Australia clinches the first ODI by 34 runs
India 254/9 (50 Overs)
Australia 288/5 (50 Overs)
22nd ODI hundred for Rohit Sharma, India still in the fray!
need 105 off 54 balls.
Handscomb, Stoinis blitz help Australia set a target of 289!
Australia 288-5 (50 overs)
Australia 186-4 (37.3 overs)
Peter Handscomb 33(34)
Yadav deceives Marsh in flight gets, Shami grabs the catch.
Australia 160-3 (34 overs)
Peter Handscomb 15(21)
Shaun Marsh 47(62)
After two quick losses of wickets, Australia pounced back with a 90+ stand between Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh. Khawaja got dismissed by Jadeja at 59, while Marsh continues to frustrate the Indian bowler, in partnership with Peter Handscomb.
Home team Australia won the toss and have opted to bat
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2019
A thumping victory in the Test series and the controversy at Koffee with Karan that followed, meant that India won’t have the services of KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for the first ODI down under. Hardik could be missed while Rahul was anyway not amongst the probables.