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India vs Australia: Australia complete record chase to beat India in thriller at Mohali

Australia rode brilliant knocks from Peter Handscomb and Ashton Turner to chase down a record total to beat India by four wickets in the fourth ODI match in Mohali.

cricket Updated: Mar 10, 2019 22:04 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Virat Kohli along with teammates walk off the field after losing 4th ODI cricket match against Australia.(PTI)

It was a special performance from Australia as the visitors chased down 359 against India to level the series 2-2 in Mohali on Sunday.

Peter Handscomb scored a brilliant century and Ashton Turner finished the match in style with a 43-ball-84 as the visitors came back strongly after impressive batting from Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.

Peter Handscomb top-scored with 117 while Ashton Turner hit an unbeaten 84 to anchor Australia’s 359-run chase as they achieved the target with 13 balls to spare.

READ: Ashton Turner - Big hitter from Perth humbles India at Mohali

A second-wicket partnership between Handscomb, who registered his maiden ODI ton, and Usman Khawaja, who made 91, was key to Australia’s best ever ODI chase.

- This was Australia’s highest successful run chase in ODIs.

- This is the fifth highest successful run chase in ODIs.

- This is the highest successful run chase in ODIs against India

When it comes to the successful run chases in India overall, this was the second best ever after India defeated Australia by nine wickets in Jaipur where they chased out a target of 362.

India continued their disappointing run at this venue as this was their fourth loss in four games against Australia in Mohali. Their last win against the Aussies in Mohali came way back in 1996.

Last 4 encounters between India and Australia at Mohali -

IND have lost 4 of them

2006: LOST by 6 wickets

2009: LOST by 24 runs

2013: LOST by 4 wickets

2019: Lost by 4 wicket

Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan struck a career-best 143 to guide India to 358 for nine. The hosts rode on a 193-run opening stand between Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, who made 95, to put up a challenging total after electing to bat in Mohali.

Fast bowler Pat Cummins returned his best-ever ODI figures of 5-70 in 10 overs.

First Published: Mar 10, 2019 22:04 IST