The lone Twenty20 between India and Australia at Rajkot on Thursday will serve as a perfect appetizer before the main course - the seven-match ODI series, starting on Sunday. And choice of the venue to kick off a much-awaited tour couldn't have been better as the spectators will throng Rajkot's Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, where runs and entertainment are expected to flow in equal measure - provided it doesn't rain.
The only match staged at the venue, an ODI between India and England at the beginning of this year, yielded 641 runs with just 13 wickets going down, and Thursday's contest is expected to deliver a similar run-feast.
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10:51 pm: That's it from my side. Join us for the live updates of the first ODI between India and Australia. Good Night.
10:49 pm: THANK U VIVEK FOR TELLING ALL THE UPDATES..........:))
10:49 pm: Match winning innings from Yuvraj.
10:49 pm: thanks for chatting vivek
10:49 pm: india win
10:49 pm: India beat Australia by six wickets to win the only T20.
10:48 pm: Two runs to deep extra cover. India win.
10:47 pm: MSD got stress in batting he try to make hard hitting
10:47 pm: India need 2 runs in 3 balls.
10:47 pm: Four runs. MS Dhoni plays it to sweeper cover.
10:46 pm: India need 6 runs in 4 balls.
10:46 pm: shane watson dangerous bowler comes back to bowl
10:46 pm: super live commentry
10:46 pm: Dot ball.
10:45 pm: wow ssuper match
10:45 pm: MSD on strike.
10:45 pm: Yuvraj takes a single to backward square leg.
10:44 pm: Watson starts the new over.
10:44 pm: if any miracle in last over?
10:44 pm: India need 7 runs in 6 balls.
10:44 pm: End of over 19: India 195 for 4; Yuvraj 76, MSD 18.
10:43 pm: if MSD hit a massive six to end of the innings
10:43 pm: Single to backward point.
10:42 pm: Single to mid wicket.
10:41 pm: india gives great replay to aus
10:41 pm: Faulkner to Yuvraj, Four runs. This is highest score for Yuvraj in T20 internationals.
10:40 pm: Faulkner to Dhoni, 1 run.
10:39 pm: Yuvi came back...!!!
10:39 pm: India need 15 runs in 12 balls.
10:39 pm: hai vivek yuvi got a chance in indian team
10:39 pm: SIX! Yuvraj plays it over deep mid wicket. End of over 18: India 187 for 4.
10:37 pm: vivek what do u think who is going to win???
10:37 pm: singh is king
10:37 pm: Four runs. Yuvraj plays it to sweeper cover.
10:36 pm: Wide ball.
10:35 pm: Dot ball.
10:35 pm: india will win
10:34 pm: indiaaaa
10:34 pm: Coulter-Nile to Dhoni, 1 run, square of the wicket.
10:34 pm: India need 29 runs in 18 balls.
10:34 pm: yuviiiii ....
10:33 pm: End of over 17: India 173 for 4; Yuvraj 49, MSD 14.
10:32 pm: Faulkner to Yuvraj, 5 wides.
10:32 pm: SIX more for Yuvraj.