1st ODI: India beat Australia by 6 wickets to take 1-0 series lead
India led by Virat Kohli defeated Australia in the first ODI of the five-match series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, by six wickets after being handed a target of 237 runs to chase down.
India defeated Australia by six wickets in the first ODI of the five-match series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
The hosts had restricted Australia to a modest 236 for seven after the visitors opted to bat. The hosts then returned to overhaul the target with 10 balls to spare, scoring 240-4 in 48.2 overs.
Kedar Jadhav (81) and MS Dhoni (59) were the key performers, hitting superb unbeaten half-centuries to take the team home.
Australia: 236 for 7 in 50 overs (Usman Khawaja 50, Glenn Maxwell 40; Mohammed Shami 2/44).
India: 240-4 in 48.2 overs (MS Dhoni 59, Kedar Jadhav 81; Nathan Coulter-Nile 2/35).
Here are the highlights:
# India win by six wickets!
# India 240/4!
# India 232/4, Need 5 runs from 12 deliveries!
# Half-century for Mahendra Singh Dhoni!
# India 221/4, need 16 runs from 18 deliveries!
# Pat Cummins set to bowl his final over!
# Seven runs from the over, India need 21 runs from 24 deliveries!
# India need 28 runs from 30 deliveries!
# 9 runs off the over. India 209/4 (45 overs)
# Marcus Stoinis set to bowl his 9th over!
# Need 37 runs from 36 deliveries!
# 100 run partnership between Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni!
# Half-century for Kedar Jadhav!
# Need 43 runs in 42 deliveries!
# India need 54 runs from 52 deliveries!
# Pat Cummins continues with the ball!
# Three runs off the over, India need 61 runs off 60 deliveries!
# Adam Zampa set to bowl his 9th over!
# Five runs off the over, India 173/4 (39 overs)
# Pat Cummins into the attack!
# India need 69 runs from 72 deliveries!
# 10 runs off the over. India 168/4 (38 overs)
# Nathan Coulter Nile set to bowl the 38th over!
# Five runs from the over, India 158/4 (37 overs)!
# India need 84 runs from 84 deliveries!
# Six runs from the over, India 153/4 (36 overs)
# Coulter Nile into the attack!
# Behendroff continues with the ball!
# Six runs from the over, India 139/4 (34 overs)
#Two runs off the over, India 133/4 (33 overs)
# Jason Behendroff into the attack!
# Four runs off the over, India 131/4 (32 overs)
# Marcus Stoinis into the attack!
# Just 2 runs off the over, India 127/4 (31 overs)
# Four runs off the over, India 125/4 (30 overs)
# 6 runs from the over following a boundary off the last delivery! India 121/4 (29 overs)
# Zampa back into the attack!
# Zampa continues with the ball!
# Pat Cummins into the attack !
# 100 up for India with two runs off the over. India 100/4 (24 overs)
# Kedar Jadhav is the new batsman in !
# Wicket! Rayadu departs for 13 as Zampa forces the batsman to hand an outside edge to wicketkeeper Alex Carey. India 99/4 (23.3 overs)
# Just a single off the over, India 98/3 (23 overs)
# MS Dhoni makes his way down to the crease!
# Wicket! Rohit Sharma departs for 37 off the second last delivery of the 21st over bowled by Nathan Coulter Nile, following a leading edge off a cross seam delivery which Aaron Finch makes no mistakes with. India 95/3 (20.5 overs)
# Seven runs off the over, as India reach 95/2 (20 overs)
# Ambati Rayadu is the new batsman in!
# Wicket! Kohli dismissed for 44 as Zampa traps the Indian skipper lbw to leave the hosts two down. India 80/2 (16.6 overs)
