In the first match played in Sydney, Australia defeated India by 34 runs to take the 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, batting first, Kangaroos scored 288 runs for 5 wickets. Chasing the target, the Indian team scored 254 runs in 9 wickets and lost the match.
Australia’s bowler Zayy Richardson was adjudged Man of the Match for taking 4 wickets. Australia’s bowler Zayy Richardson was adjudged Man of the Match for taking 4 wickets.
Australia won the toss and decided to bat first but Aaron Finch made just six runs and got bowled on Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s ball. With this, Bhuvneshwar completed his 100 ODI wickets. After that Alex Carri and Usman Khawaja scored the score but Kuldeep Yadav walked Carey (24) on the total score of 41.
From here, Khawaja and Shaun Marsh shared partnership for the third wicket, both of which added 92 runs. Khawaja hit the fifth one-day half-century and was out for 59 runs.
Marsh (54) completed the thirteenth half-century and was the victim of Kuldeep Yadav. This time the total was 186 runs at 4 for 4. Australia were 195 for 4 wickets in 40 overs.
Peter Handscomb had some eye-catching shots on the field after his eyesight and Kangaru managed to put the half-century in the right direction. His innings was very important in the context of the host team.
Marcus Stonis also played his side well and both of them added 68 runs for the fifth wicket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar hit Handscomb on a personal score of 73, preventing the fast-moving score, this batsman hit 6 fours and two sixes in 61 balls.
In the final moments, Stoney’s also scored an unbeaten 47 not out, scoring the total of the team for 288 runs at 5 wickets. Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got 2-2 and Ravindra Jadeja got one wicket.
India’s chasing the target is very bad. Shikhar Dhawan was trapped leg before on Behrendraff’s ball on the first ball. After that Kohli (3) and Ambati Rayudu (0) were dismissed by Zaheer Richardson and pushed India back to the backfoot.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma took charge after 3 wickets fell on the total of 4 runs. Dhoni made a place in the list of batsmen who scored 10,000 runs while playing for India. Rohit and Dhoni added 137 runs for the fourth wicket.
After making his 68th one-day fifty, Dhoni was out on the ball of Behrandroof. He scored 51 runs off 96 balls. Rohit Sharma remained on one end and completed his 22nd century.
Sharma did not get any support from Dinesh Karthik and (12) and Jadeja (8) and the run rate also got increasing. In the end, Rohit Sharma was also dismissed by scoring 133 runs. He hit 10 fours and six sixes.
This time the total was 221 runs at 7 for 7. In the end, India’s total score in 50 overs reached 254 for 9, Bhuvneshwar Kumar scored an unbeaten 29. For Australia, Richardson took four for 26 runs. Behrandroff and Stoney got 2-2 wickets.