It wasn’t easy, but India bounced back from losing the T20I series to Australia by taking the series lead with a six-wicket win over Australia in Hyderabad on Saturday.

Chasing a target of 237, India struggled on on surface with variable bounce on which cross-seam deliveries caused problems, and were indebted to MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav who revived a tricky chase from 99/4 in a match-winning partnership of 141. 

Dhoni and Jadhav were joined in the 24th over after India had lost two wickets for four runs in 21 balls and built on their camaraderie – they are good friends off the field and IPL team-mates as well – to stem Australia’s charge. Jadhav finished not out on 81 off 87 deliveries, Dhoni on 59 from 72 – his third unbeaten ODI fifty in a row against Australia this year. Each of them has completed a successful chase for India.