After the highly successful operation Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli and boys defeated Australia by 26 runs (Duckworth–Lewis method) in the first One-Day International (ODI) match at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. India won the toss and elected to bat first.
Here are the live updates: SCORECARD
# India vs Australia, 1st ODI: 'Men in Blue' defeat Kangaroos by 26 runs (D/L)
# Australia score 125/8 in 18.4 overs. Faulkner 27 (18) Coulter-Nile 2 (2)
# Australia score 109/8 in 17.1 overs. Faulkner 13 (11) Coulter-Nile 0 (0)
# Australia score 91/6 in 15 overs. Wade 9 (10) Faulkner 5 (5)
# Australia score 35/4 in 8 overs. Maxwell 1 (1), Stoinis 0 (0)
# Australia score 15/1 in 3.5 overs. Warner 12 (15) Smith 0 (0)
# Match resumes after rain, Kangaroos need 164 runs in 21 overs (D/L)
# Kangaroos to begin chase shortly, need 238 runs in 37 overs
# Match delayed due to rain
# India score 281-7 in 50 overs against Australia
# India score 240/6 in 46 overs. Dhoni 49 (74), Bhuvneshwar 22 (19)
# India score 206/6 in 41.3 overs. Dhoni 38 (63), Bhuvneshwar 0 (3)
# India score 147/5 in 35.1 overs. Pandya 35 (42), Dhoni 27 (52)
# Kedar Jadhav, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# OUT again! India in deep trouble now. Manish Tiwari has to go back to the pavilion. Three down.
# OUT! Caught by Maxwell!! Big blow to India as skipper Kohli departs.
After 4 overs, India: 11/1
# Coulter-Nile to Rahane, out Caught by Wade
# Rahane and Rohit are at the crease. Rahane is on strike. Pat Cummins will open the attack
# KL Rahul for India, Shami gets a break and Jadeja hasn't been considered. Hilton Cartwright is making his debut.
# India have won the toss and have opted to bat first.
Playing XI Australia: David Warner, Hilton Cartwright, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa
The Kangaroos are hurt. But they get even more dangerous and we all saw that in their recently concluded Bangladesh tour.
The Aussies made a good comeback after historic first Test defeat against Bangladesh. However, they are playing sans their best pacer Mitchel Starc, who is nursing an injury back home. In Another blow, Finch also ruled out of the series after an injury and he will be replaced by Handscomb.