In the first match of the ODI series against Australia (India), India lost by 66 runs. The team failed in all departments. The first bowlers gave 374 runs and the fielders dropped catches, giving easy runs. Then players also failed in batting. May it be Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan whose half-centuries have brought the team closer to the goal. After this defeat, former England captain Michael Vaughan said that Virat Kohli’s team will lose in all three series on the Australia tour.
What did Michael Vaughan say?
Vaughn tweeted on Friday, I think Australia will beat India badly in all formats on this tour.
Early call … I think Australia will beat India this tour in all formats convincingly … #AUSvIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 27, 2020
India’s strategy is also cursed
Vaughan does not like the old mindset of a strategy to start with five specialist bowlers, which has been bad for the Indian team. It took India more than four hours to put its quota over and Vaughan was not happy with it. He said The Indian ODI team seems to me to be an old strategy. Only five bowling options and batting are not so deep. India’s over rate is very bad. Gesture defensive. Fielding too shocking (bad). Bowling general. On the other hand, the Australian players were fantastic. I think this tour will be very long for India.
Australia scored 374 runs
In the first ODI in Sydney, Australia won the toss and chose to bat first. Captain Aaron Finch (114), Steve Smith (105), David Warner (69) scored 374 runs on the scoreboard for six wickets. Except for Mohammed Shami, no bowler could stop the run. Shami took three wickets. At the same time, Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini gave more than 80 runs.
India collapse in batting as well
Chasing the goal, India had a good start. Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan added 50 runs in five overs. But after the break of this pair, the team lost four wickets in the next 50 runs. In such a situation, Dhawan along with Hardik Pandya maintain the scoreboard. Both added 128 runs and took the team beyond 200. But then both of them were also out and India remained 66 runs away from the target. With this defeat, India fell behind 1-0 in the series.