Inexperienced Aussies shock India in ODI

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspension comes at a time when the Indian team begins the build-up for the World Cup

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspension comes at a time when the Indian team begins the build-up for the World Cup

Starting the innings at 9999 runs, Dhoni took seven deliveries to reach the landmark on his way to a patient 51 in the first ODI of the three-match series against Australia, here. Behrendorff pinned Dhawan lbw with his sixth delivery and Richardson beat Ambati Rayudu for pace having had a touch of fortune when Kohli clipped to square leg. "Unfortunately, we couldn't go as per our plans", Rohit said in the video. It is important to use that DRS pretty well. "Personally, I always feel him batting at No. 4 will be ideal for the team", Rohit told reporters after end of the first ODI.

"I thought we were fine with the ball, score of 300-plus was par on that wicket".

'It totally depends on what the captain and coach think about it.

"It's good to put a personal performance on the board but I'm just really excited with the way Australian cricket is heading". So we had to respect that spell and we wanted to get partnerships.

Sharma had mixed feelings about his ton. In another game, I scored 60 odd in a chase.

"If I get a hundred I want to make sure that we win the game as well".

As for India, attention has quickly turned to the fortunes of KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, who were both suspended by the BCCI this week for comments they made on an Indian talk show.

Shankar joins the Indian team in Adelaide for Tuesday's second ODI while Gill won't link up with Virat Kohli's side until they hit New Zealand on Saturday.

"With K.L. Rahul and Hardik Pandya set to return from Australia, the All-India Senior Selection Committee has chose to send all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill as replacements", a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement said late on Saturday.

Part of India A's tour of New Zealand in November, Shankar was the highest run-getter in the three 50-over matches, scoring 188 runs at an average of 94.

Gill, 19, has been selected only for the tour of New Zealand, beginning on January 23 with a one-dayer in Napier.

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