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India vs Australia 1st ODI Highlights: Australia beat India by 66 runs in Sydney, take 1-0 lead

India vs Australia Highlights 1st ODI: Australia beat India by 66 runs as the visitors posted 308/8 in 50 overs in 375-run chase. Adam Zampa starred in the bowling attack picking up three big wickets of Ravindra Jadeja who, Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan. Hardik and Dhawan nearly turned the game in India’s corner. Hardik Pandya slammed a 31-ball fifty Shikhar Dhawan, too, also got to his half-century. The duo gave hopes to India after India went four wickets down following KL Rahul’s dismissal at the hands of Zampa. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank put on 53 in five overs to provide India a positive start to a stiff 375-run chase but Mayank’s dismissal opened up the floodgates. Josh Hazlewood struck twice in the same over to dismiss Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer, and India had slipped down from 53/0 to 80/3. Steve Smith and captain Aaron Finch lifted Australia to a daunting total of 374/6 with tons each after the hosts won the toss and elected to bat. Follow India vs Australia 1st ODI Highlights here:

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:00 PM IST
17:42 hrs IST

Australia beat India by 66 runs

Australia beat India by 66 runs in Sydney. Warner, Smith starred with the bat for the hosts, Zampa did wonder with the balls. Australia take 1-0 lead in 3-match series.

17:37 hrs IST

GONE! Starc gets a wicket

Shami has been cleaned up by Mitchell Starc and finally the left-armer has a wicket. This will do his confidence some good, not the easiest of days for him. IND 308/8

17:32 hrs IST

300 up for India

Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Shami have taken India past the 300-run mark. This is a good total, even though it would not win the match for the visitors. But its still a good comeback from 101/4.

17:26 hrs IST

Stats attack

Best ODI figures for Adam Zampa

4/43 v Pak Abu Dhabi 2019

4/54 v Ind Sydney 2020*

4/55 v Eng Manchester 2020

17:21 hrs IST

Zampa strikes again!

GONE! Ravindra Jadeja tries to break the shackles but he gets caught by Mitchell Starc - he just finds himself under the ball all the time. India 281/7

17:15 hrs IST

Moody lauds Pandya

“If you’re are planning towards the future, and the best balance for an Indian ODI side, a fit Hardik Pandya is an absolute no-brainer in the top 6 because he gives you what they desperately need – a capable batsman in the top six that can bowl. So I think it’s the right decision to pick up on the basis that one, he is carrying form into the series, and two, he is the lock-in that position so why not continue to develop his batting and when he can bowl - we don’t know whether he’s going to bowl 2-3 overs in their series in each game, you know that you’ve got the perfect player in an area where if you’ve got any weakness in that Indian team it’s in that position so I will be persevering with. You need to invest time in Hardik Pandya in my view.” Moody told ESPNCricinfo.

17:05 hrs IST

Ravindra Jadeja last hope

Ravindra Jadeja can hit big shots - and he can chase down the total from here on - but he needs someone to hold the other end and relive pressure off him. Can jadeja do the job?

16:58 hrs IST

Hardik Pandya gets caught!

GONE! Adam Zampa you beauty! He gets the big wicket of Hardik Pandya. Pandya gets a fuller one, launches it straight but did not find the distance. Starc takes an easy catch at the boundary ropes. IND 247/6

16:52 hrs IST

Stoinis update

Marcus Stoinis who walked back to the hut mid-over, will take no further part in the contest. No word on the nature of the injury yet.

16:50 hrs IST

Match slowing down

Hardik Pandya is slowing down a bit - he knows he has to stick in the middle for the full 50 overs if India have to win this game. He is doing a bit of defending. 4 runs from the over - India 5 /237

16:40 hrs IST

Dhawan OUT!

GONE! Adam Zampa comes into the attack - Shikhar Dhawan steps up and he has holed out to Adam Zampa. India 229/5

16:30 hrs IST

Stoinis walks off mid-over

Marcus Stoinis seems to be in some pain after bowling the first ball. He is walking back. Glenn Maxwell will complete the over. Worrying signs for Australia.

16:28 hrs IST

India vs Australia 1st ODI: Hazlewood to Dhawan - FOUR!

FOUR! Josh Hazlewood just misses his line, tad bit of room, and Dhawan drives it on the on side for another boundary. This is brilliant batting. IND 218/4

16:24 hrs IST

Stoinis to Dhawan - FOUR!

FOUR! Short ball and Shikhar Dhawan has punched it hard towards the ropes. No chance for the fielder - this is a fiery quick outfield. Dhawan knows Stoinis too well from DC days and he was ready for the short one here.

