INDvsAUS, 1st ODI: Australia beat India by 34 runs at SCG

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (L) reacts on a shot. Photograph: AFP

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 12, 2019, 07.31 AM (IST)

Jan 12, 2019, 03.50 PM

Australia defeated India by 34 runs in the first ODI of a three-match series at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. 

 


Jan 12, 2019, 03.47 PM

Kuldeep Yadav lost his wicket after scoring 3 runs. Mohammed Shami comes to the crease. 


Jan 12, 2019, 03.25 PM

Richardson on fire...

Richardson sends back Jadeja at a score of 8 runs.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to the crease. 

India are at 214-6 after 45 overs. 


Jan 12, 2019, 03.11 PM

Rohit Sharma brings up his 22nd ODI century off 110 deliveries. 

India are at 193-5 after 42 overs. 


Jan 12, 2019, 03.07 PM

Pacer Richardson strikes again as Dinesh Karthik departs after scoring 12 runs for the team.

Next batsman Ravindra Jadeja comes to the crease. 


Jan 12, 2019, 02.32 PM

Dhoni out!

Behrendorff breaks the Dhoni-Rohit partnership as MSD departs after scoring 51 runs. 

Next batsman, Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease. 


Jan 12, 2019, 02.11 PM

After 28 overs, India are at a score 124 for a loss of three wickets. 

Dhoni at 42

Rohit at 67


Jan 12, 2019, 01.52 PM

With a beautiful shot, Rohit Sharma completes his half-century.

It's his 38th ODI half-century. 

India are at a score pf 95 after losing three quick wickets after 24 overs. 


Jan 12, 2019, 01.43 PM

Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni are playing a responsible innings to take India out of the danger zone. 


Jan 12, 2019, 01.05 PM

Indian former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the fifth Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in one-day cricket. 

Dhoni achieved this feat while playing at Sydney Cricket Ground against Australian on Saturday in the first ODI of a three-match series. 

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Jan 12, 2019, 12.27 PM

What's happening at SCG?

Jhye Richardson strikes again.

In the same over, Ambati Rayudu too lost his wicket after Virat. 

India at 4-3 after four overs. 


Jan 12, 2019, 12.25 PM

Another shocker! Virat departs...

Australia strikes early as they have taken two major wickets.

After Dhawan, it's skipper Virat Kohli, who scored just 3 runs.

Jhye Richardson takes the prized wicket. 


Jan 12, 2019, 12.13 PM

First wicket, Shikhar Dhawan out!

India suffer an early shock while chasing a 288-run target.

Dhawan returns without scoring a single run as Jason Behrendorff strikes in the first over. 

Indian skipper Virat Kohli comes at the crease. 


Jan 12, 2019, 12.06 PM

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan open India's innings. 


Jan 12, 2019, 11.34 AM

Australia scored 288 in the first one-day of a three-match series at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Electing to bat, Australia posted a challenging target after losing five wickets.  

Peter Handscomb top-scored for the hosts with his 73-run knock while Usman Khwaja (59) and Shaun Marsh (54) also scored half-centuries. Marcus Stoinis remained unbeaten on 47. 

Spinner Kuldeep Yadav and pacer Bhuvneshar Kumar took wickets apiece for India.

Brief Scores:

Australia: 288 for 5 in 50 overs. (Handscomb 73, Khawaja 59, Marsh 54; Yadav 2-54, Kumar 2-66, Jadeja 1-48).

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Jan 12, 2019, 11.19 AM

Peter Handscomb out.

Handscomb scored a crucial 73 runs but lost his wicket to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 

Next batsman is Glenn Maxwell. 


Jan 12, 2019, 10.58 AM

Kuldeep's final over was quite expensive, he gave away a total of 14 runs. That included two sixes. 

Overall, Kuldeep Yadav gave 54 runs in his 10-over spell. 

Australia are at 222 for a loss of 4 wickets after 44 wickets. 


Jan 12, 2019, 10.54 AM

Kuldeep Yadav's last over of this game. 


Jan 12, 2019, 10.49 AM

After losing two quick wickets, the run rate has been slowed down. 

It's been 29 balls since the last boundary. 


Jan 12, 2019, 10.34 AM

Fourth wicket!

Soon after completing his fifty, Marsh loses his wicket. 

Jadeja to Marsh, out, caught.

Marsh attempts to hit a boundary but the ball landed in the safe hands of fielder Shami. 

