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Splendid victory of Australia against India in the First ODI

Battered by the fierce pace of James Faulkner and clever swing of Clint McKay, Indian batting order simply faltered to allow Australia to clinch a triumphant victory in the First One Day International in the current tour. The record book unfolds that a solid opening partnership is needed to set up a huge target and while chasing a steep target too. While the Indians lost their first wicket at 26, their arch rivals could set up an impressive 110 for their first wicket. Had the Sourav-Sachin, the most cherished opening partnership emerged it would have acted as the savior to sparkle the jinx ridden Indian batting sojourn. Alas! Both have bid adieu to international one day cricket and Srini-Dhoni combo has failed to evolve the right alternative as yet. The scoreboard depicts that Bailey could score a match winning 85 and furies of Flinch could be stopped only at 72. A target of 304 was adequate enough to ensure a batting collapse for India. Though Kohli’s 61 and Rohit Sharma’s 42 could raise the glimpses of hopes, the remaining batting line-up crumbled as the asking rate was too high. Indians simply succumbed to the immense pressure of a high asking rate. The score of 232 all out in the 50th over had been registered in the record book but that shows hardly anything about India’s shabby batting performance. Yuvraj-Dhoni combo failed miserably while the latter had lost his off stump. Yuvraj could not show even the flashes of his scintillating batting endeavors of the last T20 match; though he is the only Indian batsman who could reach the milestone of achieving a 3-digit asking rate. It is worth mentioning that Yuvraj Singh had claimed two wickets during the batting regime of Australia. Such a gorgeous victory dominated by the apparently juniors of the Australian squad at Pune would certainly inspire them in the following matches. The psychological boost had become essential for the Australia cricket team and India had simply surrendered in front of their seemingly harmless bowling line up. Indians had become jubilant by the emphatic victory in the solitary T20, but their dreams have been dismayed by the untidy batting performance of the world famous...

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