AUS beat IND by 34 runs | Australia vs India Highlights And Cricket Score 1st ODI Match

India in Australia, 3 ODI Series, 2019

Date: Jan 12, 2019 Start Time: 07:50 IST | 02:20 GMT | 13:20 Local
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
288/5 Overs: 50.0
254/9 Overs: 50.0
Australia beat India by 34 runs

Australia vs India Highlights And Cricket Score - 1st ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 50.0 IND: 254/9

That ends the SCG contest. A rare India loss, that too in an ODI. Against a triply-weakened Aussie unit. Spare a thought for Rohit Sharma though. His 10th series or tournament in a row where he has scored at least one century. But all is not lost yet as 2 ODIs are yet to be played. We now move to Adelaide, which hosts the second ODI on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Australia will be buoyed with this win but beware of the wounded Indian Tigers. The game begins at 1.50 pm local (0320 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Man of the Match, Jhye Richardson, says he is happy with his performance, especially against a quality side. Credits the way India tried to come back in the game. States Kohli's wicket was very special for him, especially in a run chase. Mentions they are clear about what they have to do as a bowling unit and it came off today. Ends by saying they assessed the conditions well and bowled according to it.

Victorious Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says he is very pleased with the performance. Admits they did get nervous when Dhoni and Rohit were batting. On his team's batting, Finch says that the plan was to bat deep as can be seen from the scorecard, to get a competitive total on the board. He feels they had a par score as the dew was not going to play a big factor. Credits the way Khawaja, Marsh and Handscomb played. Further adds they batted really well in the middle period and finished off things well. Mentions the newbies bowled really well and both of them (Behrendorff and Jhye) have a good future ahead. Ends by saying there is still a lot of room for improvement though.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they are not pleased with the way they played. Mentions they were good with the ball but were not upto the mark with the bat. Credits the way Rohit played and further adds he was supported well by Dhoni. Reckons they tried to take the game deep but the latter got out out at the wrong time. He feels they needed one more good partnership and the story could have been different. States Rayudu and Shikhar got good deliveries, he hit the ball well but was unfortunate. He adds though that those won't stop them from playing their shots. Ends by saying this is a learning curve and they hope to correct their mistakes in the games further.

Small moments. How they sometimes cost big. Bhuvi going for 40 in his last 3 overs. India losing by 34. Australia wasting a review on Rohit - did not matter but almost paid the price for it. Ambati Rayudu's review - should India have taken it? Had they not, then Dhoni could have used it to his advantage. Anyways, life is nothing without ifs and buts. Please do stay tuned for the presentation...

Wow. Australia's bowling. No Starc. No Hazlewood. No Cummins. No Coulter-Nile. No Tye. Yet they won. Quadruple wow. They were lucky to get a couple of cheap wickets but then were professional enough to build on that and not let India in. Debutant Jason Behrendorff did well to finish with a 2-fer but Jhye Richardson was the pick of the bowlers with 4/26 in his 10. Nathan Lyon did a good holding job but the early damage had helped all the bowlers, even if they went for a hit towards the end.

Rohit then tried to saviour a one-man show but eventually, the task became too monumental for him. He got no support from the others. Factor this - when Rohit was at the crease, only Dhoni and Jadeja crossed double figures.

Normally, when you have a stand taking so many balls, it cannot be broken without compensating. Dhoni and Rohit tried to change the tempo but then the former got a rough call which probably changed the game.

A good start is key to a good finish. India lacked that in this game. 1/1, 4/2 became 4/3. The visitors could not recover after that. Well, one can say they tried. Dhoni and Rohit stopped the wicket-flow, got a partnership going but that was not helping the task as the boundaries were not coming frequently. The stand was worth 137 but it consumed 171 balls.

A comfortable win for Australia in the end. Not many would have imagined this. 288 on this track, which was seeing 30-40 runs short, has actually proved to be 34 runs too many.

49.6 W

Marcus Stoinis to Mohammed Shami. OUT! Caught. The match ends. Stoinis finally gets his second. A full ball on middle, it is the slower one. Shami hits it high up in the air. So high that it comes down with snow on it. Maxwell in the deep mid-wicket position settles under it and takes a good catch. All smiles in the Australian camp as THEY WIN BY 34 RUNS AND TAKE A 1-0 LEAD!

