India and Australia are currently involved in a three-match ODI series. Although India are playing at home, the Aussies dominated them in the first match. So, here are the top three things that we learned from Australia’s win over India in the first ODI:
1) Wonderful Warner
David Warner smashed yet another ODI century in this match. His partnership with Aaron Finch was extremely good, making sure that the Aussies chased down the target with ease. Warner has one of the best century conversion rates in ODI history, and he proved his abilities once again. He will be hoping to continue this form.
2) Fantastic Finch
Warner’s partner Finch also smashed a century of his own. In recent years, Finch has become a tremendous ODI player. He managed to smash the Indian bowlers all over the park. At no point did he seem uncomfortable on the pitch. Aaron Finch could play a key role for the Aussies during this series.
3) Clever Cummins
The Indian batting line-up simply did not get going in this match. This was mostly due to the superb bowling of Pat Cummins. Cummins is among the finest bowlers of this generation, and he proved it once again. He managed to contain the Indian batsmen superbly. He could be a major threat for India in the upcoming matches.
To sum up, this match showed that India could be beaten at home. Nevertheless, they will be looking to bounce back shortly. The batters will need to perform much better than they did, although the bowling also needs to improve. If India can bounce back, it could make for a compelling series.