IND Vs AUS 1st ODI: Australia Beat India By 66 Runs In First ODI - Newztezz Online


Friday, November 27, 2020

IND Vs AUS 1st ODI: Australia Beat India By 66 Runs In First ODI

After a superb century from captain Aaron Finch and Steve Smith, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood's superb bowling helped Australia to a 66-run victory over India in the first ODI in Sydney on Friday. 
With this victory, Australia has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Batting first after winning the toss, Australia scored a massive 374 for six in the allotted 50 overs. In reply to the target of 375, the Indian team scored 308 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs. Aaron Finch scored 114 and Steve Smith 104. While Adam Zampa was four wickets quick.

Chasing a target of 375, the Indian team got off to an aggressive start. The duo of Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan put on a 53-run stand in 5.2 overs. Mayank Agarwal was dismissed for 22 off 18 balls with two fours and a six. Captain Virat Kohli then came in to bat and was dismissed for 21. While Shreyas Iyer collected the pavilion by scoring two runs. Josh Hazlewood dismissed all three batsmen to put India on the backfoot. Lokesh Rahul was also able to play 12 runs in the innings.

However, Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya later took over. The pair put on a 128-run partnership and raised hopes of a team victory. At the time, however, spinner Adam Zampa had spoiled the game. Zampa ended Shikhar Dhawan's struggle. Dhawan scored 74 off 86 balls with the help of 10 fours. While Hardik Pandya was also a victim of Zampa. Hardik hit 90 off 76 balls with the help of 7 fours and 4 sixes. Ravindra Jadeja contributed 25 runs.

Hosts Australia had earlier won the toss and elected to bat first. The pair of David Warner and Aaron Finch shared a 156-run partnership in 27.5 overs with aggressive batting. Warner was dismissed for 69 off 76 balls. However, Finch and Steve Smith later laundered the Indian bowlers and put on a 108-run partnership.

Both Finch and Smith completed their centuries. Finch hit 114 off 124 balls with nine fours and two sixes. While Smith batted in a tumultuous estimate and hit 105 off 66 balls which included 11 fours and 4 sixes. Maxwell also contributed to the team's score by scoring 45 off 19 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes. For India, Mohammad Shami was three wickets quick. While Jaspreet Bumrah, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal had one success each.

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