An unbeaten 141-run stand between MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav took India to a six-wicket win in the first of the five-match ODI series against Australia in Hyderabad on Saturday. Reduced to 99-4 at one stage, India were in a spot of bother as they lost their top-four following a 76-run partnership between captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma. It was up to the Indian middle-order to prove a point ahead of the Cricket World Cup 2019 and Kedar Jadhav grabbed the opportunity with both his hands in the company of Dhoni. Jadhav remained unbeaten on 81 runs from 87 balls that included 9 fours and 1 six. On the other hand, Dhoni was 59 not out from 72 balls. His innings included 6 fours and 1 six. Earlier, riding on Usman Khawaja's 50 at the top and collective efforts by Glenn Maxwell (40), Marcus Stoinis (37) and Alex Carey (36), Australia scored 236-7 in 50 overs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. (SCORECARD)
Highlights of India vs Australia 1st ODI, straight from Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
21:45 IST: That brings an end to the 1st ODI in Hyderabad. Thank you for joining us for the live coverage.
21:40 IST: Kedar Jadhav was adjudged player of the match for his unbeaten 81 runs.
21:23 IST: FOUR! Dhoni charges down the ground as he hits the winning runs above wide mid-on. India win by six wickets to take 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.
MS Dhoni finishes it off in style.— BCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019
Kedar Jadhav (81*) and MS Dhoni (59*) hit half-centuries as #TeamIndia win by 6 wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the 5 match ODI series #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/HHA7FfEDjZ
21:21 IST: FOUR! Dhoni cuts it sharply between cover and point. Scores level!
21:20 IST: SIX! Jadhav smacks a big six towards long-off as India inch closer to victory. 11 runs came from Coulter-Nile's over.
21:18 IST: Misfield! Stoinis fails to collect the ball as Jadhav takes an extra run.
21:16 IST: FIFTY! MS Dhoni takes a single and gets his 71st ODI half-century. The crowd in Hyderabad erupts in joy.
21:15 IST: India are 221-4 after 47 overs as they need 16 runs from 18 balls.
21:13 IST: WIDE! Cummins bangs in a short ball that bounced enough to be given a wide.
21:08 IST: FOUR! Jadhav hits it inside-out towards extra cover to take India closer to victory.
21:06 IST: India are 209-4 after 45 overs. They need 28 runs from 30 balls to win.
21:04 IST: FOUR! Jadhav pulls the slower ball towards deep square-leg.
21:00 IST: 200 comes up for India as Jadhav takes a single. India now need 37 runs from 38 balls.
20:58 IST: FOUR! Jadhav plays a fine upper-cut as the ball reaches the boundary in a hurry. The 100-run partnership also comes up between Dhoni and Jadhav.
20:55 IST: The duo of Dhoni and Jadhav have added 95 runs for the fifth wicket. India need another 43 runs from 42 balls.
20:52 IST: Jadhav reaches his 5th ODI fifty. India are 194-4 in 43 overs. Partnering his CSK captain, the all-rounder played another crucial knock under pressure.
20:46 IST: The required run-rate has fluctuated below and above six. But the boundaries by Jadhav has eased some pressure for India.
20:44 IST: FOUR! Jadhav hits another boundary towards long-on as it beats the fielder at mid-on.
20:41 IST: FOUR! Jadhav gets India a much-needed boundary between long-off and deep mid-wicket region. India reach 182-4 after 41 overs.
20:33 IST: India are 173-4 after 39 overs. They need 64 more runs from 66 balls.
20:32 IST: FOUR! Jadhav gets a boundary in the third man region as Zampa's dive goes in vain.
20:27 IST: FOUR! The leading edge from Dhoni's bat goes off to the fence quickly.
20:25 IST: Stoinis claims to have taken a catch but replay showed the ball just bouncing before it sticks to his hands. The on-field umpire gave his soft signal as NOT OUT and the third umpire gives NOT OUT.
20:24 IST: SIX! Dhoni hits Coulter-Nile towards the long-off region for a much-needed six as the required run-rate climbed to 6.
20:23 IST: India reach 158-4 after 37 overs. They need another 79 runs from 13 overs to win.
20:20 IST: FOUR! Dhoni plays it with his wrists as he guides the ball towards fine leg.
