India lost 4th ODI against Australia by 25 runs ©Getty Images
India lost 4th ODI against Australia by 25 runs ©Getty Images

India’s top order showed once again an immense talent with their performance with Rohit Sharma scoring 41 from 25 balls and yet again missing a chance to score his half-century. Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan secured 212-runs partnership with first Shikhar scoring his 9 th One-Day International (ODI) ton followed by Kohli’s 25 th century. They missed to secure a stand of 213 runs partnership with fall down of Shikhar’s wicket by John Hastings at 126. It was followed by Kohli’s wicket at 106. If Shikhar and Kohli had secured 213 runs stand this would have crossed the record secured between VVS Laxman and Yuvraj Singh in 2003-04. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 4th ODI at Canberra

When Dhoni came in, the crowd was definitely expecting to end the match on high-note but that definitely did not turn out as expected when Dhoni was out for duck picked by Hastings. On the other end was the younger batsman Gurkeerat Singh Mann who was given an opportunity to play in the series to experiment with new talents which went wrong. Ajinkya Rahane who was unlikely to play for this match came on field to play and unfortunately we lost out on yet another top batsman for India. Rishi Dhawan did come with an aim to finish the game but it did not go as planned with his wicket being picked by Kane Richardson. Rahane and Dhawan went off the field within a span of time by Richardson once again. ALSO READ: Virat Kohli smashes 84-ball century during India vs Australia 4th ODI at Canberra; becomes fastest and youngest to 25 ODI tons

Umesh Yadav was picked by limping Mitchell Marsh. Ishant Sharma who had a good day with spells failed with his batting today. Ravindra Jadeja was the only batsman who remained not out but he never got an opportunity to play on the other side. India’s bowling end did not disappoint the first innings today with Ishant and Yadav picking 4 and 3 wickets respectively. But what fell through was ace bowlers like Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh, Rishi Dhawan and Jadeja failed to impress with their spells.

Australia portrayed an excellent side with their top batting order disrupting the match with David Warner who played 93 from 92 who came back in the squad and Aaron Finch who scored his century, 107 from 107 balls. If we thought the batting order put up a grand total on board, the bowlers equally came back at the end overs to break down the top order of India with consecutive wickets been taken. Richardson had an excellent innings picking 5 wickets and some at regular intervals. John Hastings picked 2 wickets while Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Marsh picked a wicket each. India yet again lost a winning match from their hands and this will Australia’s 19 th straight win at their home ground.