Australia cricket player Travis Head bats during the fifth one-day worldwide cricket match between India and Australia in Nagpur, India, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. But his next three overs cost India 34 with Australia’s openers cashing in on a curious short-ball strategy that failed in its execution. The hosts won the first ODI in Chennai by 26 runs (DLS), the second ODI in Kolkata by 50 runs and the third ODI in Indore by five wickets.
Rahane was deeply disappointed to get out in the 23rd over despite his fourth successive fifty.
Asked about how hard it is to keep the team motivated for an inconsequential game, Kohli said: “The management has played a role in that as well”.
The 5th ODI of Australia Tour of India 2017 is going to held today at 1:30 PM IST. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa sent Sharma and Kohli back to pavilion.
While the Australians saw Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey completing the formalities, the visitors would be ruing the lack of either of its opening batsmen to repeat the heroics of Sharma and Rahane.
India’s punt at throwing the ball to Kedar Jadhav against the left-handed Warner gave them two answers.
India’s bowlers were superb at the death, with Jasprit Bumrah impressively making the 45th over a wicket maiden.
Choosing to bat first, Australia got off to an excellent start as openers Aaron Finch and David Warner amassed a 66-run partnership before Finch was caught by Jasprit Bumrah at mid-off off the bowling of Hardik Pandya for 32.
Axar Patel then sent back David Warner and Peter Handscomb in two overs to reduce Australia to 118 for 4.
Travis Head (42) and Marcus Stoinis (46) steadied the ship with an 87-run stand off 112 balls but got out just when they looked set to push the scoring rate. We also need batsmen to carry on after they score 60s and 70s, quite like what Rohit did today. India have a chance to reach the top if they manage to win three T20Is against Australia followed by the three T20I matches against New Zealand. James Faulkner comes in to take his place and will play his second match of the series after Chennai.
Live happenings of the fifth one-day-international cricket match to be played between India and Australia will be telecast on Door Darshan channel.