India vs Australia, 4th ODI: How the action unfolded
Australia recorded victory by a margin of four wickets against India after being handed a target of 359 runs to chase.
Australia defeated India by four wickets in the fourth One-day International on Sunday. The five-match series is now tied at 2-2 with the decider to be played in Delhi on Wednesday.
.Here are the highlights:
# Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the 48th over!
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the 47th over!
# Australia score 16 runs off the over, as Turner smashes a huge six off the fifth delivery of the innings. Australia 333/5 (46 overs)
# Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the 46th over!
# Massive over for Australia as Turner smashes 20 runs off the over recording his maiden half-century in ODIs. Australia 317/5 (45 overs)
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack!
# Chahal finishes with 80 runs conceded off his 10 overs as India lose a review following an incorrect appeal by wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant! 10 runs off Chahal's final over!
# Australia need 70 runs off 42 deliveries!
# Yuzvendra Chahal continues with the ball and will be bowling his last over!
# Ten runs off the over as Turner smashes a boundary off the fifth delivery of the over, Australia 287/5 (43 overs)
# Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the next over!
# 10 runs off the over following a six off the last delivery by Ashton Turner. Australia 281/5 (42 overs)
# Alex Carey is the next batsman in!
# Wicket! Chahal has accounted for the key wicket of Peter Handscomb who attempted to go for a big hit considering the increasing run rate, without proper timing resulting in a catch to KL Rahul. Australia 271/5 (41.1 overs)
# Yuzvendra Chahal will bowl the next over !
# Turner smashes a six off the first delivery of the over, but only 10 runs off the over as Kuldeep Yadav ensures an economical over. Australia 271/4 (41 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav set to bowl the 41st over!
# Nine runs off the over. Australia 261/4 (40 overs)
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack!
# Ashton Turner smashes two consecutive boundaries to make it nine runs off the over, Australia 252/4 (39 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav to continue with the ball!
# Just six runs off the over, Australia 239/4 (38 overs)
# Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his 8th over of the innings!
# Four runs off the over and a wicket, as Australia reach 233/4 (37 overs)
# Ashton Turner is the new batsman in!
# Wicket! Maxwell departs for 23 after attempting a sweep shot against Kuldeep Yadav with the turning ball going on to hit the pads. Australia 229/4 (36.1 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav set to bowl the 37th over!
# 13 runs off the over as Maxwell smashes a huge six off the fourth delivery. Australia 229/3 (36 overs)
# Yuzvendra Chahal is set to bowl the next over!
# Just three runs off the over. Australia 216/3 (35 overs)
# 100 for Peter Handscomb who has completed his maiden ton off 92 deliveries!
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar is set to bowl the next over!
# Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman in!
# Wicket! Khawaja departs for 91 as the opener fails to negotiate a fast, bouncing delivery by Jasprit Bumrah resulting in a catch to Kuldeep Yadav who makes no mistakes. Australia 204/3 (33.1 overs)
# Jasprit Bumrah is set to bowl the 35th over right after drinks!
# 19 runs off the 34th over bowled by Kedar Jadhav with Khawaja and Handscomb extremely close to the three-figure mark. Australia 204/2 (33 overs)
# Just five runs off the over as Handscomb and Khawaja inch closer to scoring centuries. Australia 185/2 (32 overs)
# Jasprit Bumrah is back in the attack!
# Just three runs off the 32nd over bowled by Kedar Jadhav as Khawaja survives following a successful review. Australia 180/2 (31 overs)
# 11 runs from the 31st over bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal, Australia 177/2 (30 overs)
# Australia need 192 runs from 125 deliveries!
# Nine runs off the over, as Australia reach 153/2 (26 overs)
# Chahal set to bowl his 4th over!
# Australia 145/2 (25 overs) with just nine runs off the 24th and 25th over of the innings!
# Six runs off the over following a boundary from the first delivery of the innings. Australia 134/2 (23 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav to bowl his 4th over of the innings!
# Nine runs off the over as Handscomb completes his half-century. Australia 128/2 (22 overs)
# Chahal set to continue with the ball!
# Five runs off the over, as Handscomb inches closer to a half-century! Australia 119/2 (21 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav into the attack!
# 9 runs off the over, following a boundary off the last delivery as wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant fails to hold on to the ball. Australia 114/2 (20 overs)
# Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack!
# 100 up for Australia, as Kedar Jadhav continues to concede runs with the visitors scoring 9 runs off the over. Australia 105/2 (19 overs)
# Half-Century for Usman Khawaja with 7 runs off the 19th over bowled by Vijay Shankar! Australia 97/2 (18 overs)
# 10 runs off the over as Australia continue to score runs at a consistent rate! Australia 90/2 (17 overs)
# Kedar Jadhav set to bowl his second over!
# Eight runs off the over as Khawaja smashes a boundary off the last delivery. Australia 80/2 (16 overs)
# Vijay Shankar to continue with the ball!
# Jadhav bowls an economical opening over, conceding four runs with Australia 72/2 (15 overs)
# Kedar Jadhav into the attack!
# Six runs off the over as Handscomb and Khawaja continue to take singles at a consistent rate. Australia 68/2 (14 overs)
# Kuldeep to continue with the ball!
# Four runs from the over as Australia continue to score runs at a steady pace. Australia 57/2 (12 overs)
# Shankar set to bowl his second over!
# 50-up for Australia with five runs off the over, as Australia reach 52/2 (11 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav into the attack!
# Just four runs off the over, Australia 47/2 (10 overs)
# Vijay Shankar into the attack!
# Australia inch closer to completing 50 runs, having accumulated 43 runs in nine overs at the loss of two wickets. Khawaja has scored 22 off 21 while Handscomb has scored 13 runs off 21 deliveries. India 43/2 (9 overs)
# Seven runs off the over, Australia 28/2 (6 overs)
# Bumrah to continue with the ball!
# Just four runs off the over following a boundary as Australia reach 21/2 (5 overs)
# Bhuvneshar Kumar is set to bowl his third over!
# Six runs and a wicket off the over! Australia 17/2 (4 overs)
# Peter Handscomb is the new batsman in!
# Wicket! Shaun Marsh departs for 6 as Jasprit Bumrah dismisses the batsman with a yorker which goes on to hit the stumps! Australia 12/2 (3.3 overs)
# Bumrah set to bowl his second over!
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar set to continue with the ball!
# Just two runs off the second over, Australia 6/1 (2 overs)
# Shaun Marsh is the new batsman in with Jasprit Bumrah set to bowl the second over!
# Four runs and a wicket off the first over! Australia 4/1 (1 over)
# Aaron Finch is the new man in!
# Wicket! Finch has been dismissed for a duck off the fourth delivery of the over as Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismisses the opener with a delivery which swings in! Australia 3/1 (0.4 overs)
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the bowling for the hosts!
# Australian openers Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja have made their way down to the crease!
# Australia need 359 runs to level the five-match series 2-2!
# India finish at 358/9 following a six off the last delivery of the over by Jasprit Bumrah!
# Jasprit Bumrah is the new batsman in!
# Wicket! Chahal out for a duck as he hands a return catch to Pat Cummins making it a five-wicket haul for the bowler. India 352/9 (49.5 overs)
# Yuzvendra Chahal the new man in!
# Wicket! Shankar departs for 26 off 15 deliveries as he attempts to smash a second six off the over after smashing one off the first delivery of the over! India 351/8 (49.3 overs)
# Pat Cummins to bowl the final over!
# Kuldeep Yadav is the new man in!
# Wicket! Bhuvneshwar Kumar departs for 1 after handing a catch to wicketkeeper Alex Carey following a top edge! India 344/7 (48.6 overs)
# Five runs and a wicket off the over with Jhye Richardson set to bowl the 49th over!
# Wicket! Kedar Jadhav dismissed for 10 as he attempts to smash a length ball bowled back of length, without proper connect resulting in a catch to Jhye Richardson! India 331/6 (48 overs)
# Pat Cummins to bowl the 48th over!
# Not a single boundary off the last 19 deliveries of the innings!
# 9 runs off the over, with 3 overs to go for the end of the Indian innings. India 326/5 (47 overs)
# Jhye Richardson into the attack!
# Four runs and a wicket off the over. India 317/5 (46 overs)
# Vijay Shankar comes to the crease!
# Wicket! Pant departs for 36 as he attempts to smash a slow delivery for another big shot without much success resulting in a catch to Aaron Finch! India 314/5 (45.3 overs)
# Pat Cummins to bowl the 46th over!
# 12 runs off the over as Pant smashes a six as well as a boundary off the over to make it 12 runs off the over! India 313/4 (45 overs)
# Adam Zampa to bowl his final over!
# 300 up for India!
# Glenn Maxwell, who has been economical so far to bowl his 8th over!
# Kedar Jadhav walks down to the crease!
# Wicket! Adam Zampa accounts for KL Rahul off the last delivery of the over as the batsman hands an edge to wicketkeeper Alex Carey. India 296/4 (42.6 overs)
# Adam Zampa to bowl his ninth over!
# 16 runs off the over following singles off the next two deliveries!
# 14 runs off four deliveries of the over as Pant smashes three boundaries off four deliveries!
# Jhye Richardson to bowl his 7th over!
# Nine runs off the over following a boundary off the last delivery, as India reach 276/3 (41 overs)
# Glenn Maxwell into the attack!
# Rishabh Pant joins Rahul in the middle!
# Wicket! Virat Kohli departs for 7 as he hands a catch to wicketkeeper Alex Carey off a wide delivery. India 266/3 (39.4 overs)
# Jhye Richardson to bowl the 40th over!
# Nine runs off the over as Kohli smashes a boundary off the last delivery!
# Jason Behendroff to bowl his final over!
# Virat Kohli is the next batsman in!
# Wicket! Pat Cummins dismisses Shikhar Dhawan with a straight, fast delivery which he misses, with the ball going on to hit the middle stump! India 254/2 (37.4 overs)
# Pat Cummins to bowl his seventh over!
# Dhawan is inching closer to a 150, with 15 runs off the over. India 248/1 (37 overs)
# Jason Behendroff will bowl his ninth over!
# Dhawan has become the 11th cricketer to score 10, 000 List A runs for India!
# 11 runs off the over, as Dhawan smashes two boundaries off the over. India 233/1 (36 overs)
# Pat Cummins has been brought back into the attack!
# 13 runs off the over, India 222/1 (35 overs)
# Shikhar Dhawan has a strike rate of 144 after scoring a century!
# Maxwell continues with the ball!
#Three runs off the over as India reach 209/1 (34 overs)
# Zampa will bowl his 8th over of the innings!
# Just five runs off the over. India 206/1 (33 overs)
# Maxwell set to bowl his fifth over!
# Shikhar Dhawan has scored his 16th ton with a boundary off the last ball of the over!
# Adam Zampa into the attack!
# KL Rahul walks down to the crease!
# Wicket! Rohit Sharma departs for 95 off 92 deliveries as Jhye Richardson strikes to hand Australia the opening wicket! India 193/1 (31 overs)
# Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have broken the record for the highest opening partnership stitched for India against Australia!
