David Warner blasted his 18th century and Aaron Finch slammed his 16th ton as Australia crushed India by 10 wickets in the first ODI at the Wankhede stadium.
New Delhi :
In 2019, just before the ICC Cricket World Cup, Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team were dominating the first two games and it seemed Australia's misery of 2018 would be prolonged. However, MS Dhoni was rested. Australia staged a spectacular comeback and won the series 3-2 for what was their first series win in India in over a decade. The series win in India, coming on the back of their first-ever Twenty20 series win in the country, laid the foundation for Australia's renaissance. They entered the semi-final of the World Cup, drew the Ashes in England but retained the Urn and have dominated the home summer with big wins against Pakistan and New Zealand.
20:28 hrs IST: Sealed it with fours! David Warner and Aaron Finch's centuries have helped Australia crush India by 10 wickets in Mumbai. This was the first time since 2005 that India have lost a home ODI by this margin and it was against South Africa at Kolkata. The partnership of 258 is the highest stand for any wicket in ODIs against India. What dominance.
20:22 hrs IST: This is now the highest partnership for any wicket against India in ODIs, beating the previous record of 242 between Steve Smith and George Bailey in Perth in 2016. Australia are 249/0 after 37 overs.
20:20 hrs IST: Finch and Warner now have the highest opening stand by a visiting team in an ODI in India. After 36 overs, Australia are 244/0.
20:16 hrs IST: CENTURY! Finch sweeps Ravindra Jadeja and he gets to his 16th century. What a knock this has been. What a partnership. Australia have completely dominated India. After 35 overs, Australia are 236/0 and coaasting towards a win.
20:08 hrs IST: Warner is toying around with Bumrah here. He hammers two back-to-back fours and Australia have moved to 226/0 after 33 overs.
20:02 hrs IST: Finch mauls a flighted delivery from Kuldeep to the long off fence and he enters the 90s. The opening partnership is also past 200 and Australia are coasting. Australia are 215/0 after 32 overs.
19:59 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from David Warner as he carves a full ball to the third man region and gets to his 18th century. He leaps in the air and is joyous. What a knock! Australia are 205/0 after 31 overs.
19:55 hrs IST: Warner clobbers a short ball from Kuldeep to the deep extra cover fence and he nears his century. Australia are 197/0 after 30 overs.
19:52 hrs IST: Warner has been adjudged LBW but he reviews immediately. There is a clear inside edge and he survives. Nothing going India's way. Australia are 189/0 after 29 overs.
19:36 hrs IST: Finch hits two boundaries off Mohammed Shami and Rahul misses a stumping off Warner as Jadeja continues to be unlucky. Australia are 172/0 after 25 overs.
19:30 hrs IST: The 150-run stand is up between Warner and Finch and Warner blasts yet another six as the required runs come down to below 100. Australia are 158/0 in the 24th over.
19:16 hrs IST: India have lost a review! Jadeja appealed for an LBW against Finch but the Australia skipper gets a big inside edge. Australia are 140/0 after 20 overs.
19:12 hrs IST: Finch and Warner are tackling the spinners well as the opening partnership continues to grow. After 19 overs, Australia are 133/0.
19:01 hrs IST: Aaron Finch raises his bat for the right reasons as he notches up his 25th fifty. Australia are 115/0 after 16 overs. India need a wicket urgently.
18:56 hrs IST: Warner notches up his 21st fifty and Finch is being cautious against Kuldeep Yadav. Australia are 110/0 after 15 overs.
18:44 hrs IST: Warner overtakes Finch as he pummels a flighted ball from Ravindra Jadeja flat to wide long on for his second six. After 12 overs, Australia are 94/0.
18:40 hrs IST: Two chances go abegging. Finch has no clue against Kuldeep Yadav. He gets a leading edge that lands safely in mid off while the other shot is a miscued slog that lands safely at short third man. Australia are 87/0 after 11 overs.
18:37 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur continues to be taken to the cleaners and Australia have ended the powerplay on a high. Australia are 84/0 after 10 overs.
18:32 hrs IST: Finch continues on his merry ways as he slams two boundaries off Shami and Warner welcomes back Shardul with a blazing drive to the wide long off fence. Australia are 75/0 in the 10th over.
18:27 hrs IST: Warner on the rampage here. He gets two fours off Thakur and then blasts a six well into the stands at deep midwicket as Australia race to 61/0 after eight overs.
18:22 hrs IST: David Warner slams a boundary off Bumrah and he has become the fastest Australian to go past 5000 runs in ODIs. Australia are 46/0 after seven overs.
18:18 hrs IST: Action packed over from Shardul Thakur. He appeals for a caught behind and the umpire gives it out. David Warner, with one second to go, reviews and replays show that there is a flat line and no edge. Australia 37/0 after six overs.
18:04 hrs IST: Finch is showing his class and he is taking on Bumrah. He drives an inswinger to deep extra cover and then carves a full ball past backward point. 10 runs in the over and Australia are 25/0 after four overs.
17:56 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah gets this good length ball to come back in off the deck and the extra bounce is just enough to miss the off stump. Finch left that alone on length and Australia are 8/0 after two overs.
17:51 hrs IST: Aaron Finch gets off the mark in style as he drills a full ball from Mohammed Shami to the deep extra cover fence. Australia are 5/0 after the first over.
17:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Shami top-edges the slog and somehow, Alex Carey takes the catch but only just. India are all out for 255. This is a decent total but India will have to up their A game if they are to keep this Australian batting line-up quiet.
17:15 hrs IST: Great hitting from Shami and Kuldeep and India have raced past 250. However, Kuldeep is run-out of the last ball and India are 255/9 after 49 overs.
17:10 hrs IST: Three runs in the 48th over. Can India bat out the remaining overs and reach 260? After 48 overs, India are 243/8.
17:06 hrs IST: Starc ends the over poorly as he bowls a full toss and Shami thumps it to the deep extra cover fence. After 47 overs, India are 240/8.
17:01 hrs IST: Pat Cummins ends his spell of 10-0-44-2. Can Starc get five and bowl India out for under 250? Can Shami and the remaining players get India past 250 or even potentially 260? After 46 overs, India are 233/8.
16:55 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Starc. He might have not gotten Shami LBW with a decision getting overturned, but he gets rid of Shardul with a yorker that goes away late to knock the off stump over. India are 230/8 after 45 overs.
16:47 hrs IST: WICKET! Pant fails to convert yet another start. Short and sharp delivery from Cummins, Pant is late on the pull and he gets a top edge onto the helmet and it goes to backward point. India 217/7 in the 44th over.
16:42 hrs IST: WICKET! Just as a partnership was developing, Australia get the big wicket. Kane Richardson bowls the front of the hand cutter outside off, Jadeja looks to steer it but gets the edge. After 42.1 overs, India are 213/6.
16:38 hrs IST: After Jadeja, Pant finally breaks the shackles as he clobbers a six and mauls a four off Agar. The partnership has gone past fifty. After 42 ovrs, India are 213/5.
16:35 hrs IST: Jadeja and Pant continue to string a solid partnership. They need both players to get going till the end. After 41 overs, India are 200/5.
16:29 hrs IST: Jadeja goes back and late cuts a flatter ball outside off as India continue the revival. After 40 overs, India are 195/5.
16:21 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Ashton Agar has kept things tight and the pressure mounts on India. After 38 overs, India are 183/5.
16:19 hrs IST: Jadeja gets on top of the bounce and carves the short ball frm Starc to the square third man fence and India are 183/5 after 37 overs.
16:15 hrs IST: Jadeja slog sweeps Agar and although he has mistimed it, he has generated enough power to take it over the ropes at deep midwicket. India are 177/5 after 36 overs.
16:07 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja will be looking to bide their time and get going in the death overs. India are 167/5 in the 35th over.
16:01 hrs IST: WICKET! This is a brilliant passage of play for Australia. Starc slants a full ball across outside off and Iyer chases after it. India are 164/5 after 32.5 overs.
15:51 hrs IST: SIX AND OUT! Brilliant from Zampa and he gets Kohli out for the fourth time! The first ball is short and dispatched over deep square leg for a big six but next ball, he chips a flighted delivery back to the bowler to fall for 16. India are 156/4 in 31.2 overs.
15:40 hrs IST: WICKET! Back-to-back success for Australia. Good length ball on leg stump and it holds its line, Dhawan looks to flick it but the late movement results in a leading edge that is taken at cover. India are 140/3 after 28.5 overs.
15:32 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot by Rahul. Lapse in concentration and the 121-run stand is broken. Flighted delivery from Agar and Rahul chips the drive to short cover to fall for 47. India are 134/2 in the 28th over.
15:31 hrs IST: Rahul nears his sixth fifty and Australia continue to struggle. India are 134/1 after 27 overs.
15:26 hrs IST: Australia have an appeal for a catch against Rahul but the ball has brushed the ground and gone to Carey. India are 129/1 after 26 overs.
15:22 hrs IST: Dhawan dances down the track and blasts a six down the ground off Agar. Australia are running out of ideas. After 25 overs, India are 126/1.
15:19 hrs IST: Both batsmen are rotating the strike brilliantly. After 24 overs, India are 117/1.
15:14 hrs IST: Another tight over from Agar and Australia will be hoping to build the pressure. After 23 overs, India are 111/1.
