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20 overs gone! 9 runs off Zampa’s over. INDIAN 144/4
OVERS 19.3: SIX! Stand and deliver from Pandya. He stands tall and launces Zampa over long on fence.
Zampa starts his fourth over.
End of OVER 19: 7 runs off Stoinis’ over. INDIA 135/4
OVERS 18.6: FOUR! Dhawan goes on backfoot and smashes Stoinis towards deep mid wicket for boundary. INDIA 135/4
Marcus Stoinis comes into the attack
End of OVER 18: 11 runs off Zampa’s over. INDIA 128/4
OVERS 17.3: FOUR! Pandya gets a nick and the ball races towards third man region. INDIA 127/4
OVERS 17.2: SIX! Zampa to Pandya and the allrounder says thank you very much. He picks the length and hammers this over spinner’s head.
Adam Zampa starts his third over.
End of OVER 15: Just 3 runs off Cummins’ovwer. INDIA 106/4
Cummins starts his fourth over.
End of OVER 14: 4 runs and a wicket off Zampa’s over. INDIA 103/4
Hardik Pandya comes to the crease.
OVERS 13.3: WICKET! Adam Zampa removes KL Rahul for 12 runs. Poor shot selection from Rahul. Full toss from Zampa. Rahul tries to hit this hard but finds Steve Smith at short cover. Rahul shakes his head in disappointment and leaves for the pavilion. INDIA 101/4
Adam Zampa comes into the attack.
End of OVER 13: Just 1 run off Starc’s over. Superb stuff from him. INDIA 99/3
Starc starts his fourth over.
End of OVER 12: Just 5 runs off Hazlewood’s over. INDIA 98/3
Hazlewood starts his sixth over. He has been phenomenal today.
End of OVER 11: 13 runs off Starc’s over. INDIA 93/3
OVERS 10.5: FOUR! KL Rahul is in ominous touch and is coming into the series after a magnificent IPL season. Rahul cuts the ball past point.
OVERS 10.1: FOUR! Dhawan welcomes Stac with a superb cover drive.
Starc is back into the attack. This is his third over.
10 overs gone! INDIA 80/3
KL Rahul comes to the crease.
OVERS 9.5: WICKET! Hazlewood is on fire. Iyer falls for paltry 2. Bouncer from Hazlewood and Iyer gets a top edge and the ball goes up high in the air. There was no need to play this shot at this point of time. He has thrown his wicket away. Carey takes a well-judged catch. Two big wickets for Hazlewood. First Kohli and now Iyer in one over.
Shreyas Iyer comes to the crease
OVERS 9.3: WICKET! Hazlewood removes Virat Kohli for 21. big wicket for Australia. Finch takes an easy catch. Hazlewood exults in celebration. He knows he has got the big fish. Short from Hazlewood, Kohli comes down the track, plays a pull but fails to connect. Simple catch for Finch.
Hazlewood starts his fifth over.
End of OVER 9: 9 runs off Cummins over. INDIA 76/1
OVERS 8.2: SIX! Oh boy! What a a shot from the Indian skipper. Majestic. He uses the pace and flicks this so well over the square leg fence for a six.
End of OVER 8: Just 3 runs off Hazlewood’s over. INDIA 67/1
Hazlewood starts his fourth over.
End of OVER 7: 10 runs off Cummins over. INDIA 64/1
OVERS 6.6: FOUR! Kohli survives and then hits back-to-back boundaries off Cummins. The Indian run-machine is a treat to watch. It’s India vs Australia, folks.
OVERS 6.3: DROPPED! KOHLI HAS BEEN DROPPED! Cummins to Kohli. The Indian skipper gets a top edge and it is high in the air. Adam Zampa is underneath the ball and drops a sitter. Oh Zampa! what have you done? How costly is this going to be for Australia?
Cummins starts his second over.
End of OVER 6: Just 1 run off Hazlewood over. INDIA 54/1
India captain Virat Kohli comes to the crease.
OVERS 5.2: WICKET! Hazlewood gets the breakthrough, Mayanak Agarwal departs for 22 runs. Agarwal tries to charge Hazlewood but fails to connect it well. Maxwell takes a sitter at cover point. INDIA 53/1
Hazlewood starts his third over.
End of OVER 5: 7 runs off Cummins over. INDIA 53/0
OVERS 4.1: FOUR! Dhawan welcomes the pacer with a soft punchy shot towards cover. 50 comes up for TEAM INDIA.
Pat Cummins comes into the attack
End of OVER 4: 7 runs off Hazlewood’s over. INDIA 46/0
OVERS 3.5: SIX! Agarwal leaves the crease and smashes Hazlewood over sweeper cover region. Lovely inside out shot from the Karnataka batsman.
Hazlewood starts his second over.
