India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma hits fifty in 1st innings after becoming a dad

first_imgIndia vs Australia: Rohit Sharma hits fifty in 1st innings after becoming a dadIndia vs Australia 1st ODI: Australia 288/5 (Handscomb 73, Khawaja 59, Kuldeep 2/54) vs India 95/3 (Rohit 50 not out, Dhoni 36 not out, Maxwell 0/9, Siddle 0/26) after 23.5 overs, need 270 to win off 41.2 over. Rohit Sharma hit his 38th fifty as India battled against Australia in the 1st ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta SydneyJanuary 12, 2019UPDATED: January 12, 2019 13:54 IST Rohit Sharma became a father before the start of the ODI series (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma hit his 38th half-century for India in the 1st ODI against Australia in SydneyRohit Sharma was playing for India for the first time after becoming a fatherRohit is now 3rd in the list of highest scorers in India-Australia ODIsAustralia vs India, 1st ODIFull ScorecardBrief Scores:Australia 288/5 (Handscomb 73, Khawaja 59, Kuldeep 2/54)India 95/3 (Rohit 50 not out, Dhoni 36 not out, Maxwell 0/9, Siddle 0/26) after 23.5 overs, need 270 to win off 41.2 oversRohit Sharma hit a half-century in his innings after becoming a father. He smashed 3 sixes on his way to a fifty in a stunning counter-attack for India in the first ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Rohit, who returned home to be with his wife Ritika for the birth of their daughter, got off the mark with a six after Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu were dismissed cheaply.Chasing 289, India were in deep trouble at 4 for 3 after Jason Behrendorff had removed Shikhar Dhawan for a golden duck and Jhye Richardson dismissed Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu in the same over. Rohit Sharma, who has three ODI double hundreds, was under pressure to keep India afloat in the company of MS Dhoni, who was clearly struggling. The asking rate kept climbing steadily and India needed a Rohit special to stay in the hunt for 289.India vs Australia 1st ODI in Sydney – Live ScoreIn the course of a fine innings on Saturday, Rohit Sharma went past Adam Gilchrist to become the third highest run-scorer in India-Australia ODIs.FIFTY!38th ODI fifty for @ImRo45, his 6th against Australia #AUSvIND BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2019Sachin Tendulkar heads the list with 3077 runs while Ricky Ponting is second with 2164 runs. Rohit Sharma is now followed by Adam Gilchrist (1622) and Matthew Hayden (1450).advertisementRohit announced his intentions to dominate Australia with a six off Jason Behrendorff. After a period of lull, Rohit targeted Peter Siddle, who was returning to the Australian ODI side after eight years. Rohit hit a six over deep backward square to break the shackles.Rohit sends one into the stands!Stream via Kayo HERE: #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019And then in the first over after drinks, Rohit Sharma came down the track to hit off-spinner Nathan Lyon for a six over deep mid-wicket.Rohit Sharma had scored his first Test fifty outside Asia since 2015 in the Boxing Day Test against Australia. But he flew back home to be with Ritika for the birth of their daughter Samaira.Also Read | MS Dhoni 5th batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs for IndiaAlso Read | Rayudu comes on to bowl, questions raised on the legality of his actionAlso Read | Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4th slowest Indian to reach 100 ODI wicketsFor 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 Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs AustraliaFollow 1st ODIFollow Rohit Sharma daughterFollow Samairalast_img

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