Kuldeep Yadav has scalped Shaun Marsh(54) and Australia who bat first at 193/4 in the first ODI against Australia at Sydney on Saturday.
Usman Khawaja stood well for Australia (59) and finally surrendered to Ravindra Jadeja. While Alex Carey added 24 runs, Aaron Finch could add only 6 runs. Peter Handscomb is continuing his aggression (41).
Buoyed by their first-ever Test series victory Down Under, the Indian team were confident on Saturday. The three-match ODI series is being seen as one that will mark the start of World Cup preparation for both India and Australia, with the quadrennial tournament just five months away.
India opted to rest pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah for the series in order to give him some much-needed rest after a hectic season, and Khaleel Ahmed and Mohammed Shami are expected to handle pace duties alongside Bhuvneshwar Kumar.