Australia Won By 10 Wicket An extremely one-sided contest and Australia are 1-0 up in this three-match ODI series. 255 was below-par but the way the visiting openers batted, I doubt if even 320-330 would have made any difference. Warner and Finch partnership has 258 runs. Aron Finch 110 of 114 Balls. 13 Four Two sixes. David Warner 128 of 112 Balls 17 Four and 3 sixses to win the match AUS.
India’s bowlers lacked discipline and were mauled around by a determined Warner-Finch pair, both of them cruising to unbeaten tons. The scoring rate was ultra-rapid and it’s safe to say that the game was virtually over inside the first 15-20 overs itself. India’s batsmen weren’t good enough earlier in the afternoon, but you have to credit Australia’s bowlers, the spinners in particular.
India Caption: We were totally outplayed in all departments. It’s a strong Australian team, if you don’t play well, they could hurt you. We saw that with the bat in hand. We didn’t get enough runs. I thought we were too respectful at certain phases and it cost us. Can’t do that against a team like Australia. I do a lot of training, I love to field. As a kid too, I loved to field. I enjoy that part of the game, I love to work 100 percent on my fitness.
Australia captain: I thought the way we fought back during the middle overs was impressive. Shikhar and KL were batting really well, looking to accellerate. So, I’m proud of the way the boys fought back. We could still brush up in the field a bit but that happens sometimes when the outfield is slightly damp. Overall, a good performance.
Player Of The Match: That’s a wrap to our coverage of the series opener. Considering the India-Australia rivalry that has heated up over the last decade or so, this was a disappointing start to the series. A one-sided duel, with India never really in the game. Make no mistake, this defeat will not just sting the Indians, it will deflate them. There isn’t much time for recovery either, with the next ODI on 17th at Rajkot. It’s do-or-die zone and India’s character will be tested. Australia won’t want to leave it to the third game to pocket the series.
Highest Partnerships vs India ODIs
249*A Finch – D Warner (1st) Mumbai WS 2020
242 S Smith – G Bailey (3rd) Perth 2016
235 G Kirsten – H Gibbs (1st) Kochi 2000
234*R Ponting – D Martyn (3rd) Joburg 2003
231 A Finch – D Warner (1st) Bengaluru 2017
Highest p’ships for AUS (ODIs)
284 T Head – D Warner v Pak (1st) Adelaide 2017
260 S Smith – D Warner v Afg (2nd) Perth 2015
258*A Finch – D Warner v Ind (1st) Mumbai WS 2020
Highest targets chased down without losing a wkt (ODI)
279 SA v Ban Kimberley 2017 (Amla, De Kock)
256 Aus v Ind Mumbai 2020 (Finch, Warner)
255 Eng v SL Edgbaston 2016 (Hales, Roy)
236 NZ v Zim Harare 2015 (Guptill, Latham)
230 SL v Eng Colombo RPS 2011 (Dilshan, Tharanga)
Third successive loss for India at the Wankhede
Lost to SA by 214 runs, 2015
Lost to NZ by 6 wkts, 2017
Lost to Aus by 10 wkts, 2020