India were reeling 39 to 4 in the 189 chase when Rahul stepped in and played a solid hand, taking India out of trouble with a couple of decisive plays with the captain. Hardik Pandya and Jadeja.
#TeamIndia takes a 1⃣-0⃣ lead in the series! 👏 1⃣0⃣8 unbeaten partnership between @klrahul & @imjadeja as India… https://t.co/FxknD7jHGQ
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Rahul, who was recently fired for his terrible performance in the Tests and was even dropped from the typical lineup in the third and fourth matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, hit a undefeated 75 out of 91 balls, helping India win all day 40.
.@klrahul has gone half a century undefeated in the chase and is #TeamIndia’s best from the second half… https://t.co/aPZ5EqL2ab
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Earlier, India’s pitchers, supplemented by some excellent catches, beat Australia 188 in 36 rounds at Wankhede Stadium.
Mitchell Marsh, back in international cricket after ankle surgery, hit 81 of 65 balls but his exit caused the collapse.
With India’s regular captain Rohit Sharma Absent due to family business, Hardik Pandya won the pitch and was selected to play at Wankhede Stadium.
By the second inning, India had shed blood first.
Travis Head, who had made five, attacked Mohammed Siraj but ended up sending the ball swerved into his tree.
Marsh stabilized the ship for 72 runs with Steve Smith, who was leading Australia without Pat Cummins, who remained in Sydney after his mother’s death.
David Warner also missed the game through injury although Australia expect the opener to come in the next two ODIs.
Smith made 22 before Pandya eliminated him getting caught behind.
Marsh, on his first hit as an ODI opener, hit 10 innings 4 and 5 in 6 and Australia looked pretty comfortable at 129-2 in the 20s before the wheel started their round. Surname.
Jadeja removed Marsh and made a beautiful catch to send back Marnus Labuschagne (15) before Mohammed Shami’s triple strike sent Australia off course.
Josh Inglish (26), replacing the unwell Alex Carey as keeper, dribbled into his tree, Cameron Green (12) was uprooted and Marcus Stoinis (5) was killed in a slip.
Mohammad Shami was our Top Performer from the very first turns thanks to his amazing bowling stat of 3/17 in 6 rounds.… https://t.co/iMI3EVE4ok
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Glenn Maxwell has scored eight goals on his return from a broken leg and Mohammed Siraj (3-29) has eliminated Sean Abbott and Adam Zampa from scoring in consecutive overtakings as Australia overtakes 35.4 passes .
India’s start was even worse and their top four returned to the hut within 11 rounds after Mitchell Starc (3-49) hit three that included his highly rated racket. Virat kohlimanager four.
Rahul added 44 runs with Pandya to catch the miss and finished the contest with his partnership with Jadeja (partner 108 runs), who still didn’t pass 45, including the winning line.
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The second match is scheduled at Visakhapatnam on Sunday, while Chennai hosts the ODI final on Wednesday.
India won the previous series of tests with a score of 2-1.
(With input from Reuters)