Australia vs India 1st ODI Live Update: David Warner dives to prevent a run out at the SCG© Twitter
Despite losing David Warner, Australia are looking comfortable in their aim to set a strong target against India in the first ODI match of their cricket tour, at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 27. Earlier, Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat. Warner grabbed a half-century, with Finch also having crossed the 50-mark. Having already undergone similar COVID-19 norms during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in United Arab Emirates (UAE), the restrictions, repeated tests and quarantines has already added a new dimension to the competition. The Indian cricket team were last supposed to play South Africa in a three-match ODI series at home in March. The first match was abandoned and then the entire series was called off due to coronavirus. Meanwhile, the hosts recently faced England in a T20I and ODI series in September. A big omission in the visiting roster will be Rohit Sharma, who is missing due to fitness issues (although the opener featured in the IPL final for Mumbai Indians). The ODI series, which begin on Friday, will be followed by three T20Is and a four-match Test series. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st ODI Live Between India (IND) vs Australia (AUS), Straight From Sydney
Chahal lofts a little too much. Smith goes down the track, and sends the full toss into the deep midwicket fence for a four! EASY ONE FOR HIM!
FOUR RUNS! AARON FINCH FINDS THE GAP!
It was a free hit with Chahal overstepping in his previous delivery, which was also supposed to be the last ball of the 29th over.
The spinner sends a poor delivery. Finch repositions himself well, and plays a reverse slog. He finds the gap and it goes to his square leg boundary for a four!
Australia are 163/1 after 29 overs.
Chahal sends a fuller delivery. Smith drives it to Kohli at cover.
OUT! David Warner c KL Rahul b Mohammed Shami 69 (76)
Shami sent a yorker. Warner’s bat hit the ground, and the ball gets a little bit of it. It goes to Rahul for an easy catch. The ball goes past the bat’s outside edge.
The umpire had to change his decision after the review.
In comes, Steve Smith.
FOUR! WHAT A SHOT!
Shami sends a fuller delivery. Warner doesn’t really change his stance much, and sends it over midwicket’s head for a four!! GOOD TIMING!
SIX!! FINCH-Y STYLE!!
Jadeja sends a fuller delivery. Finch takes it to his stride and slams it over long-on for a six! BRILLIANT!!
IT IS LOOKING OMNIOUS FOR INDIA!! THEY REALLY NEED A TURNAROUND NOW!
Two runs, Australia are 138/0
Shami sends a length delivery, outside off. Warner sends it to third man. Two runs for Australia.
Jadeja sent a fuller delivery, and added some drift to it. Warner predicted it well, and times it perfectly. He goes down early to reverse sweep the ball, and it goes to fine leg for a four!
Jadeja sends a fuller delivery, and its wider. Finch goes on his front foot and sends it over mid-on for a four! It takes a bounce before reaching the boundary.
Two runs, David Warner reaches his fifty!
Jadeja sent a poor delivery. Warner pulled it flatly through square leg for two runs. He reaches his fifty!
Bumrah sent a short delivery. Warner uses the lack of pace to his advantage, and whacks it through midwicket for a four!
Jadeja sends a length delivery on the stumps. Warner takes his time and sends it through square on the back foot for a single.
One run, Ravindra Jadeja misses a direct hit!
Bumrah sent an angling length delivery. Finch sent it to mid-on softly and the ran towards the bowler’s end. Jadeja was the fielder there, and he sent in a throw. But it misses the stumps, and Finch is safe!
One run, Australia reach their 100-mark
Jadeja sends a length delivery, outside off. Finch cuts it towards the short third man, and his running is excellent with Warner. They take a single, and Australia reach 100/0 after 19 overs.
One run, fifty for Aaron Finch
Jadeja tosses it up wide outside off. Finch sends it through cover to reach his half-century. Good batting by the captain!
Two runs, Australia are 97/0 after 18 overs
Chahal lofts it wide of off. Warner sends it through extra cover for two runs. Australia are 97/0 after 18 overs.
Chahal sends a fuller delivery, and Finch took it so easily! He slammed it across the line and over deep midwicket fence for a six!
Two runs, Shikhar Dhawan misses a catch!
Chahal sent a lofted delivery, wide of off. Finch mistimed it, and the ball goes over Dhawan, who is in the ring at point. He runs back and dives, but it was a difficult one to do running back. Two runs.
Jadeja send a flighted delivery on the pads of Finch. He sends it behind square on the on-side for one run.
FOUR! DAVID WARNER ATTACKS THE SPIN!
Chahal tried to keep it wide of Warner, but it wasn’t enough. Warner swung his bat and sent the delivery to the midwicket boundary for a four! WHAT A SHOT!
No run, Australia are 64/0 after 13 overs
Saini sends a short delivery. It goes towards the hips of Finch, who tries to pull it. But it goes off the bat’s toe to midwicket. No run.
Australia are 64/0 after 13 overs.
Chahal floats this delivery up on leg. Finch mistimes his shot, as he sends it back to the spinner.
One run, Australia are 54/0 after ten overs
Saini sends a full delivery, and a little wider. Warner square drives it straight to deep point for a single. After ten overs, Australia are 54/0.
1 leg bye, Australia reach their fifty!
Shami sends a length delivery. Finch gets an inside edge on his thigh gaurd, and it goes behind square. Australia reach their fifty.
Good start by Finch and Warner.
Saini sends a short delivery, on the hips of Warner. He pulls it behind square for an easy four!
Saini sends a good length delivery, a little bit on the leg side. Warner sends it through cover point for a four!
Bumrah sends this delivery full onto the pads. Warner easily sends it past square leg for two runs!
EXCELLENT SHOT! FOUR RUNS FOR AARON FINCH!
Saini sent a short delivery, wide. Finch went for a cut shot, which went through point for a boundary. He made it look so easy!
Bumrah sends a fuller delivery. Warner defends it to mid off. Bumrah hasn’t found his footing yet, and has already conceded 20 runs in three overs.
No run, Australia are 27/0 after five overs
A good length delivery by Shami, of off. Warner defends it to point. No run!
Was that a run out? The third umpire doesn’t think so!
Warner sent the Bumrah delivery to mid off. Mayank raced in and underarms it towards the stumps. But Warner was lucky enough to reach the line with a last ditch dive
After four overs, Australia are 17/0.
Finch gets his first boundary of the match now.
Bumrah sent a good delivery, waist high. Finch was lucky enough to find the gap wide of mid off, as he hit the ball. FOUR RUNS!
Shami sends a good delivery, on the fifth stump line. Finch wanted to go for it, but defends it at the last moment.
FOUR RUNS! NICELY DONE!
Bumrah adds some width to this delivery. Warner takes his time and punches it off the back foot through point for a four! WELL-TIMED!
After two overs, Australia are 7/0.
Oooooh! That was a fast one by Bumrah!
Warner backs down and defends it into the offisde for a single. Finch had to dive to reach there before the fielder did.
EXCELLENT LENGTH FROM MOHAMMED SHAMI! NO RUN!
Shami sends a quick delivery with excellent length. Well-measured, on the fourth stump-line. Finch has to reach faster, and defends it.
Shami sends a quick scorching delivery. Warner defends it into the offside and Australia steal a single.
The action begins!
David Warner and Aaron Finch walk into the pitch, to open the innings for Australia. Mohammed Shami will bowl the first delivery for India.
Here are the playing XIs
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Sneak peek: Indian cricket team leave for the match
Here is a video of Virat Kohli and his side leaving their bio-secure bubble. The visitors will be hoping to start their campaign on a positive note today!
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 2020
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