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Rohit ton in vain as India lose 1st ODI

IANS  |  Sydney 

Opener Rohit Sharma's valiant went in vain as lost the opening One-day International to by 34 runs at the Sydney Ground (SCG) here on Saturday.

Chasing a healthy 289, Rohit anchored India's innings with a breezy 129-ball 133, laced with 10 fours and six sixes to overcome a sloppy start before pacer Jhye Richardson's 4/26 brought the hosts back to restrict the visitors to 254/9 at the end of 50 overs.

Former (51) also came up with a defiant half and shared a 137-run fourth wicket stand with Rohit but eventually failed to take the men-in-blue over the line.

Brief Scores: 288/5 (73, 59, 54; Kuldeep Yadav 2/54, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/66) beat 254/9 (133, 51; Jhye Richardson 4/26, 2/39) by 34 runs.



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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 16:04 IST