Daijiworld Media Network
Ranchi, Oct 23: Australia posted well respected score in the 4th ODI being played at Dhoni's hometown Ranchi on Wednsday. India's poor fielding (Six dropped catches) costs it heavily at the end. Though, Indian bowlers were able to restrict Ausies batsmen at the slog overs, they could not limit Ausies for smaller total.
For India Mohd Shami was most succesful bowler with 3/42. Ashwin and Vinay Kumar took 2 each, Jadeja took 1 wicket.
Mitchell Johnson and James Faulkner hung around for a while but it was India all the way as they restricted the visitors to under 300. Will the drops cost India or will the poor finish hurt the Aussies? We will find out when the chase begins at 17:45 IST.
It was excellent recovery from Australia. They looked down and out at one stage when they were reduced to 32/3, thanks to a fine exhibition of swing bowling from Shami. Bailey and Maxwell though fought back for the visitors with a record 5th wicket stand. The pair added 153 runs for the 5th wicket. Both had huge slices of luck. Bailey was dropped on 0 and 35 while Maxwell was let-off on 69. The pair made the Indians pay for the mistakes. The batting PP changed the equation once again, Vinay Kumar, who was ordinary in his first spell struck twice to dismiss both batsmen. Jadeja got rid of Haddin, and it looked like Australia would fall well short.