• Australia beat India in first ODI

    Aaron Finch and Steve Smith both struck magnificent centuries as Australia beat India by 66 runs in Sydney on Friday.

    Finch won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening ODI between the two countries with himself and fellow opener David Warner making fast starts with the bat.

    A 156-run partnership between the two was ended when Mohammed Shami dismissed Warner for 69 before Smith joined the run-scoring party.

    Finch reached his first century of the summer before departing for 114 off 124 deliveries after Jasprit Bumrah nicked him off.

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    Smith, though, was much more aggressive and raced to his century with a couple of massive blows to the Indian bowlers.

    He made 105 from 66 deliveries before Glen Maxwell struck a quick-fired 45 as Australia posted a mammoth 374-6 in their 50 overs.

    In reply India made a fast start of their own but a couple of quick wickets by Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa saw the visitors slump to 101-4.

    Opener Shikhar Dhawan kept the Indians in the fight however with a composed 74 before Hardik Panyda went on the attack.

    Panda fell 10 runs short of what would’ve been an impressive century as India managed 308-8 in their 50 overs.

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    Andre Huisamen