End of OVER 3: 7 runs off Starc’s over. INDIA 39/0
OVERS 2.1: FOUR! Dhawan welcomes the Australian with a boundary towards extra cover region. You will love to see this shot again and again.
Starc starts his second over.
End of OVER 2. 12 runs off Hazlewood’s over. INDIA 32/0
OVERS 1.4: FOUR! Agarwal uses the pace and guides the ball towards third man. There is only one slip there.
OVERS 1.3: FOUR! What a shot. Agarwal drives this through covers.
Josh Hazlewood comes into the attack
End of OVER 1: What a start for India. 20 runs off Starc’s over. INDIA 20/0
OVER 0.5: FOUR! Dhawan plays this superbly over Starc’s head for a boundary.
OVER 0.5: FOUR! Brilliant shot from Dhwan. He picks the ball and flicks it towards deep square leg region. NO BALL. Free hit coming up.
OVER 0.4: Starc to Agarwal. 5 WIDES. No chance for the keeper.
Mitchell Starc will open the attack for Australia. Here we go..!!!
Shikhar Dhawan adn Mayank Agarwal are at the crease.
Welcome back! India need 375 runs to win.
Highest ODI totals vs India
438/4 by SA, Mumbai WS, 2015
411/8 by SL, Rajkot 2009
374/6 by Aus, Sydney 2020
366/8 by Eng, Cuttack 2017
Australia post 374/6 against India in Sydney
Aaron Finch 114
Steve Smith 105
David Warner 69
Mohammed Shami 3/59
Skipper Aaron Finch and Steve Smith blazed centuries as Australia set India a daunting target in the first one-day international at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Indians, coming out of coronavirus quarantine, looked rusty in their first taste of international cricket since February, as the Australians went on a run rampage to reach 374 for six after winning the toss. Finch belted 114 and shared in an opening stand of 156 with David Warner in perfect batting conditions before Warner went for 69 off 75 balls. Smith had a bit of luck early before he took charge in his 105 off 66 balls with four sixes.
Finch raised his 17th ODI century and was out for 114 off 124 balls trying to steer a Jasprit Bumrah lifter behind the wicket only to be pouched by KL Rahul in the 40th over.
India had not played international cricket since a tour of New Zealand earlier in the year and it showed with their outfielding ragged at times.
OVERS 50: Smith to Carey. 1 run. Australia 374/4
Pat Cummins comes to the crease.
OVERS 49.3: WICKET! Shami castles Smith for 105. But the damage has been done. Crowd applauds Smith. What an innings from the right-hander.
Shami to bowl the last over of the innings
CENTURY! Steve Smith brings up his 10th ODI century off just 62 balls. Smith removes his helmet, opens his arms and greets the crowd. What a knock from Smith.
End of OVER 48: 13 runs off Saini’s over. AUSTRALIA 355/5
OVERS 47.4: FOUR! Carey joins the party this time. He attacks Saini towards sweeper cover region.
OVERS 47.1: SIX! Smith welcomes the Indian pacer with a superb hit over deep extra cover region. Flat six from Smith. Smith moves into 90s.
Saini starts his 10th and the last over.
End of OVER 37: Brilliant over from Bumrah. Just 6 runs off his over. AUSTRALIA 342/5
Bumrah starts his ninth over.
End of OVER 46: 6 runs off Saini’s over. AUSTRALIA 336/5
OVERS 45.2: WICKET! Navdeep Saini dismisses Labuschagne for 2 runs. The Australian hits this high but finds Dhawan at long off. AUSTRALIA 331/5
Saini starts his ninth over.
Marnus Labuschagne comes to the crease.
OVERS 44.5: WICKET! Shami ends Maxwell’s stay at 45. huge wicket for India at this point of time. Maxwell tries to go for a big one but fails to connect. Jadeja takes an easy catch at long on. Brilliant cameo from Maxwell. He departs for 45 off just 19 balls. AUSTRALIA 328/4
OVERS 44.1: SIX! Maxwell switches to T20 mode now. He is sending Indian bowlers to the cleaners. He welcomes Shami with a huge six over deep square leg region.
Shami starts his ninth over.
End of OVER 44: 15 runs off Saini’s over. AUSTRALIA 317/3
OVERS 43.6: FOUR! Maxwell is on song. He hits Saini for back-to-back boundaries.
OVERS 43.2: SIX! Maxwell goes inside the crease, picks the length and smashes the ball over deep mid wicket fence. The commentator says – “Swing it like Maxwell”.
Saini starts his eighth over.