20:16 IST: The 50-run partnership comes up between Dhoni and Jadhav. The two have batted cautiously as India reach 150-4 in 35.2 overs.
20:13 IST: FOUR! A short-arm jab by Dhoni towards the deep mid-wicket region.
20:11 IST: Dhoni advances down the track in search of a boundary. Ends up taking a single as the bat didn't make the contact he wanted.
20:09 IST: FOUR! Jadhav pulls Stoinis towards deep mid-wicket. India now need 98 runs from 97 balls.
20:07 IST: WIDE! Stoinis bowls one down the leg-side.
20:03 IST: 33 overs have been bowled. India are 133-4. The Dhoni-Jadhav pair have added 34 runs for the fifth wicket.
19:55 IST: The required run-rate gradually climbs to 5.84 as India need 110 more runs to win from 19 overs. They are 127-4 after 31 overs.
19:47 IST: FOUR! Jadhav sends Zampa's tossed up delivery towards deep cover. India are 121-4 after 29 overs.
19:45 IST: WIDE! Zampa bowls one down the leg-side as Jadhav tries to paddle-sweep it.
19:40 IST: Dhoni's quick single enthralls the crowd. He steals one run by just tapping the ball towards mid-on, as CSK-mate Jadhav responds positively.
19:37 IST: Well-fielded! A soft touch from Jadhav almost fetched a boundary for India in the deep. But it for Peter Handscomb's full stretch dive that denied India a boundary. He saves a run for Australia.
19:35 IST: After 26 overs, India are 110-4, Australia were 104-3.
19:32 IST: FOUR! Jadhav rocks back to dispatch the short ball in between deep square-leg and deep mid-wicket.
19:30 IST: Just one boundary and a single were scored in Cummins' over as India are 105-4 at the halfway stage.
19:28 IST: FOUR! Dhoni clears the bouncer towards fine leg; hits his first boundary.
19:26 IST: India reach 100-4 in 24 overs.
19:23 IST: Kedar Jadhav is the new batsman at the crease.
19:22 IST: WICKET! Zampa strikes again. This time it is Ambati Rayudu. He is dismissed for 13 runs as India are in a spot of bother at 99-4 in 23.3 overs.
19:20 IST: India are 98-3 after 23 overs. They need another 139 runs to win.
19:12 IST: MS Dhoni is the new man at the crease. The crowd gives a roaring welcome to the former captain.
19:10 IST: WICKET! India lose the key wicket of Rohit Sharma. Coulter-Nile bowls a cross seam as the ball takes a leading edge. Finch takes the all-important catch. India are 95-3 in 20.5 overs.
19:08 IST: India are 95-2 after 20 overs.
19:07 IST: FOUR! Rayudu pulls Stoinis for a boundary between deep fine leg and deep square leg.
19:00 IST: FOUR! Rayudu times the ball to perfection as he gets his first boundary. He drives it towards deep extra cover.
18:58 IST: India's steady run-chase continues as they reach 82-2 in 18 overs.
18:55 IST: Ambati Rayudu is the new batsman at the crease.
18:52 IST: Zampa appeals for LBW. He is pretty confident. Finch reviews the decision. The ball-tracker shows three-reds and the umpire changes his decision. India have lost their captain. Kohli has been dismissed at 44. India are 80-2 after 17 overs.
18:51 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Kohli as he hit it straight down the ground.
18:50 IST: FOUR! Kohli cuts it between point and the short third man.
18:44 IST: After 15 overs, India are 65-1.
18:42 IST: FOUR! Kohli rocks back and clears his front leg to get a boundary in deep mid-wicket region off Zampa.
18:36 IST: Virat and Rohit have put together 50 runs for the second wicket. India are 54-1 after 13 overs.
18:34 IST: Change in bowling as Aaron Finch introduces wrist-spinner Adam Zampa into the attack.
18:32 IST: 50 comes up for India in 12 overs. Rohit and Virat have stitched together these runs after India lost Shikhar Dhawan for nought.
18:29 IST: Cummins' ball bounces as it hits Rohit's right hand above the elbow. But the Indian opener is fine.
18:25 IST: FOUR! Kohli slaps it straight down the ground as the ball reaches the fence in a flash.
