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India vs Australia, 4th ODI - As it happened...

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 16:35
Zee Media Bureau

Australia lead the series 4-0 after winning the 4th ODI at Canberra. India saw Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli almost take the game away as India were cruising at 277/1 but Kane Ricchardson walked past the middle order as the visitors collapsed from there on to fold at 323 runs, chasing 349. 

Earlier, Aaron Finch (107) David Warner (93), Steve Smith (51) and Glenn Maxwell (41) propelled the hosts to 348 runs in 50 overs.

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16:35 PM

Over 49.2 | Score 323/10 | (Jadeja 24, Ishant 0)

India staring down at a defeat once again. What a collapse here from the visitors. Faulkner shows his experience and calmness to give just 7 runs. Next over Ishant edges and goes out. India all out for 323. Who would have thought this after the hosts were 277/1 at one stage. 

I Sharma c Wade b Marsh 0 (3b)

16:31 PM

Over 48 | Score 316/9 | (Jadeja 18, Ishant 0)

After two catch drops by the hosts, Smith holds on to the next one and Aussies are just one wicket away from a win. Shambolic affair this from Yadav. 

UT Yadav c Bailey b Marsh 2 (11b)

16:19 PM

Over 46 | Score 312/8 | (Jadeja 16, Umesh 0)

Richardson gets his 5th wicket as Bhuvi guides it straight to the slip fielder. Wicket-maiden for the bowler here. Next over Faulkner gives just two runs. Aussies are some time way for scripting an amazing victory here from the jaws of defeat.

B Kumar c Smith b Richardson 2 (6b)

16:08 PM

Over 45 | Score 311/7 | (Jadeja 15, Bhuvi 2)

Lyon concedes just five runs and at this stage this is huge. The Indian duo have to go with a cool head now. Dhswan hits a cracking four and nine runs come from first five balls before a wild swing gets him out. What a waste of an innings. 

R Dhawan c Warner b Richardson 9 (8b)

15:58 PM

Over 42 | Score 294/6 | (Jadeja 9, Rishi 0)

Richardson comes to bowl and starts with two dots, there was an appeal for a LBW but umpire doesn't give it. A direct throw at stumps allows an extra run. Rahane looks to guide the ball towards the 3rd man but gives a catch to the slip fielder. India staring at another defeat here. Unbelieveable!

15:48 PM

Over 41 | Score 291/5 | (Jadeja 6, Rahane 2)

Virat departs as he mistimes a shot straight to Smith. India in trouble here from a winning position the tides have changed. Jadeja is the new man in and there are two new men at the crease. Jadeja gets a brace and the match is tight now. A single follows, Richardson has been brilliant here. Gurkeerat gets a run to keep strike. Lyon continues and gets a wicket. Gurkeerat hits a four before his inexperience comes to play and he skies to Marsh. Four wickets in a space of 8 runs and we have a famous Indian collapse on cards here? Injured Rahane comes into bat. Rahane gets off the mark with a two.

Gurkeerat Singh c sub (SE Marsh) b Lyon 5 (6b)

V Kohli c Smith b Richardson 106 (92b)

15:44 PM

Over 39 | Score 278/3  | (Kohli 106, Gurkeerat 0)

Australia now in with a chance here as wickets couldn't have come at a better time. Lyon bowls tight here and there are some nervy moments now in the Indian batting. Excellent over from Lyon with just one run coming from it.

15:36 PM

Over 38 | Score 277/3  | (Kohli 105, Dhoni 0)

Marsh bowls and Dhawan excels to clear mid-off for a four. Dhawan then has a swipe and a diving Lyon saves two in the boundary. Nine runs come from the over. Hastings starts off with a no-ball and Dhawan finds the fielder off the free-hit ball. A misfield by the skipper next allows Dhawan to steal two runs. He was the fastest Indian to 3000 ODI runs. Change of pace sees Dhawan charge down and he finds the player in Bailey at point. He gets out for a well made 126 runs. Kohli needs to bat this through now with Dhoni supporting him. Dhoni plays two dot balls to start with. He then uses his feet and manages to nick one to the keeper. Game on here!

MS Dhoni c Wade b Hastings 0 (3b)

S Dhawan c Bailey b Hastings 126 (113b)

15:31 PM

Over 36 | Score 265/1  | (Dhawan 116, Kohli 104)

Kohli brings up his 25th ODI ton and his 2nd of the series. What a batsman he is in ODI cricket. He is the fastest to 25th ODI ton and achieves this days after being the quickest to reach 7000 ODI runs. Six runs come from that Hastings over. 200 runs partnership too comes up between the duo. 

15:24 PM

Over 35 | Score 259/1  | (Dhawan 115, Kohli 99)

Dhawan has hit a sublime ton here and he got to his 100 with a well hit four. Runs have flowed at ease for India and the game is in control at the moment. Kohli mkeanwhile is on 99 and is awaiting his 25th ODI ton. Dhawan survuved a scare when Bailey claimed for a catch but replays showed it fell just short. 

First Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 16:39
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