The first ODI of India's tour of Australia began with Australia winning the toss and opting to bat first, and after India got
early advantage by dismissing openers Finch(6) and Carey (24), middle order batsmen Khawaja (59) and Marsh (54) steadied Aussies with a 92 runs partnership.
It was then Handscomb's turn to score a blazing 73(61), stealing the match from Indians, and
finally Aussies posted a huge 288/5, with an unbeaten knock by Stoinis 47(43)* .India began pathetically, losing Dhawan and Rayudu for ducks, while skipper Kohli also got out soon, with India struggling at 4/3.
The cool MS Dhoni partnered Rohit Sharma, who was scoring was scoring well despite fall of wickets, but Dhoni was a victim of bad umpiring as he
was given out for 51(96). Rohit scored a blitzkrieg 133(129b, 10x4,6x6), and eventually was dismissed by Stoinis, and with the fall of wickets, India finished at 254/9, losing the first match by 34 runs, and Jhye Richardson was the best Australian bowler with 4/26. Kohli once again failed with his bat and criticism rises that he should step down.
Ganguly says Dhoni must be no 4! Former Indian Cricket team captain, the Bengal tiger Saurav Ganguly recently said MS Dhoni coming at number 4 is very good for the ODI team. Recently the Indian cricket team won final ODI defeating Aussies by 7 wickets, and also the series 2-1. Dhoni had scored a composed 87(114)* in a match winning finishing knock, and for his three back to back 50s, he was also given the player of the series.
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