Australia crush India by 10 wickets
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David Warner and Aaron Finch post unbeaten centuries as Australia record their biggest-ever win over India to take a 1-0 series lead.
Unbeaten centuries from Australian openers David Warner (128 off 112 balls) and Aaron Finch (110 off 114 balls) helped the visitors beat India by 10 wickets in the first ODI at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Chasing 256 to win, Australia openers got their side off to a flying start as they added 84 runs in the first powerplay. Indian skipper Virat Kohli tried all his bowlers but they all failed to give the team a breakthrough. Apart from their class batting, Warner was twice saved by the DRS and he made full use of the opportunity and scored his 18th ODI fifty. Australian skipper Aaron Finch also completed his 16th ODI hundred.
The duo remained unbeaten till the end, helping Australia register an emphatic victory and take 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Earlier, Finch won the toss and invited India to bat on a flat Wankhede surface. Barring Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul all the Indian other batsmen struggled in front of superior Australia bowling attack. Dhawan was the top-scorer for the hosts with 74 runs while Rahul fell three short of his fifty.
Their 121-run stand and valuable contributions from the lower order helped them post 255 runs on board.