India posted a strong total of 309 runs in the first one-day in Perth but toothless bowling, particularly in the Australian run chase, saw the home team winning the match by five wickets with four balls to spare.

However, Rohit said the loss hasn't created a dent in the morale of the team and they are eagerly looking forward to the second match at the Gabba ground here tomorrow.

"Our morale is very good because we played very good cricket and we know that," Rohit said.

"But we need to learn how to take wickets in the middle. How to build pressure in the middle overs is something we need to be aware of. Whoever is bowling in the middle overs, spinners or fast bowlers, they just need to make a habit of making breakthroughs in the middle which is very important," he added.

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