Sharma's century in vain as Australia register victory in first ODI

Australia battled off a hazardous century from Rohit Sharma to post a resolve boosting 34-run triumph over India in the first day worldwide in Sydney on Saturday.

The Australians made 288 for five off their 50 overs subsequent to winning the hurl and limited India to 254 for nine.

Sharma shot 133 off 129 balls in a courageous exertion to keep India in the challenge, while Jhye Richardson took four for 26 for Australia.

It was a tonic for the sickly Australians, falling off their first-since forever home Test arrangement thrashing to Virat Kohli's India and in the wake of winning only three of their past 24 ODIs.

Test dispose of Peter Handscomb finish scored with 73 off 61 balls for Australia with Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh likewise enlisting half-hundreds of years.

Handscomb, disregarded for the current week by selectors during the current month's two Tests against Sri Lanka, drove the path with six fours and two sixes.

Individual Test dispose of Marsh pregnant 54 off 70 balls while Khawaja made 59 from 81.

India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar completed with two for 66 and wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav asserted two for 54.

India staggered to an awful begin, losing three wickets in the initial six overs, from which they neglected to recuperate.

Shikhar Dhawan was out on the 6th bundle of the innings when he was leg before wicket for a first-ball duck to ODI debutant Jason Behrendorff.

It deteriorated for India when captain Virat Kohli was gotten at square leg off Richardson for three and two balls later Ambati Rayudu was caught leg before wicket by Richardson after a review for a two-ball duck, leaving India shaking at four for three.

Previous World Cup-winning skipper M.S. Dhoni put on 137 keeps running with Sharma for the fourth wicket to settle India's rough begin before he was out leg before wicket to Behrendorff for 51 and his 68th ODI 50 years.

Dhoni, 37, who has captained India multiple times over the three arrangements, confronted 96 balls and hit three fours and a six.

Sharma kept India in the challenge with some massive hitting, impacting six sixes and 10 fours.

In any case, his compelling thump arrived at an end when he skied Marcus Stoinis to Glenn Maxwell at profound mid-wicket to end India's outstanding expectations.

All-rounder Stoinis stayed unbeaten on 47 off 43 balls with two fours and two sixes, while constrained over expert Glenn Maxwell completed 11 off only five balls in Australia's innings.

Captain Aaron Finch succumbed to six in the third over when he was played by Kumar for the paceman's 100th ODI wicket.

Alex Carey fell in Kuldeep's first over when he endeavored to cut the leg-spinner, just to get an outside edge to Sharma at slip for 24 off 31 balls.

Khawaja and Marsh put on 92 keeps running for the third wicket before Khawaja was out leg before wicket to spinner Ravindra Jadeja for 59 in the 29th over.

Khawaja was struck on the front cushion while endeavoring to clear and looked for a review yet there was no 'problem area' recognized off the bat.

Bog looked well set before he holed out to Mohammed Shami off Kuldeep at long on, finishing a 53-run remain with Handscomb, who later discovered Shikhar Dhawan at additional cover off Kumar.

The second match in the three-coordinate arrangement happens in Adelaide on Tuesday.
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