India suffered a 10-wicket defeat in the first ODI towards Australia at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. After being requested to bat first, Virat Kohli & co. have been bundled out for 255, regardless of Shikhar Dhawan scoring a nicely-made 74. Coming out to chase 256, Australia openers David Warner and skipper Aaron Finch confirmed no mercy as they hammered Indian bowlers throughout the park to chase down the whole within the 38th over, with out shedding a single wicket.
India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter after the match, and praised Australia for “total domination” at Wankhede. In a tweet, he wrote: “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.”
Total domination by the Aussies at Wankhede right this moment.. Great innings @AaronFinch5 @davidwarner31 congratulations @CricketAus I’m positive our boys in blue will come again stronger in Rajkot #INDvAUS #realchallange
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 14, 2020
Harbhajan was not the one one to react after India’s crushing defeat. Here are different Twitter reactions:
What a dominating efficiency from Australia. Excellent efficiency from the bowling unit adopted up by sensible 100s from Warner and Finch. I’m positive India will study from this expertise and bounce again strongly in Rajkot. #INDvsAUS
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 14, 2020
What’s extra troubling—India getting dismissed for 255 inside 50 overs. Or India not choosing a single wicket? I’m going with the latter. One-sided ultimately. #IndvAus
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 14, 2020
Australia have been magnificent. With bat, and particularly with ball. For India, a recreation to overlook.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 14, 2020
Australia win by 10 wickets 🔟
— ICC (@ICC) January 14, 2020
That’s that from the Wankhede.
Absolute domination by the Australian openers as Australia win the first ODI by 10 wickets and go 1-zero up within the three-match sequence.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 14, 2020
Speaking on Australia’s efficiency Kohli stated: “We were totally outplayed in all departments. It’s a strong Australian team, if you don’t play well, they could hurt you. We saw that with the bat in hand. We didn’t get enough runs. I thought we were too respectful at certain phases and it cost us. Can’t do that against a team like Australia.”
India and Australia will play the 2nd ODI at Rajkot on Friday.