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Australia v India 1st ODI: Australia too good for India at the SCG

Australia's Adam Zampa and Steven Smith celebrate
Australia's Adam Zampa and Steven Smith celebrate
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Australia were just too good for India today in the 1st ODI, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney – beating India by 66 runs.

 

Match Summary

Australia 374 - 6

India 308-8

Result – Australia won by 66 runs

Scorecard


Batting first, Australia put on a formidable total of 374-6, mainly thanks to wonderful centuries from Aaron Finch 114 and Steve Smith 105. Mohammad Shami 3-60 was the pick of the bowlers from India.

Fall of wickets: 1-156 (David Warner - 27.5 ov), 2-264 (Aaron Finch - 39.6 ov), 3-271 (Marcus Stoinis - 40.4 ov), 4-328 (Glenn Maxwell - 44.5 ov), 5-331 (Marnus Labuschagne - 45.2 ov), 6-372 (Steven Smith - 49.3 ov)

In the run chase, India started well but were always under pressure and lost crucial wickets in the top order at the wrong times and even though Shikhar Dhawan (74) and Hardik Pandya (90) batted well, it was an uphill battle. India fell short by 66 runs – Zampa 4-54 and Haxlewood 3-55 were the top performers with the ball for Australia.

Fall of wickets1-53 (Mayank Agarwal - 5.2 ov), 2-78 (Virat Kohli - 9.3 ov), 3-80 (Shreyas Iyer - 9.5 ov), 4-101 (Lokesh Rahul - 13.3 ov), 5-229 (Shikhar Dhawan - 34.3 ov), 6-247 (Hardik Pandya - 38.5 ov), 7-281 (Ravindra Jadeja - 45.4 ov), 8-308 (Mohd Shami - 49.3 ov)

 

Teams

 

Australia - Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

India - Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah

 

Match Details

 

Start Time: 03:40

Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Officials: Sam Nogajski, Rodney Tucker, Paul Reiffel, Gerard Abood, David Boon


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