India were reduced to 152/5 in the 32nd over, but as the hosts looked in full control, Pandya and Jadeja turned the tide to bring India back into the game.
The duo played unbeaten on 92 and 66 respectively, sharing a 150-run partnership.
“150 * highest ODI partnership for sixth wicket or less in Australia. Take a bow, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja,” the ICC (tweeted)
After the knock, Pandya admitted it was not an easy start for the visitors.
1️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ * ODI partnership for the sixth wicket or less in Australia Take a bow, Hardik Pandya and Raw…
– ICC (@ ICC) 1606894877000
“We had to fight it in the middle. It wasn’t easy to start. When we had a couple good overs and got some momentum, we started to believe. We were thinking maybe 250-270, but that’s the beauty of the game.” When you try to score 70 you get 90 points. .
“I know that under these conditions you have to keep up the essay with big boundaries and there will be a lot of small balls.”
India captain Virat Kohli also scored 63 runs. On knock, Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 12,000 ODI runs. He reached his landmark 242nd innings, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record (300 innings).