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Inexperienced Australians shock India in first ODI

Australia’s reserve pace bowlers and recalled batters shocked India by 34 runs at the SCG, where even Rohit Sharma’s 133-run knock couldn’t overhaul the hosts’ 288-5 in the ODI series opener.

Desperate to shore up a World Cup defence that looked in awful shape after three wins from Australia’s past 21 completed ODIs, the selectors made six changes. Usman Khawaja scored 59 during his first ODI in almost two years while Peter Handscomb, playing his first ODI in 15 months, top-scored with 73.

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