16:23 hrs IST

Stats attack

Century stand for 5th wicket between Dhawan and Pandya

· This is only the 2nd time Dhawan is involved in a 100+ stand for 5th wicket.

o The only previous such instance came in 2013 vs ZIM with Dinesh Karthik for 167 runs after being 65 for 4.

· This is only 3rd partnership of 100+ runs involving Hardik Pandya in ODIs.

· Consecutive 100+ partnership for 5th wicket by India.

o Manish Pandey-KL Rahul did it the last time for 107 runs against New Zealand.

· 1st century stand for 5th wicket by India against Australia after 7 intervening innings.

o The last time it happened in 2019 at Hyderabad between Dhoni-Jadhav for 141 runs.

· 3rd century stand for 5th wicket at SCG by a visiting pair.

o Aravinda de Silva/Duleep Mendis (139 in 1985) and Cronje/Rhodes (134 in 1998) were the last 2 visiting pairs to do this.

16:19 hrs IST

30 overs gone

India still have a long way to go but this partnership has gone past 100-run and a lot still needs to be done - but it looks better now than it did before. These two need to stick on. 167 to win in 120 balls.

16:12 hrs IST

200 up for India

Hardik Pandya steals 3 runs in the final ball of Starc’s over. This takes INdia past the 200-run mark in the 29h over. This partnership is turning the game.

16:08 hrs IST

FOUR - Hardik Pandya keeps going!

Hardik Pandy hammers two boundaries in Mitchell Starc’s over. It has not been the best of days for the left-armer. But pandya is looking in good nick as of now.

16:00 hrs IST

Big period of play

This is a crucial stage in the match - if Australia are able to get a breakthrough - this match will be over. But if this partnership sticks for 10 overs more - this match could be heading to a thrilling finish.

15:50 hrs IST

Drop and Dhawan gets to fifty

Pat Cummins lost it in the crowd and what’s worse? It has bounced in front of him and gone for a boundary. That also brings up Shikhar Dhawan’s fifty. He has got two lives now, he has to make it count. India 177/4

15:45 hrs IST

FIFTY for Hardik Pandya

SIX, the second off the Maxwell over. What a way to get to your half-century. Hardik Pandya has slammed his fifty off just 31 balls to lead India’s comeback.

15:43 hrs IST

Pandya goes FOUR, SIX

Hardik Pandya is one of the cleanest ball strikers in the Indian side and he time and again provides proof of that. He launches into Maxwell to hit him for a four and a six and race to 44.

15:40 hrs IST

150 up for India

2 runs off the over from Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya have taken India past 150. So this match might still be in Australia’s favour but this partnership has given India some hope.

15:36 hrs IST

5 runs from Maxwell’s 1st over

5 runs comes from Glenn Maxwell’s first over as both Pandya and Dhawan decided to deal in singles.

15:32 hrs IST

Maxwell drops Dhawan

That was hit hard but Maxwell would be disappointed. It should have been taken as he sets high standards in the field. A tossed-up delivery from Zampa, Dhawan smacks it straight to Maxwell, who was standing close in the covers. It goes straight and straight out.

15:30 hrs IST

Pandya goes up and over

SIX! Another tossed up delivery from Zampa and Pandya is so good. He hits him with a straight bat and the ball sails into the crowd, second six that Pandya has hit off Zampa.

15:21 hrs IST

Zampa to Pandya: SIX!

“You’re to far from a six when Hardik Pandya is batting,” say the commentators and they are absolutely right. He was playing it consistently but as soon as Zampa tosse it up, his eyes lit up and smoked it over long on for his first six of the night and India would hope it ain’t the last.

15:19 hrs IST

Pandya handles Cummins’ bouncers well

Twice Pat Cummins tried to bounce Hardik Pandya in this over. The first time, he was pulled through mid-wicket for a boundary and the next time, Pandya hit it along the ground to collect a single.

15:13 hrs IST

Quiet overs

Australia have slipped in 3 quiet overs. Only 11 runs have come from them and Zampa has done it for Australia what Chahal couldn’t do for India and that is to bowl tightly and also pick up a wicket in the middle.

15:01 hrs IST

Zampa gets the big wicket of Rahul

He might have dropped Virat Kohli at fine leg biut Zampa started his spell by getting the huge wicket of KL Rahul. He didn’t get the elevation there and hit it straight to the cover fielder. Australia are strengthening their grip on this match. India 101/4

14:58 hrs IST

Good comeback by Starc

Te big left-amer finally hits the right areas, he bowled flour dot balls to Rahul and gave away only 1 run in his come back over.

