The team again slipped to number two in the ICC rankings. Not only that, they also lost the first match in this series.
The Indian team, which is leading 3-0 in the five-match series, gave the opportunity to Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami and Akshar Patel to give relief to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav, who are in form. David Warner (124) and Aaron Finch (94) provided Australia with 334 runs for the first time in this series.
Despite the score of Ajinkya Rahane (53), Rohit Sharma (65), Hardik Pandya (41), Kedar Jadhav (67) and Manish Pandey (33), Team India lost the match by 21 runs. With this, Team India’s dream of winning 10 consecutive wins for the first time was broken, as well as the team again slipped to number two in the ICC rankings.
was is not ok to remove three bowlers?
Although the Indian team was ahead in the series, Virat did not want to change the three set players in the same match and that too from the bowling department. Umesh and Shami gave 63 runs in the first 10 overs and did not take any wickets. Umesh gave 37 runs in the first five overs, and Shami 25 runs. Akshar Patel, replacing Kuldeep, could not do anything special. In Chennai, Bumrah hit Cartwright out in the fourth over, after which Australia lost four wickets for 35 runs in the first eight overs. At the same time, Bhuvneshwar had taken two wickets in the first five overs in Kolkata. Bumrah, Bhuvi and Kuldeep together took 14 wickets in the last three matches
Finch-Warner took advantage of this and shared the partnership with more than 100 runs for the fifth time. Not only this, they increased the partnership to 231 This is the largest partnership of this stadium till date. Warner finished the century. He is the first Australian to score a century in the 100th ODI. It was his 14th century of career. There was a 200-run partnership between the two in just 194 balls.
Run out replaced Scenario
from Indian Rohit and Rahane gave the best start. Both of them added 106 runs for the first wicket in 18.2 overs. Rahane has consistently scored third fifty in the series. Rohit and Virat were also playing well after their dismissal. Rohit hit the injured Ashton Egger and hit five sixes to hit the Australian bowlers, including Jampa.
It seemed that Team India would easily aim, but in the 23rd over Virat shortened to backward point. Smith threw the ball on the left side and threw the ball back. By this time, Rohit and Virat had reached the batting end. Head grabbed Smith’s throw at midwicket and thrown it to bowler Richardson, who scored Rohit for a run-out. Rohit has scored a double century on this ground in 2013. After one over, Nathan Coulter-Neal bowled Virat.
Pandya too out in pressure
Given the excellent form of Pandya, the management brought him to fourth place. When he came, he bowled a spinner on the long leg off the head, then in the mid-wicket of the Jampa and hit six on the cover. He and Jadhav took the team to 225 runs for 37 overs. To reduce the pressure, Pandya tried to hit a six over Jampa’s next over, but he got trapped on the long off.
After this Jadhav and Manish pushed the innings forward. After the 41st over, Smith took out a pocket from the pocket and saw how his team is going by Duckworth Lewis. Only one ball after it had to stop the match due to rain, but after a while the rain stopped and the match resumed. However, the pressure increased and India’s hopes were reduced to disappointment after the dismissal of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (13) after Jadhav, Manish.