Sahara Stadium to host first ODI

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) The Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium will host its first One-Day International (ODI) when Australia tour India for one Twenty20 and seven ODIs during October-November.

All the ODIs will be day-and-night matches starting at 2.30 p.m., said a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement.

The following are the ODI fixtures: Pune (Oct 13), Jaipur (Oct 16), Mohali (Oct 19), Ranchi (Oct 23), Cuttack (Oct 26), Nagpur (Oct 30), Bangalore (Nov 2).

The lone T20I will be played ahead of the ODI series Oct 10 at Rajkot, beginning at 7 p.m.

The Sahara Stadium hosted the first T20I in December last year when India beat England by five wickets.

Australia last visited India for a seven-match ODI series in October-November 2009, when they won 4-2 while their last bilateral ODI series in India was a three-match series in October 2010, of which two were washed out and India won the only game in Visakhapatnam.

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