5th ODI: Australia make 242 for 9 in 50 overs

Posted October 02, 2017

Maybe Nagpur will witness a massive match of the teams India vs Australia. Rohit needed just 42 innings to achieve this milestone while on the other hand, Ganguly took 45 and Kohli needed 46 innings to aggregate 2,000 runs in India.

India's bowlers were superb at the death, with Jasprit Bumrah impressively making the 45th over a wicket maiden. The Australian goes for review, but the tracker shows that ball will hit the middle stump.

WICKET! Nothing's working for the Aussies.

Handscomb's failed sweep attempt put more pressure on Australia, who were now 118 for four in the 25th over. Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, and Bhubaneswar Kumar got one wicket.

Finch misses out on a close half century as Hardik Pandya gets India their first breakthrough.

Australian innings has slowed down a bit after Aaron Finch's departure.

So Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are all set to win another game before the T20Is.

In a pleasant turnaround of trends for white-ball games in the sub-continent, the toss-winning side has batted first in all four games which are being mentioned. However, they would need an improved performance from their opening fast bowlers: Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami. All-rounder James Faulkner comes in for unwell Kane Richardson.

Sharma, who opened his account with two successive boundaries after 14 deliveries, was the first to get to his fifty with a double off Marcus Stoinis.

"We are going to have a bat".

"We will have a good look at the one day competition back home and hopefully a few guys can jump out of the pack and score big runs and bowl really well as well". "And those two wristspinners in the middle overs, and all the batsmen", Kohli said in praise of Indian bowlers. It is a relaid surface so there wouldn't be much of wear and tear.

Both the teams have met here in the last time. And while it came in an inconsequential game as far as the series is concerned, it should still give Australia that confidence they have been lacking in away ODIs.

Australia will look to pull another back when they take on India in the fifth and the final ODI of the series.

The visitors did get good starts on most occasions, but they couldn't capitalise on them. After losing the last game, team India should have made the changes and be looking forward to finishing the series by 4-1.