14:54 hrs IST

Starc back into the attack

3 over for 40, Mitchell Starc sure would want to improve those figures and there could not have been a better time for him to come and bowl. India have just lost two quick wickets and have to rebuild at least for a brief period.

14:47 hrs IST

Rahul, Dhawan hit boundaries

India may have lost a couple of wickets but that has had no bearings on the approach of their batsmen. Dhawan smashed one past the covers and then new-man Rahul cut Starc for the second boundary of the over.

14:42 hrs IST

OUT! Hazlewood strikes again!

Third wicket for the Australian quick as he gets Iyer in the same over as Kohli. Short ball and Iyer finds himself in an awkward position. Tried to evade it at the last moment but the ball flies off the edge off the bat and lands in Carey’s gloves.

14:38 hrs IST

OUT! Kohli on his way back

Clever bowling from Hazlewood again. He spots Kohli coming down the wicket and bounces him. The India captain doesn’t time the ball as well as he’d have liked to and hits the ball to Finch at midwicket. Big wicket for Australia. India 78/2 in 9.3 overs.

14:36 hrs IST

ICYMI: The Agarwal SIX off Hazlewood

 

14:32 hrs IST

Cummins to Kohli - SIX!

At the end of the eight over, Australia were 40 without loss. India are 67/1. A quiet over from Josh Hazlewood to give just three runs off it. But Kohli starts the next over with a sublime six off Cummins. Just walks down and flicks the ball nonchalantly wide off fine leg. Shane Warne calls it the shot of the day.

14:28 hrs IST

Back to back fours for Kohli

You drop him? You pay for it. The India captain finishes the over with back to back boundaries. A thunderous pull shot followed by an inside out over the top drive for a boundary. India 64/1 after 7 overs.

14:26 hrs IST

Dropped! Zampa puts Kohli down

What a big moment in the match. Australia could have gotten the big wicket of Kohli. The India captain miscues a pull and the ball goes miles in the air. It takes eternity to come down and Adam Zampa, at fine leg, has all the time in the world to take it. But he doesn’t. And it’s a drop, the simples of catches has been grassed and Kohli lives.

14:24 hrs IST

Brace up - It’s Cummins to Kohli

Starts with the snorter, the Aussie quick. Beats Kohli outside off. What a battle this is. One of the best bowlers bowling to one of the best batsmen.

14:18 hrs IST

OUT! First blow for India

Mayank Agarwal falls to a poor shot. Hazlewood gets the wicket. Mayank tried to charge Hazelwood but the fast bowler was clever to bang the ball into the batsman. Tries to hit the ball on the off side but was in no position to execute it properly. Maxwell takes the catch and it’s 1 down India for 53 on the board.

14:14 hrs IST

FIFTY up for India

Brought up by a four off Dhawan. Cummins into the attack and bowls a full toss, allowing Dhawan to place it the ball through the vacant area on the off side. Just 31 balls to bring up the fifty partnership between Dhawan and Agarwal.

14:10 hrs IST

Hazlewood to Agarwal: SIX

Mayank himself room and tonks it over sweeper cover. That has IPL written all over it. Mayank has played it so many times in the tournament and shows the same to the Australia crowd here in Sydney. India 46/0 after 4 overs

14:04 hrs IST

CRRUNCHEDD for FOUR

Starc starts his second over with a fuller ball and Dhawan gets his cover drive out. Timed exquisitely for his third boundary.

14:00 hrs IST

Hazlewood to Agarwal: FOUR

Outside off and slightly fuller and Mayank lays into it. A crunching boundary for the opening batsman. Next ball, Mayank cleverly guides the ball fine, wide off the only slip. The perfect dab for a four. Two overs bowled, India 32 without loss

13:56 hrs IST

Back-to-back FOURS for Dhawan

What a fine first over for India. After Starc loses his line, Dhawan finds his, playing a flick for a boundary and clubbing the ball down to the long on four. India 20/1 after 1

13:54 IST

Five Wides

India won’t mind that. After a what you can call a usual wide, Starc loses his line and fires a wild one down the batsman’s legs. Carey doesn’t even go for the dive it was so far from him. And just as we mention it, Starc bowls another wide. India 10/0 and the left-arm quick now comes round the wicket.

13:52 hrs IST

Starc steaming in

Mayank Agarwal gets himself and India off the mark first ball. Starc follows it with a wide and is operating on a much better length than India. No early swing available.

