Updated: January 15, 2020 11:11:37 am
Aussie openers Aaron Finch and David Warner led the team to a resounding victory in which they thrashed India by 10 wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Chasing 256, Finch (110*) and Warner (128*) took apart the Indian bowling attack to register an emphatic win with 74 balls to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the 1st Indian skipper to oversee a 10-wicket defeat to Australia in ODI cricket.
Here’s a quick look on the records made/broken during the 1st India vs Australia ODI in Mumbai:
India’s biggest loss in ODIs to Aussies:
The Warner-Finch pair hit centuries in the biggest partnership against India in ODIs, for any wicket anywhere in the world, as they easily chased down 255 with 12.2 overs to spare.
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It is just the fifth time in history that both Australian openers have scored centuries in the same game, and it’s the team’s first-ever 10-wicket win in India. It’s the fifth time Australia have won an ODI by 10 wickets.
Highest partnership ever against India:
Finch and Warner ended up breaking the record for the highest partnership against India. They scored 258 runs, the highest ever in ODI cricket for any wicket against India. This is also the second-highest target chased in ODIs without the loss of a wicket. Warner continued his red hot form from his triple ton in the Adelaide Test against Pakistan.
Zampa dismisses Kohli for the 6th time:
Aussies leg spinner Adam Zampa (1-53) got Virat Kohli caught and bowled for 16, as India slumped after being in a dominant position at 1-132 after 27 overs. It was the sixth time in Zampa’s international career that he has removed Virat Kohli, by far his best record against any batsman.
Warner reaches 5000-run mark in style:
Warner became the fourth-fastest batsman in the world and fastest Australian to score 5,000 ODI runs. The batsman reached the milestone in his 115th innings, which makes him the fourth-fastest man to the landmark, after South Africa’s Hashim Amla (101 innings), and Sir Vivian Richards and Virat Kohli, both of whom took 114 innings. He is comfortably the fastest Australian to the mark, taking 13 innings less than Dean Jones.
India’s 4th loss in a row to Australia at home
Despite losing their match in World Cup 2019 to India, Australia stepped onto Indian soil with the confidence that they had beaten India 3-2 when they came visiting before the tournament. Aaron Finch’s men had overturned a 2-0 deficit to win a 5-match series 3-2 in 2019.
The latest loss at Mumbai is India’s fourth successive loss to Australia in ODIs at home. Australia have now won the last nine ODIs in Asia, dating back to last year, and it’s their best winning streak.
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