Win the toss, elect to bat in an excellent batting condition and make full use of it. That is exactly what India has done here. They have set the Aussies a massive target. They could have probably got more but they will be extremely pleased with where they are at the moment.
The openers laid the foundation for a big score, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 193 runs. The former was dismissed in the 90s but the latter went onto get a ton. Once he got to his hundred, he was smashing the ball at will. With him striking the ball so well and a lot of batting to come, India would have been eyeing the 400-run mark then. However, after his wicket no batsman could make use of the starts. Pant and Rahul both got off to starts but were dismissed at the wrong time for India. Some meaty blows though towards the end from Shankar saw them finish on 358.
Not a lot to write for the Aussie bowlers. It was a difficult day for them. The wicket had nothing on offer but you can say, they were poor with their lines and lengths too. Cummins did not seem at his best today but still finished with a fifer. Jhye did take three but his economy was above 9. Zampa was economical but only had a wicket to his name.
So the target is one short of 360. The wicket is a belter but there will be scoreboard pressure on the Australians. They will have to bat really well to get to this.