1st ODI (D/N), Sydney, Jan 12 2019, India tour of Australia
(50 ov, target 289)254/9
Australia won by 34 runs
player of the match
end of over 507 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 254/9CRR: 5.08 
Bhuvneshwar Kumar29 (23)
Marcus Stoinis10-0-66-2
Peter Siddle8-0-48-1

Australia go 1-0 up in the three match series. The next game is in Adelaide on Tuesday. On behalf of all the team thanks for your company tonight. Look out for Andrew McGlashan's post-game coverage from the SCG. For now goodbye, and hopefully we see you Tuesday.

9.37pm Presentation Virat Kohli: "We're not very pleased with the way we played. I think we were fine with the ball. That wicket was 300 plus par. I think we did well with the ball. We thought 288 was quite gettable. Losing three wickets upfront is never good. I thought Rohit was outstanding and MS supported him but I thought we could have done better with the tempo of the game and we fell short. They took the game deep to give us a chance. MS got out at that stage. That put pressure on Rohit. One more good partnership and we would have got close. But losing three wickets up front was the problem and Australia were professional enough not to let us back in. I think we have to take it as a day when Australia played better than us. We're not too stressed about results. I think days like these make you aware of things you have to work on as a team."

Aaron Finch: "Very pleased. We knew that they'd try and take it deep and luckily we were able to take wickets and stem the flow. I thought we were around par. I thought with the earlier start, dew wouldn't come in. We felt the wicket would slow up a bit so I thought it was par. I thought the partnership between Khawaja and Marsh set us up and Pete Handscomb payed a gem. Anytime you get a team three down early and three big guns it's very important. I thought Jason handled his nerves brilliantly. And then the youngster Jhye is full of confidence and he's got a bright future ahead of him. There's always room to improve."

Jhye Richardson is Player of the Match for his career best 4 for 26. Richardson "Credit to them. They gave us a run through the middle. But like Finchy said when you get teams three down that's what you aim for. Getting (Kohli) is one that I'm going to treasure for a long time. But more happy to get the win."

Australia win by 34 runs. An upset to start the series. Australia defend 288 despite a magnificent century from Rohit Sharma. India were 3 for 4 early, Behrendorff and Richardson striking upfront. Richardson removed Kohli and Rayudu. Rohit and Dhoni rebuilt. But Dhoni was unfortunate to be given out LBW and the chase never recovered despite Rohit making 133.

Stoinis to Shami, OUT

caught at deep midwicket! Stoinis gets one to finish! He launched this miles in the air, Maxwell, one of the best in the business runs in from deep midwicket, camps under it and takes it very calmly!

Mohammed Shami c Maxwell b Stoinis 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Stoinis to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

nearly caught at deep backward square! He swings high to deep backward square, Handscomb runs around, dives and gets two hands to it, and it pops out as he hits the ground! It would have been a beauty

Zampa is on for Richardson

Stoinis to Bhuvneshwar, no run

100kph slower ball again, he skips down and hammers a drive to Zampa on the circle

Stoinis to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR runs

slower ball, he picks it and plays a magnificent cover drive, inside out, lacing it to the rope!

Stoinis to Shami, 1 run

slower ball, on the hip, he just tucks this around the corner for a single

Stoinis to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

107kph, slower ball outside off, he slices this high in the air, to point and it lands safe between three men! Stoinis can't believe it

Stoinis to finish

end of over 499 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 247/8CRR: 5.04 RRR: 42.00 • Need 42 runs from 6b
Bhuvneshwar Kumar23 (19)
Peter Siddle8-0-48-1
Marcus Stoinis9-0-59-1
Siddle to Kuldeep, OUT

caught at deep backward square! Khawaja holds one! Slower ball, shorter, he steps outside off and pulls this in the air to deep backward square, Khawaja waits again, but he clings onto this one and Siddle has a wicket!

Kuldeep Yadav c Khawaja b Siddle 3 (14m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Siddle to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

133kph, full toss speared into leg, he clips this away through midwicket

Siddle to Bhuvneshwar, 2 runs

slower ball, back of a length, he backs away and lofts this up and over cover for two more

Siddle to Kuldeep, 1 run

115kph, short slower ball, he mis-times a pull through forward square

Girish: "The last 10 overs of the Aussie innings was the game changer. 93 of the last 10 overs took the team to a defend-able total. Kudos to Aussie bowlers Jhye & Jason (J&J) for performing brilliantly."

Siddle to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

115kph, slower ball on middle, he skips out and drives wide of cover

Siddle to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR runs

shorter outside off, he cuts hard up and over point for four!

Siddle back