Australia beat India by 10 wickets at Wankhede
Australia started their Indian tour on a winning note as they defeated India by 10 wickets with more than 12 overs to spare. With this win, they now lead the three-match ODI series 1-0.
Here are the five talking points of the first ODI:
KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan stand tall
India had a new No.3 in the form of KL Rahul who walked out to bat after Rohit departed early. Both him and Shikhar Dhawan put up a 121-run partnership for the second wicket.
Indian middle-order falters
After a good start, India lost their way in the middle as the likes of Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer failed to capitalize. The Men in Blue were reduced from 134/1 to 164/5. The hosts eventually failed to last to bat for 50 overs.
Australian pacers put up a stupendous performance
The trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson put up a brilliant show with the ball. Starc was the pick amongst the bowlers with figures of 3/56 while Cummins and Richardson had a couple of wickets each.
David Warner goes bonkers
The swashbuckling opener who got a reprieve earlier into the innings due to a timely DRS, displayed his aura at the Wankhede. David Warner slammed his 18th century as the Indian bowlers failed to find answers against him. He finished the game with two consecutive boundaries.
Skipper Aaron Finch plays an outstanding knock
The visitors were off to a flying start as Aaron Finch went after the Indian bowlers. The Australian skipper went on to post his 15th century in ODIs to take his team towards a comfortable victory.
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
The second ODI is scheduled to take place at Rajkot on 17th January as the Men In Blue have a do-or-die situation in front of them.