Rohit hammers unbeaten 171 as India post 309/3 vs Australia

Perth: Star opener Rohit Sharma slammed a blistering unbeaten 171 to steer India to a massive 309/3 in 50 overs against hosts Australia in the opening game of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the WACA Ground here on Tuesday.

Rohit smashed 13 boundaries and seven sixes in his 163-ball knock to bring up his ninth ODI century and the third in Australia against the hosts in style.

Rohit was well supported on the other end by Virat Kohi (91), who missed reaching his 24th ODI hundred by just nine runs.

With 309/3, the visitors also scored their highest ODI total against Australia at their home after going past 303/4 scored in January 2004 in Brisbane.

James Faulkner (2/60) was the pick of the bowlers for Australia. IANS