Mumbai, January 14: The Australian openers, David Warner and Aaron Finch played out a fabulous partnership as they guided the visitors to a 10-wicket victory over hosts India in their first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.
While Warner played a stellar knock off 128 off 112, captain Finch scored 110 off 114 to help the visitors secure an easy win. Australia secured the win with 74 balls to spare.
Earlier, Australian bowlers came up with a disciplined effort to bundle out India for 255 in the first ODI here on Tuesday (January 14). Opener Shikhar Dhawan (74) was the lone batsman who crossed fiffty as a host of other home side batsmen failed to convert their starts.
India will be eager to take the early lead when they face Australia in the first of the three-match series here at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday (January 14). India have been on a roll recently under skipper Virat Kohli, conquering South Africa, Bangladesh, West Indies and Sri Lanka at home with consummate ease.
But Australia will be a completely different challenge for India considering their recent form. It is not going to be easy for India to tide over the Aussies even in their home conditions and that evenly-matched nature of the contest should offer some thrilling moments. So, stay tuned for the Live Updates of the first India vs Australia ODI through MyKhel.
David Warner: I've always had the hunger to score runs. We got off to a flyer and we had to be clinical in the end.
Man of the match goes to David Warner.
Aaron Finch: The way we fought back with the ball played a huge part. Proud of the boys for that. We could brush it (batting) up a bit but it was. India are world-class and they will bounce back.
Skipper Aaron Finch picks up the gamechanger of the match award
Atoot Jodi of the match goes undoubtedly to Aaron Finch and David Warner
Virat Kohli: We were totally outplayed in all three departments. Its a very strong Australian team. They are a world class side. It's another challenge for us to bounce back from here. But total credit goes to Australia. This is an opportunity to make a mark and play against world-class players.
That's it for the day! The Australians will head into the next match full of confidence, while Virat Kohli and his men will have to bounce back quickly.
A stupendous show from Australia. India have a lot to think about. It will be tough to bounce back from such a crushing loss. Australia now have the upperhand in the ODI series.
Staggeringly powerful performance by Australia. India should be worried. Not just how to win the series from here, but how to prevent a rout— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 14, 2020
The Australian duo finished it off in style, securing the highest partnership for any wicket in ODI cricket against India
David Warner and Aaron Finch played out a fabulous partnership as they guided the visitors to a 10-wicket victory over hosts India in their first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Warner finishes off in style as Australia beat India by 10 wickets to start the series in dominating fashion!
FOUR! Australia need just two more
Australia need 7 from 77 to wrap up the match
The skipper brings up his century.
CENTURY! And now it’s Aaron Finch’s turn! The skipper brings up his 16th ODI hundred from 108 deliveries— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 14, 2020
This is a demolition from Australia’s openers: https://t.co/J8WD0geFkm #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/aqKRtseifN
100 up for the Australian skipper! Finch brings up his ton in 109 balls! This is the best opening stand against India. They broke their own record en route to this seamless run chase.
100 up for the Australian skipper!
Time for a drinks break now.
FOUR! Warner looks to finish off the job now. It has been the opener's day today. Having been given out twice, Warner successfully appealed twice to have the decision overturned.
Australia now need just 39 from 105 balls to win the first ODI
SIX!! Finch joins the party as he lofts it inside out with mid-off inside the circle.
100!!! 18th ODI hundred for the opener as he celebrates it with his traditional jump. Warner brings up his hundred with a four.
FOUR!!! Warner on 94 now. Another classy century on the cards for the Australian opener tonight?
Second successful review as the decision is overturned. Still no wickets for the Indian bowlers. Warner had been given out for an LBW but the replays showed that there was an inside edge onto the pads.
Review! Original decision OUT. Australia go upstairs.
Australia need 68 off 131 to win the opening match of the ODI series. Can the openers finish it off without losing any wickets?
Australia need 79 off 141 to win
FOUR to begin the over. It's a completely one-sided affair now.
Four! Another boundary to finish the over.
FOUR! Shami looks frustrated as he fails to find the break. Finch cuts it through point as it races away for a boundary.
