After wining the toss, India opted to bat first, but it lost five wickets for 87 runs in the 22nd over in the first of ODI against Australia in Chennai. Then came Pandya. The 23-year-old joined former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the centre. The duo revived the Indian innings, then soon the all-rounder got into an attacking mode. Pandya scored 83 off 66 balls with the help of five fours and five sixes. He also stitched a 118-run stand with MS Dhoni, who made 79, to help India post a good total of 281/7. In the 37th over, he attacked Aussie spinner Adam Zampa by smashing him for three successive sixes and a four. The over yielded 24 runs. In the process, Pandya also brought up his third ODI fifty, with a six off the fourth ball.