13:48 hrs IST

India innings about to begin

Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan warm up and flexing their muscles as they make their way into the field. Both players are coming off a brilliant IPL season. And they need to go big if India are to pull off a record chase against the mighty Australians.

13:44 hrs IST

SCG, Kohli’s bogey ground

Virat Kolhi has a good record in Australia but when it comes to the Sydney Cricket Ground, the numbers take a dip. In five matches, Kohli has scored just 36 runs at an average of five. Will those numbers bog him down or spur him to change it today?

13:35 hrs IST

Meanwhile, here’s what Ian Chappell has to say about Virat Kohli

‘If Australia thinks that ‘Kohli is gone home and all we have to do is turn up’, if they think like that, it will be a big mistake’. For full story click here.

13:20 hrs IST

End of innings, Australia post 374/6

That’s the end of the innings. Australia finish on a colossal 374/6 on the back of centuries from Smith and Finch. A below par effort with the ball from India and even worse on the field, that saw plenty of misfields and a few error in judgments. Half-century for Warner to go with an 18-ball 45 cameo from Glenn Maxwell. Saini and Chahal go for 83 and 89 runs respectively, while Bumrah leaked 73 runs.

13:16 hrs IST

OUT! Smith perishes

After scoring the third-fastest century for Australia, Steve Smith is bowled by Mohammed Shami. Shami gets it full and Smith misses a straight fall. Gutted with himself. But what an effort it’s been. A great knock by one of the modern greats. He goes for 105 off 66 balls. Australia 372/6

13:12 hrs IST

A hundred for Steve Smith

It’s taken the former Aussie captain just 62 balls. Three boundaries off two balls off Bumrah’s final over. What more, it’s an over that sees Virat Kohli letting one go through his legs. 12 off the over takes Australia to 367 for 5. Final six balls remain.

13:09 hrs IST

Boundary for Carey

Short and wide and Alex Carey goes over the infield over extra cover to score his first boundary. With that, the 350 comes up for Australia and there’s still 12 balls left. Two overs left, Australia 355/5.

13:06 hrs IST

Smith enters the 90s

And what a way to do it. Full, outside off from Saini and Smith goes inside out handsomely to help take the ball comfortably over the ropes. Astounding shot.

13:04 hrs IST

Bumrah’s 9th over

With just four singles off the first four balls, this has been a great start to the 47th over by Jasprit Bumrah. Follows it with a dot. All five balls so far have been full and straight. Just six off the over. Australia 342/5 after 47 overs.

13:00 hrs IST

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12:58 hrs IST

OUT! Labuschagne goes, Dhawan completes the catch

After the kind of outing they’ve had. India and Dhawan would be glad with the two back to back catches. Marnus Labuschagne perishes to Saini as Australia lose their fifth wicket. Steve Smith however is still batting out there and with the score at 335/5, Australia would surely be aiming around 370-380.

12:54 hrs IST

OUT! Maxwell goes for 18-ball 45

The cameo ends. Maxwell out caught in the deep by Jadeja off the bowling off Shami. Of all the people on the field, that ball needed to head towards India’s best fielder Jadeja. He gives a look after completing the match. Australia 331/4.

12:52 hrs IST

Chahal’s worst figures in ODIs

The India leg spinner has gone off the field after enduring his worst ODI figures. In 10 overs, Chahal got taken for 89 runs while picking up one wicket.

12:50 hrs IST

Shami returns...

...and the India quick is welcomed with a six from Smith, who has moved to 80 off 50 balls. Both Smith and Maxwell, who had a rather quiet IPL, have really turned on the heat on India.

12:45 hrs IST

Another four

Shreyas Iyer tries to go for the catch but his dive lands just in front of the ball. What’s worse is that the ball beats the fielder and heads to the ropes. Maxwell caps off the over with another boundary, slighty squarer. 15 off the over as Australia reach 317/3 after 44 overs.

12:42 hrs IST

Saini to Maxwell - Smoked for SIX

Whoa! Where were you hiding all this while Glenn Maxwell? What a stark contrast in him while playing for Australia. Unbelievable change. Goes back and tonks Saini over long on for another six.

12:35 hrs IST

Chahal to Maxwell: FOUR, SIX!

That’s the Glenn Maxwell the world knows! He hits two reverse sweeps off Chahal, the first one was a four but the next went the distant. Is this the same guy who couldn’t even score a 20 in the IPL? He looks a different player every time he bats for Australia.

12:27 hrs IST

Chahal gets Stoinis for a duck

OUT! Good catch by Rahul, the keeper. Stoinis is out for golden duck. Short and wide from Chahal but not wide enough to cut, Stoinis gets the outside edge and India have their second wicket.

