India, Jan. 14 -- Virat Kohli's decision to move one step down the order to accommodate KL Rahul dominated talk about the Indian innings, triggered by the skipper's cheap dismissal and the misfiring Indian middle-order. The hosts ended on 255, a total which was inadequate in the face of a strong Australian line-up. To the disappointment of a packed Wankhede Stadium, so it proved to be. The visitors made light of the target, racing to victory in 37.4 overs with David Warner and Aaron Finch putting on a record opening partnership to complete a 10-wicket win in the first ODI on Tuesday.

In the process, Warner scored his 18th ODI hundred (128*) and Finch his 16th (110*). The unbeaten 258-run partnership is the highest in ODIs for Australia a...