India vs Australia, 1st ODI: Hello and welcome to our live blog of the 1st ODI between India vs Australia from the Sydney Cricket Ground. Rohit Sharma's 133 off 129 balls went in vain as Jhye Richardson took 4/26 to help Australia take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Chasing 289 to win, India lost three wickets early but MS Dhoni and Rohit took the game close but once Dhoni fell for 51, it was all on Rohit and the Mumbaikar failed to carry the team over the line at the SCG despite scoring his 22nd ODI ton. (Scorecard)
India vs Australia, 1st ODI, Live Cricket Score
Jan 12, 20193:50 PM (IST)
WICKET and it's over !
Marcus Stoinis to Mohammed Shami, OUT c Glenn Maxwell b Marcus Stoinis. India have lost their ninth wicket. India lose by 34 runs in Sydney. Australia go 1-0 up !
Jan 12, 20193:45 PM (IST)
OUT! Khawaja makes no mistake this time! Siddle gets his first! A short ball on middle, Kuldeep shuffles across and goes for the pull. Only manages to get a top edge, it goes towards Khawaja at deep square leg, he takes it.
Jan 12, 20193:41 PM (IST)
Siddle to Kumar, FOUR! Kumar is playing a very nice knock here. He makes room and cuts this length ball over the point fielder and into the fence. IND 242/7 in 48.1 overs
Jan 12, 20193:38 PM (IST)
Stoinis to Kumar, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Kumar will not go down without a fight. He uses his feet and at the very end opens the face of the bat, it races through the turf through point. Marsh makes good ground to his left, dives but his effort goes in vain. IND 235/7 in 47.2 overs
Jan 12, 20193:37 PM (IST)
Stoinis to Kumar, FOUR! Handy runs but not sure this would make a difference to the outcome of the game. Short and outside off, Kumar comes down the track and slashes. He gets a top edge and it goes over the short third man fielder. IND 231/7 in 47.1 overs
Jan 12, 20193:33 PM (IST)
Marcus Stoinis to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, DROPPED! Guess this will not matter though. A short ball, outside off, Bhuvi looks to pull but gets a top edge. It almost carries to Usman Khawaja at long on who comes running in but plonks it. Hurts his hamstring as well.
Jan 12, 20193:31 PM (IST)
Marcus Stoinis to Rohit Sharma, OUT! That is probably the final nail in the coffin. A tired Rohit Sharma walks back after a magnificient innings.
Jan 12, 20193:25 PM (IST)
Last five overs left!
India need 75 runs, Australia need Rohit Sharma.
Jan 12, 20193:22 PM (IST)
Bhuvi walks in
Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks in next at number 8, replacing Jadeja. Just needs to keep giving the strike to Rohit. The way he is batting, he can win this single-handedly for India.
Jan 12, 20193:22 PM (IST)
Jhye Richardson to Ravindra Jadeja, OUT! In the air... taken! Four-fer for Jhye. The men from Perth Scorchers are doing it for Australia. It is bowled short and outside off, Jadeja goes for the upper cut and also hits it well. It though does not go as fine as he wanted it to. Shaun Marsh at deep point, settles under it and takes an easy one.IND 213/6 in 44.1 overs
Jan 12, 20193:19 PM (IST)
Stoinis to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! 10 from the last 2 balls and it ends up being an expensive over. It is slightly short and Rohit pounces on it. He pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. 76 more needed in 36. IND 213/5 in 44 overs
Jan 12, 20193:18 PM (IST)
Stoinis to Rohit Sharma, SIX! HUGE! Spoils the over! Stoinis goes for the yorker but ends up bowling it in the slot. Rohit Sharma is seeing the ball like a football and hence won't miss out. He clears the mid-wicket fence with ease. IND 207/5 in 43.5 overs
Jan 12, 20193:18 PM (IST)
After 43 overs
India need 88 runs in 42 balls
Jan 12, 20193:13 PM (IST)
Lyon to Sharma, SIX! Out of here! India need a few more of thses. A little too full and on middle, Rohit lines it up and sends it sailing over the long on fence. IND 200/5 in 42.3 overs
Jan 12, 20193:12 PM (IST)
Lyon to Sharma, SIX! IND 200/5 in 42.3 overs
Jan 12, 20193:11 PM (IST)
Maxwell to Sharma, FOUR! IND 193/5 in 42 overs
Jan 12, 20193:07 PM (IST)
Just 9 overs left
India need 105 runs in 54 balls. Someone needs to play a blinder here
Jan 12, 20193:06 PM (IST)
Powerplay 3 has been signaled!
5 fielders can now be placed outside the ring till the end of the game. Also, Nathan Lyon is back on.
Jan 12, 20193:03 PM (IST)
100 for Rohit!
Rohit Sharma completes his 22nd ODI ton! Still 110 runs required by India.