12:25 hrs IST

Smith goes down town

SIX! SMOKED! That was six the moment it left the bat! Tossed up around off, Smith slg sweeps it over mid-wicket. There is a fielder in the deep but he is just a mere spectator.

12:21 hrs IST

Bumrah gets Finch

A slower bouncer from Bumrah brings an end to wonderful innings from Aaron Finch. He departs after scoring 114 off 124 balls. He wanted to ramp it over the keeper but the slowness of the ball did not allow him to get the timing and Rahul takes a simple catch. Australia 264/2 with 10 overs to play.

12:20 hrs IST

Finch hits Bumrah for two fours

Back-to-back boundaries from Finch’s bat and that too against Bumrah. Australia are all over India at the moment. They look set for 350 and over.

12:19 hrs IST

Good effort by Chahal

Can’t really call that a drop catch can you? Finch flicked it well and Chahal at short fine leg flew towards his right, got one hand to it but the ball was travelling too fast and it slipped out of hands.

12:17 hrs IST

100 for Aaron Finch

17th ODI hundred for Australia captain Aaron Finch, what a commanding innings this has been from the opener.

12:14 hrs IST

Chahal to Smith: FOUR

A halftracker from Chahal and you simply can’t bowl those to Smith when he is in this sort of mood. He just rocks back and cuts it for his sixth boundary in 10 balls.

12:10 hrs IST

Steve Smith races to fifty

FOUR, FOUR! Steve Smith gets to fifty off just 36 balls. He has just gone into overdrive and hit five boundaries in the last 2 overs, runs leaking everywhere now. Huge problems for India.

12:08 hrs IST

Dhawan gives Smith a reprieve

Error of judgement from Dhawan there. Smith went for the slog sweep, got a top edge, it should have been taken easily at long on but Dhawan ran in far too much and it the end the bowler went over his head and bounced away for a boundary.

12:06 hrs IST

Smith hits back to back fours

Beautiful shots from Steve Smith. It was a flighted delivery from Jadeja, Smith just cleared his front leg and went over extra cover and then when Jadeja went short, the quickly used the depth of the crease to cut it behind point for a four.

12:03 hrs IST

Singles the way to go now

Finch and Smith have taken 5 singles from Mohammed Shami’s 7th over. They know he is the danger man for India. They can actually afford to that for the next few overs as long as boundaries are coming fro the other end.

11:53 hrs IST

200 up for Australia

Pulled away by Steve Smith for four! He is set now and that sort of half-way through deliveries are bread and butter for him. He just picked the length early and pulled wide of the fine leg fielder for a boundary. Australia 200/1 after 33.2 overs.

11:50 hrs IST

Smith survives using DRS

The bounce saves Steve Smith. Good use of the DRS by Australia. It looked out didn’t it? More often than not if you miss a Jadeja delivery then there are very little chances of your survival. Smith played all around that one, it hit him above knee roll and replays showed the extra bounce of Australian pitches would have taken it over the stumps.

11:46 hrs IST

Finch into the 90s

Cut away for FOUR! Short and wide from Saini and Finch accepts it gleefully, a four to end the over, the ideal one for Australia. They are 188/1 after 32 overs as Aaron Finch has made his away into the nineties.

11:39 hrs IST

Chahal to Smith: FOUR

Smith goes down the track, takes it on the full and hits it over mid-wicket to collect his first boundary of the day. Smith has started well.

11:33 hrs IST

Free hit and four

The third umpire called Chahal back to bowl the last ball again as he had over stepped. Australia were awarded a free hit and Finch took full advantage of it by reverse sweeping it through the in-field. Australia 163/1 after 29 overs.

11:31 hrs IST

Steve Smith off the mark

A single to the covers and Steve Smith gets off the mark. He has playing an ODI after quite some time and if he could not have asked for a better platform. A flat deck and 150-plus opening stand. So the stage is set for a Smith masterclass.

11:25 hrs IST

Mohammed Shami strikes

There was an edge, the third umpire asks the on-field umpire to reverse his decision. India have got their first breakthrough, it is Mohammed Shami, India’s most impressive bowler of the day. It was full and wide outside the off stump, Warner just looked to guide it past the keeper but got an outside edge and Rahul made no mistake. The156-run opening stand has been broken, Warner goes for 69, Australia 156/1 after 27.5 overs.

11:20 hrs IST

Warner gets into the act

FOUR! Picked up the length so quickly there Warner. It was on the pads and he played the pick up shot over mid-wicket and away from the long on fielder for another boundary, 150 up for Australia.

