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Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni Star as India Crush Australia by 26 Runs (D/L) in First ODI

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: September 18, 2017, 9:36 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Cricket Score, Australia in India, 5 ODI Series, 2017 1st ODI, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 17 September, 2018

Toss won by India (decided to bat)

India beat Australia by 26 runs (D/L method)

Man of the Match: Hardik Pandya



But it was the heroics of Pandya and Dhoni with the bat that has really helped India take a 1-0 lead in this series. At one point India were 11/3 and few overs later they were 87/5. That is when Pandya and Dhoni stitched that partnership in which both scored half-centuries each. Bhuvi's (32* off 30) contribution with the bat late in the innings was also very crucial. 


Chahal picked up 3 wickets while, Pandya and Kuldeep scalped two each. Bhuvi and Bumrah picked up one wicket in the match. While as for Australia, Maxwell top scored with 39. Faulkner scored 32* and Warner chipped in with 25 in this rain curtailed match.


Match Ends: That is it then. India have beaten Australia by 26 runs via D/L system to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series. Australia could only manage 137/9 in 21 overs. 


Dropped: Another chance goes a begging but don't think that it will hurt India. Bumrah bowls a good delivery outside the off stump and the ball takes a outside edge. Dhoni plucks it but then it touches the ground. Third umpire says not out. 


Another great Bhuvi over comes to an end. In four overs, he gave away just 25 runs and also picked up a wicket. Only six balls left now and Australia need to score 34 runs to win the match. India need only one wicket to win. 


WICKET: Another one bites the dust as this time Nathan Coulter Nile is caught out in the deep by Kedar off the bowling of Bhuvi. With this wicket, Aus are nine down and on the brink of losing the match comprehensively.


Bumrah hasn't been able to hit those trademark yorkers so far. It seems that the wet outfield has made the ball greasy and he is not able to hit the mark perfectly. Three back to back full-tosses from Bumrah but he hasn't been punished yet.


Four: James Faulkner is fighting a lone battle out there as after hitting a huges six in the previous over, fours runs have come off his bat now. The ball took a thick outside edge and went for a four behind MS Dhoni. 


WICKET: Chahal is on fire tonight as he picks his third now. A tossed up spinning delivery and Cumming went for the expansive shot by coming down the ground. The ball took an outside edge and Bumrah took an easy catch at short third man. 


Dropped: Ajinkya Rahane now drops a chance and it has been that kind of a day for both teams. Smith has dropped one, Dhoni has missed a stumping chance and now Rahane has dropped one as well. These are some of the safest fielders in the game who have dropped a few today.


WICKET: Mathew Wade departs after getting stumped by the brilliance of MS Dhoni. Chahal saw Wade coming down and dropped the ball shot and wide, which is missed by the southpaw completely. Dhoni affects the easiest of stumpings. Aus are now 7 down.


15 overs have been bowled now and Australia are 91/6 and they need 73 runs more off just 36 deliveries. Moreover, they have just four wickets left so as it stands, it is an uphill task for them.


India bowlers are turning on the style and they have tore apart the Australian top order. With just four wicket left and run rate going up with every dot ball, Aussies are staring right down the barrel in this match.


Four: Wade makes the most of a dropped chance as right after Chahal grassed a tough opportunity off his own bowling, the soutpaw comes out of his crease and hits the ball on the leg side for a boundary towards mid wicket.


WICKET! Great job from Kuldeep as he repays the faith shown by skipper Kohli to send back Stoinis. It was a gamble Kohli and Dhoni took and it has paid off as Stoinis walks back for just 3 as Australia's score reads 76/6 in the 13th over. The Indians have one step in the door of victory.


WICKET! This is the wicket the whole of the Indian team was looking at. Maxwell goes for 39 off just 18 balls. Manish Pandey picks the catch at long-on and that is the beginning of the end it seems as of now. Australia's score reads 76/5 after 12 overs. The Indians are back on top.


22 runs from the Kuldeep Yadav over here as Maxwell digs into the chinaman bowler. 3 sixes and a boundary. Dhoni looking to encourage the bowler to keep pitching it up, but not working for now. Australia's score reads 69/4 after 11 overs


2 runs from the Chahal over here as the Indians are looking to go for the kill in this game. 10 overs done and Australia's score reads 47/4 with Stoinis and Maxwell at the crease. Kohli would be eyeing Maxwell's wicket here as he is a dangerous batsman who can take the game away anytime.


10 runs from the Hardik Pandya over as Maxwell launches into the pacer. A smart cut over third man before he slogs one past the mid-wicket fielder. Maxwell is looking dangerous and India definitely need to send him back to the hut as soon as possible. Australia's score reads 45/4 after 9 overs


WICKET! It is raining wickets here as Kuldeep Yadav now sends back the dangerous David Warner. A brilliant catch behind the stumps from MS Dhoni and Warner has to go for 25 off 28 balls. The Indian players are ecstatic here as Australia's score reads 35/4 after 8 overs.


WICKET! Looks like Hardik Pandya is bent on winning the Man of the Match award in this game. After a terrific knock with the bat, he now picks up his second wicket as after Steve Smith, he sends back Travis Head. Australia in trouble now with the score reading 29/3 after 6.4 overs.


A good first over here from Kuldeep even though the ground is wet and it might be difficult to grip the ball. Just 5 runs off the first over from the chinaman bowler as the asking rate has gone up and stands at 9.30. Australia's score reads 25/2 after 6 overs with the Indians right on top.


WICKET! After the DRS going against the Indians, Hardik Pandya sends back Australia skipper Steve Smith off the very next ball, caught beautifully by Jasprit Bumrah at the fine leg boundary. The Indians are elated as Smith goes for 1. Australia's score reads 20/2 after 5 overs. This is the first single digit score for Steven Smith against India in ODIs: this was his 8th innings against India. His previous lowest was 28 at Sydney in 2016.


WICKET! Bumrah sends back Cartwright for just 1 here. That was too close to the body for a pull and the off-stump goes for a walk in the park. The last time India dismissed an opening batsman on debut for 1 or 0 was against UAE in 2004. The unfortunate batsman on that occasion was Arshad Ali.


6 runs from the Bhuvneshwar second over as the Australians are looking to stay steady and not take undue risks. The ball is moving around and the openers need to be a bit cautious. Australia's score reads 13/0 after 3 overs with Warner batting on 11 and Cartwright on 1


5 runs from the second over off Bumrah as Warner picks a boundary and follows it up with a single. Bumrah bowls a very good line here and the batsmen do not have too much time to settle down in the T20 style of game. It is all about see and hit. Australia's score reads 7/0 after 2 overs


2 runs from the first over of the Australia innings as Bhuvi starts well. He does bowl a wide and Warner picks a single, but it was a good over otherwise as the ball is swinging under the lights. It is a T20 situation with the Australians getting 21 overs to chase down the target. Australia's score reads 2/0


GOOD NEWS: The players are back on and the revised playing conditions: Target: 164 in 21 overs as play is to start at 8.30pm. PP1: 1-4, PP2: 5-17, PP3: 18-21. 1 bowler can bowl a maximum of 5 overs, 4 bowlers can bowl a maximum of 4 overs.


BAD NEWS: The rain is playing spoilsport. Even as it was decided that the Australians will need to chase 238 in 37 overs, the rain is back to spoil the mood of the Indian fans who were excited as the game was expected to start at 7:25PM. But looks like it will be a long night here. Amidst the uncertainty, we can safely say that there will be a shortened game if the rain permits. We will update you as soon as we get further information on proceedings.


The players are back on as the revised playing conditions is Australia need 238 runs off 37 overs (Reqd rate: 6.43 RPO). But the rain is back on and the players might have to go back inside. The umpires are having a talk with the groundsmen. Looks like Virat is looking to get the play to start despite the drizzle.


BAD NEWS: The rain is playing spoilsport. Even as it was decided that the Australians will need to chase 260 in 43 overs, the rain is back to spoil the mood of the Indian fans who were excited as the game was expected to start at 7PM. But looks like it will be a long night here. Amidst the uncertainty, we can safely say that there will be a shortened game if the rain permits. We will update you as soon as we get further information on proceedings. 


Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni Star as India Crush Australia by 26 Runs (D/L) in First ODI

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli speak with team members after the match was stopped due to rain, during the first one-day international cricket match between India and Australia. (AP Image)

PREVIEW IND vs AUS: On a roll after decimating Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli's Indian team will be aiming for another comprehensive show against a depleted Australia when the two sides square off in the opening encounter of the five-match series. The Indo-Australia rivalry over the years have been more traditional with the intensity right up there as lot is always at stake. Not to forget the passion and frayed tempers, a testimony to that was the Test series that India won 2-1, earlier this year. A 5-0 win for India, which could be a rare first against Australia, will put them at the top of the ICC World rankings while a 4-1 win for the visitors will help them grab pole position. For India, facing an Australian side without their top two pacers - Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood - would certainly work to their advantage but at the same time, the likes of Steve Smith, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell are seasoned pros for whom India is like a "second home".

Teams (from) India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, M S Dhoni (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yazuvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav.
Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Hilton Cartwright, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (WK), James Faulkner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Peter Handscomb, Aaron Finch.

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1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
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