Most runs conceded by an Indian spinner in ODIs

89 Chahal vs Aus Sydney 2020 *
88 Chahal vs Eng Edgbaston 2019
85 Chawla vs Pak Mirpur 2008
84 Kuldeep vs NZ Hamilton 2020
End of OVER 43: 21 runs off Chahal’s 10th over. Chahal ends with figures – 10-0-89-1
OVERS 42.6: SIX! Maxwell goes over long on this time.
OVERS 42.3: SIX! What a shot from Maxwell. Brillaint switch hit fromthe right-hander.
Chahal starts his 20th and the last over.
End of OVER 42: 9 runs off Bumrah’s over. AUSTRALIA 281/3
Glenn Maxwell comes to the crease.
OVERS 40.4: WICKET! Golden duck for Stoinis and the credit goes to Chahal. The leg-spinner spins his magic cleverly. Chahal bowls this slightly outside off, Stoinis tries to hit this hard and gets a nick. KL takes an easy catch. Chahal has a big smile on his face.
OVERS 40.2: SIX! Smith goes down on his knee and whacks the ball over deep mid wicket.
Çhahal starts his ninth over.
Marcus Stoinis comes to the crease.
OVERS 39.6: WICKET! Bumrah ends Finch’s stay at 114. A fine knock from the Australian comes to an end. A big sigh of relief for Kohli. A 108-run stand has been broken. Kohli exults in celebration. Bad timing from Finch and Rahul takes an easy catch.
OVERS 39.3: FOUR! Finch hits Bumrah for back-to-back boundaries.
STAT ATTACK:
Aaron Finch:
– 17th ODI century
– Fourth vs India
– Sixth as captain
– First in Sydney
OVERS 38.4: CENTURY! AARON FINCH BRINGS UP HIS 17TH ODI CENTURY OFF 117 BALLS. CAPTAIN’S KNOCK FROM FINCH TODAY.
OVERS 38.2: FOUR! Smith goes towards deep backward point now. Loose delivery by Chahal.
Chahal starts his eighth over.
End of OVER 38: 12 runs off Shami’s over. AUSTRALIA 238/1
FIFTY! Smith brings up his half-century off 36 balls.
OVERS 37.3: FOUR! Smith is shifting gears now. He hits back-to-back boundaries off Shami. 5 boundaries off the last 6 deliveries Smith has faced.
Shami starts his eighth over.
That’s the end of Jadeja’s quota of 10 overs. He ends with figures – 10-0-63-0
OVERS 36.6: Jadeja to Smith. Smith hits this high in the air. Catch is the call. Dhawan is underneath the ball. He runs but fails to grab it and the ball races towards boundary.
OVERS 36.4: FOUR! Smith stays on backfoot and punches the ball towards deep extra cover. Excellent placemtn from the right-hander.
OVERS 36.3: FOUR! Smith picks the length and lofts this over cover for a boundary.
Jadeja starts his 10th and the last over.
End of OVER 36: 6 runs off Shami’s over. AUSTRALIA 214/1
Shami starts his seventh over.
End of OVER 35: 5 runs of Jadeja’s over. AUSTRALIA 208/1
OVERS 34.5: “Ye achha hai” (This one is good). KL Rahul says to Jadeja from behind the stumps.
Jadeja starts his ninth over.
End of OVER 34: 9 runs off Saini’s over. AUSTRALIA 203/1
OVERS 33.2: FOUR! Smith pulls this away for a boundary. Saini isn’t happy with this. Poor ball from him.
Saini starts his seventh over.
End of OVER 33: 6 runs off Jadeja’s over. AUSTRALIA 194/1
OVERS 32.5: FOUR! Smith sends Jadeja towards deep mid wicket. Superb shot from the right-hander. AUSTRALIA 194/1
OVERS 32.4: REVIEW! A loud LBW appeal from Jadeja against Smith. Umpire has raised his finger. Smith asks for a review. There is no bat involved. The ball is missing the stumps. It’s NOT OUT. The umpire has to reverse his decision. Good review for Australia.
Jadeja starts his 8th over.
End of OVER 32: FOUR! What a way to end the over. Finch moves into the 90s with a boundary off Saini. AUSTRALIA188/1
Saini starts his sixth over.
End of OVER 31: 10 runs off Chahal’s over. AUSTRALIA 179/1
OVERS 30.2: FOUR! That’s Smith’s special. He whacks the ball so hard towards deep mid wicket. He is doing what Warner did.
Chahal starts his seventh over.
End of OVER 30: 6 runs off Navdeep’s over. AUSTRALIA 169/1
Navdeep Saini starts his fifth over.
End of OVER 29: Finch ends Chahal’s over with a boundary towards backward point. AUSTRALIA 163/1

Chahal starts his sixth over.

Most 150+ partnerships vs a team in ODIs

:
4 Finch-Warner vs India
3 Rohit-Kohli vs Sri Lanka
3 Rohit-Shikhar vs Australia
End of OVER 28: 7 runs and a wicket off Shami’s over. AUSTRALIA 156/1
Steve Smith comes to the crease.
OVERS 27.5: WICKET! A caught behind appeal from Shami and KL Rahul. The wicketkeeper is celebrating. Umpire says NO. Kohli has asked for a review. There is a spike. Umpire has to change his decision. It’s OUT. Warner departs for 69 runs. Shami gets the breakthrough. Team India celebrates. A solid 156-run stand comes to an end. AUSTRALIA 156/1
OVERS 27.3: FOUR! Stand and deliver from Warner. The left-hander whacks the ball over mid wicket region for a boundary.
150 comes up for Australia
Shami starts his sixth over.
End of OVER 27: 11 runs off Jadeja’s over. AUSTRALIA 149/0
OVERS 26.4: SIX! Wow! What a hit from Finch. The ball goes downtown. He smashes Jadeja between mid wicket and long on.
End of OVER 25: 7 runs off Jadeja’s over. AUSTRALIA 134/0
OVERS 24.1: FOUR! Superb reverse sweep from Warner. Jadeja isn’t happy with this.
Jadeja starts his sixth over.
End of OVER 24: 1 run off Chahal’s over. AUSTRALIA 127/0
Chahal starts his fifth over.
End of OVER 23: 8 runs off Jadeja’s over. AUSTRALIA 126/0
OVERS 22.5: FOUR! Look at that shot. Brilliant. Finch picks the length and dispatches the ball between mid wicket and long on. AUSTRALIA 126/0
OVERS 22.3: FIFTY! Warner brings up his half-century off 54 balls.

Jadeja starts his fifth over.
End of OVER 22: 11 runs off Bumrah’s over. AUSTRALIA 118/0
OVERS 21.5: Bumrah to Warner. 4 runs Leg Byes.
OVERS 21.5: Burmah to Warner. NO BALL. Free hit coming up.
OVERS 21.1: FOUR! Too short from Bumrah. Warner finds the gab and sends the ball towards mid wicket.
Bumrah starts his sixth over.
End of OVER 21: 4 runs off Bumrah’s over. AUSTRALIA 107/0
Jadeja starts his fourth over.
20 overs gone! 3 runs off Bumrah’s over. AUSTRALIA 103/0
Bumrah is back into the attack.
End of OVER 19: 100-run partnership comes up between Warner and Finch. AUSTRALIA 100/0
OVERS 18.3: FIFTY! Aaron Finch brings up his 28th ODI half-century off 69 balls.
Jadeja starts his third over.
End of OVER 18: 13 runs off Chahal’s over. AUSTRALIA 97/0
OVERS 17.2: SIX! Finch whacks Chahal over mid wicket region. What a shot from the Australian skipper.
Chahal starts his fourth over.
End of OVER 17: Another brilliant over by Jadeja. Just 3 runs off his over. AUSTRALIA 84/0
OVERS 16.5: A loud caught behind appeal from Jadeja against Finch. KL rahul is celebrating. Umpire Rod Tucker is not interested. Jadeja discusses with Kohli and decides not to take a review.
Jadeja starts his second over.
End of OVER 16: 5 runs off Chahal’s over. AUSTRALIA 81/0
OVERS 15.2: Finch tries to hit towards deep backward but gets a top edge. It’s high in the air. Dhawan is running, dives but fails to collect. India miss a big chance here.
Chahal starts his third over.
End of OVER 15: Just 2 runs off Jadeja’s over. AUSTRALIA 74/0
OVERS 14.5: A loud lbw appeal from Jadeja against Finch. Umpire says NO.
Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack.
End of OVER 14: 8 runs off Chahal’s over. AUSTRALIA 72/0
OVERS 13.3: FOUR! Warner takes a stride and smashes the ball towards deep mid wicket region. Attacking shot from Warner.
Chahal starts his second over.
End of OVER 13: 8 runs Saini’s over. AUSTRALIA 64/0
Fourth successive ODI India have gone wicketless in the first powerplay:
54/0 vs New Zealand, Hamilton
52/0 vs New Zealand, Auckland
65/0 vs New Zealand, Mount Maunganui
51/0 vs Australia, Sydney (TODAY)
Saini starts his fourth over.
End of OVER 12: Brilliant start from Chahal. Just 2 runs off his over. AUSTRALIA 56/0
It’s time for some spin. Kohli gives the ball to Yuzvendra Chahal. Can he break this partnership?
End of OVER 11: 3 runs off Saini’s over. AUSTRALIA 54/0
Saini starts his third over.
10 overs gone! Another good over from Shami. He concedes just 2 runs. AUSTRALIA 51/0
50 comes up for Australia.
Kohli brings Shami back into the attack. This is his fourth over.
INDIA! INDIA! INDIA! at the SCG