Virat's flick delights Gavaskar— BCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019
The former great was thrilled to see @imVkohli's beautiful wristwork. Don't miss his commentary on this one
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18:23 IST: India are 42-1 after 10 overs. Following the end of powerplay-1 (10 overs), Australia were 39-1.
18:21 IST: SIX! Kohli pulls Cummins for a classic six towards deep square-leg.
18:16 IST: FOUR! Rohit clears the ball over short fine leg to get his fifth boundary.
18:15 IST: Eight overs have been bowled. India are 29-1.
18:12 IST: WIDE! Pat Cummins bowls a wide down the leg.
18:07 IST: FOUR! Rohit lofts it over mid-on to get the ball going towards the fence.
18:04 IST: FOUR! Kohli pulls the ball between deep square-leg and backward square-leg to get the second boundary of the over. India are 22-1 after six overs.
18:03 IST: FOUR! Kohli brings his bottom-hand into play as he flicks towards deep mid-wicket.
18:01 IST: FOUR! Rohit drives another one between deep cover and deep extra-cover.
17:57 IST: Narrow escape! Kohli gets a leading edge as the ball lands safely. Aaron Finch is running after the ball in the mid-off region, as Kohli and Rohit take a single.
17:54 IST: FOUR! Rohit leans at the widish delivery to drive it between the cover and point region.
17:53 IST: India are 5-1 after three overs.
17:47 IST: Virat Kohli is the new batsman at the crease.
17:46 IST: WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan drives it straight to Glenn Maxwell at backward point. India suffer an early blow. Coulter-Nile gets his first wicket.
17:45 IST: India are 4-0 after the first over.
17:41 IST: FOUR! India start their run-chase with a boundary from Rohit Sharma that was cleared between mid-wicket and mid-on.
17:35 IST: The players are out in the middle. The Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are also out in the middle.
16:58 IST: A combined bowling effort by the Indian bowlers prevented Australia from scoring beyond 250 runs. Following the innings-break, India will be chasing 237 runs for a victory in the first ODI.
16: 57 IST: Australia reach 236-7 in 50 overs.
16:55 IST: WICKET! Coulter-Nile has been dismissed as he holes out straight to Virat Kohli. He is dismissed for 28 off 27.
16:54 IST: FOUR! Carey flicks the slower ball between square-leg and fine-leg region.
16:53 IST: FOUR! Carey gets another boundary as the ball escapes between Dhoni and the short third man.
16:51 IST: FOUR! Carey slogs hard at the full toss bowled by Shami. Bumrah fumbles at short third man as Australia get a much-needed boundary.
16:46 IST: Bumrah bowls a tight 48th over as he gave away only one run. Australia are 217-6 with two overs to go.
16:43 IST: FOUR! Coulter-Nile lofts it over Dhawan's head at mid-off to get the second boundary of the over. Australia are 216-6 after 47 overs.
16:40 IST: FOUR! Carey clears the front foot and drives it through mid-off to get his first boundary.
16:38 IST: After 46 overs, Australia are 203-6.
16:36 IST: FOUR! Coulter-Nile chases the widish ball and almost chops it on to the stumps. 200 comes up for Australia.
16:30 IST: Mohammed Shami comes in to bowl his 8th over. He has been the most economical bowler for India today.
16:28 IST: Carey tries another reverse-sweep and misses. Kuldeep appeals for LBW. But Dhoni and Kohli seem not interested. India didn't go for the review. End of 44 overs. Australia are 192-6.
16:24 IST: FOUR! Carey reverse-sweeps Jadhav towards the fine leg region. The ball beats the fielders stationed at fine leg and square leg.
16:23 IST: Kedar Jadhav who has bowled an economical spell has come in to bowl the 43rd over.
16:22 IST: 42 overs have been bowled. Australia are 181-6.
16:16 IST: FOUR! Coulter-Nile straight drives Bumrah. Shikhar Dhawan gives up the chase.
16:14 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new batsman at the crease.
16:12 IST: WICKET! The well-settled Maxwell has been clean bowled by Shami. Maxwell departs for 40. Australia are 173-6 in 39.5 overs.
16:12 IST: WIDE! Shami bowls a wide down the leg in the 40th over.
