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India vs Australia, highlights, 1st ODI in Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Hosts win by 34 runs; take 1-0 lead in three-match series

Date: Saturday, 12 January, 2019 16:21 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney

India in Australia 3 ODI Series 2019 1st ODI Match Result Australia beat India by 34 runs

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Marcus Stoinis not out 47 43 2 2
Glenn Maxwell not out 11 5 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 0 66 2
Khaleel Ahmed 8 0 55 0
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out 29 23 4 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Jason Behrendorff 10 2 39 2
Jhye Richardson 10 2 26 4
  • That brings us to the end of our coverage for the first ODI. Australia have taken the early lead at the Sydney Cricket Ground and making the clash at Adelaide on Tuesday all the more important. Thank you for your company today, see you on Tuesday, the match starts at 8:50 am IST, the blog will be up and running by 7:45 am so do tune in. See you on the other side of the weekend. Cheers!

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Rohit Sharma has now scored atleast a century in each of his last 10 ODI series/tournament, starting from ICC Champions Trophy - 2017.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most international matches lost by India at a venue:

    37 - Sharjah

    20 - MCG, Colombo (RPS)

    19 - SCG*

    18 - Eden Gardens

    17 - Lord's, Wankhede

  • Jhye Richardson, Man of the Match: India did well. They gave us a run for our money in those middle overs. It is difficult to bounce back when you have a team three down early. I am very happy to get Kohli's wicket, but win makes me more happy. As a bowling unit, we are clear about our plans, doing our homework and being professional out there. I think it was about assessing the conditions more than anything else. Felt like bashing the wicket was quite difficult here. In the end, it became easier to bowl with the softer ball. My finger's fine.

  • Jhye Richardson is the Man of the Match for taking four for 26

  • Aaron Finch, Australian skipper: Very pleased. We knew they would try and take it deep those are two world class players in Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni. Luckily we we were able to take their wickets and stem the flow in the end. I think we were par. I thought because of the early start the dew would come in. We felt the wicket slow slow down. I think we were par. Partnership between Marsh and Khawaja set us up and then Pete Handscomb came in and played a gem. I thought through that middle period we played really well. We got the firepower in the end with Stoinis and Maxwell coming in the end. Anytime you get a team three down early and three big guns it's very important. I thought Jason handled his nerves brilliantly. And then the youngster Jhye is full of confidence Big future for both of them. Yeah there is always improvement.

  • Virat Kohli, losing captain: We are not pleased with how we played. The wicket was about 300+ par, so we obviously did well with the ball. We thought 288 was gettable. But yeah three early wickets was not good. We could have done well with the bat. Rohit and Dhoni took the game deep for us to feel we had a chance. With one partnership we got 250+, with one more partnership we could have done more. We have to take it as a day when Australia played better than us. We are not stressed about the result.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most wins against an opposition in ODIs:

    90 - Aus v NZ

    90 - Ind v SL

    90 - Pak v SL

    81 - Aus v Eng

    74 – AUS v IND*

    73 - Aus v WI

    73 - Pak v Ind

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at SCG

    Right Australia win by 1-0 and take a 34-run lead. They had a sluggish innings and it felt that they had put on a below par score. But it was all about India's top-order, and from 4-3 India could only recovered to finish at 254. It was clearly too much to do despite Rohit Sharma's brilliance. MS Dhoni's slow half-century has already triggered a lot of debate, but there is only so much he could do with the top order collapse. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Australia become the first team to win 1,000 international matches.

  • It's all over! Australia beat India by 34 runs in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The last over was just a formality with India still needing 42 runs. Yet Bhuvi tried and also got a four but it wasn't enough as Shami fell on the last ball with India finishing on 254/9.

    After 50 overs,India 254/9 ( Bhuvneshwar Kumar 29 , )


  • FOUR! Bhuvi cracks the full delivery through covers

  • Mohammed Shami comes out to bat

  • After 49 overs,India 247/8 ( Bhuvneshwar Kumar 23 , )

    Bhuvi gets a four with an uppish drive over cover point followed by a couple of single, a double and another single before Kuldeep got out trying to slam Siddle over backward square leg. 

  • OUT! Kuldeep moves across to loft Siddle towards leg but finds the fielder at deep backward square leg

    Kuldeep Yadav c Khawaja b Siddle 3(6). India: 247/8.

