Australia will beat India “convincingly in all formats,” said Michael Vaughan


Former England captain Michael Vaughan took to Twitter on Saturday, making a big appeal about how he thinks things will turn out in India’s ongoing tour of Australia. The hosts won the opening ODI by 66 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with Aaron Finch and Steve Smith striking for centuries. The visitors showed themselves poor, with the likes of Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer coming out cheaply. The former England captain thinks it will be very easy for Australia to beat India in all three formats on their ongoing tour. Vaughan tweeted, “Early call … I think Australia will convincingly beat this tour in all formats in India … #AUSvIND”.

India’s tour of Australia consists of three ODIs, three T20Is and a four-game test run. The Aussies are currently leading 1-0 in the ODI series.

In the first ODI, Australian captain Finch won the toss and decided to hit. In 50 overs, Australia posted a massive 374 for six. Aside from Finch and Smith’s barrel, David Warner also recorded half a century, while Glenn Maxwell scored a quick 45 hit from 19 balls.

Like their batting division, the Indian bowling line-up also failed to shoot at the SCG, with Jasprit Bumrah getting 73 runs in 10 overs and only getting a lonely layoff. Mohammed Shami was the bright spot, taking three wickets from 10 overs.

During the pursuit of India, Australians Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa were on fire. Hazlewood took three wickets, which consisted of the significant layoffs of Agarwal, Kohli and Iyer.

Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya tried to turn a corner, but the total of Australia proved unreachable that day.


Dhawan scored 74 from 96 balls, while Pandya hit 90 from 76 balls.

The second ODI will take place on Sunday and India is hoping to make a comeback. After the ODIs, the first T20I will be held on December 4. The first Test begins on December 17.

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