IND vs AUS: The first ODI of the three-match series between India and Australia at the Wankhede Stadium ended up being a low-scoring affair. Both teams found it difficult to bat against the seamers. It started with stand-in captain Hardik Pandya leading the side in Rohit Sharma’s absence. He won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Indian bowlers responded very well to that decision and bowled out Australia for a low total. Australia started well and was at 129/2 at one stage.

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But from there on, they suffered another batting collapse on Indian soil and got dismissed for just 188 runs in 35.4 overs. However, Hardik led the Indian team well, but at some moments, Virat Kohli was also suggesting him during the first inning. But one moment was caught where Virat came forward to help Hardik in field placement, but Hardik went away, which irked the former Indian captain.

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It happened at the start of the 21st over of the Australian inning. The visitors were at 129/3 in 20 overs. Mitchell Marsh, who was playing an incredible inning, got out in the 20th over on a brilliant catch by Ravindra Jadeja at point. Marsh scored 81 off just 65 balls, including 10 fours and five sixes. It was Kuldeep Yadav who came out to bowl the 21st. Virat was seen suggesting Hardik on field placement. But the stand-in skipper walked away, which irked Virat.

Earlier, in the match, Australia made 188 runs. For India, Mohammed Shami (3/17) and Mohammed Siraj (3/19) picked up three wickets each. Ravindra Jadeja also took two wickets. It looked like a below-par total to chase. But in the second inning, Mitchell Starc bowled a brilliant spell to demolish India’s top order.

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India lost their first four wickets for just 39 runs in 10.2 overs. Ishan Kishan (30), Shubman Gill (20), Virat (4), and Suryakumar Yadav (0) all got out cheaply. But after that, Hardik (25) and KL Rahul added a small 44-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Then, an unbeaten stand of 108 runs between Rahul and Jadeja saw India home. The all-rounder made 45 not out, while Rahul scored an unbeaten 75. Both teams will now meet in the second ODI on Sunday in Visakhapatnam.

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