing spectacle like no other.

Fans around the world will be eagerly waiting to witness the outcome of this epic showdown. Whether in the stadium or glued to their screens, cricket enthusiasts will be treated to a display of skill, determination, and sportsmanship that is a testament to the spirit of the game.

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