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Ruthless Australia Rattle India For Record Win

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, India got off to a disappointing start as they lost the key wicket of their opening batsman Rohit Sharma in just the fifth over. The duo comprising of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul then joined hands to bail their team out of the troublesome situation. The duo rotated the strike very nicely and also collected boundaries on consistent basis during their brilliant partnership of 121 runs for the second wicket.

In order to up the ante, Rahul threw away his start of 47 runs off 61 balls. Dhawan was playing very nicely at 74 off 91 balls before Pat Cummins ended his stay at the crease. After Dhawan and Rahul setting a solid foundation, India suddenly found themselves in deep trouble as the duo of Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer also got dismissed pretty quickly.

Towards the end, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja did try to take their team to a fighting total with their brief knocks but the Australian bowlers delivered a sensational collective performance to bowl India out for 255 runs in 49.1 overs. For Australia, Mitchell Starc finished with three wickets and Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson took two wickets each.

In the second innings, Australia got off to a great start as both their experienced openers, Aaron Finch and David Warner came out with a pretty clear and positive mindset. The Aussie opening duo dominated both the Indian fast bowlers and spinners quite easily. Both Warner and Finch showed remarkable composure and temperament to keep the Indian bowlers at bay.

For the first time in 15 years, India lose by 10 wickets at home

At the halfway stage in the game, Australia looked on-course to a big win with both the openers looking really solid. Both Warner and Finch composed spectacular hundreds as Australia ran through with an astonishing 10-wicket victory in just 37.4 overs. Warner remained unbeaten after playing an amazing innings of 128 runs off 112 balls that included 17 fours and 3 sixes. Finch was 110 not out that consisted of 13 fours and 2 sixes.  

Brief Scores

India: 255/10 in 49.1 overs (Shikhar Dhawan-74, KL Rahul-47; Mitchell Starc 3/56, Pat Cummins 2/44)

Australia: 258/0 in 37.4 overs (David Warner-128*, Aaron Finch-110*)

Result: Australia won the match by 10 wickets.