# 5 runs off the over as India reach 70/1 (16 overs)
# Zampa set to continue with the ball!
# Three runs off the over, India 57/1 (14 overs)
# Pat Cummins continues with the ball!
# 4 runs from the over, as India reach 54/1 after 12 overs!
# Adam Zampa into the attack!
# Six runs off the over, with India 50/1 after 11 overs!
# 8 runs off the over as India reach 42/1 (10 overs)
# India 34/1 (9 overs) with five runs off the over!
# Behendroff continues with the ball!
# Three runs off the over, India 29/1 (8 overs)
# Pat Cummins introduced into the attack!
# Just a boundary off the next over, comprising of five singles. India 26/1 (7 overs)
# India 22/1 (6 overs), as Kohli smashes two boundaries off the over.
# Coulter Nile set to bowl his third over!
# 5 runs off the over as India reach 14/1 (5 overs)
# Jason Behendroff set to bowl his second over!
#Four runs off Coulter Nile's second over as India reach 9/1 (4 overs)
# Nile bowls a maiden over. India 4/1 (2 overs)
# Indian skipper Virat Kohli makes his way down to the crease!
# Wicket! Dhawan departs for a duck as the batsman hands a leading edge to Maxwell off the first delivery of Coulter Nile's over! India 4/1 (1.1 overs)
# Coulter Nile will bowl the second over!
# Four runs off the first over following a boundary off the first delivery. India 4/0 (1 over)
# Jason Behendroff set to bowl the first over!
# Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are set to kick off the chase for 237!
# India need 237 runs to win!
# Bumrah set to bowl his final over and the final over of the innings!
# Just an over to go, Australia score 9 runs off the 49th over. Australia 226/6 (49 overs)
# Shami set to bowl his final over!
# Two overs remaining in the innings as Australia reach 217/6 (48 overs)
# Bumrah to bowl his 9th over!
# 13 runs off the over as Australia reach 216/6 (47 overs)
# Shami set to bowl his 9th over!
# Australia 203/6 (46 overs) with seven runs off the over!
# Shami set to bowl his 8th over!
# Five runs off the over. Australia 192/6 (43 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav set to bowl his final over!
# Australia 187/6, with six runs off the 43rd over!
# Jadhav into the attack!
# Just two runs off the 42nd over, Australia 181/6 (42 overs)
# 5 runs off the over, following a boundary off the fourth delivery. Australia 179/6 (41 overs)
#Jasprit Bumrah into the attack!
# Australia 173/6 (40 overs), with just a run off the 40th delivery bowled by Mohammed Shami.
#Nathan Coulter Nile is the new batsman in!
# Wicket! Shami strikes yet again, dismissing the dangerman Maxwell with a fast delivery which seams in hitting the stumps. Australia 173/6 (39.5 overs)
# Jadeja finishes his 10 over spell, conceding 33 runs! Australia 171/5 (39 overs)
# 5 runs and a wicket off the over, Australia 169/5 (38 overs)
# Alex Carey is the new batsman in!
# Wicket! Shami strikes with a fast, seaming delivery which Turner fails to negotiate effectively, with the delivery going on to hit the stumps! Australia 169/5 (37.5 overs)
# Three runs off the over! Australia 164/4 (37 overs)
# Jadeja set to bowl his 9th over!
# Six runs off the over following a big hit by Turner off the second delivery of the over bowled by Shami! Australia 161/4 (36 overs)
# 7 runs off the over as Australia reach 155/4 (35 overs)
# Ashton Turner the debutant makes his way down to the crease!
# Wicket! Handscomb is deceived off a turning delivery by Kuldeep Yadav which curves in sharply leaving him short of room. Dhoni makes no mistakes with the stumping Australia 133/4 (29.6 overs)
# Bumrah continues with the ball, with 10 runs off the over. Australia 128/3 (29 overs)
# Australia 118/3 (28 overs) with five runs off the over bowled by Kuldeep Yadav.
# Australia 113/3 (27 overs) as Rohit Sharma misses out on an opportunity to dismiss Glenn Maxwell in slips off the last delivery of the over.
# Jasprit Bumrah replaces Kedar Jadhav!
# Australia 101/3 (25 overs) with just three runs off the 26th over bowled by Kedar Jadhav!
# Glenn Maxwell joins Handscomb in the middle!
# Wicket! Khawaja departs for 50 as Shankar completes a fine catch off a turning delivery by Yadav which deceives the batsman completely! Australia 97/3 (23.5 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack!