16:06 IST: Australia are 172-5 after 39 overs. Jadeja completes his quota of 10 overs giving away 33 runs.
16:05 IST: Left-handed batsman Alex Carey comes in to bat at number 7 for Australia.
16:02 IST: WICKET! Shami strikes as Turner is clean bowled. He goes for 21 off 23. Australia are 169-5 in 37.5 overs.
16:01 IST: Well-fielded! Chahal dives to his left to stop a certain boundary. Saves three runs for India.
15:59 IST: Australia are 164-4 after 37 overs.
15:53 IST: SIX! Turner smacks Shami between deep square-leg and deep mid-wicket region.
15:52 IST: Mohammed Shami, has been brought back by Virat Kohli to bowl the 36th over.
15:51 IST: Umpires call for a drinks break.
15:50 IST: 35 overs have been bowled. Australia are 155-4.
15:48 IST: FOUR! Turner rocked back and smacked the short ball towards deep mid-wicket.
15:46 IST: Australia are 148-4 after 34 overs.
15:45 IST: FOUR! Maxwell drives Kuldeep for his fifth boundary towards deep cover.
15:35 IST: Ashton Turner is the new batsman at the crease.
15:33 IST: WICKET! Kuldeep strikes as Handscomb is stumped. Dhoni removes the bails in a flash. Australia lose their fourth wicket. They are 133-4 after 30 overs.
15:30 IST: Australia are 128-3 after 29 overs.
15:27 IST: FOUR! Handscomb drives it towards the third man region to get his first boundary.
15:24 IST: FOUR! Maxwell drives Kuldeep between deep cover and deep extra cover region.
15:22 IST: FOUR! Edged through the slip as Rohit Sharma fails to collect the catch. Maxwell is lucky as he gets another boundary.
15:20 IST: FOUR! Maxwell hits his first boundary towards deep. Shikhar Dhawan tries his best but fails to prevent the boundary.
15:17 IST: Jasprit Bumrah has been brought back to bowl his second spell.
15:15 IST: Australia are 101-3 after 25 overs.
15:13 IST: Glenn Maxwell, who was the player of the series in the T20I series, is the new batsman at the crease.
15:07 IST: WICKET! A well-settled Khawaja has been dismissed soon after he gets his fifty. Kuldeep Yadav strikes as Vijay Shankar dives to his right to get a difficult catch. He made 50 from 76 balls. Australia are 97-3 after 23.5 overs.
15:04 IST: Usman Khawaja gets his 6th ODI fifty. Australia are 96-2 after 23 overs.
15:01 IST: Peter Handscomb is the new batsman at the crease. Australia are 91-2 after 21 overs.
14:56 IST: WICKET! Jadhav strikes for India. Marcus Stoinis has been dismissed. Virat Kohli takes a sharp catch as the partnership has been broken.
14:54 IST: Four singles came from the 20th over. Australia are 87-1.
14:52 IST: Australia are 83-1 after 19 overs.
14:49 IST: Jadhav appeals for a caught-and-bowled dismissal. The on-field umpire goes to the third umpire. The 'soft signal' is not out. Replay shows the ball bounces off before rising.
14:40 IST: Just one run given away by Jadeja in the 16th over. Australia are 72-1 as Khawaja and Stoinis build on their start. The umpires have called for a drinks break.
14:39 IST: Australia are 71-1 after 15 overs.
14:37 IST: FOUR! Khawaja cuts the widish delivery towards the third man region.
14:36 IST: Kohli brings Kedar Jadhav into the attack in the 15th over.
14:34 IST: FOUR! Khawaja reverse sweeps to find another boundary.
14:33 IST: Ravindra Jadeja has been brought into the attack.
14:32 IST: Australia are 59-1 after 13 overs.
14:31 IST: FOUR! Stoinis drives it towards long-off to get the second boundaries for Australia.
14:29 IST: FOUR! Stoinis hits Shankar towards deep mid-wicket to get his fourth boundary. Fifty comes up for Australia.
14:26 IST: Stoinis hits it hard down the ground. Rayudu stops it at long on. Australia get one more run.
14:24 IST: After 11 overs, Australia are 45-1.
