The first ODI between India and Australia was played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia beat India by 66 runs in this match. After winning the toss, the Austrian team made 374 runs after losing six wickets in the prescribed 50 overs. The Indian team could only manage 308 runs at the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs.

After this victory, Australia took a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Pandya scored the highest 90 runs for India. During this innings, Pandya faced 76 balls and hit four sixes in addition to seven fours. At the same time, Shikhar Dhawan scored 74 runs from 86 balls.

Earlier, Australia scored their highest score in ODIs against India on the centuries of captain Aaron Finch and Steve Smith. Apart from Finch and Smith, David Warner also scored a half-century while playing a brilliant innings. Warner scored 69 runs in 76 balls with the help of 6 fours. Finch scored 114 off 124 balls. Smith smashed 105 off 66 balls. In his innings, Smith hit 11 fours and six fours. Smith was awarded the Man of the Match award for a brilliant knock. Mohammed Shami took three wickets for India.