India vs Australia: Why Kedar Jadhav is India’s lucky charm. A look at key stats

first_img India Today Web Desk HyderabadMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 08:55 IST India vs Australia: Kedar Jadhav was adjudged the man of the match for his star turn with bat and ball (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKedar Jadhav took 1 wicket and then scored an unbeaten 81 to help India beat AustraliaIndia (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match seriesIndia have won 80 per cent matches that Kedar has played and 85 when he bowls at least 4 oversBrief scores: India (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match series. Jadhav (81*), Dhoni (59*), Kohli (44), Coulter-Nile (2/46) Full Scorecard | Highlights | Match ReportKedar Jadhav produced an all-round master class on Saturday to lead India to a 6-wicket win over Australia in the first one day international at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.Kedar starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 81, after taking one wicket from his 7 overs. Kedar and MS Dhoni put up an 141-run partnership for the fifth wicket to help the hosts take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series.In fact, India have won 44 ODIs out of a total of 55 matches when Kedar has been a part of the playing XI, which is a 80 per cent win percentage – the highest for any player with 50 or more ODI appearances.In those matches, if Kedar bowls a minimum of 4 overs, then India’s win percentage rises to 85.71 per cent – with India winning 18 out of 21 games, one tied game and just 2 losses.100-run partnership between @JadhavKedar & @msdhoni #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/AqYhv8U9QzBCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019″My bowling is all about reading batsmen’s mind. I tried to bowl stump-to-stump. I don’t think like I’m a bowler. I enjoy my responsibility,” Kedar said at the post presentation after being adjudged the player-of-the-match for his match-winning effort.A the start of the Indian chase of 236, Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for a golden duck in the second over of their innings. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma though played with characteristic ease before Australia prized out three wickets with India’s total reading 99, to roar back into the match.advertisementKohli, who added 76 runs with Rohit, raced to a run-a-ball 44 before being foxed by an Adam Zampa delivery that beat his bat and rapped him on the pad.Rohit’s departure for 37 compounded India’s problems but Dhoni and Jadhav batted sensibly and did not panic even when the asking run rate climbed above six-an-over.But it was Dhoni who sealed the victory characteristically, with his sixth boundary off Marcus Stoinis. Both teams move to Nagpur for the second match of the series on Tuesday.Also Read | MS Dhoni overtakes Rohit Sharma for most sixes for India in ODIsAlso Read | Virat Kohli awestruck with Rohit Sharma’s unbelievable scoop shotFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Kedar JadhavFollow MS DhoniFollow 1st ODIFollow IND v AUSFollow Hyderabad India vs Australia: Why Kedar Jadhav is India’s lucky charm. A look at key statsBrief scores: India (240/4) beat Australia (236/7) by 6 wickets to take 1-0 lead in 5-match series. Jadhav (81*), Dhoni (59*), Kohli (44), Coulter-Nile (2/46). Kedar Jadhav scored an unbeaten 81 to lead India to a 6-wicket win over Australia in the 1st ODI.advertisementlast_img

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