# 2 runs off the 23rd over. Australia 96/2 (23 overs)
# 6th half century for Usman Khawaja off 74 balls!
# 4 runs off the over. Australia 94/2 (22 overs)
# Jadeja set to bowl the 22nd over!
# Australia 90/2 (21 overs) as Khawaja inches closer to a half-century!
# Peter Handscomb is the new man in!
# Wicket! Stoinis depart for 37 after attempting to smash a delivery by Kedar Jadhav without much success. Australia 87/2 (20.1 overs)
# 3 runs off the over. Australia 75/1 (17 overs)
# Kedar Jadhav set to bowl his second over!
# It's time for drinks!
# 7 runs off the over as Australia reach 71/1 (15 overs)
# Kedar Jadhav replaces Vijay Shankar in the attack!
# Ravindra Jadeja into the attack!
# 10 runs off Shankar's over as Khawaja and Stoinis complete a 50-run partnership. Australia 59/1 (13 overs)
# 4 runs off the over as Kuldeep delivers an economical second over. Australia 49/1 (12 overs)
# 7 runs off the over as Stoinis and Khawaja inch closer to a 50-run partnership! Australia 45/1 (11 overs)
# 10 runs off the over as Khawaja smashes the first six of the Australian innings. Australia 38/1 (10 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav replaces Jasprit Bumrah in the attack!
# Five runs off Shankar's opening over following a boundary by Marcus Stoinis off the fourth delivery. Australia 28/1 (9 overs)
# Vijay Shankar replaces Mohammed Shami in the attack!
# Two boundaries off the over as Khawaja smashes two boundaries of the over bowled by Bumrah, to make it eight runs off the over. Australia 23/1 (8 overs)
# Shami bowls another tight over with a single off the over. Australia 15/1 (7 overs)
# Single off the last ball of the delivery makes it a run off Bumrah's third over. Australia 14/1 (6 overs)
# Shami bowls yet another maiden over. Australia 13/1 (5 overs)
# Five runs off the over as Khawaja gets off the mark with a boundary. Australia 13/1 (4 overs)
# Bumrah will continue with the ball!
# Australia 8/1 (3 overs) with Khawaja yet to get off the mark!
# Mohammed Shami set to bowl his second over!
# 3 runs off the over as Stoinis gets off the mark with a near run out in the process! Australia 3/1 (2 overs)
# Marcus Stoinis is the new batsman in!
# Wicket! Aaron Finch has been dismissed for a duck following a swinging delivery which moves away and bounces viciously, resulting in an edge to wicketkeeper MSD! Australia 0/1 (1.3 overs)
# Jasprit Bumrah will bowl the second over!
# Maiden over for Shami. Australia 0/0 (1 over)
# Mohammed Shami set to start off with the ball for India!
# Australian openers Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch have walked down to the field!
# The two sides have walked down to the field for the national anthem ceremony!
# The Men in Blue will put on their revamped jerseys for the first time during today's clash!
Presenting #TeamIndia's new jersey
The new kits have arrived! As the Men in Blue put on the revamped jerseys for the first time, we take you behind the scenes to know what’s changed - by @28anand
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# Ravindra Jadeja replaces Yuzvendra Chahal in the lineup!
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
# Finch is set to represent Australia in his 100th ODI!
# Australian captain Aaron Finch has won the toss and opted to bat!
# All-rounder Ashton Turner is set to make his ODI debut for Australia!
# KL Rahul averages 56 as an opener in ODIs!
# Nathan Coulter-Nile has dismissed Virat Kohli in three matches out of a total five ODIs!
# The pitch report and toss is set to take place shortly!
The Indian cricket team will look to shrug off their two-match T20I series defeat against Australia and bounce back strongly when they take on the Aaron Finch-led side in the five-match ODI series, beginning Saturday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
The ODI series against Australia will be the Men in Blue's final leg of preparation ahead of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup as the Virat Kohli-led side is still looking to figure out the final pieces of a jigsaw puzzle ahead of the mega event.
While opener KL Rahul has somewhat given a message to the national selectors by bringing in decent knocks of 50 and 47 runs in the two T20Is , Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar will look to make amendments and put up good performances in order to stake their claims in World Cup squad.
Australia are also scheduled to play five-match ODI series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ahead of the World Cup, the team's coach Justin Langer believes that the series against world number two India will unlock answers to many questions.
As far as squad is concerned, skipper Aaron Finch's recent poor form at the top of the batting line-up is a serious concern for Australia, who are eagerly waiting for the return of former skipper Steve Smith and former vice-captain David Warner whose one-year suspensions for their role in ball-tampering scandal are all set to expire on March 28.
However, Langer backed captain Aaron Finch to retain his spot at the top of the order despite failing to reach the 50-over mark in his last 19 appearances in limited-overs innings.
"My experience of every captain, the most important thing is they're playing really good cricket," cricket.com.au quoted Langer as saying.
The two squads are as follows:
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja.
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), D'Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon.
(With PTI inputs)