India defeated Australia by six wickets to win the first One Day International and to take the lead 1-0 in the five match ODI series.
MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten half century, and Kedar Jadhav impressed with an unbeaten 81 run knock. India outclassed the Aussie’s to to triumph at Hyderabad on Saturday.
Indian bowlers restricted Australia to 236/7 after the visitors opted to bat first at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
India successfully chased down 237, with ten balls to spare. Skipper Virat Kohli hit 44 off 45 balls and his deputy Rohit Sharma scored 37 off 66 balls. Dhoni was able to rotate the strike, and Kedar hit crucial boundaries.
MS hit six fours and a six off Nathan Coulter-Nile, and just when Dhoni started suffering from cramps Kedar started getting those big shots out of the closet.
Dhoni finished the game with successive boundaries off Marcus Stoinis. He completed his 71st half-century in his 339th ODI.
The bowling unit was very disciplined Mohammed Shami 2/44 in his 10 overs. Kuldeep Yadav 2/46 in 10 overs, Ravindra Jadeja 0/33 in 10 overs and Kedar Jadhav 1/31 made up for Jasprit Bumrah 2/60 in 10 overs.
There were as many as 169 dot balls that is 28.1 overs when India bowled.