Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni cracked a century enabling India to beat Australia by 99 runs on Wednesday at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium in Nagpur to level the seven-match One-day series at 1-1.
Australia won the toss and put India to bat first. Dhoni hit 124 off 107 balls while useful contributions from Gautam Gambhir (76 runs 80 balls) and Suresh Raina (62 runs 50 balls) made India accumulate their highest One-day total against Australia – 354/7 from 50 overs.
In reply, Australia were bowled out for 255 in the day-night international, with left-hander Michael Hussey top-scoring with 53. Indian pace bowler Praveen Kumar took two wickets in his first spell and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja dented the middle order with figures of 3-35.