India’s deputy Rohit Sharma took a sharp catch at first slip to dismiss Australia’s vice-captain, Alex Carey. The southpaw batsman tried to cut the ball which was close to his body. However, the left-hander could only get an outside edge. In fact, the ball was travelling at a great speed and the ball stuck in Rohit Sharma’s hand.
Thus, Kuldeep Yadav was able to strike in his first over to put Australia on the backfoot. Carey was looking good and had made 24 runs from 31 balls with the help of five boundaries.
Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave a perfect start to the Indian team. Kumar was able to strike in his second over of the day. The right-handed pacer got the ball to jag back into the right-hander to dismiss Australia’s captain Aaron Finch.
Finch got an inside edge back onto the stumps after he made only six runs. Thus, Bhuvneshwar Kumar completed his 100 wickets in the One Day International format. Furthermore, he became the 19th Indian bowler to achieve the milestone of 100 wickets in the 50-overs format.
Meanwhile, Australia will like to get a big score on the board to challenge the Indian side. The hosts won the toss and decided to bat first in the ongoing One Day International at Sydney Cricket Ground.
On the other hand, India has got in the services of Dinesh Karthik and Mohammed Shami in the playing XI. Furthermore, Jason Behrendorff is making his debut for the Australian side. The southpaw fast bowler became the 227th ODI player for the Australian side.
Australia is currently 83-2 with Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja batting at the crease.
Here is the sharp catch of Rohit Sharma to dismiss Alex Carey: