ODI World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma, and Ishan Kishan achieve unwanted records for the first time since 1983

Despite a poor start during the chase against Australia, India clinched the victory by 6 wickets due to a beautiful partnership between Virat Kohli and Kl Rahul.

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ODI World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma, and Ishan Kishan achieve unwanted records for the first time since 1983

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India had a horrible start to the run chase against Australia in their opening match of ODI World Cup 2023 on Sunday. Skipper Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer all lost their wickets without scoring a single run. This was the second time in Cricket World Cup history that both of India's openers were dismissed for a duck in the same match.

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This terrible feat was first achieved by Krishnamachari Srikkanth and Sunil Gavaskar as they were dismissed without scoring any runs against Zimbabwe in the 1983 Cricket World Cup. But then the 175-run knock by Kapil Dev left the cricketing world stunned.

India beat Australia by six wickets to begin their ICC World Cup campaign on a positive note. Half-centuries from Virat Kohli and KL Rahul helped India chase 200 after the home team lost three wickets with just two runs on the board. Kohli and Rahul built a 165-run partnership for the fourth wicket to complete the task in 41.2 overs.

Earlier, India bowled out Australia for 199 following a disciplined effort with the ball. Captain Pat Cummins chose to bat first after winning the toss but things didn't go as planned for the visitors, They lost five for just 119 in the 30th over. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (3/38) did the most of the damage with his middle over blows.

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