India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma Attempts To Learn Floss Dance, Fails Miserably

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2019

The hosts took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series on Saturday, winning the first ODI by 34 runs. Unfortunately all the four hundreds I have scored in Australia, we have lost all the games.

Rayudu has been included in India's ODI squad to tour New Zealand this month after their series in Australia. "But we've still got a lot of white-ball cricket between now and then", Richardson said.

"I am ecstatic and really excited for the team. Personally asking, yes, I would be happy if he [Dhoni] bats at No. 4". At that point losing another wicket the game would have been dead, so we wanted to make sure we take the game forward so we had to play dot balls.

"I was actually disappointed when the ball came out".

When asked about how they broke the partnership when things started to appear to be going away, the young pacer replied, "The ball might have started to reverse a little bit. We were trying to do whatever we could, bowl cross seam, changing pace, reversing, wide delivery, whatever we could to break that big partnership". It was an epic fightback from Dhoni, whose 332 ODIs boasted as much experience as Australia's entire XI, and Sharma, arguably the best one-day batter in the world. He had returned with figures of 0/13 in the match.

"We believe that Rayudu is the right person to capitalise because he's experienced and he has won many games for his state and in IPL cricket", Virat Kohli said before the ODI series against West Indies late past year. "We took a lot of confidence from that win knowing that a relatively new Australian team in the ODI set up was able to knock off India really well".

The Australian openers - Aaron Finch and Alex Carey could have shown a bit more application as runs were there for the taking if they had made a decision to give themselves some more time. It's a new day and a new game on Tuesday, so we are all starting afresh.

"It is pretty simple with him and he does not complicate things. We know that he can hit to any part of the ground, so if he gets a few more overs, it will justify this batting order", he signed off.

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