The fans were allowed inside the stadium for an international match amid the pandemic for the first time on Friday when India and Australia locked horns in the first ODI. And on the very first instance of spectators being allowed inside the stadium, two protesters breached the security.
They made their way into the field of play before being escorted out. One of the invaders, carrying a placard denouncing India’s Adani Group’s coal project in Australia, reached close to the pitch just before pacer Navdeep Saini was getting ready to bowl the sixth over of the Australia’s innings. The two were escorted out by the security after their brief invasion.
Talking about the game, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first and have started the innings on a solid note. At the time of compiling this report, the hosts were on 149 for no loss after 49 overs. Aaron Finch was batting on 72 while David Warner was on 63.
This is the third century partnership between David Warner and Aaron Finch since #CWC19 ?
Are they the best opening pair in ODI cricket right now?
— ICC (@ICC) November 27, 2020
The match is the first played by the men’ side in Australia since the single ODI against New Zealand on 13th March earlier this year. The series was abandoned the next day because of the developing pandemic.
The match is also India’s first since March. Unlike India, Australia returned to action in September with the tour of England where they played three ODIs and three T20Is. After the three ODIs, India and Australia will also play three T20Is and four Tests.
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