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Highlights: Australia defeat India by 25 runs in Canberra

India will be looking to salvage some pride by avoiding a whitewash but their spiritless bowlers need to put up a far more inspired show to stop the Australians in the fourth and penultimate cricket ODI in Canberra on Wednesday.

Ind vs Aus 2016 Updated: Jan 20, 2016 16:48 IST
India cricket players huddle in the center field and chat after taking the wicket of Australia's David Warner.
India cricket players huddle in the center field and chat after taking the wicket of Australia's David Warner.(AP Photo)

49.2 Marsh to I Sharma

Marsh takes the final wicket. 18 in succession at home for Australia. Full delivery outside off, a thick outside edge is easily taken by Wade. Australia go 4-0 up.

47.4 Marsh to Yadav

Yadav is not changing his technique, another wild slog. the ball goes up again, but nowhere near enough distance. Bailey, from point, has a look at Smith and then settles under it to pouch it.

45.3 Richardson to Kumar

Bhuvneshwar carves this with tentative hands and tentative feet to first slip. Smith makes no mistake. A shortish delivery that outside off. Richardson has a five-for.

43.6 Richardson to R Dhawan

Full delivery, cross seam from Richardson outside off. Dhawan comes down the pitch to try and loft over cover but the ball skews off the outside half. Goes high in the air and Warner settles under it to take a good catch.

41.5 Richardson to Rahane

Smith put himself in there and takes a very good low catch. Full delivery outside off, Rahane tries to guide to third man but gets a thick outside edge. Smith takes it.

40.2 Lyon to Gurkeerat Singh

Gurkeerat goes for the big sweep but gets a top edge which goes very high in the air. Marsh circles around from square leg and takes a catch overhead. Pressure catch. Australia are right in it

39.1 Richardson to Kohli

A nothing delivery from Richardson, fullish on leg. Kohli comes down the track and lobs a catch to mid-off. Just spooned up. Looked like a checked drive.

37.6 Hastings to Dhoni

Dhoni comes down to try and manufacture a shot. He pokes at it and gets a thin outside edge which is gratefully accepted by Wade. Australia not out of it, just yet.

37.3 Hastings to S Dhawan

End of a scintillating knock from Dhawan. A smashing 126. A slower delivery outside off and Dhawan goes for the cut but cannot keep it down as backward point takes it.

35.1 Hastings to Kohli

Virat Kohli comes down to loft the ball over extra cover to get to his second successive century. He has looked on the mark from his first ball. Great to watch, great innings

18.4 Richardson to Kohli

Fifty for Kohli. Short delivery, Kohli rolls his wrists on it, keeps it down and finds the gap at backward square for a couple.

16.6 Maxwell to S Dhawan

Dragged down short outside off, Dhawan pounces on the pull and belts it away over midwicket for an easy boundary. Dhawan brings up a good fifty as well.

12.2 Lyon to Kohli

100 up for India thanks to some brilliant batting by Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan.

7.6 Richardson to Rohit Sharma

The ball drifts down leg, and Rohit looks to flick but the ball kisses the glove. Wade scurries along and takes a lovely diving catch.

7.2 Richardson to Rohit Sharma

Sharma hits a huge six to bring up Team India’s 50 in just 7 overs.

Australian openers Aaron Finch and David Warner led an all-out assault as they blasted their way to 348 for eight in the fourth one-day international against India in Canberra on Wednesday.

Finch made 107 and Warner 93 in a huge opening stand of 187 before captain Steve Smith smashed 51 off only 29 balls and Glenn Maxwell 41 from 20 on a docile Manuka Oval wicket.

Australia won the first three ODIs in the five-match series batting second, chasing down totals of 309, 308 and 295 with ease.

Batting first on Wednesday, the Australians flew past 300 in the 46th over to set India a daunting run chase.

The huge total was set up by the opening stand from Finch and Warner.

Warner, who was playing his first match after taking two games off for paternity leave, batted out a maiden over to start the innings but soon began to find the middle of the bat.

He was particularly harsh on recalled paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who went for 0-69 from eight overs, and spinner Gurkeerat Singh (0-24 from three).

He brought up his 50 from 46 balls with eight boundaries and a six as the Australians took complete control.

Finch was more sedate than his partner, taking 61 balls for his half century, but he began to pick up the pace soon after, his innings especially damaging to umpire Richard Kettleborough, who was hit on the shin by a powerful on-drive and had to be replaced in the middle by Paul Wilson.

Warner eventually fell for 93 when he tried to smash a good length ball from Ishant Sharma and was bowled off an inside edge.

Finch fell when he skied a pull shot and was caught by Ishant Sharma.

India took regular wickets to slow the scoring down until Maxwell teed off in the last two overs.

Teams:

Australia - David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith (capt), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, John Hastings, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon

India - Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (capt), Gurkeerat Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishi Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav