Skipper Virat Kohli's brilliant 104 runs knock and a consistent half century by MS Dhoni hel India beat Australia by six wickets with four balls remaining at the Adelaide Oval here on Tuesday. With this win, India levels series 1-1.
It is to be mentioned that out of 13 ODIs they won only 2 matches last year. And with this win, they've got a terrific opportunity to seal the series in the next game or maybe in the final ODI. The 2nd ODI will be played on January 15 at Adelaide Oval.
The fourth and last match played between India and Australia was declared as a draw due to rain.
To cross the milestone set by Dhoni, the 21-year-old Pant smashed Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood for a superb boundary.
Australian batting line completely shattered in their second innings as they are 258/8, still 141 runs behind of reaching the target at the end of the fourth day here on Saturday.
The hosts levelled the four-match series 1-1 after India were bowled out for 140 runs in 56 overs in their second innings on the fifth and final day.
Perth: Australia got a brilliant start as they were no wickets down above 100 runs but Indian bowlers made an outstanding comeback and Aussies were 277/6 at stumps on the opening day of the second Test match against India here on Friday. Pat Cummins (11) and skipper Tim Paine (16) were at the crease when umpires …
India won the first series-opening on Australian soil and first in the country since Anil Kumble’s team defeated Ricky Ponting’s side in Perth in 2008.