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4th ODI: India lose by 25 runs

Australia staged spectacular comeback to beat India by 25 runs in the fourth ODI.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 23, 2016 12:43:57 pm
Virat Kohli’s 106 runs went in vain as India lose the 4th ODI. (Source: AP)

India, chasing a target of 349, were on well on course with Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan having scored centuries and the team total being 277/1. The visitors then lost nine wickets for 46 runs to surrender the fourth ODI by 25 runs against Australia and trail 4-0 in the series. (FULL REPORT HERE)

WATCH: Twin tons in vain as India lose again (App users click here)

Scorecard: India vs Australia, 4th ODI

As it happened…

1640 hrs IST: ALL OVER! A disaster for India as they lose the 4th ODI by 25 runs

1629 hrs IST: After two drops, a wicket! First Richardson drops Umesh, then Wade drops Jadeja but then Bailey holds on to one to send Umesh back

1617 hrs IST: Another WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar is caught at slips! Kane Richardson has a five-for

1610 hrs IST: WICKET! Rishi Dhawan tries one shot too many and is caught at third man. India throwing in away

1603 hrs IST: From 277/1 with Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan in the middle, India have collapsed to 294/6

1600 hrs IST: WICKET! Rahane is caught at slips. This is disastrous from India. 6 down now for 294

1555 hrs IST: Ajinkya Rahane walks out to bat with stitches on his right hand. Can he be India’s hero today?

1553 hrs IST: WICKET! Gurkeerat Mann skies it to short fine-leg and India are 5 down

1548 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli checks his shot at the last moment but only manages to hit it to mid-off. Suddenly, Australia all over India

1543 hrs IST: WICKET! John Hastings has MS Dhoni caught behind for a duck. Can Australia make a match out of this now

1540 hrs IST: WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan, moments after becoming the fastest Indian to reach 3000 ODI runs, is caught by Bailey. Out for 126

1529 hrs IST: HUNDRED for Kohli! Back to back centuries on the tour for him. 25th in ODIs

1525 hrs IST: Kohli has been slow for some time now. On 99 currently

15022 hrs IST: George Bailey claims a catch against Shikhar Dhawan bu replays show that it bounced

1507 hrs IST: HUNDRED! Shikhar Dhawan gets to his ninth ODI century off 92 balls and with a four! And the trademark Dhawan celebration after that

1458 hrs IST: Dhawan into the nineties and Kohli is just there. What a partnership this

1452 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan hits a rare reverse-sweep and gets a four. He is in control of everything today

1446 hrs IST: At the half-way mark, India 194/1. They need 155 more runs to win from here. Kohli and Dhawan at the crease

1442 hrs IST: Virat Kohli has hit James Faulkner for a 103-metre long SIX!

1429 hrs IST: 100 partnership up between Kohli and Dhawan in just 80 balls

1426 hrs IST: India have been quite in the last few overs but the run-rate has not gone below 6

1419 hrs IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli has been spectacular today! Brings up his 34th ODI fifty

1409 hrs IST: FIFTY! Shikhar Dhawan reaches his 17th ODI half-century with a four

1400 hrs IST: Fifty partnership up between Kohli and Dhawan off just 38 balls

1348 hrs IST: James Faulkner it talking to Shikhar Dhawan! On a lighter note

1341 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is the new man in and he is away with a couple of drives through the off-side

1332 hrs IST: WICKET! Rohit Sharma hits two sixes and a four before he tries to chip it down the leg-side but only keeper Mathew Wade takes a brilliant catch to end his stay

1330 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma sends one over square-leg for a huge six. Fifty up for India

1320 hrs IST: Rohit and Dhawan going for their shots now

1314 hrs IST: Rohit, Dhawan collect 17 from Lyon’s second over. India 24/0 after three

1310 hrs IST: It was another off day for the Indian bowlers. Onus now on the batsmen to deliver the goods

1300 hrs IST: India openers out in the middle for the chase. Nathan Lyon with the new ball for Australia

1226 hrs IST: Australia post 348/8 against India in Canberra. (Finch 107, Warner 93; Ishant 4/77). Maxwell smashed 20-ball 41 towards the end

1222 hrs IST: Another boundary. Maxwell his picking his spots and finding the gaps with ease. His strike rate at the moment is 217

1220 hrs IST: Maxwell starts the final over with a SIX! pressure on Ishant now. He follows it with a boundary. This is batting of the highest order by Maxwell

1218 hrs IST: WICKET! Sharp teamwork by Umesh and Rohit runs out Wade. Australia 321/7

1215 hrs IST: WICKET! Clever change of pace and Faulkner is cleaned up first ball. India pull things back in the business end of Australia innings. Aus 319/6

1210 hrs IST: WICKET! Rohit with a fine catch in the deep, Bailey departs. Ishant picks his third wicket. Aus 319/5

1200 hrs IST: WICKET! Mann takes a well-judged catch to end Smith’s innings. Aus 298/4

1156 hrs IST: Smith brings up his FIFTY, off only 27 balls. His 9th in ODIs

1155 hrs IST: WICKET! Marsh goes with the big hit, fails to make good connection and Kohli completes the catch in the deep. Umesh picks his 2nd. Australia 288/3

1152 hrs IST: Six to play, Australia 286/2. Smith is in a destructive mood. Has already smashed 45 off just 25

1149 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues to leak runs. Has already conceded 7 4s and 3 6s

1139 hrs IST: India pulled things back in the 31-40 overs phase but it’s important they finish well here

1130 hrs IST: We are into the last ten overs now, Smith and M Marsh in the middle for hosts. Australia 237/2

1124 hrs IST: WICKET! There’s was some confusion between Ishant and Virat but the former completes the catch to get rid of Finch who is out after scoring 107. Umesh picks the wicket. Australia 221/2

1114 hrs IST: India have managed to keep Marsh quiet, but Finch continues to pick his spots with ease in the middle

1110 hrs IST: A comfortable single and that’s 100 for Finch, his 7th in ODIs

1106 hrs IST: 200 up for Australia in the 34th over. Finch a hit away from ton

1050 hrs IST: WICKET! Warner (93) misses, Ishant hits. The left-hander went for the big hit but could only inside-edge it back on to his stumps. Australia 187/1

1041 hrs IST: Finch punishes Bhuvi: 0, 2, 4, 6, 4, 0. India seamers, apart from Ishant, have struggled to hit the right areas so far

1039 hrs IST: After a quiet start, Finch makes a move on. Moves to 79 off 79

1034 hrs IST: 150 up for Australia. They are in complete control. Warner 87*, Finch 62*

1023 hrs IST: FIFTY for Aaron Finch, his 11th in ODIs, second of the series

1017 hrs IST: Rahane has hurt himself after going for the Warner catch. He walks off the field in pain

1010 hrs IST: Dhawan’s keeping it tight in the middle. Attacking the stumps, and varying his pace nicely

1000 hrs IST: Umpire Kettleborough walks off the field. Third-umpire to take field now

0957 hrs IST: Back-to-back boundaries for Warner. Australia in control at 106/0 in the 17th over

0955 hrs IST: Jadeja into the attack in the 17th over. He turned things around at MCG, didn’t he?

0952 hrs IST: Warner and Finch going after Mann’s gentle offies. Wasim Akram feels the youngster is bowling too slow

0948 hrs IST: SIX! Warner sweeps, and sweeps big. Brings up his FIFTY with ease

0940 hrs IST: Change from both ends now. Rishi Dhawan with the ball

0938 hrs IST: Dhoni trying to slow things up. Introduces Gurkeerat Mann into the attack

0934 hrs IST: Bhuvi gets his hand to a hard Warner drive, and he’s in pain. Receiving attention from the Indian physio. Last thing India would want at this stage is an injury to one of their bowlers

0926 hrs IST: Laxman ‘surprised’ with India’s decision to not include Ashwin for this game

0925 hrs IST: Couple of sloppy ground-fielding efforts from India. Can’t afford to repeat the mistakes on these big grounds

0920 hrs IST: Oouch! That would have hurt

0916 hrs IST: FIFTY up for Australia in the 7th over. India’s poor run with the ball continues

0915 hrs IST: Umpire Kettleborough, the other one’s already wearing one

0912 hrs IST: Finch drives one hard, and the ball hits the umpire’s shin. He’s smiling but that would have hurt

0910 hrs IST: Early change. Ishant replaces Bhuvi in the 6th over. Australia scoring at a brisk clip. 40/0 after 5

0902 hrs IST: Bhuvi concedes three boundaries in his second over. Australia off to brisk start. 26/0 after 4

0900 hrs IST: Warner gets room to free his arms and gives it the treatment. Bhuvi off to erratic start with the ball

0857 hrs IST: Will India miss Ashwin, this former cricketer thinks so

0853 hrs IST: Bhuvi from the other end, and he drifts down the leg-stump. Concedes boundary. Finch’s away

0851 hrs IST: Umesh starts with a maiden – something which the Indian bowlers haven’t done consistently in the series so far

0849 hrs IST: Finch and Warner the two openers for Australia, Umesh Yadav to commence proceedings with the new ball

0823 hrs IST: Team News – India bring in Bhuvi for Barinder Sran; David Warner, Nathan Lyon in Australia XI

0820 hrs IST: TOSS! India won’t be batting first for the first time in the series. Australia get the coin toss in their favour, and elect to bat first in what Steve Smith feels are ‘warm’ conditions

0758 hrs IST: Here’s what the Canberra pitch looks like

0756 hrs IST: Support as usual for the Men in Blue. Even an away game is close to home for the Indian cricket team. Plenty of support wherever they play

0750 hrs IST: Some short ball preparation for Virat Kohli ahead of the fourth ODI

The build up

Pride comes after fall

Rohit Sharma made two centuries in the first two games and Virat Kohli hit one in the third but India lost all three matches and the series. (Source: AP)

Having already surrendered the series, the Indian team will look to restore honour in remaining two games at Canberra and Sydney.

Quantity for quality, says Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri calls for more members in the touring squad. (Source: PTI)

The tiredness is perhaps pronounced when losing, but Ravi Shastri calls for more members in the squad.

We’re yet to see Maxwell’s real talent: Warner

Glenn Maxwell scored 96 off 83 balls against India in their 3rd one-day international.(Source: Reuters)

Glenn Maxwell earned the nickname ‘Big Show’ for his exciting but often irresponsible shot-making.

I’m work in progress: Kohli

Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring his 24th ODI ton. (Source: Reuters)

Virat Kohli is eyeing redemption in the T20 series against Australia and excited to play alongside Yuvraj Singh.

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