LIVE India v/s Australia 1st ODI Match Commentary: India lose Dhawan in 7th over

Welcome to the LIVE coverage of the 1st ODI between India and Australia.

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India have won the toss at Perth and decided to bat first. Barindar Sran is the debutant for India, and Manish Pandey gets a look in over Gurkeerat Singh.

Joel Paris and Scott Boland have made it to the Australian side. Australia are unbeaten in the last 14 ODIs at home.

On Monday, Australian captain Steve Smith has said that Australia have to be at their very best in order to beat India.

Smith made these comments at a press conference prior to the first ODI which begins in Perth on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Indian ODI captain MS Dhoni confirmed Mohammad Shami’s injury, and said that India would play newcomer Barinder Sran sometime in the series.

The last time the two teams met in an ODI in Australia was in the World Cup semifinal last year, where Australia thrashed India by 95 runs.

Pacer Mohammad Shami has been ruled out with an injury and replaced by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but India need just one win in the 5-match series to remain No 2 in the ICC ODI Rankings.

Related Read: Here’s what India and Virat Kohli need to do to hold onto their second place in ICC rankings

09:52 AM
Over 15

Very full ball on middle, Rohit almost digs it out to mid on.

Missed out on the full toss. Nice, loopy full toss on off, Rohit hits it straight to mid off.

FOUR. Brilliant straight drive to end the over. Rohit wasn’t getting perfect timing for a while, but eventually he does. Last ball of the over, 5 dot balls and then Rohit drives straight down the ground and past mid on for four.

India 78/1 after 15 overs.

09:48 AM
Over 14

FOUR. Another great shot from Kohli, another poor delivery. Too many drives today, the Aussies haven’t bowled the right length.

Now a single to fine leg.

India 74/1 after 14 overs.

09:44 AM
Over 12

FOUR. Pitched up again from Mitchell Marsh, and driven sweetly through a vacant extra cover area for four.

India 68/1 after 13 overs.

09:37 AM
Over 11

FOUR. Shocking start from Mitchell Marsh. Back to back full tosses. The second one is placed fluently through midwicket for four.

Single off the last ball, India 61/1 after 11 overs.

09:33 AM
Over 10

FOUR. Beautiful on drive by Virat Kohli, ball rushes to the fence in a hurry.

FOUR. Now Kohli thumps the ball down the ground, gets another four even as the fielder drives. India 52/1 after 10 overs.

09:28 AM
Over 9

Short arm pull by Rohit, India get 3 at long leg.

India 42/1 after 9 overs.

09:21 AM
Over 7

Ball seams back into Dhawan and he misses it all ends up.

OUT! Dhawan goes for a Rohit like hook-pull over long leg. Extra pace, steep bounce and Dhawan was late. Mitchell Marsh takes a good catch at long leg. Dhawan fails again, out for 9. India 36/1.

Mr Virat Kohli is out to the middle.

Good bouncer to Kohli first ball, India 37/1 after 7 overs.

09:15 AM
Over 6

FOUR. Finally Dhawan gets his timing right. Eases onto the front foot, perfect backlift and neat drive for four through covers.

Now a single to short mid on.

Almost through! After a single by Rohit, Dhawan plays from the crease to a sharp incutter and the ball is inside edged just past the leg stump.

India 35/0 after 6 overs

09:12 AM
Over 5

Dhawan is clearly out of form. Still fighting to find his feet. 3 off 11.

Single off the last ball to third man prevents the maiden. India 29/0 after 5 overs.

09:05 AM
Over 4

Dhawan misses a flick dangerously, but an inside edge saves him from a clean LBW.

SIX! Short, and Rohit plays a fantastic swivel hook shot. Great timing, with the wind and lands well back into the stands. That was actually a good bouncer.

India 28/0 after 4 overs.

09:02 AM
Over 3

FOUR. What a bouncer from Josh Hazlewood, rose slowly, ended throat high for Rohit who played a bad hook. Keeper jumps high to catch but can’t get to it. Four runs.

Beaten outside off stump, decent seam movement.

Four dots to finish the over, India 20/0 after 3 overs.

08:58 AM
Over 2

Debutant Joel Paris is going to bowl.

What a great first ball in international cricket. Swinging, full straight ball, right on the edge of the toe, Rohit got his bat down just in time. Appeal not given.

Dhawan drives through the covers for two, didn’t get the right timing.

After 2 overs India are 14/0.

08:54 AM
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have come out to bat.

Over 1

First runs off the first ball of the over. Two through midwicket.

FOUR. On the pads again and this time Rohit gets it even better in the middle, through wide mid on for four.

FOUR. Hazlewood strays on the pads again and it’s four more. To fine leg.

India 11/0 after 1 over.