India have taken a 1-0 lead over Australia in the ODI series, winning by five wickets after overcoming an early blitzkrieg from Mitchell Starc in Mumbai.
Starc’s early strikes in vain as India beat Australia
India have overcome a scintillating spell from Mitchell Starc to post a five-wicket win over Australia in the series-opening ODI clash in Mumbai.
Australia were bowled out for a paltry 188 in 35.4 overs on Friday after suffering a collapse of 8-59.
Mitch Marsh top-scored with 81 off 65 balls, but the rest of the star-studded batting line-up failed to fire.
In reply, India were in all sorts of trouble at 4-39 and 5-83 after Starc (3-49) and Marcus Stoinis (2-27) tore through the top and middle order.