India vs Australia, 1st ODI: Rohit, Virat fifties drive India

Rohit Sharma

25 overs: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have strengthened India’s position in the match with their commendable partnership that is still underway. They have added 84 runs so far. India 120 for 1.

20 overs: India are in not that BAD position right now. Runs are not coming at a fast pace but as long as you have wickets in hand, you can always accelerate towards the end. India 93 for 1.

FIFTY! for Rohit Sharma. He completed the half-century in 63 balls with the help of four 4s and one 6.

15 overs: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli holding the responsibility and did not let the loss of Shikhar Dhawan affect the team. India 78 for 1.

10 overs: The scoring rate slowed down a bit after five overs and India also lost Shikhar Dhawan in the seventh over. But the good thing is Virat Kohli has looked in good form as he started picking runs as soon as he stepped in. India 52 for 1.

WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan first batsman to fall. Josh Hazlewood bowls short and Shikhar goes for the hook.

5 overs: Opener Rohit Sharma has provided India a energetic start in the first ODI. Shikhar Dhawan is a bit tentative but he is not taking any sort of risk. He needs to stay there and support Rohit, who looks in a brilliant touch today. India 29 for 0.


Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat in the opening game of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the WACA Ground here on Tuesday.

The teams:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Umesh Yadav.

Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Aaron Finch, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Scott Boland, Josh Hazlewood, Joel Paris.

Wefornews Bureau

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