1st ODI: India beat Australia by 26 runs (DLS), lead series 1-0


  • Target for Australia was revised to 164 in 21 overs after rain interruption
  • Chahal, Yadav helped India restrict Australia to 137/9 in 21 overs
  • Pandya's blistering 83 complemented by a responsible 79 from Dhoni saw India score 281/7
Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav celebrate the dismissal of Steven Smith. (Reuters Photo)

Man of the Match - Hardik Pandya for his 83 (66 balls) and 2-28

India beat Australia by 26 runs (DLS), lead five-match series 1-0

India need one wicket to win

Bhuvneshwar Kumar scalped his first wicket of the day, Nathan Coulter-Nile gone. Australia 127/9 in 19.2 overs

Third wicket for Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Pat Cummins for
9. Australia 109/8 in 17.1 overs, need 55 more off 23 balls

Australia seven down

Second wicket for Yuzvendra Chahal, Mathew Wade gone for 9. Australia 92/7 in 15.3 overs, need 72 more off 33 balls

Kuldeep scalps Stoinis

Kuldeep Yadav struck again to dismiss Marcus Stoinis. Australia 76/6 in 12.3 overs

Chahal gets Maxwell

Yuzvendra Chahal came to the rescue for India, dismissed big-hitting Glenn Maxwell (39 off 18 balls). Australia 76/5 in 12 overs, need 88 more off 54 balls

Maxwell leads the chase

0, 4, 6, 6, 6, 0 - Glenn Maxwell smacked 22 runs off Kuldeep Yadav and guided Australia to 69/4 in 11 overs. Need 95 more off 60 balls to win

Australia 47/4 after 10 overs

Kuldeep gets the big wicket

Kuldeep Yadav gave India a big breakthrough by dismissing dangerous David Warner for 25. Australia reached 35/4 in 8 overs, need 129 more off 78 balls

Another wicket for Pandya

Travis Head became second victim for Hardik Pandya. Australia are losing wickets in quick succession - 29/3 in 6.4 overs

Pandya scalps Smith

Australia skipper Steven Smith miscued one from Hardik Pandya, the ball went high in the night sky and Jasprit Bumrah took a superb catch at fine leg to give India a crucial breakthrough. Australia 20/2 in 5 overs, chasing 164 in 21 overs.

Bumrah strikes early

Jasprit Bumrah clean bowled debutant Hilton Cartwright for 1 in the fourth over. Australia 15/1 in 3.5 overs

Cautious start for Australia , 7/0 in 2 overs. Target - 164 in 21 overs

Revised DLS target: Australia need 164 runs from 21 overs as play resumes

DLS targets for Australia: 20 overs - 159, 21 overs - 164, 22 overs - 170, 23 overs - 175, 24 overs - 181, 25 overs - 186

UPDATE: Covers are off again

UPDATE: Revised target for Australia - 238 in 37 overs. But drizzle is back again and so are the covers

UPDATE: Play to start at 7:25 pm IST, Indian players are on the field

UPDATE: Covers are coming back as drizzle starts again

UPDATE: Covers are off now and Australia will start chase at 7 pm IST

UPDATE: A light drizzle in Chennai and the covers are on

India set 282-run target for Australia

Hardik Pandya (83) and MS Dhoni (79) guided India to 281/7 against Australia in the opening game of the five-match ODI series in Chennai. Dhoni played another typical anchor role as he first added 118 runs for the sixth wicket with Pandya and 72 more for the seventh wicket with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (32*) .

250 up for India in 47.3 overs - Dhoni 58*, Bhuvi 25*

Fifty for Dhoni

MS Dhoni scored only one boundary en route to his 66th ODI fifty. India 242/6 in 46.2 overs

Pandya gone after crucial knock

Adam Zampa finally got the wicket his team wanted, Hardik Pandya out for 83. Pandya smacked five sixes and five fours in his 66-ball innings and added 118 runs for the sixth wicket with MS Dhoni. India 205/6 in 40.5 overs

Fifty for Pandya

Hardik Pandya smacked three consecutive sixes off Adam Zampa en route to his third ODI fifty off 48 balls. India 172/5 in 37 overs

150 up for India in 36.2 overs

Crucial 50-run stand

Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni put up 50-run stand for the sixth wicket to revive India innings - 139/5 in 33 overs

100 up for India

In the 24th over, India have reached the double figure mark with the loss of five wickets

Jadhav gone

Short ball from Stoinis and Kedar Jadhav pulls one straight to short mid Hilton Cartwright. Jadhav gone for 40

Rohit Sharma departs for 28

Marcus Stoinis scalps the well set Rohit Sharma. Nathan Coulter-Nile with the catch. India 64/4

50 up for India

Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav have pulled things back for India after Nathan Coulter-Nile's triple-strike

After 10 overs India 34/3

Kohli gone for duck

Coulter-Nile with his second scalp and he follows it up with the wicket of Manish Pandey in the same over. India three down for 11

India lose Rahane early

Coulter-Nile strikes early, Ajinkya Rahane departs for 5. IND 11/1

India 10/0 in 3 overs

And we are underway

Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane open for India; Pat Cummins starts off the proceedings for Australia


India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Hilton Cartwright, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa
Source - Times Of India

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