1st ODI: Aaron Finch, David Warner slam tons as Australia thrash India by 66 runs

1st ODI: Aaron Finch, David Warner slam tons as Australia thrash India by 66 runs

Openers Aaron Finch and David Warner hammered a powerful century every earlier than the bowlers got here to the fore to assist Australia clinch a snug 66-run victory over India within the opening ODI of the three-match collection on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday.

Australia received the toss and opted to bat first in opposition to the Men in Blue.

Skipper-cum-opener Finch and Warner supplied their aspect with an ideal begin because the duo shared a mammoth partnership of 156-run stand for the primary wicket.

Mohammed Shami lastly managed to present breakthrough to India by eradicating Warner for 69. The Australian opener was caught behind the wicket by KL Rahul on the fifth ball of 28th over. 

Subsequently, Finch introduced up his 17th ODI century off 117 deliveries in addition to additionally sharing one other century stand of 108 runs with Steve Smith.

Finch completed his innings at 124-ball 114, together with 9 boundaries and two maximums. Smith then accomplished a blistering knock of 105 runs off 66 deliveries to assist Australia submit a large rating of 374 for six.

Meanwhile, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was different notable contributor for the house aspect with 19-ball 45 runs.

For India, Shami completed with figures of three for 59 in his 10 overs. Jasprit Bumah, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal all chipped in with a wicket every.

In reply, openers Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan made a good begin for the Men in Blue by sharing a 53-run stand for the opening wicket earlier than the previous was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood for 22.

Subsequently, skipper Virat Kohli (21), Shreyas Iyer (2) and KL Rahul (12) all did not contribute a lot to their aspect’s innings and fell cheaply.

Dhawan then staged a late struggle again together with Hardik Pandya because the duo not solely scored a fifty every but in addition shared a 128-run stand for the fifth wicket to carry the Men in Blue again into the sport.

While Dhawan completed his innings at 86-ball 74, Pandya fell 10 runs wanting his century and departed for 76-ball 90 runs.

Following the duo’s dismissal, Ravindra Jadeja (25) and Navdeep Saini (unbeaten at 29) tried exhausting to information India previous the mark however the Australian bowlers managed to limit the guests to a rating of 308 for eight.

Adam Zampa was the choose of the bowlers for the house aspect with figures of 4 for 54, adopted by Josh Hazlewood’s three for 55. Mitchell Starc additionally claimed a wicket every.

Steve Smith was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for third-fastest ODI century for Australia.

The two sides will subsequent lock horns within the second ODI on November 29 on the similar venue. 


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