India vs Australia: 5th ODI Cricket highlights, live scores, blog,

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    India v Australia

    Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, October 1, 2017

    5th ODI - India v Australia ODI Series 2017

    Australia 1st Inn 9/242
    India 1st Inn 3/243
    Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
    India win by 7 wickets
    India Over: 42.5  RR: 4.96
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    K.M. Jadhav 5 8 1 0 62.50
    M. Pandey* 11 11 2 0 100.00
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    J.P. Faulkner* 5.5 0 37 0 6.34
    A. Zampa 8.0 0 59 2 7.38
    Last Wicket: V. Kohli, 39 (c. Stoinis b. Zampa) - 3/227

    Australia will look to pull another back when they take on India in the fifth and the final ODI of the series. The game, that will be played in Jamtha in Nagpur, will be played on Sunday, October 1 and you can follow the live scores from 7pm (AEDT) right here on The Roar.

    Finally a win for Australia. And while it came in an inconsequential game as far as the series is concerned, it should still give Australia that confidence they have been lacking in away ODIs.

    In fact, more than confidence, that victory in the Bengaluru match will come as a relief for a team that hadn’t won an away ODI for more than a year. And having been thumped by South Africa 5-0 last year, it looked like this series was headed the same direction before that win.

    Batting first was an obvious advantage for Australia, something they hadn’t used up too well in the third ODI.

    Even in the fourth match, an all-too-familiar middle-order collapse left Australia gasping for room but some late-order batting pyrotechnics left them with lot more on the board than they had in the previous encounter.

    India fought back well through Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane, and while Hardik Pandya chipped in with another decent effort, the Aussie bowlers returned well towards the last 15 overs to wrest back the initiative.

    Where India lost the match was their sudden drop in intensity and the so many changes.

    The first factor was the reason behind their poor fielding effort, the latter led to a drop in quality thanks to some rustiness.

    When you drop three of your best bowlers of the series and replace them with three who haven’t played a game in the first three matches, the lack of edge is always lurking around the corner.

    And when the captain then fiddles around with his batting order as well – champion experienced batsman MS Dhoni was sent in at seven – then the result could well go against the side.

    Kohli looks like a skipper who would want to continue his experimentation but a loss in the previous game could push him to bring one of his strike bowlers back.

    There’s also a case for sticking to the batting order, especially in case of a chase.

    Australia look to have got the line-up they want to stick but Steven Smith and co. will do well to remember it’s been their opening batsmen who brought them back into the series.

    David Warner’s century in the fourth ODI and back to back scintillating knocks from Aaron Finch should give them the confidence that Hilton Cartwright hadn’t afforded them earlier.

    They will look at their openers to deliver the goods yet again.

    Follow the live scores and blog of the fifth ODI between India and Australia from 6pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.

    There have been upsets aplenty in the World Cup so far, so be sure to check out our expert tips and predictions for South Korea vs Sweden, Belgium vs Panama and England vs Tunisia and get the good oil on who to tip tonight.

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    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 2:16am | ! Report

      That is the end of that. India have finished this chase off as quickly as they could have on that surface. Sluggish pitch, 243 was expected to be a difficult chase and it’s turned out to be a dawdle.

      Kedar Jadhav set it up along with Axar Patel with the ball while Kohli marshalled his troops rather well. And then Rohit Sharma came out like a man possessed after he had played out the first 14 balls without a run. A century of its kind, and along with Ajinkya Rahane, it helped India set up a comprehensive win.

      A word on Australia all series. Very rare to see an Australian ODI side so bereft of ideas – probably was the case last year in their 5-0 drubbing at the hands of South Africa but that’s about it. What will worry Australia is they will know they cannot defend the 2019 World Cup with this side.

      Mitchell Starc will return, so will Josh Hazlewood but will that be enough? Batsmen needed, keeper needed & a good spinner needed. Zampa is a good spinner, I believe, but he needs some backing for sure.

      Last, but not the least, questions over Smith’s captaincy would be rising. Is he the right man to lead Australia in ODIs?

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 2:16am | ! Report

      Comprehensive as it can get for India. Win the fifth and final ODI by seven wickets with 43 balls to spare on a tough surface.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 2:14am | ! Report

      Shot, four. Manish Pandey has halved the target with an on-drive off Faulkner. And he finishes it off with a smashing straight drive that beats the mid-on fielder.

      India have won by seven wickets.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 2:11am | ! Report

      Three singles from the Zampa over as he completes his eighth over, having given away 59.

      India need eight from eight overs.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 2:08am | ! Report

      Just a single from the James Faulkner over pushes the game further.

      11 from 54 needed.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 2:04am | ! Report

      Shot. Four more. Kedar Jadhav opens his account with a four off a pull to deep mid-wicket.

      And then gets beaten next ball. Another wicket here would have been almost bordering on the funny.

      12 more needed.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 2:03am | ! Report

      Two wickets in an over as Kohli tries to hit it inside out over long-off. Hits it straighter than he would have liked and offers a simple catch to the fielder there.

      Both batsmen yet to face a ball.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 2:01am | ! Report

      Shot, four. Kohli this time. And what a poor, poor ball from Zampa.

      Halfway down the pitch and banged away for a four.

      Next ball, however, Zampa has Kohli! Whoa, two wickets in an over.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 1:58am | ! Report

      Gone! Zampa has Rohit…

      …Zampa has said it in the past; a bad ball as a leg-spinner often gets him wickets and this is one such delivery. Short, long-hop but turning away. Could have been dispatched over the fence but ends up mistiming it to the deep mid-wicket fielder.

      End of a superb innings, 125 tough runs from 109 balls and a match-winning one. Man-of-the-match for sure, wonder if it’s turned the man-of-the-series award in his favour too.

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