The touring side Australia thrashed the hosts India in the first ODI of the three-match ODI series at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). With this dominating ten wickets victory, the visitors have taken the 1-0 lead in this series with two matches to go.
After winning the toss, the visiting captain Aaron Finch chose to field first. The hosts were bowled out for 255 runs in the first innings (49.1 overs). In reply, the away openers successfully chased down that target in 37.4 overs without opening the wicket column.
Brief Scores: India – 255 in 49.1 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 74, KL Rahul 47; Mitchell Starc 3/56)
Australia – 258/0 in 37.4 overs (David Warner 128*, Aaron Finch 110*)
Result – Australia won by ten wickets
Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:
i) The visitors Australia chased down the 256 runs target without losing any wicket. It is the second-highest successful ODI chase for a team without losing a wicket. The record-holder is South Africa as they successfully chased down the 279 runs target without losing any wicket (282/0) against Bangladesh during Kimberley ODI on 15th October 2017.
ii) Australia won this ODI by ten wickets. It was the first time when Australia beat a home ODI side by ten wickets. In the meantime, it was the fifth incident when Australia won an ODI by ten wickets.
iii) It was the fourth successive ODI victory for Australia against India in India. Before this ODI, Australia won three straight ODIs against the hosts India in March 2019. Australia were also the previous team to do it as they won four consecutive ODIs against the hosts India between 2003 and 2006.
i) The home side India lost this match by ten wickets. It was the second time when India suffered a home ODI defeat by ten wickets. Their first such experience was against South Africa during Kolkata ODI on 25th November 2005. In overall, it (latest Mumbai ODI) was the fifth time when India lost an ODI by ten wickets.
i) Shikhar Dhawan became the fifth Indian batsman to score 1,000+ ODI runs against Australia. The left-handed batsman has scored 1,049 ODI runs against Australia. The other four Indian batsmen in this list are Sachin Tendulkar (3,077 runs), MS Dhoni (1,660 runs), Rohit Sharma (2,047 runs) and Virat Kohli (1,743 runs).
i) Playing 115th ODI innings, David Warner (5,118 runs) completed his 5,000 ODI runs. He is the fastest left-handed batsman to complete 5,000 ODI runs. He broke the joint record of Brian Lara (West Indies) and Shikhar Dhawan (India) as both these left-handed batsmen completed 5,000 ODI runs in 118 ODI innings. Also, he became the fastest Australian batsman to complete 5,000 ODI runs. To achieve this record, Warner broke the previous record of Dean Jones who reached this milestone in 128 ODI innings.
Meanwhile, Warner also became the fourth batsman to complete 5,000 ODI runs. The top three in this list are Hashim Amla (South Africa; 101 ODI innings), Sir Viv Richards (West Indies; 114 ODI innings) and Virat Kohli (India; 114 ODI innings).
ii) The left-handed opening batsman David Warner scored 128*. It was the second-highest individual ODI score by an Australian opener against India. The record is 133* by Mark Waugh at Pune on 28th March 2001. Also, the 128 not out was the second-highest individual ODI score by an Australian left-handed batsman against India. The record is 131 by Shaun Marsh at Adelaide on 15th January 2019.
iii) Captain Aaron Finch scored 110 not out in this ODI. It was the second time when an Australian captain scored an ODI century against India at chasing. The first Australian captain was Steven Smith who scored 149 runs during their successful ODI chase at Perth on 12th January 2016.
Also, it was the third-highest individual ODI score by an Australian captain against India in India. The top two record holders in this list are George Bailey with 156 runs (at Nagpur on 30th October 2013) and Michael Clarke with 111* (at Visakhapatnam on 20th October 2010).
iv) Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch provided the unbroken partnership of 258 runs. It was the third-highest ODI partnership for Australia. Their top two records in this list are 284 runs partnership for the 1st wicket between David Warner and Travis Head (against Pakistan at Adelaide on 26th January 2017) and 260 runs partnership for the 2nd wicket between David Warner and Steven Smith (against Afghanistan at Perth on 4th March 2015).
Also, it was the highest ODI partnership for any wicket against India. The previous record was also from the same team as George Bailey and Steven Smith put the 242 runs partnership for the third wicket at Perth on 12th January 2016.