Chennai: The excellent half-centuries of Hardik Pandya (83) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (79), the Indian cricket team, in some way, saved their credentials on Sunday and scored 281 runs losing 7 wickets in the first ODI against Australia at the Chidambaram Stadium. Batting first, winning the toss, India lost five wickets only for 87 runs. In such situation, Hardik and Dhoni handled the team and made a century partnership. After the dismissal of Hardik, Dhoni continued to score with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (32 not out). In this match, Nathan Coulter-Nile, who returned to the ODI team, took the maximum three wickets. In addition, Marcus Stonis picked up two wickets, and James Faulkner and Adam Jampa got one success.
India scored 281 runs in 50 overs. The goal of 282 runs for Australia to win. Dhoni completed his 100th international half-century and his sixth half-century against Australia. It’s the 66th ODI half-century
At the Chidambaram Stadium, on Sunday, India won the toss and decided to bat first. Australia’s player Cartwright is debuting in this match. Apart from this, the Australians have come back with James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuswendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.
Australia: Steve Smith (Captain), David Warner, Hilton Cartwright, TM Head, Glenn Maxwell, Mark Stonel, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Adam Jampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner.