Sharma, Kohli lead India to remarkable win

2013-10-17 00:00

JAIPUR — Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli inspired India to a nine-wicket victory over Australia in Jaipur yesterday.

It was a day to forget for the bowlers as only six wickets fell and 721 runs were conceded, in 93.3 overs at a economy rate of 7,7, at the Sawai Mansingh stadium.

The hosts were made to dig deep if they were to have any hope of turning the tide. They chased a record total made by Australia against India, and the highest total at Jaipur in One-Day International (ODI) history.

They could not have asked for a better start, however, as openers Shikar Dhawan and Sharma put on 176 for the first wicket in 26.1 overs at over a run-a-ball.

The partnership was broken by James Faulkner who induced Shikar Dhawan to drive at a good length ball outside off- stump and the result was an easy catch for veteran wicket keeper Brad Haddin. Dhawan fell just five runs short of what would have been his fourth ODI hundred.

There were no further celebrations for the tourists, however, as Sharma then joined Kohli in another colossal partnership. The pair went on to add 186 runs unbeaten for the second wicket.

Sharma hit 17 fours and 4 sixes in his 123 balls. His unbeaten 141 is now his highest ODI score. Kohli was in belligerent mood as his 100 not out came from just 52 deliveries, which included eight fours and seven sixes.

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