Australia’s One-Day vice-captain David Warner has blasted 124 runs in his 100th One-Day international to give Australia their first win of the series against India.
The boys in gold got off to a roaring start with Warner and his opening partner Aaron Finch belting the Indian bowlers to all parts of the field.
Their partnership ended when Finch fell to Umesh Yadav for 94.
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The Aussie innings chugged along with brief cameos from Peter Handscombe and Marcus Stonis posting 334 from their 50 overs.
Australia finished their innings with an intimidating 334 runs on the scoreboard.
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India tried to replicate Australia’s aggressive start with Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma both posting quick-fire 50’s.
The Indian batting innings slumped once the pair were dismissed.
The Australians were back to their best in the field with skipper Steven Smith performing a remarkable diving stop-and-throw to run out Indian captain Virat Kohli.
Kane Richardson was the best of the bowlers finishing with 3-58 off his 10 overs for the Aussies.
While the series is already lost, Australia’s first victory of the five games is a move in the right direction for Steve Smith’s men as they prepare for England’s upcoming Ashes tour of Australia.