Mohali (Punjab) [India]: After losing the first ODI match against India by five wickets, Australian captain Pat Cummins was disappointed that his team did not win the match but he was happy to be back into the side.
A century partnership between openers Shubman Gill-Ruturaj Gaikwad, a breakthrough half-century by Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami’s five-wicket haul were the highlights of the day as India clinched a five-wicket win over Australia in the first ODI at Mohali on Friday.
“Personally I’m happy I’m back. First game for a little while. Good to get our first game here in India. Disappointing we didn’t get over the line. I thought a few guys batted well and a few guys bowled well,” Cummins said.
Coming to the match, India put Australia to bat first. Knocks from David Warner (52 in 53 balls with six fours and two sixes), Josh Inglis (45 in 45 balls with three fours and two sixes), Steven Smith (41 in 60 balls) and Marnus Labuschagne (39 in 49 balls with three fours) proved to be instrumental in taking Australia to 276 in 50 overs.
Mohammed Shami (5/51) was the pick of the bowlers for India. A returning Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah got a wicket each.
In the chase of 277, an opening stand of 142 runs from Ruturaj Gaikwad (71 in 77 balls with 10 fours) and Shubman Gill (74 in 63 balls with six fours and two sixes) pretty much ended the match itself. The fifties from skipper KL Rahul (58* in 63 balls with four boundaries and a six) and Suryakumar Yadav (50 in 49 balls with five fours and a six) helped India cruise to a five-wicket win with eight balls to go.
Adam Zampa (2/57) was the pick of the bowlers for the Aussies.
India takes a 1-0 lead with this win in the three-match series.
Shami took home the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his five-wicket haul.