Australia set India target of 375 in first one-day international – live!

WICKET! Shreyas Iyer c Carey b Hazlewood 2 (India 80-3)

WICKET! Kohli c Finch b Hazlewood 21 (India 78-2)


Zampa drops Kohli!

WICKET! Agarwal c Maxwell b Hazlewood 22 (India 53-1)

Thanks, Geoff. I woke up in London just when Finch raised three figures, before Maxwell enjoyed his brilliant turn. Compare that to the last time I was logging on for a one-day international shift at the SCG in March when the ground was empty and silent, with a foreboding sense of what was the come. Lovely to see.

Perhaps less enjoyable for fans of the IPL franchises where the aforementioned Victorians, and Smith at the Royals, struggled to cut through in their recently completed T20 season. A different story today in the canary yellow on home soil.

Right, housekeeping before we get into it: you can drop me a line at any time, or ping me a tweet if that’s more your thing. And as you eat your dinner and wait for India’s chase, I’ll leave you with a lovely chat Geoff and I had during the week with Pete Siddle, ten years on from his birthday Ashes hat-trick at the Gabba.

India must chase 375 to win

A big innings comes to an end – big in every sense. It’s 40 minutes past the scheduled end of the innings, meaning that the chase should have started 10 minutes ago. The Australians had about 58 breaks to change gloves, and the Indians drifted in the field.

What an impressive day with the bat though for the Australians, who haven’t played international cricket in so long. Stoinis and Labuschagne were out very quickly but everyone else went big. Warner and Finch have an opening partnership that is entering the conversation as one of the very best. They put on 156 together today. Finch got another ton. Smith got his fastest by an absolute mile. Maxwell started a surge that added 120-odd runs in 10 overs. Carey did enough at the end. Only Shami, with 3 for 59 from his full overs, came out of the day unscathed.

India love chasing, but they have a huge task ahead here.

That’s enough from me, I’ll hand over to Adam Collins for the reply.

WICKET! Smith b Shami 105 (65), Australia 372-6

Century! Smith 100 from 62 balls

WICKET! Labuschagne c Dhawan b Saini 2 (2), Australia 331-5

WICKET! Maxwell c Jadeja b Shami 45 (19), Australia 328-4

WICKET! Stoinis c Rahul b Chahal 0 (1), Australia 271-3

WICKET! Finch c Rahul b Bumrah 114 (123), Australia 264-2

Century! Finch 101 from 117 balls

Fifty! Smith 50 from 36 balls

WICKET! Warner c Rahul b Shami 69 (76), Australia 156-1



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