After being put in to bat by Australian skipper George Bailey, the Indians have started off well with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma hitting a few early boundaries. At the end of five overs, India are 33 for no loss.
Clint McKay was getting swing, but the moment he overpitched, Dhawan smashed him for three boundaries in the third over. The first one went through the off-side, while the other two were smashed through the leg.
The third over was the highlight of the innings so far as India milked a total of 17 runs from it. Rohit has started cautiously and is working the strike over for Dhawan to take charge.
Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson‘s replacement, got a top-edge off Dhawan’s bat, but it fell in no-man’s land. James Faulkner came into the attack in the fifth over and almost had Rohit caught at mid-on, but again, the ball fell short of the fielder. Rohit then smashed one through point for four.