  • FOUR! Short, wide and Bhuvi shuffles across to play it over backward point

  • One player needed to kick on and play the support act to Rohit Sharma's heroic innings

  • Siddle comes into attack

  • After 48 overs,India 238/7 ( Bhuvneshwar Kumar 15 , Kuldeep Yadav 2)

    Bhuvi has taken the mantle after the fall of Rohit and luck is favouring him. Gets a four off thick edge through third man, drives the next ball through covers for a boundary and then he is dropped by Khawaja on the last ball at long-on. 11 off the over.

  • DROPPED! Khawaja puts down a simple catch. Bhuvi plays an uppish drive down the ground and the fielder just dropped a dolly.

  • FOUR! Bhuvi comes out and drives the length ball to covers

  • FOUR! Thick edge off Bhuvi's bat runs down to third man boundary as he tried to slog the back of length ball

  • After 47 overs,India 227/7 ( Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5 , Kuldeep Yadav 2)

    Four off the over. Couple of singles each for Bhuvi and Kuldeep. The equation is well and truly out of India's hand with the fall of Rohit. 62 in 18 required.

  • After 46 overs,India 223/7 ( Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3 , Kuldeep Yadav 0)

    Rohit's fabulous innings comes to an end. He slams Stoinis for a four over mid-on and then tries to pull him. But mistimes the shot, top-edging to mid-wicket. Standing ovation from the crowd for him. Nine off the over, which also included a wide, a double and a single for Bhuvi.

  • Kuldeep Yadav comes out to bat

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at SCG

    And Rohit holes out in the deep. Standing ovation but that was clever bowling with a slower one. Too much to do for him at the end, but this was a classy innings. Couldn't finish the game though, for the damage was already done at the top. Australia will go 1-0 up here shortly. 

  • WICKET! Stoinis removes Rohit and that should be the match for Australia. An excellent innings comes out an end but Rohit had run out of steam. It was short and Rohit went for the pull but top-edged it to mid-wicket.

    Rohit c Maxwell b Stoinis 133(129). India 221/7

  • FOUR! Full-toss, outside off and Rohit slams it over mid-off fielder for a four

  • After 45 overs,India 214/6 ( Rohit Sharma 128 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0)

    Excellent over for Richardson as he gives way just one run and removes Jadeja, who fell trying to clear the backward point boundary off a short ball. But he only managed to find the fielder at deep point. 75 needed in last 5 overs.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at SCG

    Jadeja gone. Well, he had to try that. This is where it gets tougher and tougher. Rising run-rate and running out of partners. Bhuvi can bat a bit, but he is no finisher. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Rohit Sharma has now hit 64 sixes (and counting) against Australia in ODIs - the most by a player against an opposition in ODIs, going past Shahid Afridi's 63 sixes against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at SCG

    Two stunning strokes and 10 runs in 2 balls. What a player. What a hit, or rather hits! Rohit single handedly keeping India in the game! 

  • OUT! Richardson gets the wicket. Jadeja tries to slam the short and wide ball over square but could only manage to hole it to Marsh at deep backward.

    Jadeja c Shaun Marsh b J Richardson 8(13). India: 213/6.

  • Richardson comes back into attack

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most sixes against Australia in Australia in ODIs:

    27 - ROHIT SHARMA* (And counting)

    25 - Shahid Afridi

  • After 44 overs,India 213/5 ( Rohit Sharma 127 , Ravindra Jadeja 8)

    Rohit mistimes his shot as he tries to tonk the full delivery but it falls shot of the fielder as he takes a single. Jadeja drops the balls on his ribs on leg to take a quick single. Direct hit could have sent Rohit back. But then he slams Stoinis for a six and a four through mid-wicket. 12 off the over. 76 needed from 36.

  • FOUR! A bit back of length and Rohit pulls it through mid-wicket. The timing on that shot was too good.

  • SIX! Ridiculous shot. Full delivery from Stoinis and Rohit punishes the poor bowler with a shot over mid-wicket

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Indian players scoring atleast a century at most different overseas venues in ODIs:

    19 - Sachin Tendulkar

    16 - Virat Kohli

    13 - Sourav Ganguly

    11 - Rohit Sharma*

    9  - Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan

  • Stoinis returns to attack

  • After 43 overs,India 201/5 ( Rohit Sharma 116 , Ravindra Jadeja 7)

    Eight off the over. Two singles and a big six. Rohit punishes Lyon as he bowls full and gives it air. 200 up for India. 88 needed in 42 balls.

