Australia restricted to 242-9 vs. India on slow wicket

  • Australia restricted to 242-9 vs. India on slow wicket

Australia restricted to 242-9 vs. India on slow wicket

With this, India captured the series 4-1 and also became number one in the ODI rankings.

"I would have like to have scored runs in the last four or five innings, but that hasn't happened".

Team India will aim to cap off another bilateral series in style as the lock horns with Australia in Nagpur.

Until the last day of the five-match ODI series, India were about to win it without a single centurion. Captain (Virat Kohli) wanted to continuously change the bowling because he didn't want the batsmen to get used to a certain bowler. Sharma reached his half-century off 52 balls.

But an average of 20 in 10 Tests overall since he unseated Nevill last summer means he'll need runs at the start of the Shield season to have any chance of holding his spot for the Ashes. He got awarded the bankable player of the match. He requested a DRS review but it was turned down.

Rohit and his opening partner Ajinkya Rahane (61) put on a 124-run stand in 22.3 overs which virtually sealed the match in India's favour.

The Indian all-rounder has been a revelation of the India vs Australia ODI series.

Live score of Ind vs Aus 5th ODI will be purveyed on the famous cricket websites like cricbuzz and espncricinfo. Rohit hit his 14th century in the 50-over format and also his sixth against Australia.

Both Sharma and Kohli were dismissed in the 40th over off Adam Zampa (2-59).

Warner, who was caught at long-on off Patel, played a rather uncharacteristic innings. Leaving aside the first game in which the second innings was shortened to 21 overs by rain, they had collapses in each of the next four ODIs.

Thanks to Rohit's hundred and his twin partnerships - with Rahane and then with skipper Virat Kohli - at the Vidarbha Cricket Association's stadium at Jamtha, India overhauled the target with a whopping 7.1 overs to spare.

Australia once again failed to build on a promising start provided by David Warner (53) and Aaron Finch (32) to end up with a below par total.

Hardik Pandey is now having nine-game winning streak and he is very hopeful in the series.

After skipper Steve Smith had been dismissed while attempting a sweep, a risky shot in the conditions, Handscomb committed the same error shortly after. Kedar Jadhav has been brought into the attack and he produces a decent display, sprawling just 3 of the over.