India beats Australia by six wickets in opening ODI

Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni during a training session

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Australia earlier opted to make first use of a slow surface with variable bounce and were restricted to 236-7, with multiple batsmen guilty of getting starts but not kicking on. The hosts then returned to chase down the target with Dhoni and Kedar forging a 141-run unfinished partnership to score 240 for four in 48.2 overs.

"It was a hard sort of a game", Kohli said. You have experience with MS and flair with Kedar.

"I don't think it shifts too much".

Australia had won the toss and chose to bat at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium as the teams began to mark the home stretch for the 50-over World Cup later this year.

"Kuldeep's been doing it for a while".

Kohli was particularly effusive in his praise for Mohammed Shami, who he felt was leaner than ever before. The lines and length he's bowling; got Maxi on 40-odd out with a attractive ball.

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There are also a reported four K-9 units searching intermittently for the girls. "Please do not operate a drone in the search area", Honsal added.

"I'd like to see it when players do get closer to the fans, so fans and spectators can witness what actually goes on the field". "He set his fields, it was great to see". While Jadhav scored 81 off 87 balls, Dhoni managed 59 off 72 balls.

Talking about his bowling, Kedar said, "My bowling is all about reading batsmen's mind". Having won 4-1 at home in 2017, Virat Kohli and his men won India their first-ever bilateral series Down Under in January this year by a 2-1 margin.

During their time of batting together, Sharma tried a unique shot, which perhaps no one was expecting him to play given the situation of the match.

"Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the best chasers in the game, so I am just trying to learn from them". He reads your mind, team needs more solidity.

For Aussie skipper Aaron Finch, things have gone from bad to worse.

"I thought the guys played really well". These guys have to do it and they have to get us across the line. He has wicket-taking ability and he's hungry for wickets.

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