Chennai, Sep 17 (PTI) Opting to bat, India made a competitive 281 for seven against Australia in the first One- day International of the five-match series here today.

Hardik Pandya topscored for India with a 66-ball 83, while Mahendra Singh Dhoni made 79 off 88 balls.

Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up three wickets giving away 44 runs for Australia.

Brief Scores:

India: 281 for seven in 50 overs (Hardik Pandya 83, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 79; Nathan Coulter-Nile 3/44).

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