1st ODI: Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav got in his groove in his very first over at Sydney Cricket Ground. It was Rohit Sharma who took a sharp catch at first slip as Carey tried to cut a ball too close to his body only to get an outside edge. Kuldeep stuck in the 10th over of the match. Carey’s promising 24 off 31 balls came to an end as Australia was reduced to 41/2 in 10 overs, not the kind of a start they were after once they won the toss and opted to bat first. It has to be said that getting Kuldeep in early was a great move by the Indian skipper. Also Read - IPL 2021: Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia Are Capable of Being Outstanding Performers at International Stage, Says Kumar Sangakkara
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The Indian fans at SCG were ecstatic when Kuldeep struck.
Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar became 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 missed his inside edge and disturbs the timber.
At the time of filing the copy, Australia was 59/2 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