India have always found it difficult to pin down Australia in the latter’s backyard and given how the summer has panned out, it would be doubly so difficult for the visitors © Getty Images
By CricketCountry Staff
Adelaide: Feb 12, 2012
India take on hosts Australia in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) match of the Commonwealth Bank (CB) series at Adelaide.
India will bowl first at Adelaide as earlier Australian captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat first on batting-friendly track.
With a win against the winless Sri Lankans, India are second in the points table. The unbeaten Australians are top of the heap after two successive wins.
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has been rested in the fourth ODI as Gautam Gambhir gets an opportunity to open the innings with Virender Sehwag.
Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin gets an opportunity to play the fourth ODI ahead of lanky spinner Rahul Sharma who cooled his heels in Perth while Ashwin grabbed his chances with both hands and was man of the match for his 3 for 32 and unbeaten 30 runs with the bat.
India: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, RohitSharma, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravinder Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav
Australia: David Warner, Mathew Wade (wk), Ricky Ponting, Peter Forrest, Michael Clarke (c), David Hussey, Daniel Christian, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty
Catch the live score & ball-by-ball commentary of the fourth ODI match between India & Australia here