India vs Australia 1st ODI Hyderabad HIGHLIGHTS: Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a chase deep for the umpteenth time but it needed Kedar Jadhav’s street-smartness to get India back on winning track as they beat Australia by six wickets in the first ODI on Saturday. India reached the target in 48.2 overs, riding on a 141-run unconquered stand between Kedar (81 no, 87 balls) and Dhoni (59 no off 72 balls), to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. India had lost the two preceding T20 Internationals. Clad in their brand new jerseys, the successful chase of 237 was a throwback to the good old 90’s when Ajay Jadeja and Robin Singh would hunt down those sub 250 totals in exciting finishes. (CRICKET STREAMING – IND vs AUS) (SCORECARD)

HIGHLIGHTS, IND vs AUS 1st ODI in HYDERABAD

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21.35 IST: Man of the Match, Kedar Jadhav smiles and says that his bowling is all about angles and reading batsmen’s mind as he looks to bowl stump-to-stump. Admits that he doesn’t feel like a bowler and just enjoys rolling his arm. Reminds that recently in Australia, he was involved in a similar kind of a chase. Thanks MS Dhoni for continuously guiding him and adds that he is learning from Dhoni and Kohli as they are best finishers. On the question that had Dhoni not been there how he would have batted – Jadhav smiles and answers that he might have tried to play more shots earlier but MSD can read your mind and reminds you about the game situation. Signs off by saying that every time you think about the team, more often than not you will end up on the winning side.

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21.28 IST: This has been a partnership for the ages! India take an early lead in the ODI series. At 99/4 it did not look like the Indians were going to have it easy. But how wrong have we been proved? The duo of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav has built an unbeaten partnership of 141 runs and taken their team across the line. The Australians did more than well with the ball but it just was not enough in the end. Both the batsmen got to their fifties, Jadhav playing the aggresor’s role. Dhoni took the backseat as he helped his partner motor along on his own route.

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21.23 IST: FOUR! MSD finishes it off in style! Stoinis angles in a length ball on middle, Dhoni heaves it off the inner half of his bat and it goes flying over mid-wicket for the winning runs. INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS! India (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match series. Kedar 81*, Dhoni 59*, Coulter-Nile 2/46

21.21 IST: FOUR! Scores are levelled! Short of a length delivery outside off, Dhoni camps back and slaps it past the point fielder for a boundary. Calm and composed. India 236/4 in 48.1 overs, need 1 run Australia (236/7)

21.19 IST: SIX! What a solid hit from the pocket dynamo of Indian cricket – Kedar Jadhav, take a bow champ. High and handsome! It’s too full and in the line of the stumps, Kedar clears his front leg and hoists it over wide long on for a biggie. Just 5 more needed. IND 232/4 in 48 overs, need 5 runs to win vs AUS (236/7)

21.15 IST: FIFTY! MS Dhoni hits 71st half-century in ODI cricket vs Australia. The crowd erupts! The Indian players in the dressing room are clapping. What a player! What a finisher for India! Full in length outside off, Dhoni drives it down through mid off for a run. India were in a spot of bother when he came out to bat but held one end and has put the home team in a commanding position along with Kedar Jadhav. Legend. India 222/4 in 47.1 overs, need 15 runs Australia (236/7)

21.11 IST: Boom! Another boundary. Jadhav is in full throttle now with the winning line in sight. Attacks a full ball outside off and lofts it inside-out with the turn over extra cover for a boundary.

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21.04 IST: FOUR! Jadhav, you beauty – this guy is making the game too simple here. Finch is seen scratching his head, looks to be out of ideas. The length ball on middle and Jadhav pulls it away over square leg for an easy boundary. IND 209/4 in 45 overs, need 28 runs to win vs AUS (236/7)

20.59 IST:  FOUR! 200 up for India, 37 needed now. It was very cheeky from Jadhav! A short delivery outside off, Kedar waits patiently on the back foot and at the last moment just uses the pace of the bowler to ramp it down towards third man for a boundary. 100-run stand comes up as well with that shot!