11:18 hrs IST

Jadeja to Finch: SIX

Down the track and over long on for a six! Aaron Finch has decided to step on the accelerator. Jadeja is not that difficult to bowler line up if you are set and Finch proves it. Very good use of the feet from the Australian skipper. Australia: 149/0 after 27 overs.

11:16 hrs IST

Tight over from Shami

4 runs from the 26th over,. India might not have struck yet but they haven’t also let Australia just fly away with the game, two tight overs from the senior bowlers.

11:08 hrs IST

India vs Australia 1st ODI live score

Brilliant over from Chahal, only 1 from it. He has been leaking runs today but this over will give him the much-needed confidence.

11:04 hrs IST

FIFTY for Warner

The Australia opener gets to his 22nd half-century in ODIs off 54 balls. Finch ends Jadeja’s fifth over with a four to get to 126/0 after 23 overs.

11:00 hrs IST

No Ball: Bumrah oversteps!

And Warner capitalises on it. Bumrah follows the batsmen and darts the ball down Warner’s legs, but it results in a leg bye for four. Australia 118/0 after 22 overs

10:58 hrs IST

Bumrah to Warner: FOUR

Short ball from Bumrah and Warner gets into position early. Brings out the pull shot and clubs his fourth boundary of the innings. He gets to 48, approaching a half-century. Bumrah hurting with no swing or movement off the deck.

10:55 hrs IST

Easy going for Australia

Scoring rate over five, two set batsmen, no rush whatsover. Warner and Finch continue to extend their century-plus partnership and prolong India’s wait for their first wicket. Four singles off Jadeja’s fourth over as Australia get to 107/0 after 21 overs.

10:50 hrs IST

Bumrah comes back

Bumrah comes back and gives away only 3 runs, a tight over. India’s spearhead needs to give his captain a breakthrough as Finch and Warner have laid a solid platform for Australia.

10:45 hrs IST

Fifty for Aaron Finch, 100 for Australia

Half-century for Aaron Finch, he just keeps churning out the big scores. 28th ODI fifty for the Australian skipper. Australia are 100/0 after 19 overs.

10:41 hrs IST

Finch to Chahal - SIX!

That’s a big one! Right out of the middle of the bat. It was a flighted delivery from Chahal, Finch brought out the slog sweep and made a delightful connection, the first six of the match. Finch now looking to be aggressive and Australia are into the 90s.

10:33 hrs IST

So near yet so far

Almost, almost a wicket there for India. Chahal tossed it up wide outside the off stump, Finch went for it but got a top edge. Dhawan ran backwards but the ball was always going away from him, Finch survives.

10:31 hrs IST

Spin from both ends

Ravindra Jadeja has been introduced into the attack, it will be spin from both ends and he has already created couple of close shouts against Finch, a good first over from the left-arm spinner.

10:26 hrs IST

Chahal to Warner: FOUR

A bit too full from Chahal and Warner brings out the slog sweep. He didn’t smoke but had enough to get a boundary through mid-wicket. India are playing catch up a bit too early in this game one gets the feeling. Australia 72/0 after 14 overs.

10:21 hrs IST

Expensive over from Saini

8 runs off it, this a big test for Navdeep Saini. He has been built up as India’s third seamer and with Pandya not bowling his role is very crucial. So far, he hasn’t looked anywhere near his best.

10:16 hrs IST

Chahal starts well

No real sign of turn yet but Chahal is a very skillful bowler, he varied his pace, slowed it down a lot to keep Warner and Finch in check, only 2 runs from his first over. Australia 56/0 after 12 overs.

10:12 hrs IST

Yuzvendra Chahal introduced

First sight of spin, it will be leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. So Virat Kohli is looking for wickets and hence has preferred Chaharl over Jadeja. Rightly so, India can’t let this partnership go along like this, they need to strike now.

10:05 hrs IST

Live score, India vs Australia: 10 overs bowled

Shami bowls another tight over but it’s the wickets column that will keep Kohli thinking. Warner and Finch have taken Australia to 51 for no loss at the end of the first powerplay. We might see spin early now, as there is hardly any swing or seam.

10:02 hrs IST

Fifty up for Australia

A single down the leg side and that brings up Australia’s fifty in 9.3 overs, just the start Finch would’ve hoped for after opting to bat first today. Some early problems for Virat Kohli and India.

9:58 hrs IST

Saini to Warner: FOUR

Flicked away off his hips! Bowlers have targeted Warner on his body but he has improved a lot over the years and here’s a proof of that. Saini just wanted to tuck Warner but the lef hander used his wrists to flick it away, the second boundary of the over, Australia are off to a great start.