MAXIMUM!!! Warner smashes Kuldeep out of the park. Warner skips down the track and clears the boundary.
150 comes up for Australia
No wickets yet. Australia need 110 from 28 overs.
Big shots from their blazing bats, Finch and Warner have given their side a galloping start in the run chase. Getting to be a one-sided contest unless India pick up a couple of wickets quickly— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 14, 2020
Two dot balls to begin the over.
Mohammed Shami replaces Ravindra Jadeja.
The visitors are running away with it.
Afraid it is looking like a terribly one-sided game at this stage.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 14, 2020
India lose the review as Finch is safe. Replays show an inside edge. No wickets for the Indian bowlers yet.
Big shout from Jadeja! Original decision not out. Kohli decides to go upstairs
FOUR! Finch slices it through point to begin Kuldeep's over with a boundary
The visitors need 136 from 195 to draw the first blood in the ODI series. Can the openers finish off the task or will Virat Kohli's men find a breakthrough here at Wankhede.
And we resume. Jadeja back for his second over
Time for a drink's break! Australia steady at 115/0
50 up for Aaron Finch! The Australian skipper brings up his half-century off 52 deliveries. Finch's 50 is studded with eight Fours and one Six.
Three runs. Some quick running between the wickets from the Aus openers.
50 up for Warner! Warner began slowly but picked up the pace after being handed a lifeline. Warner's 50 came off 40 deliveries. The opener's half century was studded with six Fours and two Sixes.
FOURbyes! Finch beats Rahul as it races away for the second boundary off the over.
Australia currently cruising. The visitors need 156 from 37 overs
SIX!! and the 100 run partnership off 78 balls comes up for the visitors.
SIX!! Jadeja hit for a maximum as Warner swings it wide off deep mid-wicket and hits the boundary.
A much-needed quiet over for the hosts as Kuldeep gives away just three runs in his first over. Next in Jadeja.
Kohli brings Kuldeep Yadav into the attack
With the current run rate steady at 8.54 the visitors are on course for a victory. The Indian bowlers have so far failed the make a breakthrough and Virat Kohli's men will need to come up with something special quickly if they are to win this match.
Rishabh Pant has been kept under observation after being hit on the helmet by a Pat Cummins delivery.
FOUR more! The boundaries keep flowing as the visitors cruise towards the target.
Finch finds the gap again as he hits Shami for a four off the first ball of the over. A classy shot from the skipper as he finds the gap between mid-off and cover.
Fifty up for the visitors, as keep their chase steady without the loss of any wickets.
FOUR-dot-FOUR! Warner hits Thakur for two boundaries as the Aus opener finally settles in after surviving an early scare
Giving away two boundaries Bumrah concedes nine runs off the over.
5000 ODI runs for Warner! David Warner becomes the quickest among Australians to reach that mark
Bumrah back! Warner hits him for a boundary off the second delivery as he flicks if towards deep backward squareleg
It's been an eventful over as Shardul gives away just three runs in his first over of the day
Warner safe! Australia win the review as the decision is overturned.
WICKET? Shardul rejoices as Warner caught behind! But Warner goes upstairs after lengthy discussion with the skipper
Kohli brings Shardul Thakur into the attack. And a big appeal on the very first ball. Warner safe as India doesn't review this.
Eight runs off Shami's third over. While Finch has had a fiery start, Warner has been quiet so far.
Expensive over from Bumrah as he concedes 11 runs. Captain Finch is leading from the front as Aus effortlessly begin chase
FOUR! An absolutely fine start to the innings for the Australian skipper as he picks up the second boundary of the over. Finch this time punches it through point
FOUR! This time the Australian skipper goes after Bumrah as he pushes it through cover to pick up the boundary
A dot to end the over. Shami gives away 6 runs in his second over.
FOUR! After a quiet over from Bumrah, the Aus skipper hits Shami for a boundary in the second delivery of the over. Superb shot from Finch as he smashes it through the covers
Just 3 runs off Bumrah's over. Shami back into the attack
Bumrah to Finch: 2 runs: Finch pushes it through the cover point area and the duo pick up two runs and Pandey, Jadeja chase it down to prevent a boundary
Jasprit Bumrah into the attack now
With just one boundary off the over Shami gives away just 5 runs in the first over.
