Australia’s debutant Jason Behrendorff had a fine start to his career as the southpaw bowler struck in the first over of his spell. The southpaw pacer got the ball to nip back into the left-hander which struck him on the pads right in front of the wickets. This was the first ball that Dhawan had faced in his innings and the left-hander was dismissed on the golden duck without troubling the scorers.
Dhawan didn’t get any inside edge, which was the only thing which could have saved him. Thus, he didn’t bother to go for the review and walked back to the pavilion.
In fact, Jason Behrendorff is making his debut for the Australian team and he became the 227th Australian ODI player. Jason had made a strong appeal against Rohit Sharma on the prior ball to Dhawan’s dismissal. Australia’s captain Aaron Finch decided to go for the review but the ball was missing the stumps.
Meanwhile, Australia posted a par score of 288 runs after winning the toss. The hosts have put their noses in front as they have taken three wickets. Jhye Richardson was able to take out the big fish Virat Kohli when the Indian captain decided to flick the shot towards the square boundary.
However, Kohli made the mistake of hitting the ball in the air and Marcus Stoinis took a simple catch. Richardson bowled with fire and gave another blow to the tourists.
The fast bowler was able to trap Ambati Rayudu in front of the wickets. The right-hander decided to go for the review but the ball was hitting the leg-stump and India lost its review.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni will need to bat out of their skin to get India over the finishing line.
Here is the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan:
A maiden ODI wicket for Jason Behrendorff!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019