Australia vs India Score Update: Aaron Finch and Virat Kohli during the toss in Sydney© Twitter
Aaron Finch has won the toss and elected to bat, as Australia and India face each other in the first ODI match of their cricket tour, at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 27. Having already undergone similar COVID-19 norms during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in United Arab Emirates (UAE), the restrictions, repeated tests and quarantines has already added a new dimension to the competition. The Indian cricket team were last supposed to play South Africa in a three-match ODI series at home in March. The first match was abandoned and then the entire series was called off due to coronavirus. Meanwhile, the hosts recently faced England in a T20I and ODI series in September. A big omission in the visiting roster will be Rohit Sharma, who is missing due to fitness issues (although the opener featured in the IPL final for Mumbai Indians). The ODI series, which begin on Friday, will be followed by three T20Is and a four-match Test series. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st ODI Live Between India (IND) vs Australia (AUS), Straight From Sydney
FOUR RUNS! NICELY DONE!
Bumrah adds some width to this delivery. Warner takes his time and punches it off the back foot through point for a four! WELL-TIMED!
After two overs, Australia are 7/0.
Oooooh! That was a fast one by Bumrah!
Warner backs down and defends it into the offisde for a single. Finch had to dive to reach there before the fielder did.
EXCELLENT LENGTH FROM MOHAMMED SHAMI! NO RUN!
Shami sends a quick delivery with excellent length. Well-measured, on the fourth stump-line. Finch has to reach faster, and defends it.
Shami sends a quick scorching delivery. Warner defends it into the offside and Australia steal a single.
The action begins!
David Warner and Aaron Finch walk into the pitch, to open the innings for Australia. Mohammed Shami will bowl the first delivery for India.
Here are the playing XIs
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Sneak peek: Indian cricket team leave for the match
Here is a video of Virat Kohli and his side leaving their bio-secure bubble. The visitors will be hoping to start their campaign on a positive note today!
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 2020
Australia win toss, elect to bat
Australian captain Aaron Finch has won the toss, and elected to bat.
Hello and welcome!
Good morning everyone! Welcome to the live coverage of the first ODI match between India and Australia. Both sides face each other in a three-match ODI series, which begins in Sydney today. The ODIs will be followed by three T20Is and a four-match Test series. Get ready ladies and gentlemen, for a cracker of a cricket contest today!
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