Australia piled up 272 runs after their skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat first in the ongoing decider at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. The visitors got off to a good start as their openers Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja put on 76 runs for the opening stand. Khawaja was the aggressor whereas Finch took a cautious approach in the first ten overs.

Ravindra Jadeja provided the first breakthrough for the Indian side as he was able to get the turn in his first over. Jadeja was able to hit the top of off-stump and Finch was dismissed on 27 runs after facing 43 balls with the help of four fours.

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Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli celebrate Aaron Finch’s wicket. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Australia were 175-1.

On the other hand, Usman Khawaja continued his good form going. Khawaja and previous match centurion Peter Handscomb added 99 runs for the second wicket. Both the batsman rotated the strike at regular intervals to take Australia to a commanding position.

Khawaja continued his good form as he scored his second century of the series as well as his career. However, Khawaja was dismissed soon after completing his personal milestone. The left-hander was looking to clear the cover fielder but could not get the alleviation he was looking for.

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Indian bowlers make a roaring comeback.

Subsequently, India was able to pick up the threads as Glenn Maxwell was dismissed early by Ravindra Jadeja. Maxwell like Khawaja could not clear Virat Kohli at the cover region.

Mohammed Shami got the extra bounce to take the outside edge of Peter Handscomb soon after the right-hander completed his fifty. The previous match hero Ashton Turner looked threatening but he was caught in the deep by Ravindra Jadeja.

Meanwhile, Marcus Stoinis played on against Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took two wickets. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he scalped two wickets. In fact, the off-spinner gave away only 45 runs in his 10 overs quota. Furthermore, Shami also took two wickets in his spell.

However, Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson were able to add crucial runs in the end stage of the match.

Here is how Twitter reacts to the first innings:

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