KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja’s partnership key in India’s victory in first ODI (AP Photo)
KL Rahul scored 75* runs, while Ravindra Jadeja scored 45* as India defeated Australia by 5 wickets in the first ODI at Wankhede Stadium
KL Rahul scored a fifty while Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with an all-round display as Team India defeated Australia by 5 wickets in the first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday, March 17. Rahul returned unbeaten with a match-winning knock of 75 runs, while Jadeja also returned not out at 45.
The match-winning 108-run partnership from the Indian pair helped the hosts eke out a fighting victory over Steve Smith’s side as India took a 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series.
Earlier, Indian captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to bowl first, after which the Aussies could only score 188 runs, as Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj haunted the visiting batters by picking up 3 wickets each.
Mitchell Marsh was the lone warrior for his side, scoring 81 runs for his team, but apart from him none of the Australia batters could leave a lasting impression.
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