  • SIX! Powerful shot. Full, flighted delivery and Rohit cracks it over long-on

  • After 42 overs,India 193/5 ( Rohit Sharma 109 , Ravindra Jadeja 6)

    First ball double for Jadeja with a flick to mid-wicket followed by a single in the same area. Rohit balloons the fourth ball to mid-wicket trying to play the pull shot but it falls in no man's land, he takes a single and gets a four off last ball as the full-toss delivery takes the under-edge and runs to the third man ropes. Nine off the over.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at SCG

    Magnificent hundred from Rohit Sharma. Equal to Sourav Ganguly and just behind SRT and Kohli. More importantly, he is keeping India in the game here. The equation is getting tougher with every ball, but he can bring out big shots. One or two big overs could be key herein. 

  • FOUR! Full-toss ball takes the under-edge and runs down to the third man ropes as Rohit attempted a lazy pull shot

  • Maxwell comes back into attack with India needing 105 off 54 balls

  • After 41 overs,India 184/5 ( Rohit Sharma 103 , Ravindra Jadeja 3)

    Rohit plays to long-on for single. Jadeja gets back in the crease and pushes the second ball to covers for a single. Rohit collects a single after driving down the ground and Jadeja adds another with a push to point. Four off the over.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most centuries against an opposition team in ODIs:

    9 - Sachin Tendulkar v Aus

    8 - Virat Kohli v SL

    8 - Sachin Tendulkar v SL

    7 - Sanath Jayasuriya v Ind

    7 - Virat Kohli v WI

    7 - Saeed Anwar v SL

    7 - ROHIT SHARMA v Aus*

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most centuries for India in ODIs:

    49 - Sachin Tendulkar

    38 - Virat Kohli

    22 - Sourav Ganguly, ROHIT SHARMA*

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most centuries by Indian openers in ODIs:

    45 - Sachin Tendulkar

    20 - ROHIT SHARMA*

    19 - Sourav Ganguly

India vs Australia, Live Score, Latest Updates, 1st ODI: It's all over! Australia beat India by 34 runs in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The last over was just a formality with India still needing 42 runs. Yet Bhuvi tried and also got a four but it wasn't enough as Shami fell on the last ball with India finishing on 254/9.

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Preview: Buoyed by their first-ever Test series victory Down Under, the Indian team will look to maintain their winning ways in the shorter format when they take on Australia in the first ODI at Sydney on Saturday.

The three-match ODI series is being seen as one that will mark the start of World Cup preparation for both India and Australia, with the quadrennial tournament just five months away.

India opted to rest pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah for the series in order to give him some much-needed rest after a hectic season, and Khaleel Ahmed and Mohammed Shami are expected to handle pace duties alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

India vs Australia, highlights, 1st ODI in Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Hosts win by 34 runs; take 1-0 lead in three-match series

Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch, captain of the Indian and Australian team respectively. AFP

While the visitors have a solid top three in Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and captain Virat Kohli, it is their middle order combination which is to be pondered over. While veteran wicket-keeper-batsman MS Dhoni returns to the fray and is expected to occupy the No 5 slot, with Kedar Jadhav at six, the absence of the suspended Hardik Pandya leaves room for the inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja at 7.

Australia, on the other hand, opted to rest the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins for the one-dayers. The hosts announced their playing XI earlier on Friday, with Peter Siddle making his ODI return after a gap of eight years, joining a bowling unit that comprises Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson and Nathan Lyon.

The team announced by skipper Aaron Finch also included Alex Carey, who is set to open the innings alongside the captain. Carey had been batting in the middle order during the home series against South Africa, and his promotion to the top of the batting order has been done by the Australian team management keeping the World Cup in mind.

Australia XI for 1st ODI: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk) Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff

India squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.

Updated Date: Jan 12, 2019


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10 6 4 0 12
10 6 4 0 12
10 5 5 0 10
8 4 4 0 8
9 4 5 0 8
9 3 6 0 6
9 2 7 0 4
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