Australia got off to the perfect start with the bat as Aaron Finch attacked from the get go while Warner started watchfully, much like the first T20 of the summer against Pakistan. However, in similar fashion to that match Warner came alive and boosted his strike rate with a flurry of boundaries after surviving a scare which saw the DRS overturn a caught behind decision.
All of a sudden the visitors were going at a rate of knots, 0/84 after the first ten overs, before Finch brought up the 100-run partnership with a maximum.
Both quickly past fifty and with the field back were content to push the singles around with the required run-rate under 4 per over. India had no answers as the pair ticked off the milestones and were soon in sight of the required total.
Warner continued his great summer form from the T20’s and Test series, finishing with 128 not-out from 112 balls to get the man of the match, while Finch was unbeaten on 110. The partnership of 258 is the highest ever ODI stand against India.
The loss for India puts the pressure on the home side who must win at Rajkot on Friday in the second of a three match series. Australia will be looking to wrap up the series to win their consecutive ODI series in India after coming back from 2-0 down last year to win the series 3-2.