India fell in a tricky spot in the first ODI against Australia in Mumbai on Friday, but a responsible 108*-run stand between KL Rahul (75*) and Ravindra Jadeja (45*) saw the hosts chase down a 189-run target in 39.5 overs, despite being 39/4 at one stage.
India were being led by Hardik Pandya in the match with Rohit Sharma missing the game due to a personal commitment. Pandya took the crucial wicket of Steve Smith and then scored a crucial 25 off 31 balls after the Indian top-order had faltered.
There was point in his innings when he faced a free-hit delivery from Marcus Stoinis in the 18th over. Pandya mistimed his pull off the free-hit delivery, which was a slower one, and it resulted in one run.
After the delivery, the TV cameras showed Virat Kohli reacting in a quite animated way. It is not clear why Kohli was a bit agitated. Watch: Virat Kohli's Reaction After Hardik Pandya Faces Free-hit Delivery pic.twitter.com/SAyHtsHCFG Meanwhile, Pandya gave a big thumbs up to the embattled Rahul and Jadeja, following India's five-wicket win against Australia in the first ODI here, saying they had a huge calming effect on those watching from the sidelines.Read more on sports.ndtv.com
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