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Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

Handscomb switched gears in time to score a fighting 73 as a collective batting effort from the middle-order steered Australia to 288 for 5. Catch India vs Australia live score and commentary here

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India vs Australia 2018-19, Sydney Cricket ground
Sydney Cricket Ground. Photo: @cricket.com.au

Australia beat India by 34 runs in the first One-day International to take a 1-0 lead in the three match series at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Electing to bat, Australia posted 288 for five at the Sydney Cricket Ground. In reply, India were stopped at 254 for nine in the stipulated 50 overs. Opener Rohit Sharma top-scored for the visitors with a fine 133 off 129 balls. Peter Handscomb was the highest scorer for the hosts with his 73-run knock while Usman Khwaja (59) and Shaun Marsh (54) also scored half-centuries.

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Dhoni becomes fifth Indian to breach 10,000-run mark in ODIs

Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday became the fifth Indian to reach the elusive 10,000-run mark in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for the country. Dhoni, who was missing the feat by just a run, entered the 10,000th club with a single off Jhye Richardson in the ongoing first ODI between India and Australia. The Ranchi stumper had earlier accumulated a total of 10,173 runs in the 50-over format during a home series against West Indies in October 2018 however, the record also contained the 174 runs, which he smashed against the Africa XI, while representing the Asia XI in a three-match rubber in 2007. Before Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli had scored 10,000 ODI runs for India. Overall, Dhoni is the 12th player in history of ODI cricket to reach the 10,000-run club.
 

India vs Australia 2018-19, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni

highlights: Australia's innings

Peter Handscomb switched gears in time to score a fighting 73 as a collective batting effort from the middle-order steered Australia to a competitive 288 for five against India in the first One-day International. Usman Khawaja (59) and Shaun Marsh (54) scored half-centuries for Australia who lost skipper Aaron Finch (6) in a slow start after electing to bat.

A late charge from Handscomb and Stoinis meant that the hosts scored 93 runs in the last 10 overs, 59 of them coming in the last five. They added 68 runs off 59 balls for in their fifth-wicket partnership as Handscomb delighted the home fans with eight boundaries including two sixes while Stoinis hit two fours and as many shots over the ropes.

Spinners Kuldeep Yadav (2/54) and Ravindra Jadeja (1/48) shared three wickets between them while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/66) accounted for two batsmen. Sloppy fielding from India towards the end also helped Australia as Ambati Rayudu dropped Handscomb (on 67 off Kumar). Kumar bowled Finch (6) in the third over, an inswinger slipping in through the gate.

Alex Carey (24) made a good start and was looking set for a longer innings, when Yadav outfoxed him in his very first over, caught at slip off a quicker top-spinner. Australia only managed 41-2 in the first 10 overs. It brought Khawaja and Marsh together, and they put on 92 runs off 111 balls for the third wicket. In doing so, they pushed India to make changes in the middle overs. It didn't help that Shami went off the field for a little while with a neck related issue.

During that time, India experimented with Ambati Rayudu (0/13) but he failed to provide any control over proceedings. It didn't help that Khaleel Ahmed (0/55) was having an off day, struggling with this front-foot and general control over line and length. Khawaja-Marsh pair added 50 in 61 balls as Australia crossed 100 in the 23rd over. Khawaja brought up his fifth ODI half-century off 70 balls, and opened up a bit more to play some attractive sweeps.

But he perished in that manner as Jadeja trapped him lbw in the 29th over, providing a crucial breakthrough for India. Marsh carried on though, and reached his 13th ODI half-century off 65 balls, thus putting up 53 runs off 55 balls with Handscomb for the fourth wicket. Their 50-run stand came off only 49 balls as Australia started to show a little more urgency. Shami though had returned to the field and along with Jadeja, exerted control over the proceedings and the run-rate never crossed the 5/over mark during that passage of play.

Australia finally managed to cross 200 in the 42nd over, but had lost Marsh in the process as he holed out off Yadav in the 38th over. Stoinis' arrival at the crease had helped press matters as both he and Handscomb opened up with a couple sixes and upped the run-rate. Handscomb reached his second ODI half-century off 50 balls, helping push Australia past 250 in the 48th over.

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

Exciting quick Jhye Richardson is the @GilletteAU Player of the Match with his 4-26 from 10 overs! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/EtQ3heBrsA — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

A sharp catch from Maxwell to complete an impressive win for the Aussies! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/2spAtWTUND — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

India vs Australia 1st ODI highlights Rohit's century in vain as Australia win the 1st ODI by 34 runs. Series 1-0 now #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/RlcDGlEGSD — BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2019

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

AUSSIES WIN! The hosts take a 1-0 lead in the @GilletteAU ODI series with Jhye Richardson leading the way with the ball! https://t.co/rHhkFrd50M #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/6xrBZMOr6o — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

AUSTRALIA BEAT INDIA BY 34 RUNS

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

Over 50, India: 254-9 Over Summary: 1 1 4 0 1 W Stoinis bowls the last over and Bhuvi gets a single off the first ball. A brilliant cover drive from Bhuvi off the 3rd ball. DOT ball.. A single off the 5th ball as Handscomb drops a tough chance. Shami smashes the last ball and gets a top edge which is eaily taken by Maxwell. 

