India in Australia, 3 ODI Series, 2020

Australia vs India - 1st ODI

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney

Date & Time: 27 November 2020

India 308/8

RR: 6.16 | Australia beat India by 66 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Mayank Agarwal c Glenn Maxwell & b Josh Hazlewoodc Glenn Maxwell & b Josh Hazlewood221821
Shikhar Dhawan c Mitchell Starc & b Adam Zampac Mitchell Starc & b Adam Zampa7486100
Virat Kohli c Aaron Finch (C) & b Josh Hazlewoodc Aaron Finch (C) & b Josh Hazlewood212121
Shreyas Iyer c Alex Carey (W) & b Josh Hazlewoodc Alex Carey (W) & b Josh Hazlewood2200
KL Rahul c Steven Smith & b Adam Zampac Steven Smith & b Adam Zampa121510
Hardik Pandya c Mitchell Starc & b Adam Zampac Mitchell Starc & b Adam Zampa907674
Ravindra Jadeja c Mitchell Starc & b Adam Zampac Mitchell Starc & b Adam Zampa253701
Navdeep Saini not out not out 293511
Mohammed Shami bowled Mitchell Starcbowled Mitchell Starc131011
Jasprit Bumrah not out not out 0300
Yuzvendra Chahal
Extras 20 (b 0, lb 2, w 15, nb 3)
Total 308 (8 Wkts, 50.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
53-1 (Mayank Agarwal,5.2), 78-2 (Virat Kohli,9.3), 80-3 (Shreyas Iyer,9.5), 101-4 (KL Rahul,13.3), 229-5 (Shikhar Dhawan,34.3), 247-6 (Hardik Pandya,38.5), 281-7 (Ravindra Jadeja,45.4), 308-8 (Mohammed Shami,49.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mitchell Starc9 0 65 1 7.22
Josh Hazlewood10 0 55 3 5.50
Pat Cummins8 0 52 0 6.50
Adam Zampa10 0 54 4 5.40
Marcus Stoinis6.2 0 25 0 4.03
Glenn Maxwell6.4 0 55 0 8.59

So that is it from this game! Australia have taken a 1-0 lead in the series. India will look to bounce back on Sunday which is also a must-win game for them. That match begins at 1440 local (0340 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says that he found it hard to get his timing right especially in the middle overs. Finch says they have hardly been together as a team and tells there were some zoom meetings. Tells they were committed to their plan. Tells that everyone has their own strengths and weakness. Tells Warner is moving beautifully, tells Smith was different class. Tells Maxwell has a rare ability and tells he is super skilled. On his moustache, Finch tells it is to raise awareness about Men's health.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says that they got enough time to prepare and adds there is no excuse and everyone needs to show intent. Feels that maybe not playing a long game for a long time might be a reason but says that they have played enough games in the past to cope with it. Kohli feels they need to find a way to get some overs from some part timers. Admits they do not have all-rounders like Stoinis or Maxwell who can roll their arms. Rues the lapses in the field as he thinks. Kohli says that they all committed to play positive cricket and that was the reason they went out and played with intent. Tells they gave themselves the best chance. Tells they never felt like they were not going to get there. Kohli says they need to learn to chase down the target and they need to have a plan which everyone should commit to.

Man of the Match, Steven Smith says, that he was unable to find his hands but is happy to have found it and tells everything came back and he is happy to contribute. Smith says that he was not thinking too much and just seeing the ball and hitting it. Tells the surface was good and he picked the slots and the bowlers he wanted to target. Says he is not sure if he started playing with freedom after over turning the LBW.

On a day where the bowlers took a real pounding there were two who did exceptionally well, Hazlewood and Zampa. The former especially. It is his spell with the new ball which did the trick for Australia. Those three wickets was probably where India lost the game. Zampa too was brilliant with a four-fer, he did take a pounding initially but did exceptionally well towards the end. Overall, a very good performance from Australia. They completely outplayed India.

Then came a big, big partnership between Pandya and Dhawan which did make the Indian dug out believe but it was just the matter of one wicket. Once Dhawan fell Pandya too followed soon and then it was just a matter of playing out the 50 overs which India did.

A very comfortable win in the end for Australia! To be honest, the Australian batters batted India out of the game. 370 plus was always going to be a very tough challenge and it was going to be even more difficult if you kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Despite the start India got, they lost too many wickets in the first 20 overs. 4 to be precise. 