Jan 12, 20193:00 PM (IST)
Jhye Richardson to Dinesh Karthik, OUT! DRAGS IT ON! Jhye Richardson it is once again, his third wicket. It is slightly short and it skids through. Karthik comes down the track and the looks to pull. He though ends up getting a bottom edge as the ball does not bounce as much as he expects it to. The ball deflects onto the stumps. Rohit is disappointed at the other end, Karthik too walks back disgusted. Now one can say, Rohit is India's only hope.
Jan 12, 20192:58 PM (IST)
Third in the over and this is the best of the lot one can say. Brings out the paddle scoop, connects well and it goes to the fine leg fence. Sharma onto 98, one ball to go, will he get to his ton?
Jan 12, 20192:55 PM (IST)
Too easy this for Rohit! Slightly short and it sits up to be hit. Sharma pulls it over mid-wicket and the ball races away. This one was well timed. Second boundary in the over.
Jan 12, 20192:54 PM (IST)
No fielder at mid-wicket and it results in a boundary! Short and on middle, Rohit just transfers his weight on the back foot and plays the pull. It takes the top edge but since there is no one in the deep mid-wicket region, boundary results.
Jan 12, 20192:54 PM (IST)
In need of a gear shift
Rohit and Karthik have played in sensibly but the runs are not coming and the required run rate has climbed above 10.50 rpo. (India 163/4 from 38.1 overs)
Jan 12, 20192:39 PM (IST)
After 35 overs
Jan 12, 20192:30 PM (IST)
After 33 overs
Jan 12, 20192:29 PM (IST)
DK is in!
Dinesh Karthik walks out to the middle to replace Dhoni
Jan 12, 20192:26 PM (IST)
OUT! Beherendorff removes Dhoni for 51. Jason Behrendorff to MS Dhoni, OUT! LBW! Jason Behrendorff has provided the needful. What a debut he is having. He has stepped up when his captain requires hi too. Spears it very full around leg stump. Dhoni is right across as he tries to flick. Misses, the ball hits the pads. The umpire has his finger raised as soon as the bowler starts appealing. Jason is pumped up and Dhoni departs shortly after getting to his half ton. The 137-run stand has been cut short. Australia back on top now. 148 more needed in 106 balls with 6 wickets in hand. India 141/4 in 32.2 overs vs Australia 288/5 in Sydney
Jan 12, 20192:21 PM (IST)
FOUR! and FIFTY for Dhoni!
Marcus Stoinis to MS Dhoni, FOUR. FIFTY! MS Dhoni scores his 68th ODI half-century. How important is this knock and what a confidence booster this will be. He has been struggling today but has still continued and is playing a very handy knock. Gets there with a boundary. Gets a full ball on middle, Dhoni smashes it towards mid on. Richardson there dives to stop it, he gets a hand but the ball is hit well enough to reach the fence. His job though is yet not done. India 138/3 in 31.1 overs vs Australia 288/5
This is his first fifty after 14 innings!
Jan 12, 20192:14 PM (IST)
Lyon to Sharma, SIX! Wonderful use of the feet by Rohit on this occasion. Lyon tossed it up on middle, Rohit comes dancing down the track and heaves it over mid-wicket for a maximum. His 4th of the evening! IND 133/3 in 29.5 overs
Jan 12, 20192:13 PM (IST)
Dhoni inching closer to 50
Nathan Lyon to MS Dhoni, Steps down the wicket and then flicks it in the gap at the square leg region. Runs the first one hard, goes for the second and does it easily.
Jan 12, 20192:11 PM (IST)
Beherendorff to Sharma, FOUR! Up and over! Picked his spot to perfection! Full and on off, Rohit knows mid off is up so he just lofts it over that fielder and the ball crosses the boundary on the bounce. Second in the over and an excellent one for India. IND 124/3 in 29 overs
Jan 12, 20192:10 PM (IST)
Beherendorff to Sharma, FOUR! Innovation and it has come off! Goes down on one knee and plays the paddle scoop, it is over short fine leg and races to the fence. The Indians might have decided to stop on the accelerator here. IND 118/3 in 28.2 overs
Jan 12, 20192:06 PM (IST)
After 28 overs
Jan 12, 20192:01 PM (IST)
Jhye Richardson to MS Dhoni, Dhoni comes down the track, the bowler tries to outsmart him by bowling it a touch short. Dhoni though does well to adjust and then guide it through cover-point for a run. The 100-run partnership comes up between these two guys. Amazing effort to pull out the team from 4/3. They have steadied the ship. Now though they need to step on the gas a little but also, not lose a wicket.
Jan 12, 20192:00 PM (IST)
100 up for INDIA
Siddle to Dhoni, 1 run, takes the team total to 100/3. Still, 189 runs to go, wonder how that will go?
Jan 12, 20191:52 PM (IST)
Best bowler comes back!
Jhye Richardson is back. Australia need a wicket and the turn to their best bowler today.
Jan 12, 20191:51 PM (IST)
FIFTY! Rohit Sharma scores his 38nd ODI half-century. These two are taking the attack here to Maxwell. Slightly shorter on length outside off, Rohit cuts it away and finds the gap between the point and backward point for a boundary. India 95/3 in 24 overs vs Australia 288/5
Jan 12, 20191:48 PM (IST)
Maxwell to Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni getting the move on now and is going after Maxwell. Flighted delivery on off, MS gets on his one knee and sweeps it away hard and uppishly towards square leg to find the fence for a boundary. Jhye Richardson at square leg dives to his left but cannot get close to the ball. Great effort by the fielder but to no avail. IND 89/3 in 23.3 overs
Jan 12, 20191:43 PM (IST)
Siddle to Sharma, FOUR! On the up! What a shot that is! Nothing much wrong with the delivery, it was on a length and around off, maybe a tad fuller than a normal length ball. Rohit stands tall and strokes it uppishly but well wide of the cover fielder and into the fence. IND 84/3 in 22.2 overs
Jan 12, 20191:41 PM (IST)
After 22 overs
India 79/3, Dhoni 29*, Rohit 41*
Jan 12, 20191:39 PM (IST)
Australians on MSD
Jan 12, 20191:33 PM (IST)
Siddle to Dhoni, FOUR! Fraction of width on offer and Dhoni has put it away. Short and outside off, Dhoni slashes at it, gets it through point and the ball races away to the fence. IND 72/3 in 20.1 overs
Jan 12, 20191:28 PM (IST)
Three runs taken!
Nathan Lyon to Rohit Sharma, Deft! Flatter and outside off, Rohit uses the pace and guides it past short third man. Takes three.
Jan 12, 20191:26 PM (IST)
Rohit and Dhoni have added 52 in 84 balls.
Jan 12, 20191:23 PM (IST)
Change in Bowling
Marcus Stoinis is on now.
Jan 12, 20191:21 PM (IST)
Lyon to Sharma, SIX! THAT IS HUGE! Brings up the 50 in style. Comes down the track and plays it with the turn. He lofts it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Minimal risk and maximum result. Top stuff from Rohit. 236 more needed. IND 53/3 in 17 overs
Jan 12, 20191:11 PM (IST)
Lyon to Dhoni, SIX! Enough is enough says Dhoni. This time he goes ahead with the shot as he gets to the pitch of it. Tonks it over the long on fence and into the stands. India getting a move on now. IND 44/3 in 14.5 overs
Jan 12, 20191:09 PM (IST)
Roof falling at the SCG?
Jan 12, 20191:07 PM (IST)
Siddle to Sharma, SIX! What a shot! Short off a length this time and Sharma brings out the pull. The ball races away over the square leg boundary for a maximum. The sound it made after connecting was so sweet. A perfect pull by the Mumbai batsman.What a shot! Short off a length this time and Sharma brings out the pull. The ball races away over the square leg boundary for a maximum. The sound it made after connecting was so sweet. A perfect pull by the Mumbai batsman. IND 34/3 in 13.4 overs
Jan 12, 20191:02 PM (IST)
Dhoni in trouble?
The physio is out in the middle and he is seen giving Dhoni some tablet. Not sure what the issue is.
Jan 12, 201912:56 PM (IST)
POWERPLAY 2 time!
4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Will Finch shift his fielders though? Also, Nathan Lyon is on. Change from both ends by Australia.
Jan 12, 201912:52 PM (IST)
Good start by Siddle!
Peter Siddle to MS Dhoni, Starts off with an excellent delivery. Lands it around off, it comes back in. Dhoni tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. The batsmen take a single as the ball rolls towards the off side.
Jan 12, 201912:50 PM (IST)
Peter Siddle is into the attack now after 8 years in the yellow jersey!
Jan 12, 201912:50 PM (IST)
Testing bowling from Australia
Jason Behrendorff to Rohit Sharma, Lovely, lovely stuff! Continuously nagging on a length and around the off stump, all Sharma can do with India three down is, block it. IND 19/3 in 9 overs
Jan 12, 201912:46 PM (IST)
10,000 runs for MSD in India colours!
Jan 12, 201912:40 PM (IST)
After 6 overs
India tottering at 14/3
Jan 12, 201912:39 PM (IST)
Jhye Richardson to MS Dhoni, Wide! Richardson tries to over-correct here and bowls it way outside off. The umpire signals it as wide.
Jan 12, 201912:37 PM (IST)
Jhye Richardson to MS Dhoni, Wide! Bad by Jhye here. Follows that peach of a delivery with a very wayward wide on the leg side.
Jan 12, 201912:36 PM (IST)
Dhoni fighting it out!
Jhye Richardson to MS Dhoni, Woah! Beautiful delivery. Length delivery on off, the ball slightly moves away after pitching. The ball misses Dhoni's defensive bat by a whisker.
Jan 12, 201912:31 PM (IST)
Behrendorff to Sharma, SIX! Has Marsh touched the ropes while pushing the ball back in? They have gone upstairs to check. This seems to be touch and go. Yes, he has! But an excellent effort by him. Rohit Sharma on the other hand, takes full toll of the freebie. He nonchalantly flicks it towards deep square leg. Marsh there is very close to the ropes. He catches the ball but then realizes he is losing balance. He throws it back in. The batsmen in the meantime take two. The umpire though takes it upstairs to check whether the effort is clean. Replays however, show, Marsh's leg did touch the ropes. Maximum has been signaled. First of the innings. This should break the shackles. IND 11/3 in 5 overs
Jan 12, 201912:29 PM (IST)
Jan 12, 201912:25 PM (IST)
Desperate times desperate measures!
MS Dhoni walks into the carnage!
Jan 12, 201912:24 PM (IST)
OUT! Richardson removes Rayudu for 0. Three reds and India lose their third. Rayudu is the man taking the long walk back, not only does he take a review with him but probably the hopes of India chasing this total down too. Jhye Ricahrdson is on fire here. His second in the space three balls. Unlike Kohli's dismissal, this is a top nut. It pitches around middle and off and comes back in. Rayudu tries to defend but is done in by the movement. It hits the front pad. A huge appeal then follows, the umpire gives it a thought and then raises his finger. After a chat with Rohit, Rayudu reviews. Replays show the on-field call is the right one. Second Indian batsman to bag a duck today. India 4/3 in 3.5 overs vs Australia 288/5 in Sydney
Jan 12, 201912:20 PM (IST)
Jhye Richardson to Virat Kohli, OUT! GONE! Look at the way the Aussies are celebrating, that will tell you how big a wicket this is. The chase master, Virat Kohli is out of here. He can't believe it though. He has hit that right off the middle but straight to the fielder at square leg. It is on his pads, Kohli loves it there. He flicks it nicely but straight to the man at square leg. Stoinis there takes it on the second attempt. India in huge trouble here, their talisman walks back without troubling the scorers a lot. IND 4/2 in 3.3 overs
Jan 12, 201912:14 PM (IST)
Superb from Australia
A wicket and a maiden in the first two overs! IND 1/1 in 2 overs
Jan 12, 201912:12 PM (IST)
The King is in!
Virat Kohli is the next man in. Also Jhye Richardson to bowl from the other end.
Jan 12, 201912:10 PM (IST)
OUT! Behrendorff removes Dhawan for 0. This is plumb in front! Jason Behrendorff gets his maiden ODI wicket in the first over itself. Top delivery. He spears it full and around middle, Dhawan plants his front foot way too across and tries to flick but misses. The ball hits his pads, an appeal goes up and the umpire raises his finger. India 1/1 in 0.5 overs vs Australia 288/5 in Sydney
Jan 12, 201912:08 PM (IST)
NOT OUT! Australia have lost their review in the first over itself. A poor one to be honest, it never even looked close. The in-dipper, it pitches on middle and then tails back in. Rohit tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. After a chat with his teammates, Finch reviews. Replays show that is is pitching outside leg.
Jan 12, 201912:06 PM (IST)
The chase begins
We are back for the chase! The openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan make their way out to the middle. Jason Behrendorff, the debutant, has the new ball in hand. Here we go...
Jan 12, 201912:04 PM (IST)
What went wrong?
Bhuvi bowled overs 46, 48 and 50, which would otherwise have been bowled by Bumrah. Conceded 40, picking up just the wicket of Handscomb. It may or may not haunt India in this game but it surely puts Kumar's place in the ODI side in doubt. Ever since he has come back from injury in the Indian T20 league, he has never been his own self. Jadeja was excellent, choking up the opposition and so was Kuldeep, barring that last over. Ambati Rayudu bowling 2 overs showed how badly Kohli missed Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya.
Jan 12, 201912:03 PM (IST)
Disappointment for India
Wow. That is some sort of a target set by Australia. Not that it will worry India too much but those last 7 overs - 80/1, will disappoint them. The death bowling was not that great and fielding oh dear... not mentionable at all.
Jan 12, 201911:36 AM (IST)
Jan 12, 201911:35 AM (IST)
AUSTRALIA END WITH 288!
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Glenn Maxwell, Nope! However, it is still a very expensive one as 18 comes from it. A couple to end as Maxwell lofts it over the cover fielder. Kumar has been taken to the cleaners in the last spell, he has gone for 40 in the three overs he has bowled and only taken a wicket.
