DRS key as India seek to level ODI series

Rex Christensen
January 13, 2019

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. The veteran could not opt for a review as it was unsuccessfully used up by Ambati Rayudu.

"I was actually disappointed when the ball came out, probably bowled a bit too straight but I had a fielder there who hung on to it so it is a wicket I will remember for a very long time", Richardson said of Kohli's scalp.

Sharma rejected criticism of Dhoni's strike-rate of 53.1, suggesting the former skipper was worthy of a promotion up the order. "Rayudu has done really well now at No. 4, so it totally depends what the captain and coach thinks about it". Personally, I would be happy if Dhoni bats at four'.

Sharma had mixed feelings about his ton.

India on Sunday called up all-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill for their Australia and New Zealand tours after Lokesh Rahul and Hardik Pandya were ordered home in disgrace over comments made about women.

India were defeated by a margin of 34 runs against a resilient Australia in the first One-day International (ODI) on Saturday.

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"Unfortunately all four hundreds I have scored in Australia, we have lost all the games", he said. I have completed my 10 over quota in a lot of Hazare games and got breakthroughs.

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.

"Vijay Shankar will join the team before the start of the 2nd ODI in Adelaide", the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said, referring to Tuesday's match.

The 26-year-old has played 13 ODI's for India, with an average of 35.22 and a top score of 100 not out.

Shubman Gill couldn't wait to tell his parents when a flood of late-night messages confirmed he was bound for New Zealand with India's cricket team.

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