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

Over 49, India: 247-8 Over Summary: 4 1 1 2 1 W Peter Siddle [7.0-0-39-0] is back into the attack and Bhuvi gets a boundary off the first ball followed by a single. A single for Kuldeep Yadav off the 3rd ball. A coupleof runs off the 4th ball as he hit the ball over the cover fielder. A single off the 5th ball. Kuldeep picks Khawaja at deep square leg off the last ball. Kuldeep Yadav c Khawaja b Siddle 3(6)

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

Over 48, India: 238-7 Over Summary: 4 4 0 1 1L 1 Stoinis continues and Bhuvi strikes hard as he gets 2 FOURS off the first two balls. DOT ball.  A single for Bhuvi.  1 Leg byes. One run for Bhuvi as Khawaja drops a dolly

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

Over 47, India: 227-7 Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 0 1 Richardson continues and Kuldeep takes a single off the first ball. Bhuvi takes a single off the first ball. DOT ball. A single for Kuldeep Yadav off the 4th ball. DOT ball. A single for Bhuvi off the last ball. 

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

Over 47, India: 227-7 Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 0 1 Richardson continues and Kuldeep takes a single off the first ball. Bhuvi takes a single off the first ball. DOT ball. A single for Kuldeep Yadav off the 4th ball. DOT ball. A single for Bhuvi off the last ball. 

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

It's still well and truly game on with Rohit out in the middle... Stream via Kayo HERE: https://t.co/rHhkFrd50M #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/shLiBJCSQk — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019

First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 06:00 IST

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI highlights: Australia win by 34 runs, take 1-0 lead

Handscomb switched gears in time to score a fighting 73 as a collective batting effort from the middle-order steered Australia to 288 for 5. Catch India vs Australia live score and commentary here

Australia beat India by 34 runs in the first One-day International to take a 1-0 lead in the three match series at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Electing to bat, Australia posted 288 for five at the Sydney Cricket Ground. In reply, India were stopped at 254 for nine in the stipulated 50 overs. Opener Rohit Sharma top-scored for the visitors with a fine 133 off 129 balls. Peter Handscomb was the highest scorer for the hosts with his 73-run knock while Usman Khwaja (59) and Shaun Marsh (54) also scored half-centuries.

scorecard


Dhoni becomes fifth Indian to breach 10,000-run mark in ODIs

Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday became the fifth Indian to reach the elusive 10,000-run mark in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for the country. Dhoni, who was missing the feat by just a run, entered the 10,000th club with a single off Jhye Richardson in the ongoing first ODI between India and Australia. The Ranchi stumper had earlier accumulated a total of 10,173 runs in the 50-over format during a home series against West Indies in October 2018 however, the record also contained the 174 runs, which he smashed against the Africa XI, while representing the Asia XI in a three-match rubber in 2007. Before Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli had scored 10,000 ODI runs for India. Overall, Dhoni is the 12th player in history of ODI cricket to reach the 10,000-run club.
 

India vs Australia 2018-19, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni

highlights: Australia's innings

Peter Handscomb switched gears in time to score a fighting 73 as a collective batting effort from the middle-order steered Australia to a competitive 288 for five against India in the first One-day International. Usman Khawaja (59) and Shaun Marsh (54) scored half-centuries for Australia who lost skipper Aaron Finch (6) in a slow start after electing to bat.

A late charge from Handscomb and Stoinis meant that the hosts scored 93 runs in the last 10 overs, 59 of them coming in the last five. They added 68 runs off 59 balls for in their fifth-wicket partnership as Handscomb delighted the home fans with eight boundaries including two sixes while Stoinis hit two fours and as many shots over the ropes.

Spinners Kuldeep Yadav (2/54) and Ravindra Jadeja (1/48) shared three wickets between them while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/66) accounted for two batsmen. Sloppy fielding from India towards the end also helped Australia as Ambati Rayudu dropped Handscomb (on 67 off Kumar). Kumar bowled Finch (6) in the third over, an inswinger slipping in through the gate.

Alex Carey (24) made a good start and was looking set for a longer innings, when Yadav outfoxed him in his very first over, caught at slip off a quicker top-spinner. Australia only managed 41-2 in the first 10 overs. It brought Khawaja and Marsh together, and they put on 92 runs off 111 balls for the third wicket. In doing so, they pushed India to make changes in the middle overs. It didn't help that Shami went off the field for a little while with a neck related issue.

During that time, India experimented with Ambati Rayudu (0/13) but he failed to provide any control over proceedings. It didn't help that Khaleel Ahmed (0/55) was having an off day, struggling with this front-foot and general control over line and length. Khawaja-Marsh pair added 50 in 61 balls as Australia crossed 100 in the 23rd over. Khawaja brought up his fifth ODI half-century off 70 balls, and opened up a bit more to play some attractive sweeps.

But he perished in that manner as Jadeja trapped him lbw in the 29th over, providing a crucial breakthrough for India. Marsh carried on though, and reached his 13th ODI half-century off 65 balls, thus putting up 53 runs off 55 balls with Handscomb for the fourth wicket. Their 50-run stand came off only 49 balls as Australia started to show a little more urgency. Shami though had returned to the field and along with Jadeja, exerted control over the proceedings and the run-rate never crossed the 5/over mark during that passage of play.

Australia finally managed to cross 200 in the 42nd over, but had lost Marsh in the process as he holed out off Yadav in the 38th over. Stoinis' arrival at the crease had helped press matters as both he and Handscomb opened up with a couple sixes and upped the run-rate. Handscomb reached his second ODI half-century off 50 balls, helping push Australia past 250 in the 48th over.

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