# Aaron Finch is set to bowl his third over!
# 8 runs from the over, India 171/0 (29 overs)
# Jhye Richardson set to bowl his fourth over!
# Dhawan is 14 short of a century, with Sharma on 73. India 163/0 (28 overs)
# The Indian openers continue to stand strong at the crease as they brought up a century stand to help the Men in Blue cross the 100-run mark. Sharma flicked a Cummins delivery towards extra cover for one run to help the Virat Kohli-led side reach three-figure mark. India 103/0 (18 overs)
# Shikhar Dhawan brings up his 28th ODI fifty off just 44 balls. He reached the milestone by punching down Richardson's delivery down the ground for four runs. Australia need to bag a wicket in order to avoid the Men in Blue post a big total. India 88/0 (14 overs)
# Dhawan and Sharma continue to stand strong at the crease as they have brought up a 50-run stand for the opening wicket. The Indian pair reached the mark when Sharma lifted the second delivery of the 10th over from Behrendorff over long on for six runs. India 58/0 (10 overs)
# Runs have started flowing in at a good pace for India. Dhawan and Sharma added 16 runs in the last three overs, including three boundaries by the former. Australia, on the other hand, are eagerly looking for a breakthrough. India 29/0 (6 overs)
# Seven runs off the last two overs, including the second boundary of the match to Dhawan. The Indian opener flicked a delivery from Cummins to the mid-wicket fence in the third over for four runs. India 13/0 (4 overs)
# Cummins conceded six runs in the first over before Jason Behrendorff bowled a maiden over. Sharma got off the mark by driving the second delivery of the over down the ground while Dhawan opened his account by flicking the next delivery down the leg side for four runs. India 6/0 (2 overs)
# Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have walked down the crease to open India's innings. Pat Cummins to begin Australia's proceedings.
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia Playing XI: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (wk), Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa.
# India win toss, opt to bat first!
Finch calls it a heads and the coin toss flips to tails. Captain @imVkohli wins the toss and elects to bat first in the 4th ODI at Mohali.#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/Fqslan0B3v — BCCI (@BCCI) March 10, 2019
# India and Australia are all set to play the fourth ODI.
Young batsman Rishabh Pant will strive to seal a slot in the World Cup squad even as India fret about their top-order woes ahead of the fourth ODI against Australia, on Sunday. Providing opportunities to all Cup hopefuls would be on Virat Kohli's mind and the team management is expected to ring in a few changes in the playing XI in the remaining two matches of the series.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni seems to have played his last international game in Ranchi and now Pant gets a chance to book his boarding pass for the London-bound flight.
In earlier ODIs, Pant had played purely as a batsman but with Dhoni being rested, Pant will get a chance to don the big gloves.
The Indian playing XI will also have Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Sunday as he replaces Mohammed Shami, who was hit on the leg in his follow through during the third match.
Shami completed his spell but since he will be sharing the new ball with Jasprit Bumrah in England, it is natural to give him precautionary rest.
"We will have a few changes in the next couple of games but the idea is to tell the boys to put in match-winning performances and the boys will be looking to be in top form before the flight to England," Kohli said after the third ODI.
However, what will keep the Indian team worried is the batting form of the top-order, save skipper Kohli, who has been lock, stock and barrel above everyone in his team.
Kohli has 283 runs in three games with two hundreds and the next best in the Indian team is Kedar Jadhav with 118 runs.
Rohit Sharma is undergoing a rare slump in ODIs, having scored only 51 runs in three innings. Even worse is Ambati Rayudu's performance at No 4 with an aggregate of 33 runs in three games.
Shikhar Dhawan's struggles are well-documented and he has scored only 22 runs in three games.
Dhawan and Rayudu's form should be a cause of concern even though both are certainties as far as a place in the World Cup squad is concerned.
There are certain problems in both Dhawan and Rayudu's games but they won't get adequate time to correct those follies with just two games to be played in five days and the cash-rich IPL to follow soon.
Bangar, however, considers the shortest of gaps between the two games on Friday and Sunday to be a blessing in disguise.
"At times, actually it's good that there is a very small turnaround between matches because if there are too many gaps, then players have that much more time to think. The best for any player is to get back into action and give it another shot. In fact, I'm very pleased that the next game is starting on Sunday," Bangar said.
While Kohli is not a great advocate of wholesale changes, KL Rahul is also expected to get a look-in but it is not clear who he would replace -- Dhawan or Rayudu.
India will be worried about Aussie leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who despite conceding a lot of runs, has managed to get Kohli and Dhoni on multiple occasions.
"That's the sign of a good player. You're not at your best, not having your best day and still taking those important wickets. Batsmen pride themselves on the same thing - when you don't feel like you are hitting the ball well, you try to get runs on those days," Usman Khawaja said.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant (wk).
Australia: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff.
(With PTI Inputs)