David Warner, Aaron Finch
David Warner, Aaron Finch (Credits: Twitter)

Australia hammered India in the first ODI by 10 wickets as the visitors chased down 256 with great ease on Tuesday at Wankhede, Mumbai. The Indian team posted a paltry score after they were put in to bat by Aaron Finch. David Warner smashed his 18th ODI century whereas skipper Aaron Finch scored his 16th ODI ton as the visitors made a mockery of Indian bowling line-up.

Both Warner and Finch were able to hit the ground running and brought the hundred runs partnership in the 13th over. The attacking batsmen were able to time the ball to perfection and had no issues in hitting the Indian bowlers to all corners of the park.

Twitter Reacts As Australia Cruise To A Comfortable Win Against India
Australia celebrates a wicket. Credits: Twitter

Australia was too good for India.

Kuldeep Yadav caused some trouble to Aaron Finch in his maiden over as he produced two top edges which landed in no man’s land. However, apart from that, both the Australian openers just obliterated the Indian bowling line-up. The hosts’ bowlers had no answers and both the batters didn’t provide any chance to them.

Both the batters played all around the ground and even Jasprit Bumrah could not crack the code to dismiss any of them.

Earlier in the day, the visitors got off to a good start as they got the big wicket of Rohit Sharma in the fifth over. The right-hander was looking to clear mid-on but got a bottom edge which was neatly taken by David Warner. Subsequently, Rahul was promoted to number three position.

Twitter Reacts As Australia Cruise To A Comfortable Win Against India
David Warner. Credits: Twitter

Dhawan struggled to rotate the strike in the initial phase but he was able to find his timing soon after. On the other hand, KL Rahul was also able to continue his good form as he kept scoring at almost run-a-ball.

However, just when Rahul and Dhawan were getting India into a position of dominance, the former had a soft dismissal. The right-hander was looking to clear the mid-wicket fielder but hit the ball straight to Steven Smith. Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul posted a good alliance of 121 runs. India lost its way after that as they lost wickets in a cluster and could not get to 255.

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Gautam Chauhan

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