|Australia’s Tour of India-1st ODI|
|Date: 14 January 2020|
|Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Umpires: Chettithody Shamsuddin and Michael Gough|
|Toss won by: Australia|
|India’s Innings: 255/10 (49.1 Overs, RR: 5.19)|
| – Batting: S Dhawan 74 off 91 balls, KL Rahul 47 off 61 balls, Rishabh Pant 28 |
off 33 balls
| – Bowling: Mitchell Starc 10 overs for 56 runs and 3 wickets, Pat Cummins 10 |
overs for 44 runs and 2 wickets, Kane Richardson 9.1 overs for 43
runs and 2 wickets
|Target: 256 runs from 50 overs|
|Australia’s Innings: 258/0(37.4 Overs, RR:6.85)|
|– Batting: David Warner 128 off 112 balls and Aaron Finch 110 off 112 balls|
|– Bowling: All bowlers went wicket less|
|Result: Australia Won by 10 Wickets|
|Man of the Match: David Warner|
|India’s Innings |
⦁ Captained by Virat Kohli, India’s team looked strong at their home ground.
⦁ With all Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the team, the foundation of the early innings had to be set by their openers.
⦁ The dew factor at night suggested the Australians to bowl first and bat later as
bowling later could get trickier because the dew makes it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball.
⦁ India’s openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma started the innings for the home team. Australia handed the bowl to in form Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins.
⦁ And as expected, Rohit Sharma set the tone from the very first ball when he hit
Mitchell Starc for a four.
⦁ Sharma, however, fell at Starc’s magic and was dismissed at for just 10 runs after a low catch taken by David Warner.
⦁ Dhawan was joined by KL Rahul who got off the mark on the third delivery he faced where he hit Starc for a boundary at the fine leg.
⦁ India were 45/1 at the end of first powerplay.
⦁ Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar were introduced by Finch right after the powerplay.
⦁ Rahul and Dhawan kept ticking the scoreboard and India reached the 100 mark in 19.5 overs. They too made a 100-run stand for the second wicket in 113 balls. Dhawan too completed his 1000 runs against Australia.
⦁ Agar continued to trouble the Indian batsmen and finally got the prized wicket of KL Rahul just when Australia desperately looked for a breakthrough. Rahul was caught by Steve Smith at 47, falling 3 runs short of his half century.
⦁ Cummins too kept hitting the good length and provided Australia with another breakthrough.
⦁ India were now eventually three down after Dhawan was caught by Agar after scoring 74. The skipper, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer came to bat after India were 144/3.
⦁ Kohli and Iyer kept ticking the scoreboard by rotating the strike and India reached the 150 mark in 30.5 overs.
⦁ Shreyas Iyer too fell for 3 after a great bowl from Starc and an equally good catch by the wicket keeper, Alex Carey.
⦁ Kohli too was caught and bowled by Adam Zampa after just scoring 16. Kohli’s poor form in ODI continued and Indian batting was experiencing a major collapse here. 4 wickets had fallen within 32 runs and Australia had started turning around the game in their favour.
⦁ Both new batsmen, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja came to the crease to set India a reasonable target after their top order failing to score much except for the likes of Dhawan and Rahul.
⦁ Both Rishabh and Jadeja tried to steady the innings but both fell shortly. Pant was dismissed by Cummins for 28 while Jadeja was dismissed at 25 by Kane. India were now 217/7.
⦁ Wickets kept tumbling for India and Australians kept taking advantage.
⦁ Kuldeep played a short cameo of 17 runs and made India cross the 250 mark, however, he too got out, courtesy of a runout.
⦁ India’s innings got wrapped up for 255 within 49.1 overs, setting Australia a rather reasonable target on this pitch. Starc was the pick of the wickets who took 3.
The INDIA innings terminated with a target of 256 Runs.
⦁ Australia’s Opening duo David Warner and Aaron Finch arrived at the crease to face a reputed Indian bowling pair of Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. KL Rahul kept wickets instead of Rishabh Pant.
⦁ A quick start from Australian players suggested their aggressive mode, as both batsmen hit few boundaries.
⦁ David Warner looked in good touch from the very start and he put both the opening bowling pair in such a pressure that the captain had to introduce Thakur from the sixth over onwards.
⦁ Warner was given out in the sixth over by Gough for a caught behind, but he got it reviewed and overturned. He too later completed his 5000 ODI runs.
⦁ Australia, after a blistering start made 84 runs in the first power play.
⦁ Australia too reached the 100 run mark within just 12.3 overs. Finch and Warner were just unstoppable as both made half centuries in a quick succession and they provided Australia with a start that made victory much easier.
⦁ Helpless Kohli brought Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja into the attack and the opening batsmen continued to do what they had been doing.
⦁ His another helpless move was to waste India’s review at 19.5 overs when a huge LBW shout was referred for the DRS, but was turned down and India lost their only review as well.
⦁ Both the openers completed the 150 stand in just 136 balls.
⦁ David Warner completed his century in just 88 balls while Australia too completed their 200 in 182 balls as well. Victory was just 56 runs away.
⦁ Aaron Finch too completed his century within just 108 balls and India was not far from a humiliating loss that too at their home ground.
⦁ Australia completed the target just within 37.4 overs, starting the series on a high by putting such a dominant show in the away conditions.
Australia won the match by 10 wickets