9:55 hrs IST

India vs Australia live score: Bumrah comes back well

Three runs from the over, a much better one from Bumrah, the only so far in which he didn’t conceded a boundary. But Australia are motoring along. They are 40 for no loss after 8 overs.

9:48 hrs IST

Saini to Finch: FOUR

A loose delivery to start with from Navdeep Saini and Aaron Finch takes full advantage of it. He cuts it away to the right of point and it races away for another boundary.

9:42 hrs IST

Bumrah proving to be expensive

5 runs from Bumrah’s third over and believe it or not this is his most economical one so far. He has given away 20 runs in 3 overs and Australia are 32 for no loss after six overs.

9:35 hrs IST

Flicked away by Finch

That’s worked away nicely by Finch. Shami for once misses his line and Finch uses his wrists to put in between the mid on and mid wicket fielder, a good chase by Virat Kohli but Australia get three runs.

9:32 hrs IST

A dive saves David Warner

A back of a length delivery from Bumrah, Warner played it with soft hands towards and went off for a quick single. Mayank Agarwal was equally good, he ran in quickly, picked it up with one hand and knocked the stumps down with an under-arm throw but replays showed Warner was just in. Australia 18/0 after 4 overs.

9:29 hrs IST

Bumrah to Finch: FOUR

Uppish, not too far away from the short mid-off fielder but it beats him and the outfield is lightning quick, it races away for the first boundary for Finch, nothing wrong from Bumrah, Finch just wanted to force the proceedings and got away with it.

9:26 hrs IST

IND vs AUS 1st ODI live - Shami impeccable

Just what you expect from Mohammed Shami. He has hit the perfect areas on this pitch and had Australia captain Aaron Finch hopping on his crease. Another good over and only one from the over.

9:22 hrs IST

Bumrah to Warner: FOUR

Nicely played off the backfoot and more importantly it pierces the in-field on the off-side, this will be first boundary for David Warner and also of today’s IND vs AUS first ODI. Bumrah just guilty of giving a bit of width to Warner. Australia 7/0 after 2 overs.

9:17 hrs IST

Great start by Shami

Perfect length and line from Mohammed Shami barring the last delivery which just strayed down the leg side but thankfully, Finch didn’t put bat to ball. At the end of the first over, Australia are 1/0

9:12 hrs IST

Warner and Finch open, Shami has the new ball

Mohammed Shami has the new ball for India and he will be up against Aaron Finch and David Warner. Here we go!

9:09 hrs IST

Players line up for the anthem

The India and Australia players have lined up for their respective national anthems, we’ll start with India’s anthem first.

9:06 hrs IST

Experts make their pick

Former Australia fast bowler Glen McGrath says Australia are the favourites to win this ODI. Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar did not prefer to pick the favourite but did mention that Australia have the edge because of their strong middle order.

9:00 hrs IST

Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami the key now for India

India’s new-ball bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami will look to strike early with the new ball. In Australia it always has a chance of seaming a bit with the new ball and both Bumrah and Shami would like to exploit that. However, Australia opener David Warner and Aaron Finch have a good record against India.

8:55 hrs IST

Aaron Finch speaks at the toss

Australia captain Aaron Finch: Great to have cricket back, in front of some fans as well. Reasonably good pitch, hopefully we can put up a good total and it’ll spin later on.

8:52 hrs IST

Virat Kohli speaks at the toss

India captain Virat Kohli: I think it’s very important to start well for us as a team. When you come to a place like Australia, you want to set the momentum early. We were given a few allowances to be able to train and the boys took it really well. We got a bit of lead time, which I think is priceless in today’s international schedule.

8:48 hrs IST

India XI for 1st ODI against Australia

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

8:47 hrs IST

Australia Playing XI for 1st ODI against India

Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

8:44 hrs IST

India - Team news

Mayank Agarwal to open the batting with Shikhar Dhawan. No place for Manish Pandey, so Hardik Pandya will bat at No.6 with Jadeja being the all-rounder at No.7.

8:42 hrs IST

India vs Australia 1st ODI - TOSS

Australia captain Aaron Finch wins the toss and opts to bat first against India at Sydney.

8:38 hrs IST

India vs Australia - pitch report

The pitch looks good, there is a bit of a grass but it hasn’t got the sheen which indicates that it might not be a quick one, the ball might stop a bit too after it gets old: Mark Waugh and Brendon Julian with the pitch report at the SCG.

