Result: Australian bowlers restrict India to win first ODI

Result: Australia win first ODI in India
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Australia beat India by 72 runs in Pune in the first of seven one-day internationals between the two nations.

Australia have won the first of seven one-day internationals against India by 72 runs in Pune.

The tourists set a victory target of 305 after knocks of 85 and 72 from George Bailey and Aaron Finch respectively, as well as late flurries from James Faulkner (27 off 22 balls) and Clint McKay (11* off 4).

Faulkner took the first of his three wickets in the seventh over when a full delivery was nicked through to Brad Haddin by Shikhar Dhawan (7).

He was so pumped up by the dismissal that he went for a high-five with Haddin but missed, poking his wicket-keeper in the eye.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli moved India on steadily before Sharma fell eight runs short of his half-century by clipping to Phil Hughes.

Suresh Raina joined Kohli at the crease and the pair put on another decent partnership before Raina (39) thick-edged to Xavier Doherty at third man.

The big wicket came in the next over when Mitchell Johnson's pace and bounce proved too much for Yuvraj Singh, who hit an early six before edging through to Haddin on seven.

Kohli's dogged innings of 61 and any Indian hope of a late surge towards 300 came to an end in the 35th over, with the remaining five batsmen failing to score more than 20.

The second match takes place in Jaipur on Wednesday.

Aaron Finch of Australia celebrates making 150 runs during the 1st NatWest Series T20 match between England and Australia at Ageas Bowl on August 29, 2013
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