The Indian deputy skipper, Rohit Sharma took a sharp reflex catch at first slip to dismiss his Australian counterpart, Alex Carey. The opener attempted to cut the ball which was close to his body. However, the left-hander could only get an outside edge. In fact, the ball traveled pretty fast towards the first slip, Rohit was attentive enough to grab it with both the hands.
Thus, Kuldeep Yadav drew was able to dismiss Caret which put Australia on the backfoot as the opener was looking good and had made 24 runs from 31 balls with the help of five boundaries.
Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar drew the first blood for India as he dismissed the Australian skipper Aaron Finch was able to strike in his second over of the day. Finch got an inside edge back onto the stumps after he made only six runs. Thus, Bhuvneshwar Kumar completed his 100 wickets in the One Day International format. Furthermore, he became the 19th Indian bowler to achieve the milestone of 100 wickets in the 50-overs format.
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. While Jason Behrendorff is making his debut for the Australian side. The southpaw fast bowler became the 227th ODI player for the Australian side.
Australia is currently 202-4 with Marcus Stoinis and Peter Handscomb batting at the crease.
Here is the video of the sharp catch of Rohit Sharma to dismiss Alex Carey:
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