Meanwhile, Australia will like to get a big score on the board to challenge Team India. The hosts won the toss and decided to bat first in the ongoing ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground. On the other hand, India preferred to go with Dinesh Karthik and Mohammed Shami in the playing XI. Jason Behrendorff got his debut Australian cap. Australia was reduced to currently 186-4 with the dismissal Shaun Marsh as Shami took a good diving catch.
In the 38 over of the first innings, Kuldeep Yadav came to bowl his final spell of the day and on the third ball of the over he got the priced wicket of Marsh, who was looking settled with his score of 54 runs off 70 balls. Kuldeep bowled a flighted delivery on the stumps and Shaun came down to track in an attempt to clear the long-on boundary but failed to middle it as the bowl turned away from him and hence, Shami, who was standing at the long-on boundary took a sharp catch.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
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Earlier in the game, Mohammed Shami trapped Usman Khawaja in front of the stumps as the ball hit his pads during the 1st ODI at Sydney. Shami made a huge appeal but the umpire did not give it out. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli turned to MS Dhoni if he should take the review, to which Dhoni, who was not sure said let it be the bowler’s call because he wasn’t able to see where the ball was pitched. Replays showed that it would have been hitting the stumps and it would have been out if the review had been taken, but the ball was pitching outside the leg stump. The incident happened in the 11th over of the match.
The hosts a needed a strong partnership after the dismissal of Marsh and Peter Handscomb along with Marcus Stoinis took the responsibility of taking the Aussies to a respectable total. They made a partnership of 68 runs for the fifth wicket as Handscomb was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 48th over and the hosts were 254/5.
Australia finished their innings with a tally of 288/5in 37 overs with Khawaja, Handscomb and, Marsh scoring the half-centuries. Team India will be chasing a stiff target of 289, which will not be