Perth: India posted a massive 309/3 in 50 overs against hosts Australia in the opening game of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the WACA Ground here on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Indian Captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first.
Opener Rohit Sharma (171 not out) slammed a superb century to become first Indian to score a ton in Perth in ODIs. From the other end, Virat Kohli (91) gave him good support to help team India post a challenging total. Kohli fell just nine runs short of his 24th ton.
India are scheduled to play five One-Day International matches and three T20 matches in this tour.
Here is the Scoreboard of the first innings of the opening game of the tour:
Rohit Sharma not out 171
Shikhar Dhawan c Marsh b Hazlewood 9
Virat Kohli c Finch b Faulkner 91
MS Dhoni c Boland b Faulkner 18
Ravindra Jadeja not out 10
Extras (lb 6, w 4) 10
Total (3 wickets; 50 overs) 309
Fall of wickets 1-36 (Dhawan, 6.4 overs), 2-243 (Kohli, 44.3), 3-286 (Dhoni, 48.2)
Josh Hazlewood 10-0-41-1
Joel Paris 8-0-53-0
Mitchell Marsh 9-0-53-0
Scott Boland 10-0-74-0
James Faulkner 10-0-60-2
Glenn Maxwell 3-0-22-0
( With inputs from IANS )

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