Thursday, 28 September 2017

India vs Australia - 4th ODI Cricket

28 Sep 2017

India vs Australia - 4th ODI Cricket at Bangalore

Disciplined Australia halt Indian juggernaut

Australia vs India
334/5 (50) 313/8 (50)
Australia won by 21 runs
Photo © BCCI

It is tough to imagine an Australian side of the old 3-0 down in a series after the dominant positions they got themselves into in the three preceding games. In failing to capitalise fully on a 231-run opening stand, they left themselves susceptible to a fourth such reversal, but better fielding than India and excellent bowling from their quicks made sure India's ODI juggernaut was halted at nine wins in a row, still their longest streak.

David Warner scored a hundred in his 100th ODI, Aaron Finch biffed his way to 94 and to the top of the runs chart this series despite playing only two matches, but Australia managed just 102 runs in the last 15 overs, setting India 335. For a good part of the chase, India seemed on course to add to their record of five successful chases of 330 or more and Australia's unwanted record of eight unsuccessful defences of 330 or more, but their fielders and bowlers redeemed themselves on a damp outfield where it couldn't have been easy to grip the ball.

Disciplined Australia halt Indian juggernaut (espncricinfo):
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