Rohit Sharma's ton in vain as Australia beats India at SCG; Twitter reacts

Rohit Sharma’s Historic Hundred in Vain as Australia beats India at SCG; Twitter Reacts

Australia vs India 2018/19

Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant hundred, but it all went in vain, as Australia has beaten India by 34 runs in the first ODI at the SCG. The India opener, who scored 133 couldn’t help the visitors cross the winning line. Meanwhile, Australia has ended their dry run with a victory in Sydney ODI. Previously, in 2018, they had played 13 One-Day games, losing 11 out of it. Now, they have taken a one-nil lead in the three-match ODI series.

Jhye Richardson, the star of the game

New-ball bowler, Jhye Richardson was the star of the game, picking four wickets. His scalps included that of India National Cricket Team captain, Virat Kohli. Also, he had Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja’s number in the first ODI. DebutantJjason Behrendorff also bagged two wickets in Shikhar Dhawan on zero, and Dhoni on 51. Meanwhile, didn’t start well, as they lost three wickets inside four overs.

Later, ex-captain, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma steadied the ship; with Dhoni hitting his second-slowest fifty in ODI’s, in 93 balls. Though a wrong decision saw him getting out, Rohit Sharma, on the other end, slammed his 22nd ODI hundred. Later, he got out on 133 off Marcus Stoinis. Courtesy his hundred; Rohit created history; becoming the only batsman to score four centuries at four different venues against Australia in Australia.

Marsh, Handscomb help Australia post a huge total

Initially, Australia had won the toss and elected to bat first at the SCG. Openers Aaron Finch and Alex Carey couldn’t get the Aussies off to a great. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, returning to the Indian team castled captain Finch on six. Later, the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja did further damage; getting rid of the top order.

However, respective fifties from Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb, along with a late cameo from Marcus Stoinis; helped Australia put up 288 for five in 50 overs.

Here is how the Twitter reacted –