Aussies’ ODI tri­umph in Syd­ney

The Herald (South Africa) - - Sport -

Aus­tralia fended off an ex­plo­sive cen­tury from Ro­hit Sharma to post a mo­rale-boost­ing 34run vic­tory over In­dia in the first one-day in­ter­na­tional in Syd­ney on Satur­day.

The Aus­tralians made 288 for five off their 50 overs after win­ning the toss and re­stricted In­dia to 254 for nine.

Sharma blasted 133 off 129 balls in a brave ef­fort to keep In­dia in the con­test, while Jhye Richard­son took four for 26 for Aus­tralia.

It was a tonic for the ail­ing Aus­tralians, com­ing off their very first home Test se­ries de­feat to Vi­rat Kohli’s In­dia and after win­ning just three of their pre­vi­ous 24 ODIs. –

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.