8:32 hrs IST

What about Hardik Pandya?

Hardik Pandya was a certainty in India’s limited overs sides, one would like to believe he still is but with him not bowling of late, it has become a concern for India. Pandya at No.6 or 7 can do a lot of damage with his big-hitting abilities, which he has time and again shown in the IPL and also at the international stage but can he do build an innings if India are 70 for 4 in Australian innings? This is what India have to figure out. There is a Manish Pandey waiting in the wings who is a proven performer at No.5 and 6.

8:29 hrs IST

Chahal and Jadeja to be India’s spinners

Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja are all set to be India’s sinners to the start off the ODI series. Kuldeep Yadav has lost a bit of his sheen and Chahal has improved leaps and bounces. So India would like to go with a ginger spinner in Jadeja instead of Kuldeep and besides, playing Jadeja also gives them an extra batsman at No.7, not to his ability as a fielder.

8:26 hrs IST

India vs Australia 1st ODI live - Sydney insights

Highest Team Total: 408/5 By South Africa Against West Indies In 2015.

Lowest Team Total: 63/10 By India Against Australia in 1981.

Highest Individual Score: 164 By Steven Smith (Australia) Against New Zealand in

2016.

Best Bowling Figures: 5/15 By Greg Chappell (Australia) Against India in 1981.

Highest Partnership: 237 By Sanath Jayasuriya And Marvan Atapattu (Sri Lanka) for 1st Wicket Against Australia in 2003.

Win Rate Batting First: 70% (7 Won; 3 Lost)

8:24 hrs IST

IND vs AUS live score 1st ODI - India to wear retro jersey

Those who are fans of the 90s, will love this - India will wear their 1992 World Cup kit as part of their retro uniform in this three-match ODI series. The photos of the dark blue jersey with coloured stripes on the shoulders have been doing the rounds in social media for the last couple of days.

8:20 hrs IST

T Natarajan might make his debut

With Navdeep Saini suffering with back spasms, it could well be a toss-up between Shardul Thakur and young T Natarajan. The man from Tamil Nadu could get the nod and make his ODI debut today because of the left-arm angle and his ability to bowl accurate yorkers at the death.

8:12 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan to get new opening partner

Mayank Agarwal, who has been selected for the first time in all three formats for India, is set to partner Shikhar Dhawan in the first ODI. There is no Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in all probability will bat in the middle-order.

8:05 hrs IST

Steve Smith is back for Australia

We shouldn’t confuse ODIs with Tests. Steve Smith and David Warner have both featured on more than one occasion against India in ODIs. Steve Smith, however is set to return to the Australian ODI set up after missing their last series against England. Australia head coach Justin Langer did confirm that Smith will return to the XI without a doubt but in place of whom? That the Australian coach said is the big headache.

7:55 hrs IST

Where will KL Rahul bat?

KL Rahul has fast-emerged as India’s second-best aftr Virat Kohli, especially after Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the limited-overs fixtures in Australia. After the stylish right-hander took the keeping responsibilities and also fair amount of success batting in the middle order, it has given the Indian team management to play and extra batsman, that could well between someone between Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill. In the media interaction leading to the first ODI, Rahul had indicated that his batting position will be format-spacific, which means he is set to bat at No.4 or 5 in the ODI series.

7:50 hrs IST

Last three IND vs AUS ODI series

Australia might have an overall edge over India in the ODIs but the Virat Kohli-led side has been calling the shots in the latest encounters. In the last three series between these two teams, India have emerged victories twice. In 2019-20 India beat Australia 2-1 at home. In 2018-19 Australia beat India 3-2 (away) and the last time India toured here, they had beaten them 2-1 in the early part of 2018-19.

7:45 hrs IST

India vs Australia head-to-head record

India and Australia have played 140 ODIs against each other. Australia hold the upper hand with 78 wins while India have beaten them on 52 occasions. 10 matches have ended as no results.

7:42 hrs IST

Australia ODI squad

Australia ODI squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins (vice-captain), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper), David Warner, Adam Zampa.

7:36 hrs IST

Update in India ODI squad

There has been a late update in the India ODI squad after right-arm seamer Navdeep Saini complained of back spasms. IPL sensation Natarajan, who was just selected for the T20Is, has now been added to India’s ODI squad.

India’s ODI squad: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan.

07:30 hrs IST

India vs Australia 1st ODI live

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the first ODI between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground today. You can play thousands of franchise leagues, get a gallon of stars but there is different feel to an international fixture and that too an India-Australia one. So sit back and enjoy as we can expect a cracker of a contest.

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