Smith walks in after Warners wicket , a quick chat with Finch before he goes on makes a century in First ODI @ Sydney,Nov 26,2020
Australia won the toss and decides to bat . Mohammad Shami and Jaspreet Bumrah start off with good early over by controlling runs , but David Warner and Aaron Finch did not give many chances in the first 10 overs except some misjudged running between the wickets , well there was no runout so I will take back my word “Misjudged” ,I guess that put pressure on both bowlers and fielders later on in the game.
150 partnership (171 balls) first wicket partner ship gave Australia a wonderful start , just past that Mohammad Shami gives a break through for India with an outside the off stump full length ball ,which David Warner defensive bat manages to get an edge to be caught behind.
Steve Smith ,Aaron Finch & Maxwell kept the score moving and put up a big score on the board , Shami got 4 wickets and Jadeja did do a good job with the ball in the middle overs but today Australian batmen were too good.
Well, Indian team being one of the top ODI teams nothing is impossible, and may be today is one of those days Indian fans will remember(this is how I grew up fantasizing cricket 1 ball 35 runs need for India, may be some miracle will happen) …but Indian batsmen Mayank, Kohli(Captain), Rahul(WK) disappoint the fans by a disappointing performance until Shikar Dhawan ,this man hits the ball so hard ,its a pleasure watching him bat and Hardik Pandya , another star batmen put up a good show but not good enough to get through the day.
One other hope was Jadeja and Navdeep who also succumb to Australian bowling . Zampa and Hazelwood pick the wickets for Australia and Indian team make 308 /8.
As I earlier mentioned any team can outperform another , more games to come so lets see what happens?