AUSTRALIA has made the most of the new ball in the first one-day international against India in Chennai, with Nathan Coulter-Nile running riot.
Playing his first match for Australia in over a year, Coulter-Nile accounted for Ajinkya Rahane (5) in the fourth over before dismissing Virat Kohli (0) and Manish Pandey (0) in the space of three balls in the sixth.
Rohit Sharma (28) and Kedhar Jadhav (40) then went about rebuilding India’s innings with a 53-run stand, only for the opener to be caught hooking Marcus Stoins in the 16th over and the latter to perish the same way six overs later, leaving India at 5-87.
Australia is chasing a 4-1 series victory, which would lift them back to the top of the ICC ODI rankings — although the reverse result would deliver India top spot.
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