1st ODI: Ravindra Jadeja finally had the luck going his way when he got rid of Usman Khawaja 59 off 81 balls. Khawaja looked well set to go on and make a big score. Khawaja went for a premeditated sweep shot, missed the ball completely and the umpire was convinced as he raised his finger. The left-hander was not convinced and knowing the value of his wicket went for the DRS. It was a flatter delivery on the stumps, Khawaja who showed a lot of patience in the innings decides finally the time has come for an attacking shot. The thinking behind the shot was good but the execution wasn’t. (Live Blog – IND vs AUS 1st ODI) Also Read - Babar Azam Dethrones Virat Kohli to Become No.1 Ranked Batsman in ICC ODI Rankings
With this wicket, Jadeja broke the dangerous 92-run stand between Khawaja and Shaun Marsh for the third wicket which brought back Australia back in the game after early blows by Indian bowlers. The hosts lost the wicket of captain Aaron Finch (6) and opener Alex Carey (24) early on a good batting pitch. Also Read - IPL 2021: Virender Sehwag Questions Batting Approach of Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik After KKR's Loss Against Mumbai Indians
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Earlier, Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat in the first one-day international of the three-match series against India. The hosts have handed debut to fast bowler Jason Behrendorff. While the visitor’s included their white ball specialists – Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar in their playing XI for the first game at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground. India won the preceding four-match Test series 2-1.
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