India vs Australia, 1st ODI: Rohit Sharma’s unprejudiced appropriate hundred goes in ineffective as India lose series-opener – Times of India

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SYDNEY: Rohit Sharma‘s individual brilliance changed into not enough to face up for a floundering high and middle expose as India suffered a 34-plod defeat by the fingers of a resilient Australia within the critical One-day World, here on Saturday.

Sharma conjured up a aesthetic 133 of 129 balls for his twenty 2nd ODI hundred but within the discontinuance it handiest helped in reducing the defeat-margin as India ended up at 254 for nine whereas chasing a 289-plod design.

Scorecard: India vs Australia, 1st ODI

Three of India’s high four batsmen may well well maybe maybe not reach double-digit and lasted a mere Eleven balls.

With 10 fours and 6 sixes, Sharma reached his hundred off a hundred and ten balls, equalling Sourav Ganguly‘s narrative of twenty-two ODI centuries and is now on the support of handiest Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Virat Kohli (38).

India had been gasping after losing three batsmen at a single-digit obtain of four earlier than Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (51) combined to stitch collectively a 137-plod stand for the fourth wicket.

Debutant Jason Behrendorff broke the partnership by sending support Dhoni, who grew to alter into handiest the fifth batsman to complete 10,000 runs in ODI cricket for India all over the direction of his knock that came off Ninety six balls.

Tendulkar, Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Kohli are the other batsmen to manufacture the feat.

The hosts owe their 1-0 lead within the three-match series to a collective batting effort by their middle-expose batsmen, namely Peter Handscomb, who switched gears in time to lead his aspect to 288 for 5 with his seventy three-plod knock.

Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis (forty seven not out) grabbed the momentum with their 68-plod stand for the fifth wicket as Australia scored ninety three runs within the final 10 overs.

Usman Khawaja (fifty nine) and Shaun Marsh (fifty four) also scored half of-centuries for the hosts who lost skipper Aaron Finch (6) in a gradual start after electing to bat.

Young paceman Jhye Richardson (four/26) rocked the Indian middle expose by brushing off India skipper Virat Kohli (three) and Ambati Rayudu (0) in space of three balls and later added wickets of Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja in a profession-handiest efficiency.

First, Behrendorff (2-39) trapped Shikhar Dhawan lbw for a first-ball duck earlier than Richardson swung into action. Kohli changed into caught at short square leg, and then two balls later Rayudu (0) changed into trapped plumb lbw, as the Indian high-expose changed into destroyed.

It build aside astronomical brakes on the scoring at the same time as Sharma and Dhoni struggled to web going. So well-known so, India managed handiest a paltry 21/three within the critical ten overs.

Their 50-stand came off Eighty two balls, whereas they took India past one hundred within the twenty sixth over at the same time as Australia started to if truth be told feel the force.

Sharma reached his half of-century off sixty two balls, whereas Dhoni reached his 68th ODI half of-century off ninety three balls.

Thanks to the preliminary caution, India had been handiest positioned at 141/four within the Thirty 2nd over, when Dhoni changed into trapped lbw by Behrendorff.

Sharma changed into initiating to plod out of partners thereafter as Richardson castled Dinesh Karthik within the fortieth over.

The plod-tear came to an informal conclude by the forty sixth over as Ravindra Jadeja (8) and Sharma holed out within the space of ten balls.

Marcus Stoinis (2-sixty six) dismissed Sharma, and India’s hopes perished with him for there changed into too well-known for the final tailenders to manufacture.

Earlier, India spinners Kuldeep Yadav (2/fifty four) and Jadeja (1/forty eight) shared three wickets between them whereas pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/sixty six) accounted for two batsmen.

Kumar bowled Finch (6) within the 1/three over, an inswinger slipping in via the gate.

Alex Carey (24) made a exact start and changed into attempting build aside of living for a protracted innings, when Yadav outfoxed him in his very first over, caught at scuttle off a sooner high-spinner. Australia handiest managed Forty one/2 within the critical 10 overs.

It brought Khawaja and Marsh collectively, and moreover they build aside on 92 runs off 111 balls for the 1/three wicket. In doing so, they pushed India to web changes within the middle overs.

Khaleel Ahmed (0/fifty five) had an off day as he struggled with this entrance-foot and alter over line and dimension.

Khawaja-Marsh pair added 50 in Sixty one balls as Australia crossed one hundred within the twenty 1/three over. Khawaja brought up his fifth ODI half of-century off 70 balls, and unfolded somewhat more to play some aesthetic sweeps.

Nonetheless he perished in that manner as Jadeja trapped him lbw within the twenty ninth over, providing a truly important step forward for India. Marsh carried on though, and reached his Thirteenth ODI half of-century off 65 balls. He build aside up fifty three runs off fifty five balls with Handscomb for the fourth wicket.

Their 50-plod stand came off handiest 49 balls as Australia started to level to somewhat more urgency. Australia in the end managed to atrocious 200 within the 42nd over, but had lost Marsh within the approach as he holed out off Yadav within the thirty eighth over.

Stoinis’ arrival on the crease had helped press issues as each he and Handscomb unfolded with a pair sixes and upped the plod-price.

Handscomb reached his 2nd ODI half of-century off 50 balls, serving to push Australia past 250 within the forty eighth over.

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