Australia produced a dominant display with the bat and ball to register a comprehensive 10-wicket win over India in the opening game of the one-day series played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The day started with Australian Captain Aaron Finch winning the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision proved to be a correct one as Rohit Sharma perished for a low score. Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan put on a 134-run partnership to stabilize the innings for India. Australia pulled things back after get rid of Dhawan and Rahul in a space of 10 deliveries. Lower-order chipped in with crucial runs to see India post 255 runs in their allotted 50 overs.
Shikhar Dhawan played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 74 runs off 91 balls with the help of nine fours and one six. Left-hander looked in good touch with the bat after making his international return to the side. He was well supported by Rahul, who fell three runs short of half-century. He scored 47 runs off 61 balls with the help of four boundaries.
Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant, Ravendra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav scored vital runs to see India push their score beyond 250-run mark.
David Warner and captain Aaron Finch delivered spectacular centuries to help Australia beat India in 1st ODI and go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
For Australia, Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets to his name. Pace duo of Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson bowled well and picked four wickets between them.
In reply, Indian bowlers had no answers to the onslaught launched by opening pair of David Warner and Aaron Finch. Warner and Finch put on a mammoth 258-run partnership to see Australia canter to a comfortable win.
David Warner notched up his 18th ton in limited-overs cricket for Australia and finished the innings with the top-score of 128 runs off 112 balls with the help of seventeen fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Aaron Finch, who scored his 16th ton in one-day cricket for Australia. He scored 110 runs off 114 balls with the help of thirteen fours and two sixes.
For India, left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav bowled well and conceded 55 runs from his ten overs.