India vs Australia 4th ODI Highlights: Aaron Finch was not allowed to follow up on his good work in Ranchi as Bhuvneshwar Kumar got him in the first over of the Australian innings. Jasprit Bumrah then got Shaun Marsh at which point it looked like Australia might bow out without giving much fo a fight.
Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb then went about rebuilding the innings. Both players saw out the pacers and then they started picking runs off Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. In that time, the batsmen crossed their individual half centuries and the partnership between them swelled beyond the 100-run mark.
It was the return of Jasprit Bumrah that did the trick for India. He bowled the 34th over and managed to force Khawaja into a pull that he was late to. Kuldeep Yadav completed a good catch to provide India the breakthrough. Khawaja and Handscomb’s partnership ended on 192.
Australia in India, 5 ODI Series, 2019Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 22 March 2019
India 358/9 (50.0)
Australia 359/6 (47.5)
Match Ended ( Day - 4th ODI ) Australia beat India by 4 wickets
India vs Australia 4th ODI Highlights:
The series is level
Everything to play for in Delhi on Wednesday. What a remarkable series this is turning out to be for Australia and now, finally, it looks like they might have a squad to talk about at the World Cup. Remember, Steve Smith and David Warner are yet to make their comebacks. I leave you with the report and reactions to that win. Thanks for joining us today and do come back for the humdinger on Wednesday. See ya!
Kohli has some harsh words for DRS
The wicket remained good throughout, we've fallen the wrong side of the dew in two games, but that's not an excuse. Five chances in the last few overs a hard spill to swallow. Ashton played a hell of a knock, Handscomb played a brilliant innings, Khawaja held the innings together. Last game we were told there will be dew, got into the wrong side of that. Here, they just played better, have to accept. They chose the areas to hit and executed well. We wanted to bat first, there was no confusion. We had to get fifth bowler out of the way, if Kedar and Vijay were bowling with the dew it was difficult, we wanted to get their overs out of the way first before the dew. It became too wet to bowl towards the end, first part of the bowling was fine. In the end when these guys were going hard, it became. Stumping chances crucial, we were sloppy in the field. DRS call was a surprise, it's just not consistent at all, it's becoming a talking point in every game. It's going to be a cracker, we've to be at our best, we've had two eye-openers against this Australian side. This is definitely going to hurt, going to hurt the right way.
AUSTRALIA WIN BY 4 WICKETS
TURNER RUNS TWO AND TAKES AUSTRALIA OVER THE LINE! HE FINISHES ON 84 OFF 43. Turner has pulled off one of the greatest victories in Australia's recent ODI cricket history. Who would have thought that they would pull this off when they were 12/2. Series is now level at 2-2.
Turner scores away
He has made a mockery out of India's best bowlers. Bhuvi and Bumrah have either been deposited to the boundary, or seen catches being dropped. But take nothing away from this innings it has been a brilliant innings from Turner.
Drops and boundaries!
Turner with a mishit but it was a rather difficult one for Jadhav to hold on to at midwicket. The next ball goes for four and then, Dhawan drops a sitter at mid-off.
Turner is making a joke out of this. Smashes Bhuvneshwar's first ball of the 47th straight back over the bowler's head.
Even Bumrah doesn't have answers for Turner. He sprays this one wide outside off, Turner moves all the way accross and deposits it over fine leg AB de Villiers style.
This is some finish by Australia and Turner. India's best death bowlers have gone for 36 in 2 overs.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 10, 2019
...and it has come off just 28 balls. Turner and Carey are pulling off the unlikeliest of fightbacks here. Turner has done most of the damage and he is playing a sensational knock here.
20 runs off the 45th!
Turner has taken Bhuvi for a ride around the PCA. He moves to 61 off 35. 1, 1lb, 6, 4, 2, 6 is how that over reads.
We are into the last six overs now, Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah have three more overs to bowl each. This is a perfect situation for Kohli, Australia need to score 62 off these two ace pacers.
Turner is safe
A big spike as ball crosses bat, end result is wide ball. Kohli can't believe it and neither can the crowd that was appealing for the wicket with Pant.
Query for stumping
Chahal fires a delivery wide after he sees the batsman making room, Pant takes off the stumps and then appeals. The umpires go upstairs for a stumping and India also ask for a review for caught behind. The stumping is checked, no problems there, batsman is safe. On to the snicko now...
Pressure on Pant
Things are getting hard for him. He picks up the ball after Carey squeezes it out of the blockhole and flicks it with his back to the stumps Dhoni-style. The ball misses and the batsmen run a single. The crowd chants "Dhoni! Dhoni!"
But Turner ends that over with a six! A misfield from Rohit Sharma of all people allowed the batsmen to run three runs and then Turner punishes them further with that biggie.
OUT! IT'S HANDSCOMB!
Looks to go big off Chahal but can't get the distance on it, Rahul takes a simple catch running in. What an innings this has been and the fact that their top order batsmen are getting runs in this series is a big positive for Australia ahead of the World Cup.
Handscomb soldiering on
A yorker from Bhuvi and Handscomb somehow digs it out and squirts it to the fine leg boundary. That was a fantastic yorker and Bhuvi won't be too happy to see four runs scored off it.
Maxwell tries the switch hit on Kuldeep, good length delivery on middle and off, no contact with the bat and he is plumb. He reviews the decision. No inside edge, ball hitting stumps and a big, big blow for Australia.
Maiden ODI ton for Handscomb
Takes a single, waits to see if the umpire says it bye before taking off his helmet and raising his bat. But the celebrations are muted, Australia have a big task at hand.
Maxwell starts on the front foot
All bottom hand as he muscles the ball to the boundary off the first ball he faces, two dots and then another four.
OUT! KHAWAJA DISMISSED ON 91
Short ball from Bumrah, Khawaja late on the pull, the ball balloons up in the air and Kuldeep running in from fine leg. 192-run partnership broken, no second consecutive ton for Khawaja. How about that!
Handscomb on 99
He hits two sixes in the 33rd over and goes on to reach 99.
Handscombe deposits Chahal over long on into the stands. The first maximum of the innings and the 11 runs have come off the 30th over. The partnership now reaches 165!
Boundaries dry up
It has been 17 balls since Khawaja hit Kuldeep for a four and in that time, there has been a big LBW shout against Handscomb. Very interesting battle this as India try to make life a little more difficult for the batsmen.
50 for Handscomb
Australia chugging along nicely now. They are still behind the required rate but these two are set. The visitors giving a proper fight here.
Partnership crosses 100
Chahal with a length delivery that turns back into Khawaja, it beats him completely and misses the stumps. But Pant is unable to anticipate the turn and the ball goes behind for four byes. Chahal has a word with the wicketkeeper after that.
He is keeping wickets for a change today so the spinners don't have Dhoni to provide tidbits about the batsmen. For now, Pant is cheering his team mates with loud Oyeeee's and Oye-he-he-he's.
50 for Khawaja
He takes a single to get there, and then takes hits a boundary off the next ball bowled by Kedar Jadhav to take Australia into the 100s. Partnership between him and Handscomb is in the 90s now.
Australia 80/2 after 16
Khawaja and Handscombe are doing a good job of rebuilding the innings after those early blows. They have now put up 68 for the third wicket.
Australia cross 50
And the partnership between Finch and Khawaja is nearing the half-century mark. 12 overs are gone and Kohli is now alternating Kuldeep Yadav and Vijay Shankar.
Kohli leading from the front on the field
First, a mishit from Khawaja off Vijay Shankar falls just short of Bumrah at mid-on. The ball was trickling away to the boundary when Kohli came sprinting down to save two runs. And then he denies Handscomb a boundary with a sensational piece of fielding at mid-off. India keeping the pressure on the Aussies.
Their current run rate 4.86 and their required rate is 7.7. Not an ideal situation, if you ask me. Australia need a big hitter in these situations, someone like, well, you know who.
6 overs gone
Australia are 28/2. Khawaja has Peter Handscomb at the other end to keep him company. Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah are doing exactly what their captain would have wanted them to do. Marsh and Finch are exactly the kind of players who can push Australia to 350-plus targets and they are gone now.
A trademark Bumrah yorker that goes right through Marsh and crashes onto the stumps. Bumrah goes wide of the crease and makes this move away from the batsman, Marsh is yorked.
An important boundary that for Australia, eases some pressure off their shoulders. Marsh latches on to a wide delivery and puts it between point and cover.
Bhuvi cleans up Finch! This one is full and started outside off. But it moves in late and Finch is all at sea with it. Sneaks between bat and pad and crashes on to the middle stump.
They are back
Finch and Khawaja take guard, Bhuvi with the new ball. Australia will need their openers to repeat what they did in Ranchi today.
Bumrah faces the last ball against an on-fire Cummins and what does he do? Well he deposits it into the stands over midwicket of course. Kohli hopping up and down like a kid who has seen an ice-cream truck on a hot summer evening in Delhi. India end the innings on 358/9.
Shankar's cameo ends, he holes out at mid-on off the third ball of Cummins' over and that after hitting a six off the first ball. India have gone past 350 though.
Bhuvneshwar looks to dink it over the keeper but Carey is able to reach it with one hand. Another good catch from him and so India are 344/7 at the start of the last over of their innings.