David Warner had a slightly uncomfortable start but went on to play a fine innings © Getty Images (File Photo)
David Warner had a slightly uncomfortable start but went on to play a fine innings © Getty Images (File Photo)

David Warner scored his fifth One-Day International (ODI) century and his first against India in the fifth and final match of the series at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Like all the other batsmen, Warner struggled for timing early on especially against the newcomer Jasprit Bumrah with his unusual skidding action. However, unlike the other top order batsmen Warner played out the initial period of uncertainty and when on to fine his rhythm in due time. Finally, he managed to open up and started playing an innings that can be easily associated to his style of play. Warner was finally dismissed for 122 by Ishant Sharma. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Australia 2015-16, 5th ODI at Sydney

He recognised that he was having troubles against Bumrah, so he played him off safely but attacked the other bowlers. There was a degree of caution in his batting though owing to the loss of wickets at the other end. He was involved in a big partnership with Mitchell Marsh taking Australia out of a precarious position. Live Cricket Blog: India vs Australia 2015-16, 5th ODI at Sydney

Earlier, India won the toss and elected to bowl first. For most part of the previous game they looked comfortable chasing before being involved in one of the most dramatic collapses in modern times. India will look to keep Australia to a manageable total and then chase it down. Given the trends in this series, they will fancy their chances if they can keep Australia restricted to a score less than 300 or early 300s.