result
1st ODI, Mumbai, Jan 14 2020, Australia tour of India
(37.4/50 ov, target 256)258/0
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 74 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
128* (112)
david-warner
6:14
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• The Report by Varun Shetty

David Warner, Aaron Finch dismantle India with record stand

Together they put on the highest partnership for any wicket against India after Starc and Cummins had restricted the hosts

Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Debayan Sen
Scorecard summary
India255/10(49.1 overs)
KL Rahul47 (61)
Australia258/0(37.4 overs)

8.49pm Well, that spanking out of the way, let's look ahead to the second ODI, which now provides Finch and his men a chance to wrap this series up in just two games. It's goodbye for now, from Chandan Duorah, Hemant Brar, and myself, Debayan Sen. We'll see you in Rajkot on January 17 to see if India can bounce back and keep this series alive.

8.37pm The presentation is coming up next. David Warner is the Man of the Match. Tells Sanjay Manjrekar on the broadcast: "(On coming back after the ban) I think I've always had the hunger and desire for runs. It's just a great effort from our fast bowlers to knock India over for 255. We wanted to just protect the Powerplay. We got off to a flier, and we were very clinical in the end. For us, it's about keeping rotating the strike and taking the odd boundary here and there. it's about taking the game deep. We knew if we were there at the end, we would win. (On fitness) For me, it's about putting in a 100 percent all the time. As a kid, I loved fielding and diving around. I work hard on my fitness, and we've got a great S&C (strength and conditioning) and my wife also has had a role in making sure that I keep up with it."

Virat Kohli: "Totally outplayed in all three departments. It's a very strong Australian team, and if you don't play well enough, they will hurt you. In phases, we were too respectful against their bowlers, and didn't take the game by the scruff of the neck. It's another challenge to bounce back from here. (On T20 plans) International cricket is always priceless. Experience in any format helps you in other formats. It's about being out there and playing good international cricket. It's an opportunity for these young middle order players to stand up to outstanding bowlers and play a match-winning knock. (On batting at 4) We've had this discussion in the past. Because of the way KL has batted, we have tried to have him bat up in the lineup. We might have to think about this. Every now and then, it's about putting people up there and testing them. People need to relax and not panic. Today was one of the days it didn't come off."

Aaron Finch: "I thought the way we fought back in the middle overs with the ball had a huge part today. The way KL and Shikhar were batting, they could have gone to a much bigger score. Proud of how we fought back. I think we could still brush up in the field. The outfield is a bit damp. Any time you beat India in India is a special feeling. (On Warner) It's been fantastic. He's been unstoppable for a long time now. I think this is his 18th ODI ton and 10th in the last 2-3 years. India will bounce back. They have a couple of all-time greats, and we have to be right on top of our game."

RaoP: "What did you think of Marnus' debut? Did he look good with his pads on through out the Australian innings?" --- Terrific stance. Not easy to keep your bat straight when you have to sit for two and a half hours at one place.

Vinay: "India have lost 4 matches in a row against Australia when Dhoni hasn't been part of the team. " --- Flashback to the 2019 series?

This is just the third time in ODI history, that a team has won a match by 10 wickets when chasing 250 or more. Interestingly, the teams to suffer each time have all been Asian ones!

Dez: "Toothless bowling from India! Got some work to do if they want to challenge for wt20 knockouts. Aus, Eng, NZ and WI ahead of them at the moment. "

McEnroe : "Finch for Man of the Match. Good batting and good captaining. " --- Plenty of players to choose from. I thought Starc and Cummins were outstanding too. But yes, Finch was the one who set the chase in motion with some glorious cover drives

8.25pm Well, we all would have been prepared to stay on for another hour at the very least, weren't we? Australia have won this in a canter. Everything they did today was perfect. The planning, the field placements, the bowling, the fielding. All of it topped off with a muscular opening partnership that made a mockery of the chase. Someone on feedback said India were 130 short, but in this form, these two might have brought those runs up in the 12-odd overs that remained!

37.4
4
Shami to Warner, FOUR runs

places this past mid-off, and lets out a celebratory yelp. The batsmen embrace, and this one is done and dusted! Australia do it in stye, with the highest partnership for any wicket in ODI cricket against India!

37.3
4
Shami to Warner, FOUR runs

short, down leg side, and he helps it away to the long leg fence. Just uses the pace of the ball

That's 250 up for Australia. The batsmen meet at the centre of the pitch and embrace

37.3
1w
Shami to Warner, 1 wide

short, called wide as it bounces well over his head

Optimistic Sam: "10 good balls are all that is needed! Come on, India!"