End of OVER 9: 9 runs off Saini’s over. AUSTRALIA 49/0
OVERS 8.4: Swing and miss! Warner takes a big stride and tries to go over the top but misses the ball completely.
OVERS 8.3: FOUR! Warner uses the pace and guides Saini towards backward square leg for a boundary.
OVERS 8.1: FOUR! Finch finds the gap and smashes the ball towards deep extra cover.
Saini starts his second over.
End of OVER 8: 3 runs off Bumrah’s over. AUSTRALIA 40/0
Burmah starts his fourth over.
End of OVER 7: 5 runs off Saini’s over. AUSTRALIA 37/0
OVERS 6.4: 143kmph, 143kmph and 142kmph. That’s how Saini starts on the SCG track.
OVERS 6.1: Navdeep starts with 141 kmph.
Bowling change for India. Navdeep Saini comes into the attack.
Fewest innings to 5000 ODI runs (Australia):
115 David Warner
126 Aaron Finch
128 Dean Jones
132 Matthew Hayden
135 Michael Bevan
End of OVER 6: 5 runs off Burmah’s over. AUSTRALIA 32/0
5000 ODI runs for AARON FINCH
OVERS 5.2: FOUR! Short from Bumrah. Finch pulls this towards square leg fence.
Bumrah starts his third over.
End of OVER 5: 10 runs off Shami’s over. AUSTRALIA 27/0
OVERS 4.4: Warner hits this hard over Shami’s head. Brilliant fielding by Mayank Agarwal at the boundary ropes. 3 runs for Warner.
OVERS 4.3: Finch flicks the ball towards mid wicket. He runs for two and calls for a third one. Brilliant running between the wicket by Warner and Finch.
Shami starts his third over.
End of OVER 4: 9 runs off Bumrah’s exciting over. AUSTRALIA 17/0
OVERS 3.6: Warner plays this towards short long on and runs for a quick single. Saini colelcts the ball, dives and the ball dislodges the bails. Team India is celebrating. The replay shows Warner has made it to the crease. It’s NOT OUT.
OVERS 3.3: Down the leg from Bumrah. It’s WIDE. Rahul dives and fails to grab the ball. Finch runs for a single too. 2 WIDES on this delivery.
OVERS 3.1: FOUR! Finch welcomes Bumrah with a solid hit towards long off. Danegours hit from the Australian opener.
Bumrah starts his second over.
End of OVER 3: Another good over from Shami. Just 1 run off it. AUSTRALIA 8/0
OVERS 2.5: Beaten! Shami to Finch. The Australia tries to go over the top but beaten completely. KL carries it nicely behind the wicket.
OVERS 2.2: Good length and outside off delivery from Shami. Finch defends this in style.
Shami starts his second over.
End of OVER 2: 6 runs off Bumrah’s over. AUSTRALIA 7/0
OVERS 1.6: FOUR! Warner goes on backfoot and plays this nicely towards sweeper cover for a boundary. First boundary for Warner and for Australia.
OVERS 1.2: Warner dabs this towards short cover and runs for a quick single. Risky call from Warner.
‘Boom Boom’ Bumrah will share the new ball from the other end. Two slips in place for him as well.
End of OVER 1: Brilliant start from Shami. Just 1 run off his over. AUSTRALIA 1/0
Can India beat Australia and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series today?

It’s India vs Australia at the SCG. Here we go…!!!
Mohammed Shami will open the attack for India. Two slips in place for him.
Australia openers Aaron Finch and David Warner are making their way to the middle.
It’s time for national anthems. A loud cheer from the spectators (although it’s only 50 percent at the SCG)
Wearing retro jersey which is quite similar to the Indian 1992 World Cup shirt.

Both the teams – India and Australia – are in the middle. There’s a moment of silence for Dean Jones who passed away during the Indian Premier League in September.
We are just moments away from the mouth-watering and much-anticipated clash between India and Australia.
UPDATE: Mayank Agarwal will open for India alongside Shikhar Dhawan in Rohit Sharma’s absence.
CAPTAINS’ TAKE:
Virat Kohli (India captain):
It’s important to start well as a team, we need to start strongly and set the momentum for the matches ahead. The preparations have been nice, we got some valuable time (on account of the quarantine). Mayank Agarwal will open – Manish Pandey, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, Natarajan and Sanju Samson are the five players missing out.
Aaron Finch (Australia captain:
We will bat first. Great to have cricket back in Australia, to play in front of crowds will be nice. The wicket looks good, hopefully, we can put runs on the board and defend. Steve Smith is back, he replaces Mitchell Marsh.
PLAYING XIs:
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini
TOSS: Australia captain Aaron Finch wins toss, opts to bat against India at SCG.

IT’s TOSS time, folks. Both the captains are in the middle.

PITCH REPORT – By Brendon Julian and Mark Waugh:
It’s a high scoring ground, the average score batting first in the last five games is 310. You’ve to post a big score, defending is difficult. There is a good covering of grass, it looks nice and even, don’t think it’s a pitch for three spinners.
UPDATE: Indian pacer Ishant Sharma ruled out of Test series.
T Natarajan has been included in the ODI squad. Navdeep Saini complained of back spasm and Natarajan has been added as a back-up.
An exciting clash is on the cards. Let’s take a look at the players to watch out for:

WEATHER AND CONDITION AT THE SCG:

HEAD TO HEAD:

7:55 IST: Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening in whichever part of the world you are in. This is one of the most-awaited days in world cricket of late, when one of the biggest modern-day cricket rivalries between hosts Australia and visitors India resumes at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It’s the first international, the opening ODI of the three-match series, of India’s tour of Australia; and we, at Timesofindia.com, are here to bring you all the live updates as the action unfolds at the SCG.



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