Jan 12, 201911:29 AM (IST)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR. Frustrating this for India. That fielder was brought in and it goes over him, that too off the edge. Full and outside off, Stoinis swings but gets an outside edge over the short third man fielder. A boundary results. This is turning out to be an expensive last over. AUS 282/5
Jan 12, 201911:28 AM (IST)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! BANG! A gift served by Kumar. A high full toss, this time Stoinis takes full toll of it as he tonks it over the mid-wicket fence. Ideal start to the over, pressure on the bowler now.
Jan 12, 201911:26 AM (IST)
Still 6 balls left!
Jan 12, 201911:25 AM (IST)
Just one over left now
Jan 12, 201911:22 AM (IST)
Shami to Stoinis, FOUR! , Mistimed but gets the retired result. Short and on middle, Stoinis mistimes his pull but it is int he gap in the mid-wicket region. Rayudu rus to his right, dives but can't stop it. 6 from the first two. AUS 265/5 in 48.2 overs
Jan 12, 201911:19 AM (IST)
Just 12 balls to go
Australia would love it if he could hit a few out of the ground. 259/5 at the moment
Jan 12, 201911:17 AM (IST)
The Big Show is in!
Glenn Maxwell walks into the middle
Jan 12, 201911:16 AM (IST)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Peter Handscomb, OUT c Shikhar Dhawan b Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Caught! No misjudgement this time. End of a wonderful knock from Handscomb. Has given Australia something to bowl at. A short ball outside off, Peter jumps out, tries to slap it over the off side but cannot quite connect it well. Gets more height than distance and Shikhar Dhawan pockets a dolly at the extra cover boundary. 73 from 61 for the Victorian. Australia have lost their fifth wicket.
Jan 12, 201911:15 AM (IST)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Peter Handscomb, DROPPED, SIX! Valiant effort from Ambati Rayudu. Nearly pulled off a blinder. Had he stayed at the ropes and not come in, he would still have taken the catch. A short ball, around off, Handscomb gets across and looks to pull but mistimes it. The ball goes straight to where Rayudu would have been, at long leg but because he came running in, he has to adjust. Runs across, then back, leaps but only parries it beyond the ropes.
Jan 12, 201911:13 AM (IST)
After 47 overs
Jan 12, 201911:12 AM (IST)
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, Good ball but once again it is a wide. Sees Handscomb dancing down the track and bangs it short. The ball though bounces way over his head. The umpire stretches his hands sideways.
Jan 12, 201911:11 AM (IST)
Mohammed Shami to Peter Handscomb, WIDE! That went completely wrong, however, Handscomb must have felt he missed out there. It is a full toss down the leg side, Peter swings but misses. It has been wide-d though.
Jan 12, 201911:10 AM (IST)
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, Another yorker on middle, Stoinis moves his front leg out of the way and whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. Good two balls to begin with by Shami. Very full, difficult for the batsman to get under those.
Jan 12, 201911:10 AM (IST)
Mohammed Shami returns. 8-0-27-0 so far.
Jan 12, 201911:08 AM (IST)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Peter Handscomb, FOUR. Perfect way to end the over. Handscomb is playing a gem here. Second in the over for Australia and Peter. This time though it is through the leg side, he walks right across, picks his spot and flicks it over the square leg fielder and into the fence. 11 from the 46th. AUS 240/4 in 46 overs
Jan 12, 201911:04 AM (IST)
Kumar to Handscomb, FOUR! Just brilliant. So delightful this was. He uses his feet and also makes room. Bhuvi lands it on a length. Handscomb lofts it over covers and the ball races away to the fence. AUS 234/4 in 45.2 overs
Jan 12, 201911:02 AM (IST)
Carnage or choke?
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on. 7-0-26-1 so far. 5 overs left...
Jan 12, 201911:00 AM (IST)
Just 5 overs to go
Handscomb 54 (53)
Stoinis 21 (26)
Jan 12, 201910:59 AM (IST)
Kuldeep Yadav to Peter Handscomb, SIX! Ends the over with a bang! Brings up his fifty in style, his second in ODIs and it has come at better than a run a ball. He gets a gift to get there. Short and on middle, Peter pulls it, he connects well and the ball sails over the wide long on fence. Second maximum in the over. 14 from it. They need a few more of these big overs.FIFTY! Pete Handscomb scores his 2nd ODI half-century. Australia 222/4 in 44 overs in Sydney
Jan 12, 201910:55 AM (IST)
Kuldeep to Stoinis, SIX! AUS 215/4 in 43.3 overs
Jan 12, 201910:53 AM (IST)
After 43 overs
Handscomb 45 (47)
Stoinis 10 (20)
Just 19 runs in the past 5 overs!
Jan 12, 201910:43 AM (IST)
Powerplay 3 has been signalled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle until the end of the innings.
Jan 12, 201910:41 AM (IST)
After 40 overs
Handscomb 38 (41)
Stoinis 4 (8)
Jan 12, 201910:37 AM (IST)
After 39 overs
Jan 12, 201910:30 AM (IST)
Stoinis replaces half-centurion Marsh
Marcus Stoinis is the new man in.
