India vs Australia: Virat Kohli awestruck with Rohit Sharma’s unbelievable scoop shot

first_img Rohan Sen HyderabadMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 19:51 IST Rohit Sharma’s innovative scoop shot fetched him four runs in the 9th over of India’s 237-run chase (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia set India 237 runs to win the 1st ODI in HyderabadRohit Sharma and Virat Kohli shared a 76-run stand for the 2nd wicketKohli got out for 44 while Rohit made 37 with India stuttering at 95 for 3 in 20.5 oversBrief scores: Australia 236/7 (Usman Khawaja 50, Glenn Maxwell 40; Mohammed Shami (2/44), Kuldeep Yadav (2/46) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/60) vs India. Scorecard | Live BlogRohit Sharma can pull off some unbelievable shots when he is on song which is exactly what he did during the first one-day international against Australia on Saturday.The ninth-over of India’s run chase saw Rohit play a delightful scoop shot, one which took even Virat Kohli by surprise.Kohli, who was batting with Rohit at the other end, just couldn’t believe what he saw as Rohit played the shot with such ease against left-arm pacer Jason Beherendorff to take India’s score to 33 in 8.2 overs.The ball was bowled at over 131kmph by the left-arm pacer but Rohit had no trouble in shuffling across the stumps, he went down on his knees and scooped the ball over fine-leg for a boundary.Rohit and Kohli added 76 runs for the second wicket before the Indian captain departed for 44 off 45 balls. The vice-captain fell soon after for 37 to leave India in a spot of bother at 95 for 3 in 20.5 overs as they look to chase down 237 at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal.Earlier, India bowlers restricted Australia to 236 for 7 after being asked to field by Aaron Finch.Pacer Mohammed Shami led the attack with figures of 2/44 in 10 overs as chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav (2/46 in 10 overs) Ravindra Jadeja (0/33 in 10 overs) and Kedar Jadhav (1/31) made up for a rare off-day by Jasprit Bumrah (2/60 in 10 overs).Usman Khawaja (50) and Glenn Maxwell (40) scored the runs for the visitors but never looked in full flow as the Indian attack displayed its versatility.advertisementAlso Read | 11 years of Virat Kohli’s U-19 World Cup triumph: Legends pay tribute to India skipperFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Hyderabad ODIFollow Rohit Sharma scoop shot India vs Australia: Virat Kohli awestruck with Rohit Sharma’s unbelievable scoop shotBrief scores: Australia 236/7 (Usman Khawaja 50, Glenn Maxwell 40; Mohammed Shami (2/44), Kuldeep Yadav (2/46) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/60) vs India. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli shared a 76-run partnership for the second wicket in the run chase of 237 against Australia in the 1st ODI in Hyderabad.advertisement read more