David Warner and Aaron Finch broke Australia’s document partnership in opposition to India because the guests romped house by 10 wickets within the first ODI in Mumbai.
The Australian openers each smashed undefeated centuries as they put collectively an unbroken stand of 258, overtaking the earlier highest opening partnership of 231 – which that they had set themselves at Bengaluru in 2017.
Warner, who completed on 128 not out from 112 balls, and Finch (110 from 14) finally recorded the third-greatest ODI partnership for any wicket by an Australian pair as they cruised to victory with 12.2 overs to spare.
India, who had been put in to bat, have been unable to utilize their full allocation as they have been bowled out for 255 in 49.1 overs, with Mitchell Starc taking three wickets and Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson two apiece.
Despite the early lack of Rohit Sharma (10), India appeared to be in a robust place as Shikhar Dhawan (74 from 91) and KL Rahul adopted up final week’s match-profitable partnership of 97 in opposition to Sri Lanka with one other sizeable stand.
The pair added 121 earlier than Rahul (47 from 61) drove Ashton Agar into the palms of additional cowl – and that prompted a mini-collapse as Dhawan fell to Cummins within the subsequent over.
India captain Virat Kohli (16) gave a return catch to Adam Zampa and Starc then had Shreyas Iyer (4) caught behind to go away the house aspect struggling at 164-5.
Ravindra Jadeja (25 from 32) and Rishabh Pant (28 from 33) restored some momentum to the innings with a stand of 49, however each departed in fast succession and it was left to Kuldeep Yadav (17) to steer them above the 250 mark.
Wicketkeeper Pant – who suffered a concussion after prime-edging Cummins onto his helmet and into the palms of Ashton Turner – was unable to take the sphere for Australia’s reply, with Rahul taking on the gloves in his absence.
However, that made little distinction to the sample of the sport as Warner and Finch savaged the Indian assault, amassing 84 from the primary 10 overs.
Australia’s progress may need been much less relentless had Shardul Thakur’s attraction for a leg-aspect catch when Warner had made 5 been upheld – however the batsman’s evaluation proved profitable.
The system did India – and Jadeja particularly – no favours in anyway, with the house aspect utilizing up their evaluation on an unsuccessful lbw shout in opposition to Finch.
The left-arm spinner received two separate leg-earlier than appeals in opposition to Warner – just for the opinions to disclose an inside edge onto the pad.
Warner took full benefit, chopping Jasprit Bumrah previous level to carry up his 18th ODI century from 88 balls – in addition to the 200 partnership – within the 31st over.
Skipper Finch adopted go well with with a sweep for 4 off Jadeja, but it surely was left to Warner to clinch the win with successive boundaries off Mohammed Shami within the 38th over.
The second assembly of the three-match sequence takes place at Rajkot on Friday.