India got a reality check when George Bailey's Australia humbled them by 72 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the seven-match series. (All BCCI Images)
Aaron Finch led the way with a brisk 72.
The Indian bowlers kept the Aussies in check initially.
George Bailey led from the front with 85 runs off 82 balls.
But Australia's middle and lower order came to the party and boosted the total to 304/8.
Rohit Sharma hit a quick 42 to give India hope.
Virat Kohli's 61 looked set to take India home.
Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli put on a good partnership.
But the Aussie bowlers led by James Faulkner kept on chipping away at the wickets and India fell well short as they folded for 232.
Oct 10 2013,
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