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20.52 IST: FIFTY! Kedar Jadhav hits 5th half-century in ODI cricket. Slower one on the off stump line, Jadhav turns it away to fine leg for a couple of runs. He gets to his fifty, his 5th in ODIs. This has come at a very important time as well for his team. He has kept the pace up as well and got boundaries at regular intervals. India 194/4 in 43 overs, need 43 runs Australia (236/7)

20.43 IST: FOUR! Lovely short-arm jab. A short one on middle and Jadhav decides to go through with the pull. He manages to get enough bat on it to take it over the head of the mid-wicket fielder. Finds the rope as well. The last ball ruins yet another over. 6 runs came off this one. India 182/4 in 41 overs, need 55 runs Australia (236/7)

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20.28 IST: FOUR! That has sped away! Looks like the dew is coming into play. A short of a length ball outside off, Jadhav just angles this away fine on the off side. Third man looks like he had it covered but the ball suddenly races across the outfield and beats him to the rope. India 173/4 in 39 overs vs Australia (236/7)

20.20 IST: SIX! That is vintage Dhoni. Reminds us a bit off that World Cup-winning shot. The required run rate comes back below 6 with that one. A length ball on the off stump and Dhoni goes through with that shot as he hits it over long on into the stands. India 164/4 in 37.2 overs, need 90 runs to win Australia (236/7)

20.15 IST: FOUR! Straying on the pads and Dhoni does really well to guide it fine on the leg side. Long leg is really square and cannot come around. The over begins with a boundary, India will be happy. 150 up for India. India 147/4 in 36.1 overs vs  Australia (236/7)

20.08 IST: FOUR! Blazed away! Behrendorff alters his length to go short, Dhoni is waiting for it inside the crease like a fox. Immediately latches onto it and smashes it across the line through mid-wicket for a boundary. India 147/4 in 35 overs, need 90 runs to win Australia (236/7)

20.01 IST: FOUR! Very nicely done! Stoinis digs in a short ball around off at 129.2 kph, Jadhav waits on his back foot and pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket for a boundary.

19.56 IST: Drinks break! The period of play has been a slow one. India have got a partnership building but the Aussies have not let them off the hook. The runs are coming slowly and a wicket here might just cause some discomfort in the hosts’ dressing room. The required rate has just crept above 6 per over. 104 needed in 102 balls now. India 133/4 in 33 overs, need 116 runs to win vs Australia (236/7)

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19.47 IST: FOUR! Another loose ball on the last ball of an over. Zampa tosses this wide outside off and full, Jadhav gets in position early before hitting over extra-cover for a boundary. What would have been a 2-run over ends up being a 6-run over. India 121/4 in 29 overs, need 116 runs to win vs Australia (236/7)

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19.32 IST: FOUR! That’s a release shot from Kedar, he gets the maximum result for this in form of a boundary. India 109/1 in 25.4  overs, need 128 runs to win vs Australia (236/7) 

19.23 IST: OUT! Adam Zampa removes Ambati Rayudu for 13. India lose another and it looks like someone has turned the volume down at the stadium. A flatter ball outside off and turning a bit away. India 99/1 in 23.3 overs, need 138 runs to win vs Australia (236/7)  

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19.11 IST: OUT! Nathan Coulter-Nile strikes, Rohit Sharma (37) is a goner. Massive moment in the game. If the Kohli wicket did not put a few terrors in the Indian camp, this one certainly will. Four dot balls before this and it looked like Rohit was itching to get this one away. A length ball on middle, he looks to turn it away on the leg side. He closes the bat face a little too early and the ball takes the leading edge and goes straight up in the air, only as far as Finch at mid off. The Aussies have struck twice in quick time and are super pumped up. This game is not yet over! India 95/3 in 19  overs, need 142 runs to win vs Australia (236/7)

19.00 IST: FOUR! Quality shot from a quality batsman! An overpitched delivery wide outside off, Rayudu reaches out for it and cracks his cover drive for a boundary. Didn’t try to hit it hard, just concentrated on his timing and placement.  India 86/2 in 19  overs, need 151 runs to win vs Australia (236/7)

18.53 IST: OUT! Adam Zampa strikes gold here, Virat Kohli leaves the field for 44. Pad first and also, three reds and this is a huge wicket and that too a much-needed one as this partnership was starting to take the game away from the visitors. Zampa has the last laugh and he is mighty pleased. The slider does the trick for him. He lands it on middle and the ball skids through. Kohli looks to defend but it seems to have hit the pad first and then the bat. A huge appeal from the bowler follows but the umpire is unmoved. Finch signals for the ‘T’ straightaway and replays show that the on-field call has to be overturned. Australia now have got a opening here, can they get a couple more quickly? 157 more needed here in 198 balls. 8 wickets in hand India 80/1 in 17  overs vs Australia (236/7)

18.52 IST: The Indian captain seems to be in trouble here. Looked to prod forward as he did not pick the quickish googly. Review time… Loud appeal from the Aussies for an LBW against Virat Kohli. The umpire is unmoved but Zampa thinks it was pad first. His captain takes it upstairs! Let’s see what the replays have to say…

18.51 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries by India’s VK missile, Zampa is on remand here in Hyderabad. This one is right off the middle, this is tossed up outside off, Kohli whips it through mid on. The fielder at long on has no chance of stopping it and a boundary results. India 80/1 in 16.5  overs, need 157 runs to win vs Australia (236/7)

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18.41 IST: FOUR! Short and punished. Leg spinner on middle, Kohli rocks onto his back foot and punches it through mid-wicket. Marcus Stoinis dives to his right but cannot stop the ball from going to the fence.  India 65/1 in 15  overs, need 172 runs to win vs Australia (236/7)

18.33 IST: Lovely timing through the off side by Kohli but just for a run. 50 up for India. 187 more needed.

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18.28 IST: FOUR! Kohli is done with the waiting game. Good length delivery on middle and off. Virat comes down the track and slaps it straight through mid off for a boundary. The Indian skipper looks in the mood now. India 48/1 in 8.2 overs, need 189 runs to win vs Australia (236/7)

18.21 IST: SIX! What a shot from the Indian skipper, take that Cummins. Shorter delivery on off, Kohli picks the line early. He keeps his balance and whacks the pull over the fine leg fence for a maximum. IND 41/1 in 9.5 overs vs AUS (236/7)

18.15 IST: FOUR! Innovation and it comes off! It did not in the T20I but it did here. Plays the paddle and gets it quite fine and to the fine leg fence. India 33/1 in 8.2 overs, need 204 runs to win vs Australia (236/7)

18.11 IST: FOUR! Dealing in boundaries are the Indians here. Outside off and it is full. Rohit lofts it over the mid on fielder and fetches another boundary. India 26/1 in 7 overs vs Australia (236/7)

18.07 IST: FOUR! Short and it sits up to be hit! Kohli is quickly onto the back foot and he pulls it through square leg. No chance for the fine leg fielder. Second boundary in the over and runs now have started to come. IND 22/1 in 6 overs, need 215 runs to win vs AUS (236/7)

18.01 IST: FOUR! A little too full and Jason pays the price. Rohit at the very end opens the face and guides it past point. It is away from the fielder at third man and a boundary. Good end to the over for India. India 14/1 in 5 overs vs Australia (236/7)

17.56 IST: FOUR! First boundary of Indian innings. Full, wide from NCN, asking to be hit and Rohit does that. He just leans into it and strokes it through cover-point for a boundary. India 9/1 in 3.3 overs, need 228 runs to win Australia (236/7)

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17.45 IST: OUT! Coulter-Nile draws first blood for the Aussies, Shikhar Dhawan departs for naught. Dhawan bags a first baller! Australia needed early wickets defending a below-par total, they have got one here. Nothing too great about the delivery, it is full and outside off. Dhawan goes after it straightaway. He drives it square on the off side but does not keep it down. Maxwell at point takes an easy one. India 4/1 in 1.1 overs vs Australia (236/7)

17.42 IST: FOUR! Off the mark in style! A boundary to get the chase underway. Jason bowls it on the fuller side and gets some swing into the batsman. The ball though ends up on the pads. Rohit flicks it through mid-wicket and a boundary results. India 4/0 in 0.1 overs vs Australia

17.40 IST: Welcome back for the chase. 237 should not be too difficult. Indian openers – Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit will take the strike. Jason Behrendorff will open the attack for the visitors. A slip in place, all set to go… Let’s play!

