India vs Australia: Aaron Finch impressed with pacer Jhye Richardson

first_img Reuters SydneyJanuary 12, 2019UPDATED: January 12, 2019 21:42 IST Jhye Richardson was named man of the match against India in the first ODI (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia beat India by 34 runs in the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket GroundJhye Richardson took four for 26 as Australia finally gave their fans something to smile aboutIt was only a fourth win in 20 ODIs for world champions AustraliaIndia vs Australia: Brief Scores – Australia (288/5) beat India (254/9) by 34 runs. Virat Kohli said MS Dhoni ‘s dismissal was the turning point in India’s 34-run loss to Australia in the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Chasing 289, India managed only 254 for 9. (Full Scorecard)Australia skipper Aaron Finch was a pleased man after his side’s victory over India in the opening match of the three-ODI series at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.Paceman Jhye Richardson took four for 26 as Australia finally gave their fans something to smile about with a 34-run victory over India in the first one-day international on Saturday despite a magnificent 133 from Rohit Sharma.It was only a fourth win in 20 one-dayers going back to June 2017 for world champions Australia and came at the same Sydney Cricket Ground where their first home Test series loss to India was sealed on Monday.”I’m very pleased,” said Finch. “We knew that they would try and take it deep and luckily we were able to take wickets and stem the flow.”Anytime you get a team three down so early and three big guns is very important. The youngster Jhye is full of confidence and he’s some pace.”The home batsmen, spearheaded by Peter Handscomb’s 73, posted a competitive 288 for five off their 50 overs and when India stumbled to four for three inside four overs, it looked like being a rout.Rohit, who missed the final Test to go home for the birth of his first child, celebrated his return to the tour with a 137-run partnership with Mahendra Singh Dhoni (51) to get the innings back on track, however, and while he was batting, India had a chance.advertisementAustralia, wearing a retro canary yellow kit, won the toss and skipper and opener Aaron Finch decided to bat only to depart for a meagre six runs.Usman Khawaja (59), on his return to one-day internationals after nearly two years, put on 92 for the fourth wicket with Shaun Marsh (54), however, and Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis (47) cashed in at the end.”I thought the partnership between Khawaja and Marsh set us up and Pete Handscomb payed a gem,” he said.Left-arm finger spinner Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the Indian bowlers with 2-54 but it was the Australian seamers who were to leave the most decisive mark on the contest.Debutant Jason Behrendorff removed Shikhar Dhawan in the first over and Richardson drove home the advantage by sending Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu back inside three balls.Rohit, though, would not be cowed and he clubbed a huge six — one of six in his 129-ball innings — high into the member’s stand to move into the seventies before reaching the hundred mark for the 22nd time with two runs behind square.His celebration of a seventh ton against Australia was subdued as there was still plenty of work to do and once he holed out to Glenn Maxwell in the deep off the bowling of Stoinis, the match was effectively over.Richardson also removed Ravindra Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik for his best bowling figures in ODIs and the tourists finished on 254-9.India were without KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, who were suspended and sent home pending an pending an inquiry into comments they made about women on a TV show this week which have been condemned as sexist and inappropriate.”We’re not very pleased with the way we played,” said Kohli. “That wicket was about 300-plus par. I think Rohit played outstandingly well and MS supported him but I thought we could have done better with the tempo of the game and we fell short.”Also Read | Did MS Dhoni’s slow half-century cost India the Sydney ODI vs Australia? Also Read | Not pleased with the way we played in Sydney, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Will treasure Virat Kohli’s wicket for a while, says Jhye RichardsonFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Aaron FinchFollow Jhye RichardsonFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Peter HandscombFollow Usman KhawajaFollow Shaun MarshFollow Marcus Stoinis India vs Australia: Aaron Finch impressed with pacer Jhye RichardsonIndia vs Australia: Brief Scores – Australia (288/5) beat India (254/9) by 34 runs. Skipper Aaron Finch praised his team’s all-round show after Australia’s 34-run victory over India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.advertisementlast_img

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