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India vs Australia 1st ODI Highlights: How Aussies thrashed India in Sydney

India vs Australia 1st ODI Highlights: Player of the Match is Steve Smith for his 62-ball century. 

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 29, 2020 9:26:01 am
IND v AUSIndia vs Australia 1st ODI: India return to international cricket with a defeat.

India vs Australia 1st ODI Highlights: India, returning to the international arena against mighty Australia lost the first ODI in Sydney on Friday. Australia beat India by 66 runs. Player of the Match is Steve Smith for his 62-ball century.

Earlier, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. David Warner’s (69) wicket was picked up by Mohammed Shami (3/59) in the 28th over as India got their first breakthrough after a 156-run opening stand. Aaron Finch (114) was then joined by a combative Steven Smith (105), who scored the third fastest ton by an Australian in ODIs, off 62 balls. Finch fell in the 40th over to Jasprit Bumrah, but not before a platform had been set for a massive total. Glenn Maxwell chipped in with a punishing 19-ball 45. Australia finished with 374/6, with Shami being the only bowler conceding less than 6 runs per over.

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Australia v India ODI Series 2020

1st ODI, SCG, Sydney, 27 Nov, 2020

IND 308 / 8 (50.0)


AUS 374 / 6 (50.0)

Navdeep Saini29 35
Jasprit Bumrah0 3
Mitchell Starc9.0 65 1
Josh Hazlewood10.0 55 3

Australia win by 66 runs

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IND vs AUS 1st ODI: Highlights

17:43 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Australia win

A valiant effort from Pandya to chase 375 but too many wickets in the first 10 overs cost India as Australia register a thumping victory by 66 runs. Australia have played India 18 times at the SCG in ODIs. The hosts have only lost twice.

Top Scorers:
Finch 114(124)
Smith 105(66)
Hazlewood 55/3
Zampa 54/4

17:39 (IST)27 Nov 2020

Starc yorks Shami to ping the base of off stump. Not a great day with the ball for Starc today. This should help. Cracking delivery from round the wicket, with a bit of reverse too. IND- 308/8

17:35 (IST)27 Nov 2020
SIX And FOUR! Shami taking on Maxwell

Shami goes after Maxwell and 15 runs come off the over. Score after 47 overs | IND 297-7

17:21 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Australia in command

With the loss of Dhawan and Pandya, Australia look set for a comfortable win. Playing as a specialist batsman today and did he do a good job or what! That was a valiant innings from Hardik Pandya. Unfortunately a tall ask and it doesn't look like it'll suffice. India 256/6 after 42 overs

17:09 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Now Pandya departs

Hardik Pandya, out Caught by Starc!! Zampa with the wicket that probably kills this game. After refusing to flight the ball to Pandya in his last couple of overs, he dangles one up. Expectedly, Pandya goes after it and for a moment it looks like he's got it nice and clean. But it goes only as far as Starc, who has stationed himself calmly at the edge of the long-on boundary. He waits for it. The crowd hold their breath. And he gobbles it. Pandya falls 10 short of a maiden ODI ton. And India are pretty much sure to fall short of this record chase. Hardik Pandya c Starc b Zampa 90(76)

16:51 (IST)27 Nov 2020

Caught by Starc!! Zampa has broken through. He has done so by asking Dhawan to go over the field on the off-side. Mid-off is in the ring here. And Dhawan probably doesn't want to leave all the attacking on Pandya's shoulders.

16:16 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Pandya goes berserk, helps bring up 200

With the innings nearing the 30-over mark, Pandya (75*) gets on with the task of accelerating it. After hitting Starc for two boundaries, he takes on the incoming Hazlewood and pulls him for another four. Dhawan's on 59*. IND: 208/4 (30 overs)

16:07 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Australia put some pressure

Despite India building a strong partnership between Dhawan (58*) and Pandya (58*), Australia haven't withered away. Stoinis and Starc keep their concentration levels high and put pressure on the batsmen. Ten runs off the last three overs. IND: 190/4 (28 overs)

15:55 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Dhawan reaches his fifty!

After an economical Stoinis over, Dhawan (53*) now reaches his fifty just like his batting partner. He takes on Starc and after Cummins drops a catch, the ball bounces just in front and escapes to the boundary. Seven runs off the over. IND: 180/4 (25 overs)

15:45 (IST)27 Nov 2020

A 31-ball half-century for Hardik Pandya. He's giving India a glimpse of hope in this tall chase India - 169/4 (23 ovs), need 206 from 162 balls

15:38 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Useful footwork from Dhawan

Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan aiming to build a strong partnership. Fifty-run stand between Hardik and Dhawan, but India are still a long way away. Score after 20 overs | IND 144-4


15:27 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Comparison so far


15:15 (IST)27 Nov 2020
India face uphill task

15 overs gone, India 109/4 with Hardik Pandya 2* and Shikhar Dhawan is 36 off 35 balls. India still have a mountain to climb. Still, 35 overs left why is the hurry to hit big shots? Couldn't India play 1s and 2s till 35 overs without fall of wickets and then try to finish like a T20?

15:07 (IST)27 Nov 2020
KL Rahul falls prey to Zampa

With still 273 runs required, India having a tough time as KL Rahul gone for 12 off 15 balls. In last five overs, India have lost 3 wickets for 27 runs. Hardik Pandya is in.

15:02 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Zampa comes in

Hazelwood goes off after a match-winning spell and Adam Zampa is in.KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan are at the middle. Indian batsmen are clearly struggling against short balls. From Virat Kohli to Shreyas Iyer, Indians risk losing wickets.

15:00 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Fans echo the Sydney Cricket Ground
14:46 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Hazelwood traps Iyer, India in trouble

Two wickets in three balls for Hazelwood. Hazlewood to Shreyas Iyer, out Caught by Carey!! What on earth was that from Shreyas Iyer? This was a bouncer, but he didn't get his bat down after opting late to let it go

14:42 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Virat Kohli departs

In a Kohli-Hazlewood duel, Indian skipper falls. Catch taken by Aaron Finch at short mid-wicket. Hazlewood roars. Again shows how shrewd he is. He saw Kohli run down the pitch and banged this short ball in a place where Kohli had no room to free the arms, looked like he took some pace off too, Kohli went through with the pull despite not being in a great position and found his counterpart. Credit to Australia for have a catcher there.

14:35 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Kohli blasts Cummins for a maximum

Look at the swag after playing that flick shot. The pose tells you he knew he middled that so well. The pace on the ball is also life easy for batsmen when the line isn't right. Short and leg-sidish, brilliant bottom-handed flick over backward square leg.

14:29 (IST)27 Nov 2020
Zampa drops Kohli

Virat Kohli's bat took a top edge and an unforgettable moment for Indian fans. Adam Zampa has put it down. Too much RCB loyalty? Short delivery that rose on Kohli, batsman doesn't hold back and tries to hook, thick edge, went really high, Zampa had it covered at fine leg, went the reverse cup style and it burst through as he didn't close the hands in time. It may cosy dear for Aussies.

Meanwhile, a couple of protestors had invaded the ground and the security were seen running after them at the end of the sixth over of Australian innings. 


India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur

Australia: Aaron Finch (Captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Moises Henriques, Andrew Tye, Daniel Sams, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper).