Fans in awe as Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja take India over 300 mark
Indian all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya forged a record sixth-wicket partnership of 150* to take the Indian cricket team score from a struggling 152/5 to a competitive 302/5 in just 18 overs.
India were looking at another batting collapse after Australia had reduced them to 152/5 in 32 overs in the third ODI. The visitors were, in fact, scoring at a paltry rate of 4.75 runs per over when skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed for 63. However, things improved with Jadeja walking in to bat as they took on the bowlers at will.
While the southpaw smashed 66 off 50 balls, a vibrant Pandya hit a 76-ball 92 to take India out of their misery. After India could score just 48 runs between overs 31-40 (4.80), the run rate significantly rose to 11.00 as the duo scored a whopping 110 runs in the final 10 overs.
A certain Sean Abbott proved to be the most expensive bowler for the Aussies as he leaked 84 runs in his 10 overs at an economy rate of 8.40. Jadeja, in fact, smashed 18 runs of his ninth over.
Fans were left ecstatic with the tail-enders adventurous approach to the game and this is how they are reacting to their knock: