In the first ODI between teams India and Australia, Indian pacers restricted Australian batters to scoring a low target of 188 in 35.4 overs as they were all out due to the destructive bowling of Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj. Both the pacers took 3 wickets each and broke the backbone of the Australian batting line-up. Mitchell Marsh was the highest scorer from the Australian batting side, who added a crucial 81 runs on 65 balls to reach the total.
India won the match against Australia by chasing 189 runs. The team faced a difficult situation when four players Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav were out in the first 11 overs by Mitchell Starc and Marcus Stoinis, both of them took 3 and 2 wickets respectively. However, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul helped India to recover and take the lead.
When Pandya was out, Australia saw a chance to win, but Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja did not let that happen. They played sensibly and carefully until India won the game. Rahul scored 75 runs off 91 balls, and Jadeja hit the winning shot and reached 45 runs off 69 balls.