In ongoing series in Australia, the Host team beat India by 66 runs in their first ODI Match. Before the start of the match at Sydney Cricket Ground. Both of the teams gave an emotional tribute to previous Australia batsmen Dean Jones who passed in September 2020. Teams also pay tribute to Phillip Hughes, on the 6th death anniversary of his death.

cricket players gathers

Before the match starts, both of the teams also make a circle to show their awareness of the issues of racism. The host team is looking to follow the same trend of this standing barefoot before upcoming matches also.

The match started in Sydney cricket ground, for which fans were very excited since the pandemic starts. They were missing the cricket in-ground and happy to see cricketers back in action. Toss was won by Australia and due to the pitch condition, they decided to bat first. The decision was in their favor and they did succeed to create a big total on the scoreboard.
Summary, First ODI
Team Australia 374-6: A Finch 114, S Smith 105

Bowling: M Shami 3-59

Team India 308-8: H Pandya 90, S Dhawan 74

Bowling: Zampa 4-54

Result: Team Australia won by 66 runs (Series (1-0))

The captain Aaron Finch and Steve Smith both classy players made the Australian team able to achieve a big total of 374-6. In response, the team India just reach 308-8 only and give the host team a huge margin win. With this win, Australia now leading the 3 match series with 1-0 & are confident to whitewash the opponent team.

Flashback

All eyes are on the second ODI now that will be played on Sunday at SCG ground. After the ODI series, both teams will head towards their 3 T20 match series than 4 tests also. There was a minute’s silence in the ground to pay tribute to dean Jones. Dean Jones has died of a heart attack at 59. His career-making short documentary was played on screens in the ground. 

Statistics

The Australian team has an impressive opening stand of 150+ partnership. This partnership has the contribution of David Warner with 69 runs and Aaron Finch with 114. Aaron Finch made his 17th ODI century in this match at Sydney cricket ground. They didn’t stop with this partnership steve smith hold this momentum up and crack 105 runs on board off 66 balls. Glenn Maxwell played a stunning inning of 45 runs off just 19 balls. The contribution of every player makes it possible for Australia to set this huge total of 374.

From the Indian side, only two players succeeded to impress their dressing room. Shikhar Dhawan adds 74 runs to his side and Hardik Pandya played a good knock of 90 runs for their side. Both were target by Australian leg spinner Adam zampa.

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