1st ODI: Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the ball to straighten as he drew first blood at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Bhuvi removed Finch for six runs early in the innings the third over of the match after Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. He takes his 100th wicket exactly in the manner he took his first. Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes the 19th Indian bowler to take 100 ODI wickets. It was a good length delivery around off, it nips back in with a lot of intent, no feet movement from Finch and he fails to cover the lateral movement. It misses his inside edge and disturbs the timber. Great start for India!
Most ODIs to 100 ODI wickets (India):
308 S Ganguly
268 S Tendulkar
100 R Shastri
96 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
85 V Prasad/ R Jadeja
Here is the dismissal:
The three-match series is a good chance to get the combination right for the much awaited World Cup to be played in England. Several limited-over players returned to the squad. Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Yuzvendra Chahal joined the ODI squad and would like to contribute handsomely along with skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who were present in the Test series.
At the time of filing the copy, Australia was 24/1 in five overs with Khawaja and Carey in the middle. The hosts will dearly be hoping for the two in the middle to lay a platform for the likes of Marsh and Maxwell.
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff