India win SCG thriller by six wickets, Australia take series 4-1

India restore some pride with a six-wicket win in the fifth and final ODI against Australia at the SCG on Saturday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 23, 2016 5:42 pm
Rohit Sharma set the tone for the chase but was unfortunate to get out on 99. (Source: AP)

India, after losing first four ODIs of the series, restored some pride and got some momentum on their side with a six-wicket win at the SCG on Saturday. The visitors chased the 331-run target riding high on Manish Pandey’s unbeaten ton, Rohit Sharma’s 99 and crucial contributions from Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni. (India vs Australia: Fixtures and Results)

Scorecard: India vs Australia, 5th ODI

The match, as it happened

1642 hrs IST: Pandey with the winnings runs and India seal the ODI by six wickets; Australia pocket series 4-1

1640 hrs IST: Pandey plays one fine to bring up his maiden ODI hundred. India need 2 from 3 now

1638 hrs IST: WICKET! Dhoni, after hitting a six and reducing the equation to 6 off 5, hits one to Warner in the deep. Pandey to take strike and India now need 6 from 4 balls

1634 hrs IST: 13 from last six balls. Dhoni to take strike. Mitchell Marsh with the ball

1630 hrs IST: Faulkner to bowl the all-important over. India need 22 from the last two overs

1629 hrs IST: Dhoni hammers one down the ground to make it 23 off 13. Good over this for India. Two boundaries coming from it

1627 hrs IST: Pandey moves into the 90s with a four off the edge. Equation – India need 30 off 16

1625 hrs IST: Faulkner bowls a top over. Concedes just five runs to make the equation 35 from 18

1620 hrs IST: India need 40 from the last four overs. Boundaries not coming for the visitors. Very crucial over coming up

1615 hrs IST: Asking rate just over nine now. India need 46 from 30 balls now. The visitors need a big over here

1613 hrs IST: Pandey is unbeaten on 79 and has played well under pressure today

1610 hrs IST: Faulkner with the ball, India need 52 from 36 now

1600 hrs IST: Good over for India. Nine coming from that one. The visitors now need 65 from eight overs

1558 hrs IST: Butter fingers! Lyon drops Dhoni in the deep. Very costly miss this

1555 hrs IST: Lyon bowls a top over. Concedes just two singles there. Asking rate rising now

1548 hrs IST: Equation – India need 79 runs from 66 balls. Pandey 60*, Dhoni 5*

1540 hrs IST: Asking rate flirting around the seven-an-over mark. Very much in reach provided India keep wickets in hand

1538 hrs IST: FIFTY for Manish Pandey. Top knock under pressure by the right-hander

1530 hrs IST: WICKET! Rohit’s out caught-behind on 99. Tries to run one down to third man for a single but manages a faint edge off Hasting’s bowling. India 231/3

1527 hrs IST: And, he gets a life. Marsh drops Rohit in the deep. Confusion there between Marsh and Finch. Rohit survives.

1520 hrs IST: 5000 runs for Rohit Sharma in ODIs. Batting with a lot of maturity today. Into the 90s now

1510 hrs IST: Smith experiment not working for Australia. The skipper leaking runs at the moment. 200 up for India in the 31st over

1508 hrs IST: Pandey-Rohit stand worth over 50. The former growing in confidence. Moves to 33 now

1502 hrs IST: With Maxwell not playing today, Smith introduces himself into the attack

1458 hrs IST: With 157 to get from 136, the target is very gettable. Wickets hold key for India in the 331-run chase

1450 hrs IST: India clearly have a plan for Lyon. Attack. Both Pandey and Rohit showing intent against the offie

1446 hrs IST: It’s a very important innings for Pandey. He has plenty of overs to showcase his talent at the international level today

1437 hrs IST: FIFTY for Rohit Sharma. With Kohli and Dhawan gone, it’s important he stays there right till the end now

1428 hrs IST: WICKET! John Hastings has done it again for Australia! Forces Virat Kohli to drive outside-off and the batsman edges it to the keeper. India lose second wicket

1422 hrs IST: Kohli creams one through the covers for his first boundary. Everything right about that stroke

1417 hrs IST: WICKET! Dhawan cuts one hard but S Marsh takes a blinder in the deep to end the left-hander’s dangerous innings. He’s out after scoring a 56-ball 78

1413 hrs IST: Australia need to find a way to break this opening stand. Dhawan and Rohit running away with the game

1410 hrs IST: Dhawan charges Marsh makes the late adjustment and just places it over the short third-man fielder. He has raced to 73 off just 53

1400 hrs IST: 100 up for India in the 16th over. Both Dhawan and Rohit set for big knocks. Very fluent in the middle

1356 hrs IST: SIX! Dhawan gets down on one knee and hits it for a maximum. Brings up 14th ODI 50

1337 hrs IST: 4, 4, and now another 4: Good over for India. 50-run partnership between Dhawan, Rohit up

1330 hrs IST: SIX! Dhawan targets the short boundary and it goes way back into the stands

1312 hrs IST: Australia’s lines to Dhawan have been tight so far. Not giving the Delhi dasher any room in the middle

1310 hrs IST: India have been quiet so far. Both Rohit and Dhawan happy to deal in singles

1300 hrs IST: India openers out in the middle for the chase. India need a fluent start

1237 hrs IST: Australia post 330/7 against India at the SCG. (Warner 122, M Marsh 102*; Bumrah 2/40)

1234 hrs IST: Mitchell Marsh smashes his maiden ODI ton off only 78 balls against India at the SCG

1232 hrs IST: A three-run 49th over, wicket and a fine debut for Bumrah. Ends with 2/40 at the SCG

1223 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally some success for Yadav. Wade edges one to Dhoni. Out after 27-ball 36

1222 hrs IST: Misdirected delivery and Marsh helps it over the ropes. Yadav is not learning…leaking runs in the middle

1219 hrs IST: Marsh drive hits Ishant’s right foot. That would have hurt! He’s stretching a bit now

1217 hrs IST: FOUR! Marsh hammers one down the ground, and moves into the ‘nervous’ 90s

1214 hrs IST: In the slot, and it races to the fence. Marsh moves to 87, 300 up for Australia in the 46th over

1208 hrs IST: SIX! Short, and Marsh powers it over the ropes. Brings up the fifty-run stand in style

1205 hrs IST: Australia, without even doing anything silly or extraordinary, pick 12 from that R Dhawan over. Top batting by both Wade and Marsh

1202 hrs IST: Wade-Marsh stand moves to 45 off only 31. Crucial runs coming at brisk pace for the hosts

1200 hrs IST: Marsh, into the 70s, holds key for Australia now. Australia 270, from 43, should get close to the 325-run mark from here. Provided Marsh bats most of these overs

1150 hrs IST: 256/5 after 41, Australia would like to score at least 310-320 from here. India, on the other hand, won’t mind a couple of wickets to deny hosts a late flourish

1145 hrs IST: WICKET! Clever change of pace by Ishant and Warner could only hit it straight to short-third. Out after scoring 113-ball 122. Australia lose their fifth

1134 hrs IST: FIFTY for Mitchell Marsh. His 6th ODI half-century

1130 hrs IST: 100-run stand between M Marsh and D Warner. Some recovery

1120 hrs IST: HUNDRED! David Warner scores  a run-a-ball hundred with a couple of runs

1105 hrs IST: David Warner into the nineties and Australia looking at a total in excess of 300

1050 hrs IST: M Marsh and David Warner slowly re building the Australian innings

1034 hrs IST: David Warner has held onto one end and is scoring runs at ease

1026 hrs IST: WICKET! S Marsh and David Warner went for the second run but a good throw from Manish Pandey that bounces off Gurkeerat’s leg to hit the stumps

1013 hrs IST: Meanwhile a couple of changes to India T20I squad

1010 hrs IST: India have slowed down Australia’s progress but David Warner is building a big innings

0954 hrs IST: WICKET! Rishi Dhawan gets George Bailey! Slower one which was not picked by Bailey and he lobbed it to mid-on

0941 hrs IST: WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah gets his maiden ODI wicket! Steve Smith is caught at mid-wicket

0937 hrs IST: Australia have been aggressive even after the early wicket of Aaron Finch. Scoring rate almost six runs an over  

0920 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah, on debut, to bowl his first over, to David Warner

0900 hrs IST: David Warner is on the charge. He has not let the Indian bowlers settle

0853 hrs IST: WICKET! That was a big seam (or spin?). From way outside off, the balls comes back to hit Aaron Finch’s pads. No shot offered by him and umpire raises his finger

0850 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma to bowl to Aaron Finch

0830 hrs IST: No room for R Ashwin while Gurkeerat Mann and Rishi Dhawan get another game

0822 hrs IST: TOSS: India elect to bowl against Australia. Jasprit Bumrah will debut for India while Manish Pandey returns to the playing XI. Australia bring back Shaun Marsh and Scott Boland

0800 hrs IST: The Indian team at the routine football session before the fifth ODI

0756 hrs IST: Confirmation from BCCI! Bumrah all set to make his debut

0750 hrs IST: Looks like Jasprit Bumrah is all set to debut for India today

0748 hrs IST: While it was a rainy day in Sydney on Friday, Saturday is breezy

0735 hrs IST: India and Australia are ready for the final ODI of the series

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