49.5 1

Marcus Stoinis to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Another drop and once again it is on the bowling of Stoinis. Good attempt though. He looks a frustrated figure. A short ball on the body. Kumar goes for the pull but gets a top edge, it goes towards deep backward square leg. Handscomb makes good ground to his right, dives and gets two hands to it but fails to hang on. The batsmen take a run.

49.4 0

Marcus Stoinis to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Tries to do the same but this time finds the fielder at covers. Does not take a run.

49.3 4

Marcus Stoinis to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. FOUR! CREAMED! Full and on off, Kumar makes room and caresses it through covers for a boundary.

49.2 1

Marcus Stoinis to Mohammed Shami. On the pads, it is worked through square leg for a single.

49.1 1

Marcus Stoinis to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In the air... but it lands in no man's land! Length delivery around off, Kumar swings, it hits the splice of the bat and lobs towards the cover region. A run taken.

End of Over : 49 9 Runs IND: 247/8
48.6 W

Peter Siddle to Kuldeep Yadav. 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.

48.5 1

Peter Siddle to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Goes very full and on the pads, it is clipped towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

48.4 2

Peter Siddle to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Length again around off, Bhuvneshwar hits it over covers and take two.

48.3 1

Peter Siddle to Kuldeep Yadav. On the shorter side, this is pulled through mid-wicket for a single.

48.2 1

Peter Siddle to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. It's been driven superbly through the covers. They pick up a single.

48.1 4

Peter Siddle to Bhuvneshwar 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.


After the high of the first-ever Test series win Down Under, India would look to put aside the unexpected controversy involving two players and fine-tune their World Cup preparations in the three-match ODI series against an under-fire Australia, beginning here on Saturday.

Ahead of the start of the limited-overs series, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and top-order batsman Lokesh Rahul provided a big distraction for the Indian team by making "inappropriate" comments on women at a favourite television chat show.

However, even if the duo are excluded from the playing XI, it is unlikely to have a significant impact on performance. With the top-order combination unlikely to see changes barring injury, Rahul has slim chances of getting a look in even if he is up for selection.

Pandya is more of a white ball specialist as a pace bowling all-rounder, and it remains to be seen if the Indian team management decides to include him in the playing XI in the face of widespread controversy over his alleged sexist and crass remarks on a television talk show.

In the build-up to the first ODI, India skipper Virat Kohli underlined that the team management is still waiting for a decision to be made regarding a ban or punishment to be meted out to the two players.

The three-match series is an excellent chance to get the combination right for the much awaited World Cup to be played in England.

Several limited-over players returned to the squad. Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuzvendra Chahal joined the ODI squad and would like to contribute handsomely along with skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who were present in the Test series.

The top-order seemed settled with the likes of Kohli, Rohit, Rayudu and Dhawan. The team has Dhoni and Jadhav who could turn the match at will.

In case Pandya is left out, Ravindra Jadeja will probably replace the Baroda all-rounder and partner left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav in India's five-pronged bowling attack, with Kedar Jadhav fulfilling any part-time bowling duties if needed.

Much attention will also be on former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who will like to get some runs under his belt as he is expected to be one of the vital cogs in India's campaign at this year's ODI World Cup.

The World Cup-winning skipper has managed 275 runs in his last 20 ODIs at an average of 25 without a half-century. The worrying aspect is Dhoni's strike-rate of 71.42, which is remarkably lower than his ODI career strike-rate of 87.89.

In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will bolster the spin department which will play the crucial role in the series. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami along with rookies Mohammad Siraj and K. Khaleel Ahmed will take care of the pace department. Jasprit Bumrah, who shone with the ball in the Test series, has been rested.

Australia, on the other hand, will play with two all-rounders. Pacer Peter Siddle will also feature for the first time in the ODI team since November 2010.

In the bowling department, pacers Siddle, Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff might play a crucial role. Star off-spinner Nathan Lyon will lead the spin department along with part-timer Glenn Maxwell.

The Australian batting department has witnessed a significant change. Adam Zampa failed to cut the playing XI.

Apart from that, Australia will open their innings with skipper Aaron Finch and wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey. Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb to follow.

When it comes to the record books, India has played 16 matches against Australia here and has won only two, and the last time both teams played at this venue, It was India who emerged victoriously.