Kohli (71), Rohit Sharma (61*) took India 6 wicket ...

Kohli (71), Rohit Sharma (61*) took India 6 wicket win vs Sussex

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Published on: Aug 25, 2011

Sussex lost their last five wickets for 18 runs against India to be dismissed for 236 off the last ball of their allotted 45 overs in a one day international (ODI) practice game at Hove on Thursday.

Kohli, Rohit Sharma against SussexHalf centuries by ViratKohli (71), Rohit Sharma (61*) and Parthiv Patel (55) took India to a comfortable six wicket win over Sussex in their one day international (ODI) practice game at Hove on Thursday.

Chasing a winning target of 237 in 45 overs, India finished at 238/4 in 40.5 overs as victory was achieved with 25 balls to spare.

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The Indians looked in control even though SachinTendulkar (21) did not last long as Patel, Kohli and Sharma played around with an average home attack.

Kohli's knock came from 83 balls and included six fours and a six. Sharma's unbeaten 61 came from 65 balls and studded with eight fours and a six.

Tendullkar played some gorgeous strokes before he spooned up a catch at mid-off against left-arm paceman Chris Liddle.

As many as four fours were hit by Tendulkar in his brief 17-ball knock.

Patel was similarly aggressive, relying a great deal on chipped shots behind square before he played back to off-spinner Chris Nash and missed the line completely. He made his 55 runs from 65 balls and slammed nine fours.

But Kohli and Sharma then took over and literally toyed with the home side attack, running their singles crisply and hitting big shots at will.

Earlier, Sussex lost their last five wickets for 18 runs to be dismissed for 236 off the last ball of their allotted 45 overs.

Rain came down again after just 2.1 overs following India's decision to bowl first.

Trying to leave the misery of Test debacle behind, the World Champions' limited-overs campaign got off to a delayed start due to damp conditions at Hove's County Ground.

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