India gives target of 256 runs, 28th half-century of Dhawan

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  • The Indian team was all out by scoring 255 runs in 49.1 overs, Dhawan scored 74 runs.
  • Dhawan and Rahul shared a 121-run partnership for the second wicket, Rahul scored 47 runs.
  • Pant 28, Jadeja 25, Kohli 16, Rohit 10 and Shreyas Iyer returned to the pavilion by scoring 4 runs.


India gave Australia a target of 256 runs in the first match of the three ODIs series. Batting first at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday, the Indian team were reduced to 255 runs in 49.1 overs. For him, Shikhar Dhawan scored the highest 74 runs. This is the 28th half-century of his career. Mitchell Starc took three wickets for Australia. Pat Cummins and Ken Richardson had two successes each.

India gave Australia a target of 256 runs in the first match

Lokesh Rahul was out after scoring 47 runs. He was caught by Steve Smith off Ashton Eggar. Rahul shared a 121-run partnership for the second wicket with Dhawan. Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion after scoring 10 runs. He was caught by David Warner off Mitchell Starc.

Pant could score only 28 runs off 33 balls

Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion after scoring 16 runs. Adam Jampa caught him on his own ball. Shreyas Iyer was dismissed for 4 runs. Ravindra Jadeja was caught by Alex Carrie off Kane Richardson for 25 runs. Shardul Thakur scored 13 runs. He was bowled by Stark. Rishabh Pant returned to the pavilion after scoring 28 runs off 33 balls. He was dismissed by Cummins.

5 players including Chahal-Jadhav not in final XI

Earlier, Team India landed in the match with their three openers Rohit, Dhawan, and Rahul. Shivam Dubey, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Navdeep Saini did not feature in the playing XI. Australia’s Marnash Labushane made his ODI debut. He was the highest run-scorer in Tests last year. Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood did not get a place in the team.

Both teams

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah.

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Marnush Labushane, Steve Smith, Ashton Egger, Alex Carrie (wicketkeeper), Ashton Egger, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Aidan Jampa.

Both teams face-to-face in Wankhede after 13 years

The two teams will face each other after 13 years on this ground. Three matches have played between India and Australia so far. In this, the Indian team could win only one. Australia had success in two matches. The last time in 2007 when both teams were face to face, Team India won by two wickets. Before that, he had suffered defeats in 1996 and 2003.

Head to head

In 137 ODIs between the two teams so far, the Indian team could win only in 50. Australia’s team won in 77. 10 matches were inconclusive. At the same time, there have been 61 matches between the two in India so far. During this time Team India won in 27. 29 lost. 5 matches were not enough.

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