Maxwell takes brilliant one-handed catch to remove Kohli

Nathan Coulter Nile keeps Test dream alive while clear of injuries

India takes on Australia in the first of five ODI matches in Chennai Sunday, with a three-match Twenty20 contest to follow, as rivalry resumes between the two cricket giants.

Australia, on the other hand, have returned to India for the first time since their fiery and controversial Border-Gavaskar series earlier this year, which India won 2-1 and which ended with Kohli declaring some of his friendships with the Australian players had been irreparably damaged.

Australia made a stunning start in the Chennai ODI versus India.

India were in dire straits at 87/5 and that is when Dhoni stitched a marvelous partnership with Hardik Pandya and bailed the hosts out of trouble.

If India were to really make progress towards regaining the World Cup in 2019, this is an area that needs to be addressed on a match-by-match basis.

The all-rounder blasted five sixes and as many fours in his 66-ball blitz before falling to the leg-spinner.

Pandya launched Zampa into the stands again shortly after topping his previous best ODI score, the 76 he clubbed against Pakistan in this summer's ICC Champions Trophy Final, only to top edge the spinner to short third man two balls later. "Once he gets his job done, he'll start winning us games", Kohli backed Rahul to the hilt.

"Hardik believes in himself, and his innings was the game-changer". Both teams India & Australia are having 30-35 ODIs each and both tea will be showcased their skill in the today's match at Chennai.




Just when India looked to be out of the woods, Marcus Stoinis (2-54) struck twice and removed both set batsmen in similar fashion.

It seems that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is on a record-making spree at the moment.

In reply, The visitors slumped to 4-35 in the eighth over when David Warner nicked Kaldeep Yadav through to MS Dhoni. They added 118 runs for the sixth wicket, though at first they were content rotating the strike as their 50 partnership came off 67 balls.

WICKET! Nothing is going India's way.

From 6-76 the mountain was too steep to climb and Australia finished 27 runs short at 9-137.

Nathan Coulter-Nile made a great comeback into the Australian team taking three early wickets.

Maxwell took an unbelievable catch to send back the Indian captain for a duck. "For me, what's most important is how can I help the team win with the bat in the field, giving my 120 per cent every time I step on to the field and preparing accordingly that I think is more important to me than the personal landmark", he said. In Virat Kohli's team, Shikar Dhawan will not be in the series for the first three matches and his place will be taken by Ajinkya Rahane and he will be the opener in batting along with Rohit Sharma.

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