India vs Australia: David Warner becomes third fastest to score 5,000 runs in ODIs
Mumbai | Jagran Sports Desk: Australian batsman David Warner on Tuesday scored 5,000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and by doing this he became the third fastest in the world to do that. It took just 115 innings for the 33-year-old to achieve the feat.
Only Hashim Amla (101 innings) and Virat Kohli and Vivian Richards (114 innings) are ahead of him. Warner also became the fastest Australia to score 5,000 runs in ODIs.
Ever since his comeback to international cricket, the 33-year-old has been in brilliant form. Recently, he had scored a triple hundred against Pakistan in Test cricket in Australia.
He also had a brilliant World Cup 2019 in which he scored over 600 runs.
The first match of the three match ODI series is underway between India and Australia in Mumbai. Earlier, Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc scalped three batsmen as Australia bundled out India for 255 in 49.1 over after electing to bowl in the opening match of the ODI series, here on Tuesday.
India did not drop any of its three openers -- Rohit Sharma (10) Shikhar Dhawan (74) and KL Rahul (47) -- with skipper Virat Kohli (16) deciding to bat at number at four.
When Dhawan and Rahul were at the crease, India were cruising towards a big total but their dismissal in space of 10 balls affected their run-rate. They raised a 121-run partnership for the second wicket.
The hosts struggled to raise any substantial partnership after that but Kuldeep Yadav's useful 17-run cameo help the team cross the 250-run mark.
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who has been under the scanner for some time, yet again frittered away a good start, scoring 28 off 33 balls.
The Wankhede stadium track offered good bounce to Australia pacers, who were willing to be patient and were rewarded for being disciplined.
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