However, both Finch and Smith have weathered the early storm well. The plan seems to be simple — keep wickets in hand and accelerate in the middle overs. Despite the sedate start, Australia are going at a healthy run-rate — scoring 57 in the first 10 overs. For India, the biggest threat will be Smith, who was prolific against the same Indian attack in the Test series earlier in the summer.
Both India and Australia have fielded unchanged sides.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Michael Clarke (captain), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood.