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  • 9:45 PM IST

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  • 9:45 PM IST

    It’s over. MS Dhoni at No. 7 wasn’t an ideal decision and he perished for 13. After that. it was just a matter of time as Australia restricted India to 313 for 8. They win by 21 runs.

    A valiant effort from Australian bowlers. Adam Zampa bowled some tight overs in between. Travis Head chipped in as well. Nathan Coulter-Nile and Pat Cummins got important wickets when needed as India were rusty at parts and that cost them.
    A superb effort from David Warner and Aaron Finch. They deserved to end on the winning note. Finally a win for Australia. Their first in overseas since 367 days. Also, this is their first in 2017. Let us see if they can make it 2-3, or India have the last laugh with a 4-1 scoreline.
  • 9:06 PM IST

    Pandey has pushed shifted gears, and is dealing in sixes now. IND 269/4, need 66 to win off 36 balls.

  • 9:03 PM IST

    Coulter-Nile is back for his 9th over. With a couple of runs from Jadhav, India are a run ahead as per the DLS score. Rain play scrap in again.

  • 9:02 PM IST

    Jadhav was aiming to go big, but found no luck. But Pandey smashed it to long on to end the over on a high. IND 259/4, need 76 to win.

  • 9:00 PM IST

    Players are back on the field and an instant review has been asked for. Outside leg and is turned down. Pandey is safe.

  • 8:42 PM IST

    Slight drizzle at Bengaluru. Jadhav and Pandey have taken India to 251 for 4 in 41.1 overs. They are two runs behind DLS par score. Shouldn’t be a long break though.

  • 8:17 PM IST

    Just two off Adam Zampa’s over. After 36, IND 220 for 3. Pandya batting on 38*, Jadhav on 39*. Will the duo make up for this over?

  • 8:10 PM IST

    Drinks on the field…

  • 8:06 PM IST

    A cheeky but handy partnership this from Jadhav and Pandya. Pandya has been a little cautious with the pacers and Smith has rightly kept spin away versus him.

    Jadhav, who is better against pacers, has taken a liking towards Stoinis. India 213/3 (34). They need another 122 off 96.
  • 7:45 PM IST

    IND 175/3 (29): Pandya leads India’s charge. He has again taken on Adam Zampa and lashed twin sixes to him. The challenge will be against pacers. On the other hand, Kedar Jadhav needs to be smart by rotating the strike. He has some problems with the ball slightly coming in after hitting the deck. Interesting phase ahead.

  • 7:24 PM IST

    Big moment in the match. India lose Kohli. The Indian skipper, after becoming the quickest to reach 2,000 runs as skipper, plays down off Coulter-Nile.

    India 147 for 3 (24.2)
  • 7:21 PM IST

    Rohit was set for a big score but departs for 65. India 147 for 2 (24).

    Meanwhile, India have persisted with Hardik Pandya at No. 4 once again.
  • 7:20 PM IST

    2nd consecutive time Rohit and Kohli’s partnership has been broken through a run-out at Bengaluru. Interestingly, both the time the opponent was Australia. A twist in the tale?

  • 7:15 PM IST

    India moving along slowly with Rohit and Kohli. Australia would love to see the back of these two Indian stars. Travis Head has done well, but gets hammered by Rohit for a maximum. End of 22 overs, IND 127/1.

  • 7:01 PM IST

    Rahane tried to unsettle Richardson in his new spell, but found the fielder at long on, Aaron Finch.

    Maybe a wrong choice of shot straight after drinks. An opening for Australia? Wait, the ‘local boy’ (RCB captain) Kohli comes out to bat…IND 106/1 (18.2)
  • 6:54 PM IST

    India 106/0 (18)

  • 6:53 PM IST

    Two identical sixes from Rohit’s blade off Adam Zampa. There was a dry period for sometime, but India have moved on from it successfully.

    Rohit went down and clobbered two off Zampa’s deliveries with good swing of the bat. It clears long on region with some ease.
  • 6:49 PM IST

    3rd fifty in a row for Ajinkya Rahane. Boy, he is pressing hard to cement a place in the spot. Pleasant worries for Team India.

  • 6:44 PM IST

    Runs have dried down here after 10 overs. India have added only 19 runs off the last 5 overs. Head and Zampa operating in tandem, and they will like to keep it tight and slow.

    India 81/0 (14)
  • 6:37 PM IST

    Stoinis is in the dressing room. He clutches in right groin.

  • 6:37 PM IST

    More bad news for Australia

    Marcus Stoinis has gone off the field failing to complete his over. He gives Smith ten full overs and has been decent so far. Problems aplenty for Aussies as India 72/0 (12).
  • 6:30 PM IST

    Two decent overs this from Stoinis and Richardson. India 69 for no loss (11). They are still going at a good rate so shouldn’t do anything silly.

  • 6:24 PM IST

    Australia are offering plenty of width and bowling short. Needless. Short balls will be perished and are being done with ease by Rahane-Rohit. Rohit is just waiting for the short balls to send them into the stands. Rahane, on the other hand, is matching up as well.

    India 59/0 (9)
  • 6:18 PM IST

    With the kind of track on offer, I must say 335 is a very good score, but not a daunting one. It is being shown in the manner Rahane-Rohit have gone about in this innings.

    Australia need to curb the run flow. I see Kane Richardson getting ready to bowl. IND 47/0 (8)
  • 6:09 PM IST

    After 6 overs, IND 44/0

  • 6:09 PM IST

    Should Aussies resort to spin now? What say?

India are leading the series 3-0 (Image courtesy: AFP)
India are leading the series 3-0 (Image courtesy: AFP)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the fourth ODI between India and Australia at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. I am Aditya Sahay, your host for the day. India pocketed the series with a 3-0 lead at Indore, and also claimed the peak position in the ICC ODI Rankings. Now like the best team in the world, the idea would be to inflict a 0-5 whitewash. Meanwhile, Australia have pride at stake. The series is lost, worse, it has been over a year since they last won overseas.  

India and Australia have locked horn 6 times in ODIs at Bengaluru before this. While India have been victorious 4 times, they have lost 1 and 1 game has ended in a no result. India have now won 12 games in a trot across formats and Kohli, in a way a local boy, thanks to the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) connection, will not mind extending the streak. He also has his 31st ODI ton in sight, and a victory here will be more sweeter if he gets past the Australian great Ricky Ponting here.

All eyes will also be on Rohit Sharma. The last time he played the Australians at this venue, he slammed his maiden ODI double ton. The historic game almost saw Australia courtesy James Faulkner’s brilliance chase down 384.

While Australian captain played his 100th ODI last week at Kolkata, vice-captain David Warner is set to achieve the feat at Bengaluru. He has fond memories at this venue. As a captain, he led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to their maiden IPL triumph here. He hasn’t fired, as he would have liked in this series. Bengaluru might just change fortunes for him.