The Australian openers, David Warner and Aaron Finch, slammed unbeaten tons as the tourists thrashed India by 10 wickets in the three-match series opener at Wankhede on Tuesday.
This was India’s heaviest defeat against Australia in the 50-over format as they had never lost by 10 wickets against them.
Earlier, India were bundled out for 255 in 49.1 overs after Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first. Shikhar Dhawan’s 74 took India to that score as other batsmen failed even to cross the 50-run mark.
KL Rahul (47) was the second-highest scorer for the hosts. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers for Australia as he scalped three wickets for 56 runs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Australians give Indns a crushing ‘reality check’…!None o Indn bowlers were really taken to the cleaners..which indicates OZ clinical precision..but Indn batting must recover frm this jolt ASAP..Congrats Aust..commiserations India..!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) January 14, 2020
— Aaron Pereira (@AaronPereira_) January 14, 2020
Total domination by the Aussies at Wankhede today.. Great innings @AaronFinch5 @davidwarner31 congratulations @CricketAus I am sure our boys in blue will come back stronger in Rajkot #INDvAUS #realchallange
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 14, 2020
Staggeringly powerful performance by Australia. India should be worried. Not just how to win the series from here, but how to prevent a rout
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 14, 2020
Australia have been magnificent. With bat, and especially with ball. For India, a game to forget.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 14, 2020
ODI hundred No.18 for David Warner 💯
— ICC (@ICC) January 14, 2020
A captain's knock from Aaron Finch 👏
— ICC (@ICC) January 14, 2020
Reality check for team India as they get thrashed mercilessly by the Aussies.
— Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) January 14, 2020
Australia's 258/0 is the second highest ODI total in a 10-wicket run chase!#IndvAus
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 14, 2020
By the barest of margins… #INDvAUS
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) January 14, 2020
Warner & Finch 258* run opening partnership:
– Highest ODI p'ship v India (any pair for any wicket)
– 3rd highest p'ship in India; highest by an overseas pair
– 3rd highest p'ship in an ODI run chase; highest for AUS
– AUS 3rd highest ODI p'ship (for any wicket)#INDvAUS 🇦🇺
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) January 14, 2020
Century for David Warner.
Century for Aaron Finch.
This is the first ever instance of both the openers scoring a century in a same innings while chasing against India in ODIs. #INDvAUS
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) January 14, 2020
Such a commananding performance by Australia at the Wankhede stadium. India has been outplayed, first on the field and then by the skill and intensity of David Warner.
— Anand Datla (@SportaSmile) January 14, 2020
— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 14, 2020
David Warner has scored 18 hundreds and 20 fifties in ODIs, that's a conversion rate of 47%. Of the 54 players with 10+ hundreds in ODIs, the left hander has the best conversion rate.
Warner – 47.4%
Kohli – 43.8%
Babar – 42.3%
Amla – 40.9%
Rohit – 39.4%#INDvAUS
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) January 14, 2020
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 14, 2020
— Saumitra Shankar (@saumitrashankar) January 14, 2020
India aren’t as bad as they’ve turned out today. But Australia really are a top-class team – India mustn’t think too much out of the box and need to just go back to the same order that has helped them in the past #IndvsAus
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) January 14, 2020
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) January 14, 2020
That's it! Australia have recorded their biggest win over India EVER! Incredible performance
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 14, 2020
The way India have bowled, Australia could have chased down anything. Proper outclassed, completely outplayed. PLENTY to think for Kohli and co. Windies scared, Australia are screaming in the face with the game
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) January 14, 2020
Highest targets chased down without losing a wkt (ODI)
279 SA v Ban Kimberley 2017 (Amla, De Kock)
256 Aus v Ind Mumbai 2020 (Finch, Warner) *
255 Eng v SL Edgbaston 2016 (Hales, Roy)
236 NZ v Zim Harare 2015 (Guptill, Latham)#INDvAUS
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) January 14, 2020