|Prediction||India to win|
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|Date and hour of the match||13.30 IST on the 17th January 2020|
The Tale of the First Game
Australia showed no signs of rust in the first ODI as they beat India by ten wickets. Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat first, a decision that he might have been regretting when Shikhar Dhawan and Kannur Rahul took their side to 134/1.
However, four wickets then fell for just 30 runs and India limped their way towards a score of 255. Not many in the stands thought this was going to be enough, but none expected Australia to win so easily. David Warner struck 128* from 112 balls while Finch hit 110 from 114 balls to see their side to victory with 12.2 overs remaining.
No Need for Indian Panic Stations
India will not panic as they know that they have plenty of talent in their team. This was simply a bad day at the office, something that we all have from time to time. There is no doubt that many Indian fans will be calling for a number of changes to be made for the 2nd ODI, but there is no need to push the panic button.
We expect to see pretty much the same team take to the park in Rajkot and we expect a strong reaction from them.
Australia at Their Best
Many thought that Australia would be a bit rusty coming into this ODI series as they have been playing a lot of Test cricket lately, but Warner and Finch switched into limited overs mode with ease. However, the fact that none of the other batsman got time out in the middle is something that might go against Australia.
If the Indian bowlers can get Warner and Finch out early in the next game, then they will be able to see if Australia’s other batsmen are equally as focused.
This is Our Match Prediction
Although India suffered their first ever 10-wicket defeat to Australia in the first ODI match, we are still backing Kohli and his men to level the series on Friday. Many times in the past India have received a pasting in the first match, only to put that behind them and show their quality in the next match. We are backing them to do exactly that on Friday.
Australia played a nearly perfect match, but we would be very surprised if they were able to do the same in a couple of days.