India vs Australia, 1st ODI (D/N), Sydney, Jan 12 2019, India tour of Australia
Match Result: Australia won by 34 runs
Player of the Match: Jhye Richardson
Match Report: Now this is happening often and is not a good sign for India. Another Rohit Sharma century in vain. No real contribution from any other batter. MS Dhoni got a fifty which came at a strike rate of 53. Batters strike at that rate in Tests. Not when you are chasing a target of 289. He will be asked tough questions in the press conference.
Rohit dazzled. Time and time again he keeps showing how gifted he is. Those six sixes he hit were all clean strikes. Coming off the sweet spot of the bat. Hitman, as he is rightly called, was all over the place and Australian bowlers looked tense when he was the crease. Sadly, only he got going from the Indian team and the result was against the Men in Blue.
Aaron Finch | Australia captain: “Very pleased. We knew that they’d try and take it deep and luckily we were able to take wickets and stem the flow. I thought we were around par. I thought with the earlier start, dew wouldn’t come in. We felt the wicket would slow up a bit so I thought it was par. I thought the partnership between Khawaja and Marsh set us up and Pete Handscomb payed a gem.
Anytime you get a team three down early and three big guns it’s very important. I thought Jason handled his nerves brilliantly. And then the youngster Jhye is full of confidence and he’s got a bright future ahead of him. There’s always room to improve.”
Rohit Sharma: “We’re not very pleased with the way we played. I think we were fine with the ball. That wicket was 300 plus par. I think we did well with the ball. We thought 288 was quite gettable. Losing three wickets upfront is never good. I thought Rohit was outstanding and MS supported him but I thought we could have done better with the tempo of the game and we fell short.
They took the game deep to give us a chance. MS got out at that stage. That put pressure on Rohit. One more good partnership and we would have got close. But losing three wickets up front was the problem and Australia were professional enough not to let us back in. I think we have to take it as a day when Australia played better than us. We’re not too stressed about results. I think days like these make you aware of things you have to work on as a team.”
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6 Sixes on Australia Ground : Video of Rohit Sharma dashing 133 Runs : IND v AUShttps://t.co/fNrT7s7Tk6
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