12 Jan 2019, 16:35 IST
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.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2019
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.
1000 – Australia have turn into the primary crew in worldwide cricket to amass 1,000 wins throughout all codecs. Echelon.#AUSvIND
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