Virat Kohli has promised to "rethink" his tactics after struggling again at number four in the batting order as part of a chastening ODI defeat at the hands of Australia.
Australia's first 10-wicket victory against India was fuelled by the third-highest partnership in ODIs between Warner and Finch for their team.
Warner's unbeaten 128 and 110 not out from captain Finch took the tourists to their target of 256 with 78 balls to spare.
He and Finch started the chase in belligerent fashion, putting on 84 runs in the first powerplay.More news: You Season 3 Renewed By Netflix as Story Relocates
Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar broke the stand by dismissing Rahul for 47 before pace spearhead Pat Cummins sent Dhawan back in the next over. One can not afford to experiment against this Australian bowling line-up.
Australia's progress might have been less relentless had Shardul Thakur's appeal for a leg-side catch when Warner had made five been upheld - but the batsman's review proved successful. The duo added 121 runs in less than 23 overs to take India to a strong position but they could not capitalise on that and lost seven wickets for less than 100 runs.
Warner took full advantage, cutting Jasprit Bumrah past point to bring up his 18th ODI century from 88 balls - as well as the 200 partnership - in the 31st over.
Indian captain Virat Kohli admitted his side was thoroughly outplayed after just their second 10-wicket loss on home soil in history.More news: Louis Oosthuizen on course for back-to-back SA Open wins
RESULT: Australia won by 10 wickets.
Skipper Virat Kohli did not last long, hitting Adam Zampa for a six before he was caught and bowled with the next ball for 16. But Kane Richardson claimed Jadeja and Cummins got Pant for 28.
Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan hit a half-century before Australia pulled things back to bowl India out for 255 after being invited to bat.
An update on Pant is expected after the match. "You've got someone like Virat Kohli that has played 230-odd one-day matches and 180 of those have been at No.3 and he has scored nearly 10,000 runs at that particular position", Hayden said in commentary as quoted by Fox Sports.com. We didn't get enough runs.More news: Trump gets warm reception at the LSU-Clemson national championship game
'We'll both be 36 or 37, I've got three kids - I hope that's the last one - and in that three years you've got form, wives, family'. Notably, Aaron Finch's men had overturned a 2-0 deficit to win a 5-match series 3-2 in 2019 in India and this loss at Mumbai in the first ODI is India's 4th successive loss to Australia in ODIs at home.