DRS key as India seek to level ODI series

Lokesh Rahul and Hardik Pandya have been suspended for comments about women made on a TV show

With a point to prove after being excluded from Australia's upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka, Peter Handscomb came out and top scored with 73 off 61 balls.

Shankar will join the team ahead of India's second ODI against Australia, while Gill will join the team that is to fly to New Zealand for three T20Is and five one-day internationals starting January 23. In another game, I scored 60 odd in a chase.

Harbhajan Singh has batted for wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant inclusion in the Indian ODI team and has also backed MS Dhoni to regain his form.

Handscomb, passed over this week by selectors for this month´s two Tests against Sri Lanka, led the way with six fours and two sixes.

India´s Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished with two for 66 and wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav claimed two for 54.

"[It's] definitely not going to dampen anything that we've achieved", Kohli said.

Rayudu has only ever bowled in nine of his 46 innings in ODIs but India turned to him after leaving Kedar Jadhav, who has been their favoured part-time bowling option in recent times, out of the XI. Jason Behrendorff will make his debut.

Rohit Sharma believes MS Dhoni is India's "ideal" number four, despite Virat Kohli expressing a preference for Ambati Rayudu.

India Lost to Australia in today's ODI but was excited to Dhoni running between the wicket and scoring 50 runs at the crucial time. But Dhoni took a lot of balls to get those runs. And then I went to check what happened and then got to know that myself and Vijay Shankar are replacing Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. He has not bowled in the six T20s he has featured in.

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 was struck on the front pad while attempting to sweep and sought a review but there was no ´hot spot´ detected off the bat.

Adelaide will host the second ODI on Tuesday, and the final game of the series will be played in Melbourne on Friday.



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