Pursuing a mammoth objective of 375, India were limited to a score of 308 for eight by Australia regardless of without a care in the world fifty each by Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya.
Openers Aaron Finch and David Warner pounded a glorious century each before the bowlers went to the front to assist Australia with securing an agreeable 66-run triumph over India in the opening ODI of the three-coordinate arrangement at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday.
Australia won the throw and picked to bat first against the Men dressed in Blue.
Captain cum-opener Finch and Warner furnished their side with an ideal beginning as the couple shared a mammoth association of 156-run represent the main wicket.
Mohammed Shami at long last figured out how to offer forward leap to India by eliminating Warner for 69. The Australian opener was gotten behind the wicket by KL Rahul on the fifth wad of 28th over.
Therefore, Finch raised his seventeenth ODI century off 117 conveyances other than additionally sharing one more century remain of 108 runs with Steve Smith.
Finch completed his innings at 124-ball 114, including nine limits and two maximums. Smith at that point finished a rankling thump of 105 runs off 66 conveyances to assist Australia with posting a gigantic score of 374 for six.
Then, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was other outstanding giver for the home side with 19-ball 45 runs.
For India, Shami got done with figures of three for 59 in his 10 overs. Jasprit Bumah, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal all contributed with a wicket each.
In answer, openers Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan made a fair beginning for the Men dressed in Blue by sharing a 53-run represent the initial wicket before the previous was excused by Josh Hazlewood for 22.
Consequently, captain Virat Kohli (21), Shreyas Iyer (2) and KL Rahul (12) all neglected to contribute a lot to their side’s innings and fell efficiently.
Dhawan then arranged a late retaliate alongside Hardik Pandya as the pair scored a fifty each as well as shared a 128-run represent the fifth wicket to get the Men Blue once more into the game.
While Dhawan completed his innings at 86-ball 74, Pandya fell 10 runs low on his century and left for 76-ball 90 runs.
Following the couple’s excusal, Ravindra Jadeja (25) and Navdeep Saini (unbeaten at 29) made a decent attempt to direct India past the imprint however the Australian bowlers figured out how to limit the guests to a score of 308 for eight.
Adam Zampa was the pick of the bowlers for the home side with figures of four for 54, trailed by Josh Hazlewood’s three for 55. Mitchell Starc likewise asserted a wicket each.
Steve Smith was proclaimed ‘Man of the Match’ for third-quickest ODI century for Australia.
The different sides will next lock horns in the second ODI on November 29 at a similar scene.