1st ODI Sydney: Mohammed Shami trapped Usman Khawaja in front of the stumps as the ball hit his pads during the 1st ODI at Sydney. Shami appealed but the umpire did not give it out. Former India captain MS Dhoni was asked by India captain Virat Kohli if he should opt for the DRS, to which Dhoni, who was not sure said let it be the bowler’s call. Replays showed that it would have been hitting the stumps and it would have been out if the review had been taken. The incident happened in the 11th over of the match. Shami would feel he has been robbed of a wicket, but to be honest even he was unsure as he felt the ball pitched outside the leg stump. India has been good with the DRS thus far in the tour if one has to look at the Tests.
Here is the video of the incident:
Ravindra Jadeja finally had the luck going his way when he got rid of Usman Khawaja 59 off 81 balls. Khawaja looked well set to go on and make a big score. Khawaja went for a premeditated sweep shot, missed the ball completely and the umpire was convinced as he raised his finger. The left-hander was not convinced and knowing the value of his wicket went for the DRS.
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It was an important wicket as Jadeja brought an end to a 92-run stand with Shaun Marsh. Earlier, the hosts lost the wicket of captain Aaron Finch (6) and opener Alex Carey (24) early on a good batting pitch.
At the time of filing the copy, Australia was 176/3 in 37 overs with Handscomb and Marsh in the middle. The hosts will dearly be hoping for the two in the middle to lay a platform for the likes of Stoinis and Maxwell.
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