AUS vs IND: Pandya and Jadeja stitch 150 run partnership to finish 302/5

India tour of Australia: After opting to bat first on a good batting pitch. India’s new opening pair once again had a disappointing start. As Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed on 16. However, Virat Kohli tried to do some damage to the Aussies, after scoring a half century, Josh Hazlewood got better of him the third time in a row. Kohli was dismissed on 63. One of few positives on this tour has been Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. Both stitched 150 run partnership to give Indian bowlers a par score to defend.

Jadeja took some time to get in, and later hit some sumptuous shots, The left-handed batsmen finished 58 off just 46 balls. Pandya as a pure batsman has shown his class, as he finished on 80 off 70 balls. After India were 152/5. Pandya and Jadeja took responsibility and ensured the men in blue reach a competitive total of 302/5 in 50 overs. This was the highest six-wicket partnership for India against Australia. The earlier record was 123 between S Ramesh and Robin Singh at Colombo SSC (1999).


After reaching a total seemingly defendable. India will look to finish with a positive note.