1st ODI Sydney: Defending 288, Australia got off to a dream start as debutant Jason Behrendorff got rid of India opener Shikhar Dhawan for a golden duck in the ongoing 1st ODI. Unfortunately, this is the first time in ODI cricket that Dhawan has been dismissed for a golden duck something he would not have been hoping for as he was making a comeback. The ball pitched one around off and of full length, Dhawan looked to flick across the line and got struck on the pads. This was dead plumb and up goes the umpire’s finger as it didn’t need much of an appealing by the Aussies. Rohit and Dhawan contemplated going for the DRS but opted out which seemed like the right call.
Here is the video of Dhawan’s dismissal:
Here is how he got trolled on Twitter:
Earlier in the day, Peter Handscomb switched gears in time to score a fighting 73 as a collective batting effort from the middle-order steered Australia to a competitive 288 for five against India in the first ODI in Sydne. Usman Khawaja (59) and Shaun Marsh (54) scored half-centuries for Australia who lost skipper Aaron Finch (6) in a slow start after electing to bat.
A late charge from Handscomb and Stoinis meant that the hosts scored 93 runs in the last 10 overs, 59 of them coming in the last five. They added 68 runs off 59 balls for in their fifth-wicket partnership as Handscomb delighted the home fans with eight boundaries including two sixes while Stoinis hit two fours and as many shots over the ropes.
Spinners Kuldeep Yadav (2/54) and Ravindra Jadeja (1/48) shared three wickets between them while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/66) accounted for two batsmen.
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch (C), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff