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Kedar Jadhav’s fifty goes in vain, India suffer first loss in 10 ODIs

Kedar Jadhav’s 69-ball 67 went in vain as Australia beat India by 21 runs in the fourth ODI at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. This was India’s first loss in their last 10 ODIs.

india vs australia 2017 Updated: Sep 28, 2017 22:16 IST
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Hindustan Times, Bangalore
Kedar Jadhav,India vs Australia,4th ODI
Kedar Jadhav in action during the 4th One Day International between India and Australia at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.(AP)

Kedar Jadhav’s fifty went in vain as Australia defeated India by 21 runs in the fourth ODI at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday. (India vs Australia 4th ODI Highlights)

Jadhav, who was promoted ahead of Manish Pandey at No.5, came into bat with India having lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma (65) and Virat Kohli (21). The right-hander, along with Hardik Pandya, steadied the innings and built a partnership. (India vs Australia 4th ODI Scorecard)

While Pandya got going with two sixes off Adam Zampa, Jadhav got going by slamming Marcus Stoinis for a boundary and scored another one off Pat Cummins. In the 32nd over bowled by Stoinis, Jadhav slammed two consecutive fours as the momentum swung towards India.

The Pune lad notched up his fifty with by walking across and flicking Coulter-Nile to deep midwicket for a boundary. This was his first fifty since the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka at Colombo. Prior to this knock, Jadhav had scored just one fifty in nine innings since his knock of 90 against England at Kolkata.

Earlier in the day, Jadhav had taken the wicket of David Warner for 124 as he broke a record 231-run opening stand for Australia against India. He finished with figures of 7-0-38-1.

First Published: Sep 28, 2017 21:03 IST