Australia vs India, 5th ODI, Sydney: Pick of the tweets

India squared off against Australia in the 5th One-Day International (ODI) in the on-going Tri-series in Australia. While India celebrated Republic Day, Australia had their Australia Day on 26th January, 2015.

Start of the match was delayed due to rain. Toss took place at 9:10AM; Australia won the toss and chose to field first. David Warner, George Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood and Xavier Doherty came in for Australia while Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja were picked up for India.

Match started at 9:30AM, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane opened for India as Mitchell Starc started for Australia with the ball. Play  was suspended due to rain when India were 6 for 0 in 2.4 overs.

Match resumed later on but was shortened to 44 overs per side. India lost Dhawan early after the rain interruption.

India reached to 51 in 11 overs as Rahane and Ambati Rayudu steadied the Indian innings. Rayudu fell to returning Marsh after a brilliant catch by Warner. India were 69 for 2 in 16 overs when it started raining again.

After a lengthy delay and pouring rain, the umpires decided to call-off the match at 2:50PM. Both Australia and India share two points each. The next match between India and England is virtually a semi-final; whoever wins will go into the finals to face Australia.

Below are some of the interesting tweets from the match from host of tweeters