17.07 IST: 237 to win in 50 overs, then. Does not look a very big total to be honest, but a couple of early wickets and you never know with India’s ever-so-fragile middle order. Australians will hope for exactly the same. Meanwhile, the hosts will know that a good opening stand will set the platform for a comfortable chase. What will happen? Join us in a while for the second innings to find out!

17.01 IST: Kuldeep says that the first 10 overs of the innings were very crucial. Mentions that the fast bowlers picking up wickets and keeping it tight helped the spinners. Says that he used the first two overs us to get back into the rhythm as he was coming back into action after a 20-day break. Reckons that the wicket is a little slow and it is difficult to play spin. Informs us that he realized the wicket is slow after bowling a couple of overs and hence he bowled at a slower pace post that. When asked about his loop, he states that Khawaja was coming down the track and that’s why he kept tossing it up. Feels Handscomb’s wicket was special. Signs off by admitting that he practices different variations in the nets and tries to deceive the batsman with the Wrong ‘uns.

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16.57 IST: Just a single to end! A good over though for the Australians as 10 comes from it. Carey again makes room but the bowler follows him. Alex ends up chopping it to the keeper for a run. AUSTRALIA END WITH 236 FOR 7! Australia 236/7 in 50 overs vs India in Hyderabad. Khawaja 50, Maxwell 40, Shami 2/44, Kuldeep 2/46

16.55 IST: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah removes Nathan Coulter-Nile for 28. Coulter-Nile holes out! Bumrah bangs it short and on the body, Nathan looks to pull but it hits the higher portion of the bat. It goes straight down the throat of Kohli at long on. The good thing is though, the batsmen have crossed and Carey will be on strike. Australia 235/7 in 49.5 overs vs India

16.53 IST: FOUR! Much, much-needed. They need a few more. Short and outside off, it is the slower one again. Carey looks to cut but gets an outside edge to the third man fence. AUS 230/6 in 49.2 overs vs IND

16.51 IST: FOUR! Great shot. Full length delivery outside off. It is in the slot for Coulter-Nile to swing his arm. He slices it over the mid off fielder and the ball goes away to the fence. 13 runs off the over. Australia 226/6 in 49 overs vs India

16.43 IST: FOUR! Great shot. Full-length delivery outside off. It is in the slot for Coulter-Nile to swing his arm. He slices it over the mid off fielder and the ball goes away to the fence. Australia 216/6 in 47 overs vs India

16.39 IST: FOUR! Powerful. Full-length delivery on middle and leg. Carey moves his front leg out of the line and whacks it through covers for a boundary.

16.37 IST: FOUR! 200 up for the men in yellow! Off the inside edge but Australia will take everything that comes their way. Full and wide outside off, Coulter-Nile throws his bat at it, the ball goes off the inside edge, past the off pole and down to the fine leg fence. 200 up for Australia, 4 overs to go after this one. How many more can they get? Australia 203/6 in 46 overs vs India

16.33 IST: Two dots to end Kuldeep’s spell! Flighted ball on off, Carey finds the man at cover. Yet another excellent day at the office for Yadav. He finishes with figures of 10-0-46-2. AUS 195/6 in 45 overs vs IND

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16.28 IST: FOUR! Tossed up delivery on middle, Carey brings out the reverse sweep and connects it well to send it to the fence at backward point for a boundary. Australia 187/6 in 43 overs vs India

16.19 IST: FOUR! No power there just uses the pace of the ball. Full-length delivery on middle and leg, Coulter-Nile just shows the face of the bat and pushes it straight down the ground for a boundary. AUS 179/6 in 41 overs vs IND

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16.14 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami picks up the big scalp, Glenn Maxwell departs for 40. The Big Show is out of here and Australia are now in big, big trouble! Shami gets his second and once again it is on the 5th ball of the over. He lands this one on a length around off, it pitches and comes back in. Maxwell looks to drive it on the up but leaves a gap between bat and pad. It sneaks through and rattles the off pole. The crowd here erupts as they too know it is a big wicket. 250 now looks farfetched as now India are into the bowlers. Australia 173/6 in 40 overs vs India

16.03 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami removes Ashton Turner for 21. TIMBER! The debutant falls after getting to a start. It seemed like Shami bowled a slower one but the speed gun shows 135 kph. It is on the shorter side. Not very short though. Turner goes for the pull but the ball does not bounce as much as he expected it to. It goes off the inside edge and onto the stumps. Another partnership which was looking good is cut short. Frustrating this for the Aussies but good for the Indians. They now have half of Australia’s side back in the hut. Australia 169/5 in 37.5 overs vs India

15.56: SIX! What a shot! He got his first boundary in ODIs in the last over and now his first maximum. The slower bumper, Turner picks it early. He goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. A maximum early in the over, Australia now need to make this count. Australia 161/4 in 36 overs vs India

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15.52 IST: FOUR! Short ball from Jadeja, bowled at a slow pace but the length had to be full . Turner rocked back and powered the pull shot to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Australia 155/4 in 35 overs vs India

15.45 IST: India are going through their overs quickly here, another tidy one from Jadeja – just 2 came off it. Shorter on off, Glenn pushes it towards point and gets a single. Australia 144/4 in 33 overs vs India

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15.35 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav removes Peter Handscomb for 19. Stumped! Beaten in the air there! That is Kuldeep Yadav’s guile and even a good player of spin like Handscomb has been done in. Yadav flights this one beautifully outside off and draws the batsman forward. Peter is though nowhere close to the ball and the spin on the ball is too much. It goes through the gap between bat and pad towards Dhoni who collects and flicks off the bails in a flash. PH was at sea and had no chance of getting back. The budding partnership of 36 has been broken and it is a really good time for India to get this wicket, especially with a debutant deemed to bat next. Australia 133/4 in 30 overs vs India

15.32 IST: FOUR! Maxwell is turning the heat on here! Kuldeep flights this one generously outside off and Glenn strides out and drives the ball in the gap between the two extra-covers in position. No one in the deep and the ball will have to be fetched back. Australia 132/3 in 29.1 overs vs India

15.29 IST: FOUR! What a shot! This is outside off, there is not a lot of width on offer. Handscomb still manages to somehow guide it past the fielder at point and away from the fielder at third man. A boundary. AUS 125/3 in 28.3 overs vs IND

15.23 IST: FOUR! Edgy but Maxwell will take it. Full length delivery outside off. The ball comes in after pitching. Maxwell looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge. There is a slip in place for that kind of an edge. But Rohit Sharma at second slip reacts late. The ball goes past him to the third man fence for a boundary. If he would have been at first slip then Maxwell would have been a goner. Australia 113/3 in 27 overs vs India

15.21 IST:  FOUR! Brilliant shot. Back of a length delivery outside off, Maxwell gets on his back foot and punches it through cover. Shikhar Dhawan comes running to his right and puts a dive to save it from going to the fence. He does well to get there but cannot stop it. Australia 109/3 in 26.4 overs vs India

15.17 IST: Single to end the over, another tidy one from Jadhav. On the pads, Handscomb nudges it towards mid-wicket, 3 from the over. 100 up for the Aussies. Australia 101/3 in 25 overs vs India

15.08 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav removes Usman Khawaja for 50. In the air… taken! Khawaja will have to wait longer for his maiden ODI ton. Another set batsmenis back in the hut. Khawaja uses his feet and swings across the line. He connects well but hits it a little too close to the fielder at deep mid-wicket. Shankar there runs to his left and holds onto it with a slide. A very good catch that as Shankar had to make good ground to his right. The bowling change has worked for the hosts and Australia are in a spot of bother here. Australia 97/3 in 23.5 overs vs India

15.04 IST: FIFTY FOR USMAN KHAWAJA, HIS 6th in THE ODI FORMAT! Shorter and on the pads from Jadhav, Khawaja easily nudges it towards fine leg to complete the half-century. Australia 95/2 in 22.4 overs vs India


14.59 IST: OUT! Kedar Jadhav removes Marcus Stoinis for 37. The man with the golden arm strikes for the men in blue. Number 87 – the devil’s number for a reason for Australia. Short off-spinner on off and middle, Stoinis gets on his back foot and pulls it flat and straight to the Indian skipper at short mid-wicket. He could have hit it anywhere but finds the fielder. It’s travelling with great speed but Virat Kohli reacts quickly and takes a sharp catch. A much-needed wicket for India and Stoinis walks back disappointed. AUS 87/2 in 20.3 overs vs IND

14.52 IST: BUMP BALL! Flighted delivery on middle, Stoinis comes down the track and hits it straight back towards Jadhav. He grabs it on his right side. The bowler and keeper appeal for catch. The umpires have a discussion and then go upstairs. Replay shows it bumped before it came to Jadhav. Australia 77/1 in 18.1 overs vs India

14.51 IST: Shout for a return catch! Is that a bump ball? India are appealing. The two umpires get together and then refer it upstairs. Soft signal is not out.

14.45 IST: Drinks break! The Australians have come back nicely in the game after an early jolt. The current pair of Marcus Stoinis and Usman Khawaja have weathered the early pressure and are amidst a 72-run unbeaten stand at the moment. The Indian tweakers are just on now and will look to pick a few wickets quickly. The match is setting up nicely here… Australia 72/1 in 16 overs vs India

14.39 IST: FOUR! Streaky but Australia won’t care! Another flatter and shorter delivery outside off, Khawaja looks to cut but gets an outside edge through short third man for a boundary. Australia 71/1 in 15 overs vs India

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14.28 IST: FOUR! Stoinis is milking the runs easily here. A length ball at a generous pace outside off, Marcus holds his position and smashes the ball right past mid off for a boundary. No stopping that! Australia 59/1 in 13 overs vs India

14.25 IST: FOUR! 50 up for the tourists. Shankar cannot bowl this length at his pace. Drags down the ball short and outside off. Stoinis has all the time in the world to go on the back foot and pull it away, wide of mid-wicket for a boundary. This brings up both the 50 for the batting team as well as the 50-run partnership between these two. AUS 53/1 in 12.3 overs

14.15 IST: FOUR! Excellent shot from Stoinis. Good length delivery outside off but Shankar offers width to Stoinis. Marcus waits for it and cuts it late through point for a boundary. Runs beginning to flow now for Australia. Australia 45/1 in 11 overs vs India

13:48 IST: Australia one down without opening their run column. Aaron Finch goes for a duck. India off to a great start. AUS: 3/1 

13:42 IST: Mohammed Shami begins the ODI series with a maiden to Usman Khawaja. AUS: 0/0 in 1 Over

13:35 IST: Here we go! A new look opening pair for Australia. Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja have come out to bat. Mohammed Shami to bowl the first over

13:34 IST: Chahal has been given a breather and Jadeja has been picked. It would be interesting to see where Vijay Shankar bats and what is his role.

TEAMS: Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

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13:02 IST: Australia win toss, opt to bat against India in 1st ODI in Hyderabad.

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12:51 IST: It would be interesting to see Kohli opts for KL Rahul or Ammbati Rayudu at No 4. KL Rahul was the top run-getter for India in the T20I series. He is an attacking option and when on song he can win you matches. Looking at these factors will Kohli be tempted to give him a longer rope?

In all probability, the Men in Blue may look to continue experimenting till they finalise their squad. One thing for sure, time is running out and there is a huge problem in the middle order. No 4 to 7 is still not certain and to finalise those spots for the World Cup, the tinkering may continue. The core should remain the same. With five more ODIs to go for the World Cup, India would look to iron out the kinkers.

Justin Langer, on the other hand, would have Aaron Finch gets among the runs as he has been short of it lately.

Probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul/Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal

Probable XI: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Beherendorff/Nathan Coulter-Nile