Australia defeat India by 66 runs in Sydney in first ODI


Australia defeated India by 66 runs in the opening ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia, which won the toss and elected to bat first posted an imposing 374 for six with skipper Aaron Finch and top batsman Steve Smith smashing hundreds.

In reply, Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya scored fifties but India were eventually restricted to 308 for 8.

Indian team has returned to action after staying away from international cricket for more than eight months due to COVID-19 pandemic.

India will play three 3 ODIs, three T20s, and four Tests during their two month stay in Australia.

The 2nd ODI will be played on November 29 and the final ODI on December 2 in Sydney.

The ODIs will be followed by three T20Is starting from December 4.

The Test series will begin with a Day-Night game at Adelaide from December 17, followed by the Boxing Day Test match at Melbourne.

Live commentary of the match is being broadcast on FM Rainbow, Rajdhani, PB You Tube and other channels of All India Radio Delhi. Commentary can be listened alternately in Hindi and English from 8:30 AM till the end of the match.


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