1st ODI: India captain Virat Kohli once again enthralled the crowds at SCG! It was during the 1st ODI when he started flaunting his groovy dance moves. He was spotted doing it while the drinks break was on. India is on top in the first ODI after the hosts won the toss and opted to bat first on what looked like a good batting surface. But, they were soon reduced to 41 for two. Kohli has been upbeat since the historic Test win against Australia. India has 13 more games before the marquee tournament later this year and these limited overs exposure will help them build towards that in the best possible manner. Also Read - IPL 2021: Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell Inspire Royal Challengers Bangalore to 6-Run Win Over Sunrisers Hyderabad
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Kohli has personally been in great form with the bat and his team has been performing well and that improves India’s chances for the World Cup later this year.
Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes the 19th Indian bowler to take 100 ODI wickets. He got the Australian captain to reach the milestone and he is the fourth slowest Indian to the mark.
Most ODIs to 100 ODI wickets (India):
308 S Ganguly
268 S Tendulkar
100 R Shastri
96 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
85 V Prasad/ R Jadeja
At the time of filing the copy, Australia was 98/2 in 14 overs with Khawaja and Marsh in the middle. The hosts will dearly be hoping for the two in the middle to lay a platform for the likes of Stoinis 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