Dhoni batting at number four is ideal - Rohit

Australia fast bowler Jhye Richardson said Australia were lucky to get MS Dhoni out with a dubious call in the first One-day worldwide against India in Sydney on Saturday. "From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don't support and the two concerned players felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what's happened", Kohli said.

Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb all passed 50 as Australia posted a total of 288-5 in Saturday's ODI series opener against India.

India´s Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished with two for 66 and wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed two for 54. "We must take a view by the time the second ODI is over as we can not afford to debilitate team strength due to delinquent behaviour in part of some players", he wrote.

CA chief executive Kevin Roberts declared to AAP a fortnight ago that "we'll never compromise the safety of our players" and "we'll be taking advice from the experts". That wicket was 300 plus par. We thought 280 was chaseable on that wicket but losing three wickets in such a short span of time is never good.

Rohit Sharma believes MS Dhoni should bat at number four for India, differing with captain Virat Kohli's preference for Ambati Rayudu. "It's important to get them as early as you can because once they get in, they score fast and they don't seem to get out too easily", said Finch on Friday.

Subsequent replays confirmed that the ball had pitched pitched marginally outside the leg stump.

He put on 137 for the fourth wicket with MS Dhoni (51), who became only the fifth Indian batsman to pass 10,000 one-day global runs during the course of his innings.

Dhoni, 37, who has captained India 332 times across the three formats, faced 96 balls and hit three fours and a six. Then Dhoni was given lbw to Behrendorff to a delivery pitching well outside le, but there were no reviews left after Rayudu had used up one.

All-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will have work to do.

Alex Carey fell in Kuldeep´s first over when he attempted to cut the leg-spinner, only to get an outside edge to Sharma at slip for 24 off 31 balls.

Khawaja shared a 92-run stand with Marsh for the third wicket, while Handscomb put on 53 with Marsh for the fourth and 68 with Stoinis for the fifth.

The second ODI takes place on Tuesday at the Adelaide Oval.

  • Stacy Allen