Sydney ODI: Australia post 288 for 5 against India

Khawaja Marsh Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh during their 92-run partnership in the Sydney ODI against India | Twitter handle of BCCI

Australia recovered from the early loss of its openers to post a total of 288 for five in the first ODI against India at Sydney on Saturday.

Usman Khawaja (59) and Shaun Marsh (54) consolidated the innings with a 92-run partnership after the early loss of captain Aaron Finch (six) and wicket-keeper Alex Carney (24). Ravindra Jadeja, who was playing in place of the now-suspended Hardik Pandya, trapped Khawaja leg-before wicket before the partnership gained momentum.

Marsh then combined with Peter Handscomb (73) to post Australia's second straight 50 partnership in the innings before being caught by Mohammed Shami off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav.

Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis (47 not out) powered the Australian score past 250 with a partnership of 68 runs. Both batsmen hit two sixes each, with Handscomb falling to Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in the 48th over.

For India, Kumar and Yadav claimed two wickets each.

For Australia, a notable inclusion in the match was fast bowler Peter Siddle, who was playing his first ODI since 2010.