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Rohit and Karthik Enjoy Day Off Watching Nadal Play at Australian Open

Cricketnext Staff |January 16, 2019, 6:00 PM IST
Rohit and Karthik Enjoy Day Off Watching Nadal Play at Australian Open

A day after levelling the three-match ODI series against Australia in Adelaide, Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar spent their free time watching the Australian Open in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Rohit took to Twitter to post his picture along with Karthik and Shankar from courtside at the year’s first Grand Slam. He captioned the picture as "Aussie open."

Rohit also posted the picture on Instagram where on his stories he added photographs of Rafael Nadal serving during his second round match.

The Indian cricketers, who next play Australia in the third ODI on Friday in Melbourne in the series decider, were there to watch the Spanish ace Nadal take on local boy Matthew Ebden.

Ebden was no match for the hard court specialist who swatted away his challenge 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to progress to the Round of 32.

Nadal is aiming to become the first man in the Open era, and only third in the history along with Roy Emerson and Rod Laver, to win each Grand Slam on two or more occasions.

Rohit, who recently had a daughter with his wife Ritika missed the final Test in Sydney as India wrapped up their first ever series win in Australia.

Rohit scored a century in the first ODI which India lost in Sydney, before scoring 43 in the second ODI where fantastic performances by Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni helped India over the line.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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