37.2
Shami to Warner, no run

fuller ball, wider of off, and he drives this towards mid-off

37.1
Shami to Warner, no run

short of a length, and he goes back and drags this towards mid-wicket

Shankar: "Who wanted to know whether they can chase 350 or not. "

end of over 375 runs
AUS: 249/0CRR: 6.72 RRR: 0.53
David Warner120 (108)
Aaron Finch110 (114)
Ravindra Jadeja 8-0-41-0
Mohammed Shami 7-0-49-0

Gregory Mckay: "@ Tahir If this isnt ruthless,what is?"

36.6
1
Jadeja to Warner, 1 run

length, around leg, and he plonks this away towards deep square leg. Wants two, but settles for one

Ali: "There is only one factor missing from the indian side in such crunch scenarios and that is MSD's captaincy.."

36.5
2
Jadeja to Warner, 2 runs

short, and he cuts this away. Past point, but the man will run across and keep it down to two

36.4
1
Jadeja to Finch, 1 run

angles into him, and he plays this away to the left of short fine-leg with a little flick of the wrists

36.3
Jadeja to Finch, no run

length, and he drops this around off stump, played towards point

36.2
1
Jadeja to Warner, 1 run

flicks one off his pads towards square leg

36.1
Jadeja to Warner, no run

short of a length, and he goes back and drives this hard. Cannot beat cover

end of over 368 runs
AUS: 244/0CRR: 6.77 RRR: 0.85
David Warner116 (104)
Aaron Finch109 (112)
Mohammed Shami 7-0-49-0
Ravindra Jadeja 7-0-36-0

Tahir: "Whatever Dhawan does didn't matter, Kohli misses means India misses. More headache has come for India through experimentation than any solutions. Three openers pushing Kohli down the order who in turn has less time to bat and hence scores less hundreds. Aussies are not as ruthless to India as England are and the overall contest remains surprisingly even. New talent has at least resurrected Rohit and KL, especially Rohit who pushed Kohli aside during the world cup but India still lost."

35.6
1
Shami to Warner, 1 run

looks for the yorker, ends up bowling a yorker around leg stump. Played to the left of mid-on, and they scurry through for a quick single

35.5
Shami to Warner, no run

wide of the crease, fuller, and he drives this hard towards cover

35.4
Shami to Warner, no run

dug in short, and he looks to back away and play the upper cut. No contact with ball as it slants across him towards Rahul. One short ball called for the over

Siddharth: "Why doesn't Kohli try Iyer with the ball. Match is lost. It is the best time to see if he can rely on his leggies for a few overs regularly"

35.3
1
Shami to Finch, 1 run

length, angles in, and he plays this towards point

35.2
4
Shami to Finch, FOUR runs

length, and he plays a delicate late cut. Played fine enough to beat third man

They improve upon their own mark of the best opening stand against India

35.1
2
Shami to Finch, 2 runs

length, tapped away past point and picks up two easily

Gentle reminder: India have only lost four matches by 10 wickets, and just once at home, against South Africa in Kolkata in 2005

end of over 357 runs
AUS: 236/0CRR: 6.74 RRR: 1.33
Aaron Finch102 (109)
David Warner115 (101)
Ravindra Jadeja 7-0-36-0
Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-55-0
34.6
1
Jadeja to Finch, 1 run

steers this to the left of cover, and picks up a single

34.5
4
Jadeja to Finch, FOUR runs

that could be his century, and is! Down the leg side, and he just needed to get something on it with a sweep. Jogs over and punches gloves with Warner. Takes his helmet off to soak up the applause. What an innings. The man who started the momentum in this mammoth partnership

34.4
Jadeja to Finch, no run

length, and he defends one that straightens after pitching around leg

Best performances - batters
David Warner
DA Warner AUS
128 runs (112)
17 fours
3 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
cover drive
27 runs
5 fours
0 six
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Aaron Finch portrait
AJ Finch AUS
110 runs (114)
13 fours
2 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
square drive
27 runs
5 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Mitchell Starc
MA Starc AUS
O
10
M
0
R
56
W
3
ECO
5.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Pat Cummins portrait
PJ Cummins AUS
O
10
M
1
R
44
W
2
ECO
4.4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of India
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
David Warner
David Warner
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4231
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.40, Second Session 17.40-21.10
Match days14 January 2020 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne
Umpires
India Image
Chettithody Shamshuddin
England Image
Michael Gough
TV Umpire
England Image
Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Virender Sharma
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle