David Warner and Aaron Finch smashed centuries as Australia thrashed a lacklustre India by 10 wickets in a one-sided first One-Day Worldwide at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday (January 14).
India had been bowled out for less than 255 in 49.1 overs with Shikhar Dhawan top-scoring with 74 off 91 balls. Mitchell Starc (three for 56), Pat Cummins (2/44) and Kane Richardson (2/43) had been among the many wickets whereas Adam Zampa received the essential wicket of Virat Kohli. Australia made gentle work of the chase, getting there in 37.Four overs with out dropping a single wicket.
Warner made 128 off 112 with 17 fours and three sixes, whereas Finch was 110 off 114 with 13 fours and two sixes.
Having posted a average complete, the one probability for India again into the sport was by early wickets. Nonetheless, that was to not be as Warner and Finch received going straightaway.
The pitch was great to bat on below night lights, and the ball got here on to the bat fantastically. Finch and Warner showcased their strokeplay as India’s pacers struggled for rhythm. They had been both too quick or too full, and Australia’s openers dealt these with pulls, cuts and drives to the boundary.
Australia raced to 84 for no loss within the first 10 overs. India turned to spin however that did not produce outcomes too; Finch took on Kuldeep Yadav whereas Warner attacked Jadeja. A determined return to Bumrah did not assist too.
Kuldeep troubled Finch every now and then together with his variations however Australia nonetheless raced to 140 in 20 overs. Warner took solely 40 balls for his half-century whereas Finch received there in 52.
From there on, Australia had been in auto-pilot mode with only a few hiccups. Warner was given out lbw to Jadeja on 90, however a evaluate saved him. He quickly reached his century with a boundary off his 88th supply.
Finch adopted him, attending to his ton in his 108th ball with a boundary off Jadeja. The remainder was a mere formality.
Earlier, India misplaced Rohit Sharma early, caught at mid-off by David Warner off Starc. Dhawan and KL Rahul then put up a 121-run partnership for the second wicket, steadying the ship and setting a base. Nonetheless, India couldn’t make use of the platform as they misplaced 4 wickets within the area of 5 overs between 28 and 33.
Dhawan began gradual, scoring solely three runs off his first 22 balls, earlier than making a transfer and mentioning his 27th fifty off 66 balls. Rahul was regular on the different finish until he chipped Ashton Agar to Steve Smith at cowl when he was on 47 off 61.
Dhawan fell within the subsequent over when a forefront off Pat Cummins popped as much as mid off. Kohli, batting at No. 4, started with intent smashing Adam Zampa for a six over lengthy on however within the very subsequent supply was caught and bowled to the spinner. It was all downhill from there, as Shreyas Iyer departed within the subsequent over edging Mitchell Starc to the keeper.
Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja cast a 49-run stand for the sixth wicket however India couldn’t get a powerful end. They misplaced Pant to a concussion too, as a fast bouncer from Pat Cummins hit his helmet after an outdoor edge earlier than popping as much as the purpose fielder.