12 Jan 2019, 17:04 IST
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s reserve pacemen and recalled batsmen beat India by 34 runs on the Sydney Cricket Floor, the place Rohit Sharma scored 133 however could not overhaul the hosts’ 288-5 within the one-day worldwide sequence opener.
Usman Khawaja scored 59 throughout his first ODI in nearly two years whereas Peter Handscomb, enjoying his first one-day match in 15 months, top-scored with 73 after Australia captain Aaron Finch gained the toss and determined to bat.
Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson, each referred to as up within the absence of rested tempo bowlers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, rapidly decreased India to 4 wickets for 3 runs.
Behrendorff trapped Shikhar Dhawan lbw for a golden duck then Richardson, who completed with figures of 4-26 and was named man of the match, eliminated Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu inside three balls.
Sharma countered together with his 22nd one-day century, sharing a 137-run stand with M.S. Dhoni as they threatened to take India to victory.
A victory equation of 75 runs from the ultimate 5 overs finally proved insurmountable and Sharma went down swinging at Marcus Stoinis.
Earlier, Stoinis smacked an unbeaten 47 off 43 balls as Australia batted out its full 50 overs for simply the third time in 9 ODIs beneath coach Justin Langer.
“I am ecstatic,” Richardson mentioned. “It is good to place a private efficiency on the board however I am simply actually excited with the best way Australian cricket is heading.”
The groups play the second one-dayer on Tuesday in Adelaide and the third Friday in Melbourne.
“We stored shedding wickets on the fallacious time,” Sharma mentioned. “These are the video games that can educate you numerous.”
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