Jadhav, Dhoni steer India to satisfying win

Brief scores: Australia 236/7 (Usman Khawaja 50, Glenn Maxwell 40; Mohammed Shami 2/44, Kuldeep Yadav 2/46) lost to India 240/4 (Kedar Jadhav 81*, MS Dhoni 59*; Nathan Coulter-Nile 2/46, Adam Zampa 2/49) by 6 wickets

India vs Australia 1st ODI 2019, key stats

  • India recorded their 26th victory in One-Day International cricket against Australia on home soil, beating Australia by six wickets.
  • The victory was forged on a brilliant, unbeaten 141-run, fifth-wicket partnership between MS Dhoni (59 runs off 72 balls; 6×4, 1×6) and Kedar Jadhav (81 runs off 87 balls; 9×4, 1×6), who made their respective 71st and fifth half-centuries in ODI cricket and lifted India from being 99 for four at one stage.
  • Earlier, Usman Khawaja made his sixth ODI half-century (a 76-ball 50; 5×4, 1×6) that helped Australia recover from the early loss for Aaron Finch for nought.
  • Captaining India for the 64th time in ODI cricket, Virat Kohli recorded his 48th win.

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