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Australia vs India 2018-19: Rohit Sharma Achieves A Unique Landmark in Australia

Rohit Sharma | Australia vs Indian National Cricket Team 2018-19 | Glenn Maxwell |
Rohit Sharma. Credit: Getty Images

Indian National Cricket team’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma achieved a unique feat during the first one-day international against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Chasing a target of 289 runs, India had the worst possible start as they lost Shikhar Dhawan in the first over. Behendroff trapped the southpaw to put Australia on top. However, the big fish came when Jhye Richardson dismissed skipper Virat Kohli to have Indian National Cricket team at four for two. Kohli clips one straight to Marcus Stoinis at short square leg. Meanwhile, Australia continued to build on pressure as Richardson removed Ambati Rayudu in the same over.

However, Rohit Sharma stood tall from one end while MS Dhoni joined him at the other end. The duo added more than 100 runs for the fourth wicket to bail India out on danger. MS Dhoni, who was going through a poor run scored a half-century thus helping Rohit Sharma to play his shots. But Dhoni departed soon after reaching his fifty while Rohit Sharma carried on. He also stitched a small partnership with Dinesh Karthik before that latter departed.

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Rohit Sharma reaches a unique milestone

The batsman from Mumbai reached the three-figure mark in the same over as he brought his 22nd ODI century. It is one of his best considering the start India got early on. Rohit Sharma Flicks it off the pads, completes two and barely celebrates as he is aware of the job to be done. Rohit Sharma now has scored an ODI century against Australia at FOUR different venues in Australia. (MCG, WACA, Gabba, SCG). No other player has scored ODI 100s at more than two venues in Australia against Australia

Previously, Australia banked on a late resurgence from their batsman after an early collapse to post 288 runs on the board. Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh started to rebuild the innings. They both scored individual half-centuries before departing. Since then, Peter Handscomb (73) and Marcus Stoinis (47) shifted gears to take the attack to the opposition. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav bagged two wickets apiece for India.

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