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27-Nov-2020 12:20:00 GMT
Aus vs Ind - 1st ODI, SCG

Finch, Smith tons help Australia beat India by 66 runs

Australia 374 for 6 (Finch 114, Smith 105, Warner 69, Shami 3-59) beat India 308 for 8 (Pandya 90, Dhawan 74, Zampa 4-54, Hazlewood 3-55) by 60 runs

Sydney: India made a dismal start to their tour of Australia, losing the first ODI by 66 runs here on Friday.

Electing to bat, Australia posted an imposing 374 for six with skipper Aaron Finch and top batsman Steve Smith smashing hundreds.

In reply, Shikhar Dhawan (74) and Hardik Pandya (90) scored fifties but India were eventually restricted to 308 for 8.

In response, the Indian team scores only 308 runs after losing 8 wickets. Hardik Pandya scored the highest 90 and Shikhar Dhawan scored 74 runs. It was Dhawan's 30th ODI and Pandya's 5th Fifty.

In chasing a big total, Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal gave a great start to the Indian team. There was a 53-run opening partnership between the two.

After this, the team lost 4 wickets in the next 48 runs. The middle order was a complete flop. Then Dhawan partnered 128 runs for the 5th wicket with Hardik Pandya, but could not win.

Spinner Adam Jampa took 4 wickets. He got Ravindra Jadeja (25), Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan caught out by Mitchell Starc. Earlier, Lokesh Rahul was dismissed by 12 runs. His catch was taken by Steve Smith at Jampa's ball.

Josh Hazlewood gave India the first three lashes. Shreyas Iyer (2) was caught by wicketkeeper Alex Carey off Hazlewood's ball. Hazlewood had captain Kohli (21) caught out by Marcus Stoinis. Earlier, Mayank (22) was caught out by Glenn Maxwell.

Earlier, Australia scored 374 runs after losing 6 wickets. This is Australia's highest score against India. Last year in Mohali, Australia scored 359 for 6 wickets.

Opener Finch and David Warner gave a strong start by partnering 156 runs.

Finch scored 114 off 124 balls and Warner scored 69 off 76 balls. This was the 17th of Finch's ODI career and the fourth against India.

Warner was caught by Mohammed Shami at the hands of wicketkeeper Lokesh Rahul. Finch then extended the innings by sharing 108 runs for the second wicket with Steve Smith.

Smith scored his 10th ODI century on 62 balls. He scored 105 runs off 65 balls. Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah sent Finch to the pavilion, caught by wicketkeeper Lokesh Rahul.

Marcus Stoinis was dismissed as the third wicket without opening an account.

Yuzvendra Chahal got him caught at the hands of Rahul.

The fourth setback came as Maxwell. He was caught by Ravindra Jadeja at Shami's ball after scoring 45 runs.

Prior to being dismissed, he shared a 57-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Smith.

Mohammed Shami had 3 successes in Indian bowlers. He dismissed Warner, Maxwell and Smith. Apart from them Jaspreet Bumrah, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal got 1-1 wickets.

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