Warner, Finch centuries headline Australia’s facile win

Brief scores: India 255/10 (Shikhar Dhawan 74, KL Rahul 47; Mitchell Starc 3/56, Kane Richardson 2/43, Pat Cummins 2/44) lost to Australia 258/0 (David Warner 128*, Aaron Finch 110*) by 10 wickets

India vs Australia 1st ODI 2020, key stats

  • India suffered their 78th ODI loss to Australia, losing by 10 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
  • Australia, India captain Virat Kohli said in his post-match interview, “outplayed India in all three departments (batting, bowling and fielding)” to emerge victorious, but it was the unbroken, record 258-run partnership between David Warner and Aaron Finch that underpinned the visitor’s 10-wicket win. It is now the new record for Australia’s highest partnership for any wicket against India, while it’s the second-highest first-wicket partnership for Australia all-time
  • Warner made his 18th ODI century, an unbeaten 112-ball 128 (17×4, 3×6), while captain Finch made his 16th ODI century (13×4, 2×6) to lead Australia to a successful run-chase, achieving the target of 256 with 74 balls to spare
  • Earlier, after India had been put in to bat, Shikhar Dhawan made his 28th ODI fifty (a 91-ball 74; 9×4, 1×6), helping lay a solid foundation through a 121-run second-wicket partnership with KL Rahul
  • Captaining India for the 85th time in one-day cricket, Kohli suffered his 21st loss
  • Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne became the 229th player to play ODI cricket for the country, with former captain Steve Waugh presenting him with the cap

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