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While Rohit said that it was up to the individual to find the right way to manage his schedule, he was personally not for taking a break from playing.He had missed the bulk of India's home season a year ago, including the Test series against England and Australia, with a thigh injury.

At present, team India is at the third position and Australia is at the second position in the ICC world rankings.

With India coming home from a resounding success in Sri Lanka, in which they won all three Test matches, all five ODI matches, and the lone Twenty20 match, there is an expectation that good form will be built on and that a vulnerable Australian side could provide the ideal cannon fodder for Kohli's men.

The 36-year old achieved this feat during his innings of 79 runs off 88 balls that included eight fours and two monstrous sixes.

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Hardik Pandya fired with bat and ball as India defeated Australia by 26 runs on DLS in a rain-affected first ODI in Chennai.

Some sensational hitting from Hardik Pandya pulled the hosts back in the game after Nathan Coulter-Nile had burst through the top-order in the first ODI of the five-match series between India and Australia at Chennai.

Maxwell managed to bring the mounting required run-rate down but legspinner Chahal's flighted delivery did the trick for India, as the Australian holed one to Manish Pandey at long on.

What followed was absolute carnage as he smashed Zampa for three consecutive sixes in the next three balls. The first ODI of the five-match series will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai on Sunday, September 17.

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The PCB has had to rely on heavy financial incentives for the visiting players to draw them to the country so far. Former Pakistan skipper Misbah Ul- Haq and Shahid Afridi made their presence felt on the ground.

But, Pandya and MS Dhoni added 118 runs for the sixth wicket to bail India out. (Yuzvendra) Chahal is very courageous and doesn't say no to any situation.

Rahane was the first to depart after a wild swing at a ball wide outside the off-stump found the edge and sailed into Matthew Wade's gloves behind the wicket.

Maxwell took an incredible catch to send back the Indian captain for a duck. Coulter-Nile struck again in the same over as Manish Pandey (0) edged behind two balls later. Jadhav and Rohit are finding their feet slowly, but the pitch seems to be assisting the Australian pacers.

Stoinis added salt to India's wounds with the wicket of Jadhav, who looked good during his 53-ball stay, striking five hits to the fence. Veteran MS Dhoni will aim to consolidate the innings with his experience along with Hardik Pandya. "Came off pretty well", Pandya said during the mid-innings break.

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For the visitors, Coulter-Nile finished with figures of 3/44 while Stoinis took 2/54.

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