The India National Cricket Team opener, Rohit Sharma failed to leave an impact in the series-decider at the MCG. Batting second in the third ODI, Rohit didn’t look convincing from the ball one. Not to take away the credit from the bowlers, the right-hander did find it tough to hit boundaries. Peter Siddle, the 34-year old pacer had the India opener packing off an excellent delivery. To add an insult to the injury, Sharma played the wrong line, which cost him his wicket as well.
Australia take an early lead at the ‘G.’
Scoring just 230 on the board doesn’t guarantee success, but an intent to defend it against the best ODI team in the world surely can. The openers were cautious in the start, not going after each ball. Though the pair was finding it a bit tough to get going, they still managed to find the gaps.
Rohit Sharma, who scored a hundred in the SCG ODI hadn’t hit a fifty since then. Even in the second match at the Adelaide Oval, he scored 43 runs but got out playing the pull shot. In the third and final game of the three-match series, Rohit edged one to the first slip. Shaun Marsh, standing at the position didn’t make a mistake, thus grabbing it comfortably. Meanwhile, he only scored nine off 17 balls.
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Hitman out. pic.twitter.com/IEYKxHmlyN
— Prem Chopra (@premchoprafan) January 18, 2019
Chahal enters history books
Early on Friday (January 18th), India won the toss and elected to bowl first. Virat Kohli made three changes; off which the inclusion of Yuzvendra Chahal seemed to do the magic. The leg-spinner in his first game on the tour picked up six wickets. Courtesy his joint-best figures by an Indian bowler in the ODIs in Australia; Yuzvendra Chahal became the first spinner to a six-wicket haul in a One-Day game Down Under.