Hyderabad: Yet another, MS Dhoni produced a match-winning performance on Saturday as he led India to a 6-wicket win over Australia in the first one-day international in Hyderabad.
Dhoni was ably supported by Kedar Jadhav in the run chase of 237 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal.
India rode on Dhoni’s unbeaten 59 and Jadhav’s 81 not out to reach the target in 48.2 overs after they restricted the Aussies to 236 for 7 in the first innings.
Dhoni and Jadhav stitched a 141-run partnership for the fifth-wicket to anchor the run-chase which had turned a bit tricky for the hosts after they lost the wickets of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu in quick succession early on.
Rohit and Kohli gave India a solid start with their 76-run partnership after Nathan Coulter-Nile removed Shikhar Dhawan for a golden duck in the second over. Kohli made 44 while Rohit scored 37.