Jan 12, 201910:29 AM (IST)
OUT! Kuldeep removes Marsh for 54. Yes Kuldeep can get the breakthrough and it's the set Shaun Marsh walking back to the pavilion. Kuldeep flights this one up, tempting Marsh to have a go at it. Marsh gets tempted by it and comes down the track and tries to heave it over long on. The bat shakes in his hand and he doesn't time it well. The ball falls just in front of Rohit Sharma, who dives and takes another good catch. Sharma is having a very good day in the field. Australia 186/4 after 37.3 overs in Sydney
Jan 12, 201910:27 AM (IST)
Gamble by Kohli
Kuldeep Yadav is on now.
Jan 12, 201910:23 AM (IST)
Khaleel Ahmed to Peter Handscomb, FOUR. Wonderful timing and placement by Peter Handscomb. Khaleel overpitches it on off. Peter beautifully drives it through covers for a boundary. Australia taking the charge here. AUS 181/3 in 35.5 overs
Jan 12, 201910:21 AM (IST)
Brilliantly timed! Short ball by the young Khaleel this time, Marsh rocks onto his back foot and pulls it away towards mid-wicket for a boundary. Brings up his 13th ODI 50 for Shaun Marsh. He has been in great form in this format. Shaun Marsh scores his 13th ODI half-century. Australia 172/3 in 35.2 overs in Sydney
Jan 12, 201910:16 AM (IST)
Kumar to Handscomb, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Australia getting a move on here. Handscomb stays back in his crease, waits for anything short, gets one and he puts it away. Pulls it through wide mid on and the ball races away. AUS 168/3 in 34.2 overs
Jan 12, 201910:15 AM (IST)
Kumar to Handscomb, FOUR. Classy! That shot was just pure timing! Uses all the pace by Bhuvi, just opens the face and guides it through cover-point. It races away to the fence. Ideal start to the over. AUS 164/3 in 34.1 overs
Jan 12, 201910:12 AM (IST)
AUS 160/3 in 34 overs
Jan 12, 201910:09 AM (IST)
Khaleel to Marsh, FOUR! Edgy but Australia will take it. Australia need to be a little bit more aggressive and they might just be targeting the youngster. Ahmed bowls it full and outside off, Marsh has a go at it, it goes off the outer half, over the point fielder and into the fence. AUS 156/3 in 33.2 overs
Jan 12, 201910:08 AM (IST)
Another bowling change
Khaleel Ahmed is back on now.
Jan 12, 201910:06 AM (IST)
AUS 151/3 in 33 overs
Jan 12, 201910:05 AM (IST)
Close shave for Pete
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Peter Handscomb, Leading edge but safe! On a length around off, Handscomb tries to flick but is early into the shot. The ball hits the leading edge and balloons to the right of the bowler. However, it is away from him. Lucky escape for Peter.
Jan 12, 201910:04 AM (IST)
100-wicket taker is back
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack
Jan 12, 201910:03 AM (IST)
AUS 150/3 in 32 overs
Jan 12, 20199:54 AM (IST)
AUS 138/3 in 30 overs
Jan 12, 20199:53 AM (IST)
Shami is back on
Mohammed Shami is back on. 4-0-14-0 so far. He had left the field due to a strain on his left shoulder. Kohli going for the kill here. He realizes that Handscomb is not as comfortable against the pacers.
Jan 12, 20199:48 AM (IST)
Peter Handscomb walks in at number 5, replacing Khawaja.
Jan 12, 20199:46 AM (IST)
OUT! Jadeja removes Khawaja for 59. Umpire's call it is! Jadeja has provided just what Kohli and India wanted. He has broken through the 92-run stand. Review time! First of the game and it is taken by Khawaja. He has been given out LBW. Looks out to the naked eye. Australia 133/3 after 28.2 overs in Sydney
Jan 12, 20199:38 AM (IST)
Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! Nicely played! The reverse sweep, this time it goes all along the ground as it is right off the middle. It is also in the gap through the point region. You need not run for those. AUS 123/2 in 26.2 overs
Jan 12, 20199:35 AM (IST)
FIFTY! Usman Khawaja scores his 5th ODI half-century and his first in Australia and it is also his first against India. An important knock as Australia were in trouble early on. He though needs to make it count. He works this through mid-wicket and takes a single. Australia 117/2 in 25.2 overs in Sydney
Jan 12, 20199:32 AM (IST)
Rayudu out of the attack
Khaleel replaces an erring Rayudu
Jan 12, 20199:31 AM (IST)
AUS 116/2 in 25 overs
Jan 12, 20199:30 AM (IST)
AUS 114/2 in 24 overs
Jan 12, 20199:27 AM (IST)
Rayudu to Khawaja, Four Runs! Another half-tracker and Khawaja helps himself to another boundary. It is also down the leg side, Khawaja this time pulls it over the short fine leg fielder and into the fence. The ploy to give the ball Rayudu may not be the right one. AUS 112/2 in 23.2 overs
Jan 12, 20199:27 AM (IST)
Rayudu to Khawaja, Four Runs! Poor ball and put away! Short and down the leg side, Khawaja is too good a batsman to miss out. He pulls it fine down the leg side and bags a boundary. AUS 108/2 in 23.1 overs
Jan 12, 20199:25 AM (IST)
Hundred up for Australia
UT Khawaja 39* (62b)
SE Marsh 29* (36b)
Jan 12, 20199:24 AM (IST)
Jadeja to Khawaja, Four runs! In the air but safe! Khawaja finally hits a reverse sweep to the boundary. He tries to play it for the second time in a row. This time, however, it is not off the middle. Goes in the air, past the diving Kuldeep Yadav at backward point and into the fence. AUS 103/2 in 22.4 overs
Jan 12, 20199:24 AM (IST)
Gets him! Almost
Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, Almost! That would have been very unfortunate if that would have hit the stumps. It is on off, turns back in a little. Marsh tries to flick but he gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball then rolls just past the off pole.
