Rohit Sharma scored 133 but couldn't overhaul the hosts' 288-5 in the one-day international series opener. Sharma countered with his 22nd one-day century, sharing a 137-run stand with MS Dhoni as they threatened to take India to victory. A victory equation of 75 runs from the final five overs ultimately proved insurmountable and Sharma went down swinging at Marcus Stoinis.
Rohit Sharma surpassed Adam Gilchrist to become third highest run-getter in one day internationals between two countries. The former Aussie wicket-keeper had played 46 ODIs against India scoring 1622 runs in the process. Hitman crossed Gilchrist's tally in his 29th ODI against Australia. He has hit 6 tons and as many fifties against the Aussies.
Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with 3077 runs in 71 ODIs. He scored 9 centuries and 15 fifties against Australia.