Rohit ton in useless as Australia register 1,000th win



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12 Jan 2019, 16:35 IST
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Rohit Sharma scored a century towards Australia

Rohit Sharma’s century proved in useless as India suffered a 34-run loss to Australia, who turned the primary crew to register 1,000 wins in worldwide cricket within the first ODI on the SCG on Saturday.

The India opener blasted a surprising 133 off 129 deliveries because the vacationers chased a seemingly achievable goal of 289 on a sluggish pitch for victory to observe up their 2-1 triumph within the four-match Check collection.

Debutant Jason Behrendorff (2-39) and newcomer Jhye Richardson (4-26) had the vacationers in hassle at 4-Three inside 4 overs, however MS Dhoni – who turned the fifth batsman to achieve 10,000 runs for India – and Rohit bought them again on monitor with a 137-run union.

Nonetheless, Ambati Rayudu (0) wasted a assessment that might have saved Dhoni had it been accessible, and India have been unable to get better regardless of Rohit’s greatest efforts.

Australia misplaced captain Aaron Finch (6) early when he was bowled via the gate by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-66), whereas Alex Carey (24) regarded good earlier than reducing Kuldeep Yadav (2-54) to Rohit at first slip to depart the hosts at 41-2.

Usman Khawaja (59) and Shaun Marsh (54) steadied the ship for the hosts, nevertheless it got here on the expense of runs – their stand of 92 for the third wicket got here from 111 deliveries.

Peter Handscomb (73 off 61 balls) and Marcus Stoinis (47 not out) – introduced in forward of Glenn Maxwell (11no) – picked up the tempo as India struggled on the demise within the absence of the rested Jasprit Bumrah, their last 10 overs went for 93 runs.

The hosts wasted a assessment on the fifth ball however Behrendorff had his maiden ODI wicket off the following ship with Shikhar Dhawan going for a duck leg earlier than.

Richardson struck twice in three deliveries so as to add Rayudu to the scalp of Virat Kohli (3), a poor assessment from the previous which means Dhoni had no possibility however to stroll after being trapped lbw to a ball that replays confirmed pitched exterior leg.

The previous skipper and Rohit had stabilised the innings, however like Khawaja and Marsh they scored at a sluggish charge – their 137-run union got here from 172 balls.

Rohit injected some urgency with three fours off one Peter Siddle over en path to his fourth ODI ton in Australia – greater than another batsman has managed towards the crew on their very own soil – however Dinesh Karthik (12) and Jadeja (8) have been unable to supply assist.

A thunderous six into the second tier past deep midwicket noticed Rohit sustain the specter of a late surge from India, however when he heaved Stoinis (2-66) to Maxwell the jig was up for the vacationers.

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