Australia v India 2020: Australia win first ODI by 66 runs at Sydney Cricket Ground

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Australia v India 2020: Australia win first ODI by 66 runs at Sydney Cricket Ground

 

 

 

Australia celebrate after fast bowler Josh Hazlewood (centre) takes a wicket against India
Australia had simply begun a one-day collection towards New Zealand in March when the coronavirus pandemic introduced sport worldwide to a halt
Australia 374-6 (50 overs): Finch 114, Smith 105; Shami 3-59
India 308-8 (50 overs): Pandya 90, Dhawan 74; Zampa 4-54, Hazlewood 3-55
Australia gained by 66 runs; lead collection 1-0

Australia v India 2020: Australia win first ODI by 66 runs at Sydney Cricket Ground within the first one-day worldwide in the entrance of 20,000 socially-distanced followers at an emotional Sydney Cricket Floor.

There have been tributes to former Australia batsmen Dean Jones, who died in September, and Phillip Hughes, on the sixth anniversary of his demise.

Each side stood in a ‘barefoot circle’ as a stand towards racism pre-match.

Centuries from Aaron Finch and Steve Smith helped the hosts to 374-6, with India reaching 308-Eight in reply.

Victory within the first sport of their males‘s worldwide summer season offers Australia a 1-Zero lead within the three-match ODI collection.

The second ODI additionally takes locations on the SCG on Sunday, with the third at Canberra on Wednesday.

The 2 sides then play three Twenty20 internationals and 4 Tests.

Within the pre-match ceremony, each units of gamers stood barefoot collectively to show opposition to racism whereas additionally acknowledging indigenous Australians.

The apply was launched by the Australian girls‘s crew this yr after it was advised by Ashleigh Gardner, who’s certainly one of simply three aboriginal Australians to play Test cricket.

Australia and India players stand around an aboriginal symbol while barefoot in a stand against racism and acknowledgement of indigenous Australia before the first ODI
Australia plan to participate in a barefoot circle earlier than each collection

There was then a minute’s silence in reminiscence of Jones, who died after a coronary heart assault aged 59, earlier than highlights of his profession performed on screens across the floor. Each side wore black armbands.

After the match began, performed was paused at 4:08pm native time – to mark Hughes’ Australian Test variety of 408 – for a spherical of applause to recollect the previous opener, who died after being hit on the neck whereas enjoying for South Australia in a first-class match in Sydney.

Australia openers David Warner (69) and Finch (114) placed on 156 for the primary wicket, with captain Finch citing his 17th ODI century.

Smith smashed 105 off 66 balls, sharing a stand of 108 with Finch, laying an excellent platform for Glenn Maxwell so as to add 45 off simply 19 balls because the hosts set an imposing whole.

Australia quick bowler Josh Hazlewood claimed 3-55, together with India captain Virat Kohli for 21, because the vacationers fell to 101-Four in reply.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan made 74 and all-rounder Hardik Pandya hit 90 to maintain their facet in rivalry till each had been eliminated by leg-spinner Adam Zampa (4-54) and India fell means behind the required charge.

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