Starting the innings, Shubman Gill and Ruturaj Gaikwad both registered impressive half-centuries to lead India to a five-wicket victory over Australia in the opening ODI of the three-match series held on Friday. In pursuit of a target of 277, Gill displayed his prowess with a score of 74 from 63 deliveries, while Gaikwad contributed 71 runs from 77 balls, allowing India to reach 281 for five with eight balls to spare. Captain KL Rahul (58 not out) and Suryakumar Yadav (50) also made significant contributions, both achieving half-centuries.

In the initial innings, Australia, after being put in to bat, managed to score 276 runs in their allotted 50 overs. David Warner top-scored with 52 runs, followed by Steve Smith with 41, and wicketkeeper Josh Inglis added 45 runs down the order. Indian pacer Mohammed Shami excelled with the ball, claiming five wickets for 51 runs.

Australia: 276 all out in 50 overs (David Warner 52, Steve Smith 41, Josh Inglis 45; Mohammed Shami 5/51). India: 281/5; 48.4 overs (Shubman Gill 74, Ruturaj Gaikwad 71, KL Rahul 58 not out, Suryakumar Yadav 50; Adam Zampa 2/57).

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