14:23 IST: FOUR! Excellent square-cut as Stoinis despatches the widish ball in the deep point region.
14:20 IST: WIDE! Vijay Shankar bowls a wide outside the off stump.
14:18 IST: SIX! Khawaja dances down the track and lofts Kuldeep Yadav for a six.
14:17 IST: Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been brought into the attack by Virat Kohli.
14:16 IST: Nine overs have been bowled. Australia are 28-1.
14:13 IST: Change in bowling as Vijay Shankar has been introduced into the attack.
14:10 IST: FOUR! Khwaja hits the second boundary of the over, this time square of the wicket bisecting the fielders.
14:09 IST: Well-fielded! Ravindra Jadeja stops a certain boundary diving to his left at backward point.
14:08 IST: FOUR! Khawaja drives the good length delivery towards deep extra cover.
14:06 IST: Just one run came from the 7th over. Australia are 15-1.
14:04 IST: Since January, 2016 India have played 28 ODIs winning 20 of them and have lost in just 6 ODIs. 2 matches have yielded no result.
14:01 IST: Back-to-back maiden overs bowled by India as Bumrah bowls his second maiden over. Australia are 14-1 after 6 overs.
13:52 IST: Shami bowls a maiden over. Australia are 13-1 after 5 overs.
13:51 IST: Stoinis inside-edges and gets hurt in the groin area. That is painful. But he gets up, smiles and is ready to face the next ball.
13:50 IST: Four overs have been bowled. Australia are 13-1.
13:48 IST: FOUR! Khawaja pulls Bumrah towards the deep extra square-leg region.
13:48 IST: WIDE! Bumrah bowls a wide.
13:45 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Australia as Stoinis drives the between deep extra-cover and long-off.
13:44 IST: WIDE! Shami bowls a wide down the leg-side.
13:40 IST: Just three runs came from Bumrah's over. Australia are 3-1 after 2 overs.
13:37 IST: Marcus Stoinis is the new batsman at the crease.
13:36 IST: WICKET! Bumrah strikes. Finch edges it behind as Dhoni takes an easy catch. Australia lose their captain in the second over. They are 0-1 in 1.3 overs.
13:35 IST: Jasprit Bumrah will bowl the second over.
13:31 IST: Shami bowls a maiden over. Australia are 0-0 after the first over.
13:30 IST: Match to begin. Mohammed Shami will open the bowling for India. Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch will open the batting for Australia.
13:25 IST: Players from both the teams have lined up for the national anthems of their respective countries.
13:15 IST: India's ODI specialists Ambati Rayudu and all-rounder Kedar Jadhav are back in the side. Ravindra Jadeja also makes a comeback in the ODI side. All-rounder Vijay Shankar for his decent performances in New Zealand gets another chance.
13:10 IST: Australia captain Aaron Finch is playing in his 100th ODI today.
13:07 IST: Here is India's playing XI.
India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Vijay Shankar, Ravi Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Japsrit Bumrah #INDvAUS— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 2, 2019
13:05 IST: Here is Australia's playing XI for the first ODI.
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa #INDvAUS— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 2, 2019
13:00 IST: TOSS! Australia win toss, opt to bat against India.
12:50 IST: Australia have defeated India both the times they played in Hyderabad. In 2007, they beat India by 47 runs, and in 2009 they narrowly won by three runs.
12:47 IST: In India, Australia have won in 26 ODIs whereas India have won 25 ODIs.
12:45 IST: India and Australia have played each other 125 times in ODIs. Australia have won in 74 ODIs while India have won 41 times. 10 matches have produced no result.
12:44 IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first of the five-match ODI series between India and Australia in Hyderabad.
There will be at least four players for whom the series will be like a pre-test. KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar and Siddarth Kaul are fighting for two available slots in that UK bound 15-member squad. One man who will be keenly tracking the developments from the sidelines will be Dinesh Karthik, who still, many believe, has an outside chance of making it to the team.
However, for the quartet of Rahul, Pant, Shankar and Kaul, the coming five matches will be an acid test as and when they are inducted into the playing XI.
Rahul should be in a good head space after scores of 50 and 47 in the two T20 Internationals and is expected to get a few more chances at the top of the order.
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja
Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), D'Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Andrew Tye, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon