Match Highlights, India vs Australia 2019, 4th ODI Full Score and results: Ashton Turner’s quickfire 84* helps Australia register highest successful chase

All the credit has to be given to the newbies! Usman Khawaja, who is only 25 ODIs old. Peter Handscomb, who has only 15 ODIs under his belt and Turner, probably Australia’s new finisher has played a gem of a knock in his second one day game.

WE HAVE A DECIDER! What a game and what a chase this is! Who would have thought at 12 for 2 with the Aussie skipper, Finch and Australia’s best batsman in ODIs in the last year or so, Marsh, back in the hut, the Aussies, let alone win it but would even come close. If you did so, you should buy yourself a lottery ticket.

9: 32 pm IST: What a turn around this has been for Australia. Out of the blue, Ashton Turner playing just his second ODI has sealed a memorable victory for his team. A target of 359 chased down in four wickets and 13 balls left. This is Australia’s highest successful run chase in ODIS and second highest in India by any team. Turner remains unbeaten on 84 off 53 balls.

9: 26 pm IST: Ashton Turner seems to have done it for Australia. A scoop six off Jasprit Bumrah. Yes, you read that line – a scoop six of world’s best bowler. Turner moves to 68 off 37 balls and Australia need 26 off 24. 

9: 17 pm IST: Fantastic innings this from Ashton Turner. His maiden ODI fifty off just 33 balls and he brings it up with a six and four of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 20 runs off the over. Australia 317/5, need 42 off 30 balls

8: 55 pm IST: Yuzvendra Chahal strikes in the first ball of his fresh spell and that’s a big wicket of well-set Peter Handscomb. The centurion departs and now 359 looks farfetched. Clever bowling here. Chahal sees Handscomb coming down the track so bowls it wide outside off. Peter aims for the shorter boundary which is the straight boundaries. He though gets it off the toe-end. It lobs towards long off where Rahul runs in and takes it. A brilliant innings by Handscomb comes to an end, he has given his side hope here. 88 more needed in 52 with 5 wickets in hand.

8: 43 pm IST: Ashton Turner showing his prowess with the bat hitting Kuldeep Yadav for two straight fours and with Peter Handscomb hitting the third in the over, that’s an expensive one from Kuldeep. 13 off it. Australia 252/4, need 107 off 66 balls.

8: 33 pm IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell. out, OUT! Looked out and it is out! Three reds and the big show’s innings has come to an end. He takes a review along with him. The bowling change has worked wonders and the Indians are pumped up. He brings out the reverse sweep. These shots are wonderful when they come off but not a good sight when they don’t. It does not work for Maxwell as he misses. It hits him on the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger.

8:24 pm IST: A maiden ODI hundred for Peter Handscomb off 92 balls. A fantastic innings under pressure from the wicketkeeper batsman. But it is still a tall order for Australia. Australia 216/3 in 35 overs. Need 143 off 90 balls

8: 15 pm IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja. out, OUT! In the air… taken! There is the breakthrough Kohli wanted, there is the breakthrough the crowd here wanted and there is the breakthrough India wanted. Bumrah has provided it. How often has this guy stepped up to the plate when his team needed him? Bumrah is just too good. The short ball does the trick for him. It skids off the surface. Khawaja goes for the pull but does not get on top of the bounce. It takes the top edge and lobs towards fine leg. Kuldeep there runs in and takes a tumbling catch.

8:11 pm IST: Peter Handscomb ups the ante. He hit Kedar Jadhav for two straight sixes followed by a four. 19 runs off the over. He moves to 99. Usman Khawaja is on 91. Australia 204/2 in 33 overs. Need 155 off 102 balls

8:00 pm IST: Review saves Usman Khawaja, Crucial for Australia. it is missing the leg pole. What a review that and a very important one as Khawaja is well-set and Australia need him to continue. India though are shocked as they can’t believe it is going down leg. Jadhav bowls the quicker one from wide of the crease. It is full. Khawaja looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger. Khawaja after a chat reviews. Replays roll in and the leg stump is seen when UK is playing the shot but Hawk Eye still shows it to be going down leg.

7: 20 pm IST: That’s fifty for Peter Handscomb as well, off 55 balls. Usman Khawaja and Handscomb have done really well and are looking to up the ante as well. Partnership is worth 124 off 119 balls now. Australia 137/2

6: 50 pm IST: Fifty for Usman Khawaja off 49 balls. Peter Handscomb and Khawaja have done well to get Australia back on track. The partnership is worth 90 off 90. Australia 105/2 in 19 overs

6: 35 pm IST: That’s 50 up for Australia in the 11th over as Kuldeep Yadav is introduced in to the attack

6: 31 pm IST: Bowling change in the form of Vijay Shankar and he gives away just four runs off the over. Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja has a tough ask ahead of them. Australia 47/2 in 10

6: 24 pm IST: Those two early wickets have really jolted Australia hee. Chasing a mammoth target of 359, Australia are already behind the eight-ball now. Peter Handscomb on 13, Usman Khawaja on 22. Australia 43/2

6: 00 pm IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Shaun Marsh. out, OUT! Bumrah cleans him up! Inswinging yorker bowled at 142 kph on off. Marsh looks to drive it through covers. The ball goes right between the gates of bat and pad and hits the off stump. Bumrah is up in celebration and so is the crowd here in Mohali. Australia in deep trouble here.

5: 50 pm IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Aaron Finch. out, Timber! Finch’s struggle against Bhuvneshwar continues. Inswinging ball pitching on middle, Finch looks to play it across the line but it goes straight between his bat and pad. It hits the leg pole and Finch walks back for a duck. India strike a early. Not the kind of start Australia would have wanted. For the fourth time Bhuvneshwar gets the better of Finch.

The openers laid the foundation for a big score, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 193-run. The former was dismissed in the 90s but the latter went onto get a ton. Once he got to his hundred, he was smashing the ball at will and with him striking the ball so well and with a lot of batting to come, India would have been eyeing the 400-run mark then. However, after his wicket no batsman could make use of the starts. Pant and Rahul both got off to starts but were dismissed at the wrong time for India. Some meaty blows though towards the end from Shankar saw them finish on 358.

Win the toss, elect to bat in excellent batting conditions and make full use of it. That is exactly what India have done here. They have set the Aussies a massive target. They could have probably got more but they will be extremely pleased with where they are at the moment.

5: 08 pm IST: Five wickets for Pat Cummins. What an effort. Length ball over the stumps, Chahal stays inside and looks to block it with a straight bat. The ball lobs to Cummins who dives low and takes the catch. The umpire takes it up but the catch was clean as a whistle. Chahal walks back for nought.

5: 05 pm IST: Jhye Richardson to Bhuvneshwar Kumar.out, OUT! A very good catch that! However, the idea was right from Kumar but it did not come off. He expected the short ball from Richardson and was already on the back foot. He gets it and then tries to upper cut but hits it too close to the keeper. Carey stretches his right hand upwards and the ball sticks. Jhye ends with a wicket but he has been very expensive today. Gives away 13 in the penultimate over and his figures read 9-0-85-3.

5: 00 pm IST: Vijay Shankar is accumulating some handy runs here. He was taken a six and a four off Jhye Richardson. India close in on 350

4: 45 pm IST: Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant. out, OUT! Pant is out of here and now India have half the side back in the hut! Once again it is the slower one and Pant is done in by the pace. He looks to clear mid on but it goes off the inner half and it just about carries to Finch there. They check for the no ball but Cummins is fine there. End of Pant’s cameo. India though would have liked for him to stay out longer.

4: 30 pm ISTOUT! And it has got even better as Zampa strikes on the last ball. Australia continue to pick wickets at regular intervals here. The slider outside off, Rahul goes back and looks to be cheeky. He tries to guide it late through short third man but gets a feather on it to Carey. He takes it and appeals. Rahul holds his ground but the umpire raises his finger. Rahul fails to make use of the excellent batting surface here as he falls after getting a start. He is very disappointed with himself and rightly so.

4: 18 pm IST: Jhye Richardson to Virat Kohli. out, OUT! That has carried! Stunned silence here as Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, does not contribute a lot. Two wickets in quick succession for Australia. That is the only way they can stem the run flow here. Jhye gets his first as he bowls it full and very wide outside off. Kohli reaches out for it but it seems to have taken the edge.

4:05 pm IST: TIMBER! The change of angle does the trick for Cummins. Dhawan who was looking to hit everything, departs in the attempt to do so again. Pat from around the wicket angles it into the middle pole. Dhawan swings across the line, the length was not quite the one to hit. He misses and it hits the top of middle. India 254/2 in 37.4 overs

3:58 pm IST: Shikhar Dhawan has now crossed 10,000 List A runs. He’s the 11th Indian to the milestone. Guess who tops the list? Yup, it’s Sachin Tendulkar who scored a mammoth 21999 runs during his List A career.

3: 44 pm IST:  FOUR! 16th ODI 100 for Shikhar Dhawan! What a time to get it and he has silenced the critics. Leg spinner on the leg side, Dhawan controls his flick through square leg and the ball races to the fence. Takes his helmet out and brings out a broad smile. Well deserved.

3: 38 pm IST: Much needed breakthrough for Australia.  Rohit Sharma departs in the nervous 90s and Australia will be relieved that they got a wicket at last. End of a mammoth 193-run stand. The short ball does the trick. It is on middle and Rohit goes for the pull. He hits it nicely but hits it flat and straight to the fielder at deep square leg, Handscomb there takes it nicely. Rohit is disappointed as he punches his bat in disgust. Nevertheless, a very good innings by him comes to an end. Deserved a ton but his partnership with Dhawan has laid the foundation for a big score here. Can India capitalize or will Australia now crawl back?

3: 22 pm IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are motoring along really well. India 182/0 in 30. This is India’s best opening stand against Australia in ODIs. Rohit is on 91, Dhawan on 91

3: 12 pm IST: That’s halfway stage in India’s innings and they are at a very strong position. 148/0. Shikhar Dhawan on 82, Rohit Sharma 64

3: 00 pm IST: 50 up for Rohit Sharma off 61 balls. His 40th in ODIs. India 130/0 in 22 overs

2: 39 pm IST: 100 up for India in the 18th over. That’s the 15th hundred plus runs stand between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Rohit is on 40 and while Dhawan is on 69. India 101/0 in 17.2

2: 25 pm IST: 50 up for Shikhar Dhawan. This is such a timely innings from the Delhi batsman. Aided by 9 fours Dhawan has made the most of the batting track at Mohali. India 84/0 in 13.1 overs.

2: 15 pm IST: 50 up for India in the 10th over. Rohit Sharma with a big six off Jason Behrendorff and he too is up and running.

2: 00 pm IST: Shikhar Dhawan has eight boundaries so far and out of the team score of 48, Dhawan has 40 off them. India 48/0 in nine overs

1: 45 pm IST: Shikhar Dhawan is playing like a man on a mission. He already has four fours to his name and is up and running. Rohit Sharma at the other end is off to a cautious start, scoring just two off the first ten balls he has faced. India 23/0 in 5

1: 30 pm IST: And we are underway! Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan out in the middle for India. Pat Cummins starts the proceedings for Australia. And Dhawan is off the mark with a boundary towards legside; a freebie from Cummins  and Dhawan only had to make contact with the ball. India 6/0 in 1

1: 15 pm IST: Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

1:00 pm IST: TOSS: India win toss and opt to bat first vs Australia. Four changes for India as rest MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja, In comes Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal.

11:30 am: Hello and welcome to our coverage from the 4th ODI between India and Australia to be played at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh. Australia bounced back after suffering two straight defeats to avoid a series defeat in Ranchi, the venue of the third ODI on Friday.

Virat Kohli‘s splendid 123 – his 41st ODI hundred – went in vain as Australia‘s fielders and bowlers defended 313 with vigour for a 32-run victory that has kept five-match series alive.

Kohli, who once again was left to revive a top-order collapse, termed the loss in the third ODI as a “hiccup” while sternly calling on his team-mates to avoid another poor start. The fourth ODI gives India a chance to fix the broken parts, chiefly the lack of runs from Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu, and with MS Dhoni rested for the last two games there is a big opportunity for Rishabh Pant before the World Cup.

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