AIS riding on Matt Wade's 115 posted a healthy 269/7 in 48 overs despite a shaky start. In reply India hunted down the target in 40.2 overs with five wickets in hand. Badri stroked an unbeaten 83 while Dhawan made run a ball 75. The duo shared a brisk 120-run stand for the second wicket.
AIS opting to bat first got off to a poor start losing the first four wickets for nothing. India seamer Pankaj Singh bowled a incisive first spell in which he plucked three top-order wickets.
The lanky seamer from Rajasthan induced both the openers Davis and Warner to edge for a regulation caught behind. He then trapped No.3 Henriques to leave AIS in a spot of bother at 3/38. AIS slumped further to 4/38 when first change Trivedi accounted for O'Keefe.
In came wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Wade and out he went dispatching ball after ball to the fence. The left-hander who plays for Vics plundered eight boundaries and nine sixes in his 93-ball 115.
He was ably supported by Peter Forrest (50 off 44). The duo shared a quickfire 105-run stand to ensure AIS put a fighting total. Moller (31) was the other notable contributer.
Pankaj was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors taking 3/58 from his 10 overs, including a maiden. Leggie Amit Mishra returned with 2/31. Trivedi and Badri claimed a wicket apiece.
In reply, though, India lost opener Ajinkya Rahane early on but Dhawan (75) and Badri (83*) ensured they reach home without any further hiccups. Badri's 100-ball knock was studded with eight boundary hits.
NZ scrape past South Africa: In the other match at Redlands Cricket Club here on Tuesday New Zealand defeated South Africa by five wickets in a low scorer tie that saw only 187 runs scored.
South Africa was skittled out for just 93 with only Vaughn van Jaarsveld providing any resistance making 34.
Brent Arnel (2/13), Brad Scott (2/13) and Jesse Ryder (2/10) all chipped in to demolish the South African batting line-up in just 36.3 overs.
The New Zealanders made heavy weather of the measly target, losing five wickets on their way to win. Peter Ingram anchored Kiwi innings with a rock solid 30 n o.
Ingram received good support his captain Jesse Ryder (27) and Corey Anderson 18 not out, as they crawled to 94/5 in the 28th over.
Wednesday"s matches: South Africa take on India at Sandgate and the AIS side face Trans Tasman rivals New Zealand at University.
Australia Institute of Sports 269/7 in 48 overs (Matt Wade 115, Paul Forrest 50 n o, Moller 31, Warner 25; Pankaj Singh 3/58, Amit Mishra 2/31) lost to India 272/5 in 40.2 overs (S Badrinath 83, Dhawan 75, Abhishek Nayar 41; Warner 2/45, Hill 1/24, Henriques 1/42).
South Africa 93 all out in 36.3 overs (van Jaarsveld 34; Jesse Ryder 2/10, B Scott 2/13, Arnel 2/13) lost to New Zealand 94/5 in 27.3 overs (Paul Ingram 30 n o, Jesse Ryder 27; de Villiers 3/6, Yusuf Abdullah 2/28).