49.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Jasprit Bumrah, That is it! Comprehensive win for Australia. The last ball is another play and miss from Bumrah. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 66 RUNS!
49.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Jasprit Bumrah, Yorker outside off, Bumrah swings but misses again.
49.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Jasprit Bumrah, Full outside off, Burah looks to play but misses. 
49.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, OUT! BOWLED! Starc gets his first of the game.Yorker on off, too good for Shami. The bal goes past his bat before he can get it down. Disturbs the off pole. 
49.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Navdeep Saini, Length ball on off, Saini plays it to cover and gets a single.
49.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Navdeep Saini, On off, played to mid off.
48.6
1
Josh Hazlewood to Navdeep Saini, On off, Saini swings but the ball goes to third man off the outer half of his bat.
48.5
0
Josh Hazlewood to Navdeep Saini, On off, Saini blocks it. 
48.4
2
Josh Hazlewood to Navdeep Saini, On off, Saini punches it to cover for a couple. 
48.4
0
Josh Hazlewood to Navdeep Saini. Full on off, Saini plays it to mid on.
48.3
2
Josh Hazlewood to Navdeep Saini, Length ball around off, Saini slaps it through cover for two. 
48.2
0
Josh Hazlewood to Navdeep Saini, Full on the pads. Saini looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad. 
48.1
2
Josh Hazlewood to Navdeep Saini, Full on off, Saini swipes it towards deep mid-wicket and gets a couple. Brings 300 up for India.
47.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, A yorker outside off. Shami fails to jam it out.
47.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Navdeep Saini, A single as this is pushed through covers.
47.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Navdeep Saini, On off, it is guided to point.
47.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Navdeep Saini, Full and on off, it is pushed to mid off.
47.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Navdeep Saini. NOT OUT! Nothing on Snicko! This is down the leg side. Saini looks to flick but misses. There is a noise as the ball goes past the batter. An appeal but turned down. Australia review. Replays show that there is nothing. Australia lose their review.
47.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Mohammed Shami, One run as this is pushed through covers.
46.6
4
Glenn Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, FOUR! EDGY! Outside off, Saini swings, it goes off the outide edge down to third man.
46.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammed Shami, A single as this is pushed through covers.
46.4
4
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammed Shami. FOUR! Shami once again uses his feet and hits it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary.
46.3
6
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammed Shami, SIX! Powered! Shami gets down and smashes it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
46.2
0
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammed Shami. Shorter and on the body. Shami looks to pull but misses to get hit on the pads.
46.1
0
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammed Shami, On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket.
45.6
1
Adam Zampa to Mohammed Shami. A single to end! Outside off, this is guided through point for one.
45.5
0
Adam Zampa to Mohammed Shami, No run, the batsman has just blocked that from his crease.
45.4
0
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, OUT! CAUGHT! Zampa has another one! Jadeja looks to do what he did on the first ball. Steps out and looks to clear long on. He gets a little too close to the pitch of the delivery and hits it hard towards long on. Starc takes it nicely.
45.3
1
Adam Zampa to Navdeep Saini, A single as Saini pushes it through covers.
45.2
1
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
45.1
6
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! Lovely use of the feet! Gets to the pitch of the ball and then tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie.
44.6
0
Glenn Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, Play and a miss. Outside off, Saini swings but gets nothing.
44.5
6
Glenn Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, SIX! Saini goes downtown. Tossed up on off, Saini smokes it straight down the ground for a biggie.
44.4
2
Glenn Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, On off, played to cover for a couple. 
44.3
0
Glenn Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, On the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.
44.2
0
Glenn Maxwell to Navdeep Saini, Floated outside off, Saini swings but misses.
44.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, On the pads, RJ turns it to the on side for one.
43.6
0
Adam Zampa to Navdeep Saini, No run, played lofted shot.
43.5
0
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Leg bye.
43.4
1
Adam Zampa to Navdeep Saini, 1 run, this time the batter goes back and punches it from the crease for a run.
43.3
2
Adam Zampa to Navdeep Saini, On off, it is lofted over covers for two.
43.2
1
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
43.1
0
Adam Zampa to Ravindra Jadeja, On middle, this is defended.

Good news for all the fans of Indian cricket team as the Men in Blue start their international cricket after a gap of 9 months! What a tour to begin as they come back to international cricket amid the looming Covid-19 threat. Although there would be no chants of Kohli, Kohli, Kohli heard in the stadium as still no spectators are allowed into the stadiums, this tour promises to be an entertaining and a humdinger of a series and tour. Two heavyweight teams clash for the first time in the new cricketing normal. India take on Australia, which is a long tour that begins with the ODIs and concludes with the Test series. India, being a dominant force in white-ball cricket for the past 12 months, would look to keep their momentum going as they look to open their account with the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. Now, coming to the teams, let us start with India. They would be worried about the fitness of their players as they have had less time to recover from a really hectic Indian T20 League. Fatigue could turn out to be a deciding factor on this tour. There are a couple of questions which captain Kohli has to answer with Rohit Sharma excluded from India's limited-overs squad. First, who would open with Shikhar Dhawan? Another one would be, where will KL Rahul bat? Though Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are set to play the first ODI, their dilemma would be - should they go in with two spinners or drop one of Chahal or Kuldeep in place of an extra pacer? Australia playing at home would look to take maximum advantage of their conditions. Their concern would be the form of their skipper, Aaron Finch, who blew hot and cold in the recently concluded Indian T20 League. Also, David Warner's issues with Jasprit Bumrah in the same tournament would have given Justin Langer sleepless nights. Will Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne both be a part of the playing XI? On the bowling front, their pace attack is well-tuned and raring to have a crack at the Indian batsmen. Although, they would be thinking over whether to go with an extra batsman or bowler, because as has been the case over the past decade or so, their batters have been found wanting. Many questions are to be answered by both sides.

Australia Team Squad -Aaron Finch,David Warner,Marnus Labuschagne,Steven Smith,Cameron Green,Daniel Sams,Glenn Maxwell,Marcus Stoinis,Moises Henriques,Alex Carey,Matthew Wade,Adam Zampa,Andrew Tye,Ashton Agar,Josh Hazlewood,Mitchell Starc,Pat Cummins,Sean Abbott

India Team Squad -Manish Pandey,Mayank Agarwal,Shikhar Dhawan,Shreyas Iyer,Shubman Gill,Virat Kohli,Hardik Pandya,Ravindra Jadeja,KL Rahul,Sanju Samson,Jasprit Bumrah,Kuldeep Yadav,Mohammed Shami,Navdeep Saini,Shardul Thakur,T Natarajan,Yuzvendra Chahal