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.
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.