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Team India host a formidable and full-strength Australia in their 1st ODI, at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Both sides will be aiming to entertain the spectators, considering how bilateral ODI series are slowly losing relevance. Catch here live score of India and updates of (IND) Vs Australia (AUS).
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15: 32 hrs IST: OUT!!! KL Rahul walks back to the pavilion after chipping a length Agar delivery in the air. Smith was on the receiving end at cover.
KL Rahul c Smith b Agar (47 off 61 balls)
27.1 overs | IND 134/2, Dhawan 73(87)
The crowd has gone roaring as Virat Kohli walks into the field!
15:20 hrs IST: FIRST SIX OF THE MATCH!!! Dhawan slams Agar's delivery over the long-off fence. Beautiful feet movement!
24.3 overs | IND 123/1, Dhawan 69 (81), Rahul 41 (51)
15:08 hrs IST: Dhawan takes single. He punches Agar's flat delivery towards long-on. Good partnership by Dhawan and Rahul, they have built a good stability for the home side.
20.6 overs | India 105/1, Dhawan 58 (73), Rahul 33 (38)
15:01 hrs IST: DHAWAN REACHES HIS 50!! Zampa bowls to Dhawan, who hits it towards long leg for a single.
19.1 overs | IND 94/1, Dhawan 50 (65), Rahul 30 (34)
14:49 hrs IST: FOUR RUNS!!! Down the leg side, and Rahul places it at the left off fine leg with a roll of wrists off Richardson's delivery.
15.4 overs | IND 78/1, Rahul (26), Dhawan (38)
14:37 hrs IST: Excellent shot by Rahul off Richardson. The ball just flies away towards the boundary for a four. It was a length ball around off, punched square off the wicket.
13.2 overs | IND 65/1, Rahul (15), Dhawan 38)
14:19 hrs IST: FOUR!!! Dhanwa slams Cummins for a four! It was fuller delivery around off. Dhawan hit it past a diving Warner at mid-off.
9.3 overs | IND 43/1, Dhawan (25), Rahul (7)
14:12 hrs IST: FOUR!!!! Starc bowls to Dhawan, who flicks it in the air and hits. A flying Labuschange misses it at short midwicket, but the shot has enough power to make it to the boundary.
7.4 overs | IND 29/1, Dhawan (11), Rahul (6)
13:58 hrs IST: OUTT!! Starc sends Sharma back to the stands. What a delivery. Warnes was the one who caught it at mid off. It was a cross seam delivery, which angled away from Rohit. He tried to loft it but went for it a little too early. Warner was the end of it.
4.3 overs | Rohit Sharma (10), c Warner b Starc
13:36 hrs IST: ABSOLUTELY GLORIOUS DISPLAY BY ROHIT SHARMA!! The Mumbaikar slams two fours, to make it eight runs in the first over off Mitchell Starc.
IND: 8/0 (Rohit Sharma 8, Shikhar Dhawan 0)
13:34 hrs IST: Starc bowls the first delivery of the match. And its Rohit Sharma at the other end. FOUR RUNS!!! WHAT A SHOT!! The delivery was a little bit outside the off stump, and Rohit just exquisitely hit it through the covers off the mark with a boundary.
IND: 4/0 (Rohit Sharma 4, Dhawan 0)
13:24 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are opening for India, followed by KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. Meanwhile, Marnus Lasbuschagne starts for Australia.
13:18 hrs IST: Also, under the spotlight, Marnus Labuschagne is set to make his ODI debut after shining in the Test format. He will become his country's 229th ODI cricketer.
13:01 hrs IST: Australia win the toss and captain Aaron Finch decides to bowl first.
12:40 hrs IST: Meanwhile, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes Team India will be keen to "redeem themselves" but Aaron Finch's men will be able to beat the hosts in the three-match ODI series beginning today.
12:23 hrs IST: The match could be a battle between two pace attacks. India will be led by Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Navdeep Saini, Meanwhile, Australia will rely on Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson.
12:08 hrs IST: There is a big chance that Virat Kohli could go down the order to accommodate both Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. The Team India captain revealed, "There might be a possibility that all three (Rohit, Shikhar and Rahul) might play. It will be interesting to see what balance we want to take in on the field."
12:02 hrs IST: In other news, Virat Kohli asserted that India are ready to play day/night Test in Australia later this year, giving in his trademark manner, a counter to Tim Paine's cheeky dig.
11:38 hrs IST: Good morning everyone and welcome to Outlook's live coverage of the 1st ODI between India Vs Australia, being held at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
Ravi Shastri's team will be relying heavily on its pace attack consisting of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Navdeep Saini. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli could take up important roles in the batting order but will be up against the pace and guile of Mitchell Starc, who will be playing his first ODI after making his debut in India in October 2010.
For Australia, Pat Cummins, who is also the IPL's costliest foreign acquisition will lead a pace attack consisting of Kane Richardson and Starc, who last played an IPL game in India in 2015. Starc and Cummins have plenty knowledge of Indian conditions and much of India's performance will depend on how the batsmen deal with this fearsome Aussie duo.
India also have a selection dilemma between Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, although Kohli had earlier suggested that both could start with the captain going down the order. If current form is considered, then Rahul could be the one partnering Rohit, but Dhawan's record in international colors can't be ignored, especially since his century had won India the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup fixture against the Aussies.
"It's a good dilemma to have. Rohit is an obvious choice of course. Both of them Shikhar and Rahul are playing well. Shikhar has done well in ODIs (and) Rahul is in great form. The management will sit down and make the choice. I don't see it as an issue and one of them will have to sit out, so that's okay," batting coach Vikram Rathour had said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the young charismatic Marnus Labuschagne will be the man to watch in the Australian batting line-up that is studded with plenty of experience and power. Labuschange is in great form and it will worth seeing how he handled the Indian attack in Mumbai's humid conditions.
The match could be a run fest. Since 2013, India and Australia have met 28 times. There have been 25 scores in excess of 300 (14 by Australia and 11 by India). There have been eight scores above 350 and on three occasions, totals above 350 have been chased down, according to ESPNCricinfo. The average first-innings score is 304.
India (from): Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, K L Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami.
Australia (from): Aaron Finch (captain), Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Patrick Cummins, Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschange, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, David Warner and Adam Zampa.
Match starts at 1.30 PM.
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