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Australia win by 34 runs against India - Time for Kohli to step down and Rohit Sharma to get captaincy!

Australia win by 34 runs against India - Time for Kohli to step down and Rohit Sharma to get captaincy!
Australia win by 34 runs against India - Time for Kohli to step down and Rohit Sharma to get captaincy!
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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.


Australia win by 34 runs against India - Time for Kohli to step down and Rohit Sharma to get captaincy!


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.


Australia win by 34 runs against India - Time for Kohli to step down and Rohit Sharma to get captaincy!


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.


Australia win by 34 runs against India - Time for Kohli to step down and Rohit Sharma to get captaincy!
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