1st ODI Live: Dhawan, Rahul resurrect India

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OVERS 20.2: DROPPED! David Warner put down a tough chance at short mid-wicket to give Shikhar Dhawan, on 55, a life. India 101/1

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OVERS 20: India 100/1 (Shikhar Dhawan 55* & KL Rahul 31*)


* FIFTY for Shikhar Dhawan off 66 balls, his 28th in ODIs. India 94/1 in 19.1 overs

Dhawan hit 8 fours to reach the landmark.

OVERS 19: India 93/1

Back-to-back tidy overs from the Australian spinners. After Zampa gave away four runs in the 18th, Agar conceded just three in the 19th.

OVERS 16.4: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan (43*) in his forties with the boundary off Ashton Agar. India 84/1


OVERS 15.4: FOUR! KL Rahul (26*) hits it, off Kane Richardson, behind square leg for his fourth boundary. India 78/1


OVERS 15: India 72/1. Time for first drinks break!

Shikhar Dhawan (37*) and KL Rahul (21*) going strong in the middle for the hosts.

* 50-run partnership between Shikhar Dhawan (37*) and KL Rahul (15*). India 65/1 in 13.2 overs

OVERS 13: India 59/1

Good start from spinner Adam Zampa, gave away just four singles in his first over.

* Shikhar Dhawan completed 1000 ODI runs against Australia, fifth Indian to achieve the feat after Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.


OVERS 12: India 55/1
After playing four dot balls, Shikhar Dhawan (34*) ended the Pat Cummins over with back-to-back fours.

* 50 comes up for India in 11.5 overs — 51/1


10 overs gone! India 45/1. Dhawan 25*, Rahul 8*

OVERS 9.3: FOUR! Dhawan picks the length and sends the ball towards mid off. Dhawan is dealing in boundaries right now.
India 43/1

Pat Cummins is back into the attack. This is his fourth over.

End of OVER 9: 8 runs off Richardson’s over. India 38/1

OVERS 8.4: FOUR! Terrific shot from Dhawan. Short from Richardson. Dhawan pulls it away towards fine leg. India 38/1

OVERS 8.1: FOUR! Dhawan welcomes the pacer with a magnificent boundary towards deep mid wicket. Typical Dhawan-made shot.

Richardson starts his second over.


End of OVER 8: 9 runs off Starc’s over. India 30/1


OVERS 7.4: FOUR!
Dhawan does it again. He sends Starc towards deep mid wicket. This is turning out to be a good over for India.

OVERS 7.3: FOUR! Dhawan steps forward and pushes the ball towards long on. Confident shot from the left-hander.

Starc starts his 4th over.

End of OVER 7: Richardson concedes just 2 runs off his opening over. India 21/1

Bowling change for Australia. Kane Richardson comes into the attack.

End of OVER 6: 2 runs off Cummins over. India 19/1

OVERS 5.5: REVIEW! A loud lbw appeal from Cummins against Dhawan. Umpire says NOT OUT. Finch discussing with Cummins and asks for a review. The ball pitching outside the line. It’s NOT OUT. Dhawan survives.

OVERS 5.1: Oh boy! India almost lost Dhawan. Dhawan plays an upper cut and the ball falls short of Adam Zampa at third man. Cummins isn’t happy with this.

Cummins start his third over.


End of OVER 5: 4 runs and a wicket off Starc’s over. India 17/1

OVERS 4.6: FOUR! KL Rahul opens his account with a superb boundary towards fine leg.

OVERS 4.3: WICKET! Mitchell Starc draws first blood. The Australian star pacer ends Rohit Sharma’s vigil with a fuller. Rohit tries to loft but finds David Warner at mid off. Big wicket for Australia. India 13/1

OVERS 4.1: Rohit tries to attack but the ball goes off the pads. Good carry by Australia stumper Alex Carey.

Starc starts his third over.

End of OVER 4: Maiden over from Pat Cummins. India 13/0

STAT ATTACK: In 10 ODI innings since the start of 2019, Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed by left-arm pacers on eight times.


End of OVER 3: After an expensive opening over (8 runs), Starc concedes just 2 in his second over. India 13/0

Starc starts his second over.

End of OVER 2: Brilliant over from Cummins. Just 3 runs off it.

OVERS 1.2: Dhawan cuts the ball towards third man and takes a single. Rohit is on strike now.

Pat Cummins comes into the attack

End of OVER 1: 8 runs off Starc’s over. Rohit 8*, Dhawan 0*. India 8/0

OVER 0.5: FOUR! Absolutely glorious shot from Rohit. He swings his bat and sends the ball towards deep extra cover region. India 8/0

OVER 0.1: FOUR! What a way to get off the mark. Rohit sends Starc through covers for a boundary. India 4/0

India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are in the middle. Mitchell Starc will open the attack for Australia.

PLAYING XIs:

INDIA: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

AUSTRALIA: David Warner, Aaron Finch (captain), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

CAPTAINS’ TAKE:
Virat Kohli (INDIA):

We are gonna bowl first. Looks like a reasonably good wicket. Hopefully, there will be some dew later. The feeling is very good. Lot of guys have been playing Tests and BBL. The guys are pretty confident. I think the guys that have come in, have done well. We are going with two spinners.

UPDATE: India are going with Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan.



UPDATE: Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey are not in the playing XI.


TOSS: Australia captain Aaron Finch wins toss, opts to field at Wankhede

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