IND v AUS 2019: 4th ODI- Handscomb and Khawaja combo, Turner fireworks lead Australia to 4-wicket win

The 5th ODI will be played in Delhi On March 13.

Shikhar Dhawan slammed 143 runs | Getty India and Australia played the fourth ODI of the five-match series at the Punjab Cricket Association’s IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh. The series stood 2-1 in favor of India, despite the fact that Australia registered a brilliant win in Mohali.

Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat first, given that the last time India played at Mohali, they scored 392 runs against Sri Lanka. India made four changes to the team bringing in KL Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in place of Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, and Mohammad Shami.

India got a bumper opening stand of 193 runs after three consecutive failures from Dhawan and Rohit. Rohit made 95 (7 fours and 2 sixes), but Dhawan went on to smoke 143 in 115 balls with 18 fours and 3 sixes. Rahul made 26 and Pant made 36 in 24 balls and India reached 358/9, with Bumrah hitting a last ball six to Cummins.

Pat Cummins picked 5/70, Jhye Richardson picked 3/85 and Zampa picked one wicket.

Australian innings started with Finch making a duck being bowled by Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah cleaning up Shaun Marsh for 6. Usman Khawaja (91, 7 fours) and Peter Handscomb (117; 8 fours, 3 sixes) added 192 runs for the third wicket, bringing Australia back into the game. Bumrah had Khawaja caught by Kuldeep and Chahal had Handscomb caught by Rahul.

Khawaja followed his century with a brilliant 91 | Getty

Glenn Maxwell made 23 before Kuldeep got him LBW. But then Ashton Turner took the game away from the Indian team. Sloppy fielding, Pant's missed stumpings and overall bad bowling in death overs proved costly for India.

Ashton Turner slammed a whirlwind half-century (84* in 43 balls; 5 fours and 6 sixes), his first in ODIs and aided by dropped chances from Indian fielders, took Australia to a 4-wicket win. This chase is Australia's highest in ODI history and highest chase against India.

BRIEF SCORES:
IND 358/9 (S DHAWAN 143; P CUMMINS 5/70) lost to AUS 359/6 ( P HANDSCOMB 117; J BUMRAH 3/63) by 4 wickets


By Jatin Sharma - 10 Mar, 2019

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