Four! Captain Finch off the mark with a boundary. Finch swings it through as it just about touches the boundary.
And we are back from the break. Will the hosts be able to defend this modest score? Mohammed Shami with the new ball.
The Indian bowlers will have to come up with something special if the hosts are to win this:
Australia were fantastic with the ball. India’s score modest on this pitch. Also, dew factor will affect bowlers in the second half so will need something special from the home team to win this— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 14, 2020
India all out for 255 in 49.1 overs.
Kuldeep is run out for 17 and India are 255 for 9
250 up for India and the have another 9 legal deliveries left
Kuldeep gets a boundary off Starc and India need a few more of those shots to add some competitiveness to the total
Fast yorker, the best weapon against tail enders and Starc does not misses it. Thakur out castled for 13. India 230/8
Short ball works for Cummins. Pant wanted to pull but an edge get bounced off his helmet into the hands of Ashton Turner for 28. 217/7
Shardul Thakur is new man. can he repeat the big hits he made against Lanka?
Jadeja wanted to run it down to third man off Kane Richardson but all he could manage was an edge to Alex Carey behind the stumps. 213/6
Pant hammers Agar for a six as India looks for a move on here
200 up for India at the end of the 41st over.
Boundary!! Jadeja cuts Agar. Nine runs come off the 40th over. India are 195 for 5. How much more can they add in the final 10 overs?
Close call!! Direct-hit from the deep, but Jadeja survives. India are 186 for 5 in 39 overs.
After being hit for a six in his previous over, Ashton Agar bowls a maiden to Jadeja in the 38th over. India are 183 for 5.
SIXER! Jadeja sweeps Ashton Agar into the deep mid-wicket stands.
Shreyas Iyer nicks one to Alex Carey behind the stumps off Starc. India are 164/5. Jadeja joins forces with Rishabh Pant at crease.
Big Blow. Kohli gets out to Adam Zampa, fourth time in his career. Kohli vs Zampa in ODIs: 97 balls 126 runs Four dismissals SR 129.9
A leading edge off Cummins ends the stay of Dhawan for 74. shreyas iyer joins Kohli. This is a very important passage of play.
Rahul departs for 47 as Agar gets a wicket. India are 134/2 as Kohli walks in. End of a 116-run stand
And Dhawan smashes Ashton Agar for a six, fist of the match.
ICYMI: Marnus Labuschagne, who is having a wonderful Test career, is making his ODI debut for Australia in Mumbai, the 229th player to don the Aussie cap.
100 up for India in the 21st over.
Dhawan notches a fifty in 66 balls. His second on the trot after a 52 in the previous T20I against Lanka at Pune.
Zampa the leg-spinner operating but not much for him yet at the Wankhede surface.
1000 ODI runs for Dhawan against Australia
50 up for India with an upper cut four by Dhawan off Cummins. 12 overs India took to reach 50.
Dhawan is not entirely comfortable but looks to regain his touch with two back to back fours off Starc
Cummins convinced Finch to take DRS review against Dhawan but Aussies lost it.
KL Rahul is new man.
India lost the big wicket of Rohit Sharma for 10. His drive off Starc did not have timing or power and scooped a lame catch to David Warner. India 13/1
Early signs are pretty clear -- a true pitch, full value for your shots. Rohit Sharma has already played two fluent drives through the off-side for boundaries.
First ball -- Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma -- four. And Rohit's partner is Shikhar Dhawan
India (XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(Capt), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia (XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch(Capt), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(WK), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Virat Kohli: We would have fielded first. It is a good challenge. We are happy to be batting first and happy with the toss. At home, I don't think anyone else challenged so much as Aussies and they had won the series last time after trailing 0-2. Quality sides will challenge you everywhere.
Australia win toss and they are bowling first.
Welcome to MyKhel coverage of the first ODI between India and Australia at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Toss is about 10 minutes away.