Australia vs India 1st ODI: Richardson’s four-for trumps Rohit’s 133 as Australia take 1-0 lead

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Jhye Richardson finished with career-best figures of 4/26 off his 10 overs

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Rohit Sharma shone for India for a superb 133, but Jhye Richardson led Australia to a 34-run win in Sydney with his magnificent four-wicket haul.

Opting to bat first, Australia lost captain Aaron Finch early on as he was clean bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for six runs.

Alex Carey, who opened the batting with Finch, managed to make 24 before he was caught by Rohit at first slip off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav.

Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh stabilised the innings with a 92-run partnership, during which Khawaja brought up his half-century, before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja for 59, which came off 81 balls and included six boundaries.

Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb kept the runs flowing with a 53-run stand, during which Marsh registered his fifty, before he was removed by Kuldeep for 54, which came off 70 deliveries and included four boundaries.

Peter Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis added 68 runs to the score before Handscomb was caught by Shikhar Dhawan at extra cover off the bowling of Kumar for a 61-ball 73, which included six boundaries and two sixes.

With Stoinis going on to score an unbeaten 47, Australia finished on 288/5 off their 50 overs.

Kumar and Kuldeep picked up two wickets apiece, while Jadeja chipped in with one.

Chasing 289 to win, India were dealt a big blow on the sixth ball of their innings as Dhawan was given out lbw off the bowling of debutant Jason Behrendorff for a golden duck.

India captain Virat Kohli mustered three runs before he was caught by Stoinis at square leg off the bowling of Richardson.

Richardson struck again two balls later as he trapped Ambati Rayudu lbw for a duck.

With India having been reduced to 4/3 in the fourth over, Rohit and MS Dhoni came to the rescue as they forged a 137-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their half-centuries, before Dhoni was given out lbw off the bowling of Behrendorff for 51, which came off 96 balls and included three boundaries and a six.

Dinesh Karthik only made 12 runs before he was clean bowled by Richardson, who also sent Jadeja packing for eight runs.

Rohit ended up making 133, which came off 129 balls and included 10 boundaries and six sixes, before he was caught by Glenn Maxwell at deep midwicket off the bowling of Stoinis.

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Rohit Sharma’s 22nd ODI hundred went in vain

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With Kuldeep and Mohammed Shami falling shortly after, India ended up falling short of their target as they finished on 254/9.

Richardson was the most successful bowler with four wickets, while Behrendorff and Stoinis took two wickets apiece. As for Peter Siddle, he claimed one.

Richardson was named Man of the Match.

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