Jan 12, 20199:22 AM (IST)
AUS 98/2 in 22 overs
Jan 12, 20199:20 AM (IST)
Not a great start
Ambati Rayudu to Shaun Marsh, Well he has not started off well. Bowls it short and outside off, Marsh slaps it towards sweeper cover. Khaleel there misfields and concedes an extra run.
Jan 12, 20199:20 AM (IST)
Ambati Rayudu is being tried as the sixth bowler for India. Should be interesting
Jan 12, 20199:18 AM (IST)
AUS 95/2 in 21 overs
Jan 12, 20199:17 AM (IST)
Appeal for Stumping!
SAFE. By a hair's breadth. Spectacular keeping from Dhoni. Quicker one from Jadeja, outside off, Usman looked to cut but missed. Now here comes the smartness from MS.
Jan 12, 20199:16 AM (IST)
Shami is back on the field. Good news for India who only have five genuine bowling options
Jan 12, 20199:14 AM (IST)
Kuldeep to Marsh, Four Runs! Lovely shot! Not a very bad delivery that. Yes it is short but there is not a lot of room on offer. Marsh still manages to cut it through point, away from the fielder in the deep for a boundary. AUS 89/2 in 19.4 overs
Jan 12, 20199:12 AM (IST)
AUS 83/2 in 19 overs
Jan 12, 20199:03 AM (IST)
Drinks time! AUS 75/2 in 17 overs
Jan 12, 20199:01 AM (IST)
Change in bowling
Ravindra Jadeja is on now.
Jan 12, 20199:00 AM (IST)
Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! Poor ball to end! The last ball spoils the over! It is a half-tracker on middle, Khawaja goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket. It is in the gap and the ball races away. AUS 72/2 in 16 overs
Jan 12, 20198:57 AM (IST)
Shami goes off the field after experiencing some discomfort in his right shoulder.
Jan 12, 20198:53 AM (IST)
Shami to Khawaja, Four Byes! Rare mistake by Dhoni gives Australia bonus runs. Much-needed. This is slightly short and outside off, Khawaja goes for the pull. The ball though does not bounce as much as he expects it to. It goes beneath the bat, bounces in front of the keeper. Dhoni fails to collect and it races to the third man fence. AUS 63/2 in 14.3 overs
Jan 12, 20198:51 AM (IST)
AUS 59/2 in 14 overs
Jan 12, 20198:46 AM (IST)
Shami to Marsh, Four runs! Poor bowling! Releases all the pressure. Not what you want to bowl after two beauties. Full and on the pads, easy pickings for Marsh as he flicks it through mid-wicket. The ball races away. AUS 56/2 in 12.4 overs
Jan 12, 20198:43 AM (IST)
AUS 52/2 in 12 overs
Jan 12, 20198:43 AM (IST)
Good strategy to counter Kuldeep
Kuldeep Yadav to Shaun Marsh, A little too full on the pads, Marsh likes it there, he flicks it through mid-wicket for two, He played that against the turn but the ball was so full that the spin was out of contention.
Jan 12, 20198:39 AM (IST)
Shami to Khawaja, Four runs! Crisp! A half volley and it is put away! Full and on off, Khawaja strokes it through extra cover. Kumar from mid off hares after it, he dives but he does so after the ball touches the ropes. AUS 45/2 in 10.5 overs
Jan 12, 20198:37 AM (IST)
Powerplay 2 has been signaled now!
A maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
Jan 12, 20198:36 AM (IST)
Shaun Marsh is the new man in
Both openers gone for the hosts.
Jan 12, 20198:35 AM (IST)
Kuldeep once again gives India the breakthrough and Australia have lost the 2nd wicket. Alex Carey is the man dismissed. AUS 41/2 in 9.5 overs
Jan 12, 20198:33 AM (IST)
Kuldeep Yadav comes in to bowl the 10th over
Jan 12, 20198:30 AM (IST)
AUS 37/1 in 9 overs
Jan 12, 20198:29 AM (IST)
Close shave for Khawaja
Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, The inside edge probably saves Khawaja there. It is on a length and around middle, Usma tries to work it across the line, the ball hits the inside edge and goes onto hit the pads. No inside edge and he could have been an LBW candidate.
Jan 12, 20198:28 AM (IST)
Change of bowling
Md. Shami is now into the attack replacing Kumar.
Jan 12, 20198:25 AM (IST)
Ahmed to Carey, Four runs! Beautiful shot! Khaleel overpitches it on middle and leg Carey beautifully times his flick and beautifully finds the gap between mid-on and mid-wicket. The ball races away to the boundary. AUS 35/1 in 7.5 overs
Jan 12, 20198:24 AM (IST)
AUS 30/1 in 7 overs
Jan 12, 20198:19 AM (IST)
Overthrows: AUS 27/1 in 6 overs
Khaleel Ahmed to Usman Khawaja, EDGED BUT SHORT! Overthrows then! That was nicely played by Khawaja. Khaleel bowls a decent delivery as he lands it on a length around off, the ball rises onto the batsman after pitching. Khawaja plays it by taking a hand off the handle. It goes off the outside edge and on the bounce to first slip. He dives and makes a half-stop. The batter take a run. He has a needless shy at the striker's end and hits the stumps. The ball deflects away from the fielder backing up and the batsmen take another.
Jan 12, 20198:12 AM (IST)
TOP SHOT! Just the little width offered there and Carey pounces on it. Also, it is slightly shorter in length, Carey stands tall and just guides it in the gap through cover-point. The outfield is lightning fast and it races away to the fence. AUS 24/1 in 4.4 overs
Jan 12, 20198:09 AM (IST)
AUS 20/1 in 4 overs
Jan 12, 20198:07 AM (IST)
Streaky but effective! Length and around off, it shapes away a little. Carey tries to guide it down to third man but it goes off the edge, finer than he would have liked and it races to the third man fence. Second boundary in the over.
Jan 12, 20198:06 AM (IST)
This one is a big no ball. He lands it on a length and Carey keeps it out. Second Free Hit coming up, can they make use of it this time? Free Hit time!
Jan 12, 20198:04 AM (IST)
Usman Khawaja is in at No. 3
Khawaja replaces Finch who was bowled by an inswinging delivery from Kumar.
Jan 12, 20198:01 AM (IST)
Bowled! Gone right through! Test match, T20I or ODI - Aaron Finch continues to be a walking wicket. He departs cheaply again and Bhuvi roars to get his 100TH ODI SCALP. Finch departs for 6. AUS 8/1 in 2.2 overs
Jan 12, 20197:59 AM (IST)
THREE Runs! AUS 8/0 in 2 overs
Finch pushes the last ball of Ahmed's over towards deep point to gather three.
Jan 12, 20197:58 AM (IST)
AUS 2/0 in 1 over
Jan 12, 20197:56 AM (IST)
Khaleel Ahmed to bowl with the second new ball.
Ahmed gets to use the new ball along with Bhuvi.
Jan 12, 20197:53 AM (IST)
0.1 B Kumar to Carrey, No run
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Alex Carey, On a good length around middle, watchfully defended.
Jan 12, 20197:51 AM (IST)
The anthems are done and dusted and it is time for the game to begin. Alex Carey and Aaron Finch will open for the Aussies. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had to sit out the Test series, gets a chance in this format. He will bowl with the first new ball to Carey. Let's play!
Jan 12, 20197:48 AM (IST)
Mark Waugh doing the pitch report reckons that it feels very nice and hard. Observes a few cracks and reckons that spin might come into play. Informs that 331 has been the average one-day score batting first at this venue over the last few games and 4 have been won on the trot by the side defending.
Jan 12, 20197:47 AM (IST)
Debut for Australia
Aaron Finch has named his line-up and JASON BEHRENDORFF is the debutant, being given the cap by the legendary Glenn McGrath.
Jan 12, 20197:45 AM (IST)
Not a cloud in the sky. If you had read this around 3 days back, you would not have believed me. It was raining, it was murky, two days of a Test match barely had any play while a T20 game was washed out after a few overs. But today, there is no such forecast and for now, conditions are just as perfect to play cricket.
Jan 12, 20197:30 AM (IST)
Watch what Dada said about India's chances in the 1st ODI
Jan 12, 20197:26 AM (IST)
India XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jason Behrendorff
Jan 12, 20197:22 AM (IST)
TOSS: Australia win toss, opt to bat first in Sydney.
Australia have won the toss and opted to bat first. Kohli agrees that he would have done the same.