Ind vs Aus (final ODI): India Needs 273 Runs To Win The Series
By CricShots - Mar 13, 2019 5:49 pm
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After losing the Mohali ODI against Australia, Team India was in a desperate need of the win as the series is leveled at 2-2 after the fourth ODI. The series-decider is currently being played at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. After winning the toss, the Australian skipper, Aaron Finch decided to bat first and even the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli wanted to do the same. However, now the hosts need 273 runs to seal the series.

Usman Khawaja scored another century in the Delhi ODI

However, India made some surprising changes in the squad as KL Rahul and Yuzvendra Chahal were replied by Jadeja and Mohammed Shami. On the other hand, Australia replaced Shaun Marsh and Jason Behrendroff with Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Lyon.

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Australia had a decent start to their innings as they were standing at 76 without loss after the 14-over mark. Then came Jadeja for the bowling the 15th over of the game and he got the breakthrough for the hosts by dismissing Finch (27). However, after that dismissal, Peter Handscomb (52) and Usman Khawaja (100) again started to build a partnership which was broken in the 33rd over, but only after latter scoring his 2nd ODI century.

Team India did well in Delhi

The match-winner of the Mohali ODI was dismissed by none other than Kuldeep Yadav in the 42 over of the game. After that dismissal, the Aussies were badly struggling as at one point with the tally of 230/7 in the 46 overs but in the next two over of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, Jhye Richardson (29) and Pat Cummins (15) managed to score 30 runs with some luck on their side.

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However, India again made a comeback by conceding just 12 runs in the last two over and picking 2 wickets as well and restricted the Aussies at 272/9, who was at one point looking to go past 300 when Handscomb and Khawaja were batting. For India, Bhuvi was the pick of the bowlers as finished the game with the figures of 3/48 in his quota of 10 overs.

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