Marcus Stoinis is the next batsman. 


Jan 12, 2019, 10.28 AM

Shaun Marsh completes his half-century. 

Handscomb at 30 off 29.
Shaun Marsh 53 pff 66. 


Jan 12, 2019, 09.51 AM

Jadega takes third wicket. 

Khawaja tries to sweep the ball but lost his wicket after making no contact with bat. 

He scored a total of 59 runs. 

Usman Khawaja refers for a LBW review but the third umpire goes with the on-field umpire and the decision is out. 

It was umpire's call so Australia retain the review. 

Next batsman is Peter Handscomb. 


Jan 12, 2019, 09.37 AM

Australia are at 119 for a loss of two wickets after 26 overs. 


Jan 12, 2019, 09.36 AM

Usman Khawaja completes his half-century. 

He provided the required resistance and build up a very important partnership with Shaun Marsh. 


Jan 12, 2019, 09.25 AM

Australia bring up their 100 after Khawaja's reverse shot. 

Though it was a risky shot that went for a four, he looked in control. 


Jan 12, 2019, 09.17 AM

Khawaja and Shaun Marsh are trying to push the run rate. 

Here, a good partnership will be crucial for Australia. 

India desperately look for wicket. 

After 20 overs, Australia are at 91-2. 


Jan 12, 2019, 09.00 AM

Australia are at 72 after Finch and Carey's wicket. 

Ravindra Jadeja comes into attack, 


Jan 12, 2019, 08.42 AM

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Jan 12, 2019, 08.38 AM

Kuldeep takes second wicket and Carey goes back. 

Alex Carey scored 24 runs and gave a quick start to Australian team. 

Australia are now at a score of 41 runs for a loss of two wickets after 10 overs. 


Jan 12, 2019, 08.33 AM

Spinner Kuldeep comes into attack. 


Jan 12, 2019, 08.32 AM

Another pacer, Mohammed Shami  comes into attack. 

Australia 37 for the loss of one wicket after 9 overs. 

Khawaja at 9

Carey at 20


Jan 12, 2019, 08.18 AM

Australia are at 27 for a loss of one wicket after 6 overs. 


Jan 12, 2019, 08.11 AM

Fourth over started with a no ball and it includes two boundaries. A total of 10 runs from this over of Khaleel. 

Australia at 20-1 after 4 overs. 


Jan 12, 2019, 08.08 AM

After three overs, Australia are at 10 for a loss of one wicket. 

Pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed are attacking from both the ends. 


Jan 12, 2019, 08.05 AM

Here goes the first wicket!

Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Finch, bowled.

He goes straight through Finch and removed the bails. Finch failed to defend it and as a result, walks back to dressing room. 

Finch scored six runs.

Next batsman is Usman Khawaja. 


Jan 12, 2019, 07.43 AM

After winning the toss, Australian skipper Aaron Finch said, "I think the middle overs we have to get it right, we have identified that. We need to brush up there and improve." 

He added, "I think we need to keep wickets in the back end. My form wasn't great during the Test series, but I went back and got freshened up after playing BBL."

Indian captain Virat Kohli also said, "We would have batted first as well but a couple of players were inclined towards chasing."

Virat added, "It's a brilliant wicket to play on, with shorter boundary on one side. It's going to be an exciting chase as I am always inclined towards chasing."

"When two quality players (Hardik and Rahul) are not featuring, it upsets the balance of the side. There are few guys who've got a chance to prove themselves. Jadeja is back in the ODI side, let's see what he's got to offer," said Virat.


Jan 12, 2019, 07.33 AM

Australia won the toss and opted to bat first in the first one-day match of a three-match series.

Australia - following their first-ever 2-1 home Test series defeat to India - made a number of changes to their ODI team.

Alex Carey will open with skipper Aaron Finch, with veteran paceman Peter Siddle to play in his first ODI in more than eight years and Jason Behrendorff to make his ODI debut.

India went for two spinners with Ravi Jadeja returning to the side and Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik chosen in the middle order. 

Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul will be missing after they were sent home from the tour of Australia amid an investigation into comments made about women on a TV celebrity show.

In the last five ODIs at the SCG the average score is 327.

Australia have won three of their last 24 games since the end of January 2017 and are currently ranked sixth, while second-ranked India have only lost one of their last 11 ODIs.

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Playing XI

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed

Australia: Aaron Finch(c), Alex Carey(w), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff