Watch: Three Best batting knocks by Indians against Australia in Australia
India are gearing up for their long outing in Australia. The tour will begin with the three-match ODI series between both teams. The first game of the ODI series will be played in Sydney on November 27. India are going into the series without Rohit Sharma. That will be a major setback for the team ahead of the limited-overs series.
Even though the end series results were not gone in India’s way in many instances when they toured Australia, but India always dominated with the bat against the mighty Australian bowling attack. There are many memorable batting performances by Indians on Australian soil, especially against Australia. Let’s have a look at the three best batting knocks by Indian batsmen against Australia in Australia.
1.Rohit Sharma 171*, Perth – 2016
Australia is always a happy hunting ground for India’s right-handed opening batsman Rohit Sharma. He always loves batting in Australia. At the same time, Australia is one of their favorite opponents for the right-handed batsman. He delivered some outstanding performances when India tours Australia.
One such knock is his unbeaten 171 in Perth when India toured Australia in 2016. It was the first game of the five-match ODI series. India batted first and put 309 on the scoreboard. The opening batsman Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 171 runs off 163 balls including 13 fours and 7 sixes. Rohit Sharma had a strong partnership of 209 with Virat Kohli for the second wicket.
But unfortunately, Indian bowling was not up to the mark and Australia won the game by five wickets. With that knock, he broke the 36-year old record to become the highest scorer by a tourist against Australia in Australia. Also became the first Indian to hit a ton at the WACA. This knock once again proved Rohit Sharma’s excellence in playing Australian conditions.