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India vs Australia, Live Score 1st ODI: Australia Pacers Dismantle India Early In Chase Of 289

India vs Australia, Live Score 1st ODI: Australia Pacers Dismantle India Early In Chase Of 289


Test discard Peter Handscomb topscored with 73 off 61 balls as India restricted Australia to 288 for five in Saturday’s first one-day international in Sydney. The Australians, who have won just three of their last 24 ODIs, won the toss but fell short of the 327 average score from the five most recent Sydney Cricket Ground ODIs. The visitors looked well placed to chase down the total, with the two highest run chases at the SCG — 334 by Australia against England in 2011 and 331 by India against the home side in 2016 — well above their target.

Live Score

1st ODI, Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, Jan 12, 2019

  • AUS

    81%

  • IND

    19%

Following the first-ever Test series win Down Under, India would look to make a positive start in the three-match One Day International, beginning in Sydney on Saturday. Ahead of the start of the limited-overs series, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and top-order batsman KL Rahul provided a big distraction for the Indian team by making “inappropriate” comments on women at a popular television chat show. In the build-up to the first ODI, India skipper Virat Kohli underlined that the team management is still waiting for a decision to be made regarding a ban or punishment to be meted out to the two players. The three match series is a good chance to get the combination right for the much awaited World Cup to be played in England. Several limited-over players returned to the squad. Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni and Yuzvendra Chahal joined the ODI squad and would like to contribute handsomely along with skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who were present in the Test series. (LIVE SCORECARD)

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The top-order seemed settled with the likes of Kohli, Rohit, Rayudu and Dhawan. The team has Dhoni and Jadhav who could turn the match at will. In case Pandya is left out, Ravindra Jadeja will probably replace the Baroda all-rounder and partner left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav in India’s five-pronged bowling attack, with Kedar Jadhav fulfilling any part-time bowling duties if needed.

Much attention will also be on former India captain Dhoni who will like get some runs under his belt as he is expected to be one of the vital cogs in India’s campaign at this year’s ODI World Cup. The World Cup winning skipper has managed 275 runs in his last 20 ODIs at an average 25 without a half-century. The worrying aspect is Dhoni’s strike-rate of 71.42, which is remarkably lower than his ODI career strike-rate of 87.89.

India vs Australia 1st ODI Live

Marcus Stoinis to Rohit Sharma

1 run.

Nathan Lyon to MS Dhoni

Flatter and quicker, Dhoni is caught by surprise, he awkwardly plays it to covers.

Nathan Lyon to Rohit Sharma

Eases it down to long on and a run is taken.

Nathan Lyon to Rohit Sharma

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

Nathan Lyon to MS Dhoni

In the air but on the bounce. Dhoni comes down the track and tries to whip it mid-wicket. Mistimes it and hence it lands well short of deep mid-wicket, a run taken.

Nathan Lyon to MS Dhoni

Uses his feet but fails to get bat to ball, it though hits the pads and lobs beside the pitch.

Nathan Lyon to Rohit Sharma

Deft! Flatter and outside off, Rohit uses the apce and guides it past short third man. Takes three.

Marcus Stoinis to MS Dhoni

Fuller length delivery by Stoinis. Dhoni drives it straight to the fielder at mid on. He didn’t time it and hit it with the bottom of his bat.

Marcus Stoinis to Rohit Sharma

Good length delivery on off, Sharma punches it away through covers and gets off the strike.

Marcus Stoinis to MS Dhoni

Short length delivery on middle, Dhoni pulls it away for a single.

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