15:12 hrs IST: Superb stuff from Zampa as he concedes just four runs. However, both batsmen are non-plussed. After 22 overs, India are 109/1.
15:08 hrs IST: CATCH DROPPED! Dhawan sweeps Agar to short midwicket but Warner drops a tough catch. Both batsmen are making great progress as India are 105/1 in 21 overs.
15:04 hrs IST: FIFTY! Brilliant from Dhawan as he continues his love affair with Australia. He smashes his 28th fifty and India are 100/1 after 20 overs. Superb stuff from the left-hander as he whips a flighted ball to the deep midwicket fence
15:00 hrs IST: Dhawan is nearing his fifty as the partnership swells. After 19 overs, India are 93/1.
14:54 hrs IST: Ashton Agar is into the attack but he drifts too much on the leg stump and is swept very fine to the boundary. After 17 overs, India are 86/1.
14:51 hrs IST: Rahul is also growing in confidence along with Dhawan as he flicks a length ball on the pads to deep backward square leg. After 16 overs, India are 80/1.
14:45 hrs IST: After getting steered for a four off the first ball and a wide, Zampa recovers well and India are 72/1 after 15 overs.
14:40 hrs IST: Rahul also joins in the fun as he creams a boundary to deep point. India are 66/1 after 14 overs.
14:36 hrs IST: Adam Zampa is into the attack and he starts off well. However, both Rahul and Dhawan are stitching a good partnership. After 13 overs, India are 59/1.
14:31 hrs IST: Superb batting from Dhawan. He takes up the short ball from Cummins and times the upper-glide to perfection to the third man boundary. The next ball, he carves a short ball to the deep backward point fence. After 12 overs, India are 55/1.
14:28 hrs IST: Good over from Kane Richardson. Bowling in the right lines and channels. India are 47/1 after 11 overs.
14:22 hrs IST: Dhawan continues to grow in confidence. Pitched up from Cummins outside off and the left-hander drills it to the deep extra cover fence. After 10 overs, India are 45/1.
14:17 hrs IST: Dhawan is looking in great touch and he is making Australia pay. Richardson bowls too short and Dhawan makes him pay with two pulled fours to deep midwicket and long leg. After nine overs, India are 38/1.
14:12 hrs IST: Two brilliant yorkers by Starc, change of ends for him, and Dhawan just survives. However, the left hander responds with a straight drive to long on and then flicks a ball uppishly to square leg where Marnus Labuschagne dives but fails to latch onto the catch. After eight overs, India are 30/1.
14:09 hrs IST: Kane Richardson is into the attack and he has started off well. After seven overs, India are 21/1.
14:03 hrs IST: Australia lose a review. It is an appeal for an LBW but the ball is pitching just outside the line of leg stump. India are 19/1 after six overs.
13:59 hrs IST: Almost a chance! Cummins bowls a short ball and Dhawan glides the upper-cut to the third man fence but the ball dies in front of Adam Zampa who collects it on the half-scoop. India are 18/1 after 5.1 overs.
13:55 hrs IST: WICKET! The discipline has paid off. Starc floats a full ball outside off and it is bowled with a scrambled seam, it kicks up from the deck and he mistimes the on-the-up drive to fall to mid off. India are 13/1 after 4.3 overs.
13:51 hrs IST: Pace and bouce from Cummins and he is troubling Shikhar Dhawan. It is a MAIDEN OVER. India are 13/0 after four overs.
13:47 hrs IST: Much tighter over from Starc after the two loose deliveries. India are 13/0 after three overs.
13:43 hrs IST: Superb bowling from Pat Cummins as he beats Rohit with a pacy legcutter. Tighter lines also from the world's best bowler on par with Jasprit Bumrah. India are 11/0 after two overs.
13:37 hrs IST: Brilliant batting from Rohit Sharma. Mitchell Starc overpitches outside off twice and Rohit drills the drive to the deep extra cover fence. However, he survives a close run-out as there is a mix-up between him and Dhawan. India are 8/0 after the first over.
13:22 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both sides
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
13:06 hrs IST: Virat Kohli has said he is not too perturbed batting first. Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey and Shivam Dube are not playing. This means KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan are both playing.
13:04 hrs IST: Australia opt to bowl against India. Josh Hazlewood misses out and D'Arcy Short comes in. Australia are playing two spinners.
12:35 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the first ODI between India and Australia from the Wankhede stadium. After 13 years, Australia play a game in Mumbai and they will be determined to repeat their 2019 heroics, having won an ODI series after 10 years. They missed key players on the last tour. Now, they have the full strength. Can they upset India again or will Virat Kohli's team continue their trend of dominance?