Shikhar Dhawan's classy hundred and a quality bowling effort powered India to a 36-run victory over Australia A happy Indian captain Kohli, said, 'A top, top win for us specially after losing that series in India. We had a point to prove against this side. We came here with intent right from ball one. The opening p'ship was outstanding. I got a few runs, Hardik the way he played and MS... It was a brilliant start with the ball on a wicket that was quite flat. That always pleases you as a captain. You have to bowl well. You can't take things for granted just because you have 350+ on the board. That 30 runs gives you the luxury.'
'One of the top three getting hundred. We decided to send Hardik to cash in, he could just hit from ball one. For us if Shami plays, it has to be overcast conditions and the pitch has to offer a lot. You can't take Bhuvi's performances in the one-day format for granted. He's a champion bowler and picks up wickets with the new ball and with the old ball. It was a game changer (the wickets of Smith and Stoinis in the same over). These guys are so experienced and professional, you hardly need to say anything to them. They know what to do. Their plans are being executed which is a very good thing for the team'.