SPO-LD IND - Rohit Sharma's brilliant hundred goes in vain as India lose series-opener By Chetan Narula
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.
Sydney, Jan 12 (PTI) Rohit Sharma's individual brilliance was not enough to make up for a floundering top and middle order as India suffered a 34-run defeat at the hands of a resilient Australia in the first One-day International, here Saturday.
Sharma conjured up a magnificent 133 of 129 balls for his 22nd ODI hundred but eventually it only helped in reducing the defeat-margin as India ended up at 254 for nine while chasing a 289-run target.
Three of India's top four batsmen could not reach dou ...