Mumbai: Australia defeated India by 10 wickets in the first match of the three-match ODI series at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Tuesday.
Aussies achieved the target of 256 runs without any loss in 37.4 overs. The
David Warner 128 and captain Aaron Finch 110 not out. The two set a record for the biggest partnership against India by scoring runs.
Earlier in 1997, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Stuart Williams of West Indies shared an unbeaten 200-run partnership.
Finch scored 16th and Warner scored 18th. Both shared a 50+ run partnership against India for the 5th consecutive time.
Earlier, Pakistan's Saeed Anwar and Aamir Sohail did it six times between 1994 and 1996.
Both teams were face to face on this ground after 13 years. Four matches have been played between India and Australia so far. In this, the Indian team could win only one.
Australia had success in three matches. The last time in 2007 when both teams were face to face, Team India won by two wickets. Before that he had suffered defeats in 1996 and 2003.
In Warner's ODI, five thousand runs were completed. He is the fourth batsman to reach this figure in the fewest innings. Warner achieved this feat in the 115th inning. Former South African batsman Hashim Amla had 101, former West Indies batsman Vivian Richards and Kohli took 114 innings.
Earlier, paceman Mitchel Starc claimed three wickets Tuesday as Australia bowled out India for 255 despite opener Shikhar Dhawan's 74.
Starc struck early with the wicket of Rohit Sharma for 10 to put India on the backfoot after electing to bowl first at the start of the three-match series in Mumbai.
Starc, who returned figures of 3-56, was supported by fellow pacemen Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson, who took two wickets each.
Dhawan and KL Rahul put on 121 to put India on course for a big score.
The left-handed Dhawan smashed nine fours and a six in his 91-ball knock and was well supported by Rahul, who made 47 before falling to Ashton Agar's left-arm spin.
Cummins was brought back from the other end to send Dhawan back to the pavilion after he flicked the ball to cover where Agar, running from mid-off, took the catch.
Skipper Virat Kohli did not stay long, hitting Zampa for a six before being caught and bowled off the next delivery for 16.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja, who hit 25, put on 49 runs in an attacking partnership. But Richardson claimed Jadeja and Cummins got Pant for 28.
Number 10 batsman Kuldeep Yadav made a useful 17 to take India's score past 250 before being run out by a direct throw from Steve Smith.