India vs Australia 4th ODI

India vs Australia 4th ODI: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in the fourth one-day international to level the series.

Ashton Turner scored 84 runs off 43 balls to take Australia to the target after Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja had kept Australian hopes alive with a massive partnership.

Australia had lost two early wickets in their chase of 359 as Captain Aaron Finch was sent back for a duck by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Jasprit Bumrah then removed Shaun Marsh to deal another blow to the visitors.

Usman Khawaja (91) fell short of scoring successive centuries but Handscomb soon completed his hundred. Glenn Maxwell was looking dangerous before being trapped by Kuldeep Yadav for 23. Yuzvendra Chahal got the wicket of Peter Handscomb (117). Turner and Alex Carey then added 86 runs in just 39 balls for the sixth wicket.

Earlier, India posted 358/9 in their 50 overs. Shikhar Dhawan (143) and Rohit Sharma (95) were the stars for India as they added 193 runs for the first wicket, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag as the second most successful batting pair for India. 

Australia: 359/6 after 47.5 overs (Peter Handscomb 117, Usman Khawaja 91, Ashton Turner 84*)

India: 358/9 after 50 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 143, Rohit Sharma 95)

Earlier, India won the toss and opted to bat first. The men in blue make four changes: KL Rahul comes in Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in for Shami, Rishabh Pant for MS Dhoni and Yuzvendra Chahal is in for Ravindra Jadeja.

India vs Australia 4th ODI: Here’s the story of the match

1. Toss: India win and opt to bat first, make four changes

India won the toss and opted to bat first. Indian team makes four changes: KL Rahul comes in Ambati Rayudu, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in for Shami, Rishabh Pant for MS Dhoni and Yuzvendra Chahal is in for Ravindra Jadeja.

Here’s a look at the teams:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia: Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa.

Shikhar-Rohit put up 58 runs in first 10 overs

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave India a great start putting up 58 runs in the first 60 balls

Gabbar is back! Dhawan completes half-century

After having an inconsistent run, Shikar Dhawan gets his half-century. With a perfectly timed straight drive, the pressure’s off the southpaw for now at least.

100 up for India

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan help put 100 up for India.

Most 100+ opening stands in ODIs:

21 Sachin Tendulkar – Sourav Ganguly
16 Adam Gilchrist – Matthew Hayden
15 Gordon Greenidge – Desmond Haynes
15 Rohit Sharma – Shikar Dhawan

Hitman at its best! 50 up for Rohit Sharma

The Hitman scores a half-century. Rohit Sharma along with Shikhar Dhawan have put India in a good spot.

He needs 91 more to reach 8000 ODI runs.

Rohit Sharma OUT

Just five runs away from a century and Rohit Sharma is out. Rohit just gets into the perfect position for the pull but doesn’t keep it down.
Handscomb catches the ball at the cow corner boundary to perfection.

Jhye Richardson gets his first wicket.

Rohit 95(92) [4s-7 6s-2]

Shikhar Dhawan out for 143

India vs Australia 4th ODI: Shikhar Dhawan finally fell in the 38th over. He added 143 runs off 115 balls with 3 sixes and 18 fours. It has been a great return to form for the Indian opener.

India score 358-9 in Mohali

India vs Australia 4th ODI: India post 358/9 in their 50 overs thanks to the 193-run stand between Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. India were looking good for more when those two were batting. Vijay Shankar (26 off 15 balls) and Jasprit Bumrah’s six off the last ball have taken India to a good total even for a batting-friendly pitch in Mohali.

Australia lose two early wickets

Australia lost captain Aaron Finch for a duck in the first over in their chase of 359. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the wicket. Jasprit Bumrah then sent back Shaun Marsh to deal another blow to the visitors.

Bumrah breaks the stand

The stand was finally broken in 34th over as Usman Khawaja (91) fell short of a second successive century. Jaspirt Bumrah got his second wicket as Kuldeep Yadav took a good catch at deep fine leg.

Peter Handscomb hits hundred

Peter Handscomb completed his first ODI hundred. The right-handed batsman took 92 balls to reach triple figures.

Maxwell, Handscomb out

Glenn Maxwell was looking dangerous before being trapped by Kuldeep Yadav for 23. Yuzvendra Chahal then got the big wicket of Peter Handscomb (117). He went for the big one but found the fielder.

Ashton Turner takes Australia to 4-wicket win

Ashton Turner and Alex Carey added 86 runs in just 39 balls for the sixth wicket. Turner remained not out on 84 off 43 balls as Australia reached the target of 359 with 13 balls to go. This was Australia’s highest-successful chase against India.

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