India notched up a 74 run victory in the first tour match against West Australia XI thanks to Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan’s 74 runs innings and medium pacer Barinder Sran took two wickets for 24 runs. For West Australia Travis Brit scored 74 off 60 balls. The positive point is Shikhar Dhawan found his form back and Sran produced looked promising. India will play an ODI match tomorrow at WACA, Perth. 

 Virat Kohli is taking selfie with WACA spectators 

This is a dream start for Indian batsmen in the first tour match of the Australia series. Rohit Sharma failed to get his going. But, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli scored 74 each respectively and built a 149 runs third wicket partnership that helped India to put a mammoth 192 for 4 on board. Now, it is time for bowlers to defend the total. 

 Virat Kohli’s bizarre shot to get out 

Virat Kohli caught out at WACA

This is what Aussie fans like – Virat Kohli going out! He did make an impressive 74 though, highlights HERE: the run chase LIVE:

Posted by Australian Cricket Team on Friday, January 8, 2016

With three overs left for the innings, MS Dhoni hit 6 off the third ball. Strikerate 200

Indian dressing room should be happy after as Dhawan back in form as he is batting on 73. Still has overs to add more runs to his innings 

Now, it is vice-captain Virat Kohli reached the 50 mark. Well done Kohli at bouncy WACA. 

Astounding 100 runs partnership between opener Dhawan and No.3 Kohli. First meaning full partnership of the tour. Awesome!!

Both Dhawan and Kohli got their going and punishing inexperienced WAXI bowlers. Good start for them in the first tour match in Australia. 

       FIFTY! for Shikhar Dhawan.7 boundaries and 2 sixes in that half century. India move to 95/1 after 12 overs #WAXIvIND

Chin music for Dhawan, but it goes for boundary 

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