India vs Australia, 5th ODI, Nagpur, highlights: Rohit 125 gives IND 7-wkt win, clinch series 4-1
Rohit Sharma slammed his 14th century and went past 6000 runs while Ajinkya Rahane slammed his fourth consecutive fifty as India won the match by seven wickets and clinched the series 4-1. With this win, Virat Kohli’s side seal the No.1 ranking in ODIs. Earlier, Axar Patel took three wickets to restrict Australia to 242/9.Catch highlights of India vs Australia 5th ODI here.Updated: Oct 01, 2017 21:25 IST
Rohit Sharma slammed his 14th century, sixth versus Australia and went past 6000 runs while Ajinkya Rahane slammed his fourth consecutive half-century in the series. India thrashed Australia by seven wickets to clinch the series 4-1 and seal the No.1 ODI ranking. Kedar Jadhav and Axar Patel struck at regular intervals to dent Australia and Virat Kohli’s side followed it up with some excellent death bowling to restrict Australia to 242/9. Australia had ended India’s nine-match winning streak with victory in the Bangalore ODI. Catch highlights of India vs Australia 5th ODI here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)
09:18 hrs IST:Virat Kohli: I thought it was a really convincing series win. We’ve ticked all the boxes. We’ve been put under pressure, and we’ve come back four times to win four games. Lots of positives to come out of this series.
Bhuvi and Bumrah have been outstanding for us. When Umesh and Shami got their opportunity they were pretty good as well. And those two wristspinners in the middle overs, and all the batsmen. Hardik Pandya the biggest example, earning the Man of the Series.
09:15 PM IST: Hardik Pandya: The situation I batted this time was different from what I’ve been used to, so I’ve learned a lot, and a pleasure playing against Australia.
09:12 PM IST: Rohit Sharma: Initially it was tough. They came on to the stumps compared to the first few games, and the wicket wasn’t playing too good either. Once I got my eye in, it was just about rotating and staying ahead of the run rate all the time. I would love to have such a record against all the teams. I’ve always loved playing against this Australian team - they are very competitive, they never give away anything easily.
9:06 PM IST: Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match for his knock of 125.
9:04 PM IST: Steve Smith: Probably a 300 wicket. One of our top four needed to make a big score. Lost wickets in clumps again. Have a few things to look at to try and improve and gain the consistent performances we’re after. Just need to get the right balance of the way we want to play and get consistent performances. We’ve been outplayed and deserve to lose 4-1. A lot of our players have played a lot of cricket in India, can’t use that as an excuse. Still got to try and keep a positive frame of mind. India are a very good cricket team, they’ve got a very good balance.
8:59 PM IST: Axar Patel: This Australian side is definitely weak against spin. It was easier to bowl to the middle order when Warner and Finch, who have IPL experience, get out.
8:58 PM IST: Ravi Shastri: You’ve got to repeat what you did on Tuesday on Friday, and then on Sunday, and then on Tuesday again. If you’ve got to be a good team, you’ve got to be relentless
8:56 PM IST: Ajinkya Rahane: Pitch had become really slow by the time we batted. For that reason this was my best innings of the series. Me and Rohit complement each other, we know our strengths, we wanted to time the ball and get a good opening partnership, that gave us the momentum
8:55 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav: It was a tough series for me. I prepared well before the first game and it is difficult to bowl against these batsmen. We always look for wickets, all the spinners look to take wickets in the middle order
8:47 PM IST: Two fours from Manish Pandey and India have clinched the match by seven wickets. They have won the series 4-1 and have sealed the No.1 ranking in ODIs. Great times for Indian cricket.
8:40 PM IST: India need eight runs to register victory and go 4-1 up. Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey will be hoping to stay till the end.
8:32 PM IST: WICKET! One shot too many and Kohli lofts a flighted delivery straight to long off. Virat Kohli c Stoinis b Zampa 39 (55).
8:29 PM IST: WICKET! Rohit miscues the pull shot and is caught at deep mid wicket. Ends a magnificent knock. Rohit Sharma c Coulter-Nile b Zampa 125 (109).
8:26 PM IST: Rohit blasts his fifth six and Faulkner is the bowler to suffer. 11 runs conceded and India need 20 off 66 balls.
8:19 PM IST: Kohli hammers Finch to deep mid wicket. India need 31 off 72. This has been a comprehensive display.
8:14 PM IST: Rohit is wanting to finish it in a hurry as he slams a four and a six off Coulter-Nile. He is the leading run-getter in the series and it will be fitting if he stays there till the end.
8:10 PM IST: CENTURY! Rohit Sharma, you beauty. Gets to his 14th ton and 6th vs Australia with a six. What a performance. India closing in on victory.
8:01 PM IST: 6000 ODI runs for Rohit Sharma. His magnificent form continues as he nears a brilliant ton.
7:52 PM IST: Brilliant from Rohit as he steps out of the crease and thwacks Travis Head over deep mid wicket for his second six. He is closing in on a special knock.
7:49 PM IST: Cummins is getting some disconcerting bounce as Kohli and Rohit struggle to put him away.
7:45 PM IST: Rohit is closing in on some milestones. India are nearing the target. Australia need some quick wickets.
7:38 hrs IST: Zampa continues to be expensive as he concedes nine runs in his sixth over. India need less than a 100 to secure victory.
7:31 PM IST: FOUR! Lovely shot from Rohit as he presses forward and effortlessly lofts it to deep extra cover. India need 101 more to go No.1 up.
7:24 PM IST: Kohli gets off the mark thanks to a misfield from Smith. With Australia posting a moderate score, every run must be saved. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma is batting strongly.
7:20 PM IST: Can Australia stage a fightback? With India’s power-packed batting, it still looks an uphill task.
7:17 PM IST: WICKET! Coulter-Nile provides Australia the breakthrough. Rahane shuffles a bit and looks to work it to mid wicket but gets hit on the pad, umpire Marais Erasmus gives it out and India review, replays show it would have hit leg stump. Ajinkya Rahane LBW Nathan Coulter-Nile 61 (74).
7:14 PM IST: DROPPED! Rahane looks to ramp a length ball from Faulkner but Wade spills the catch. Nothing going right for Australia.
7:09 PM IST: India are 115/0 after 21 overs, need 128 more to win. Australia are not able to stop the flow of runs. Glenn Maxwell is on the field as a substitute.
7:05 PM IST: FOUR! 23rd ODI fifty and fourth consecutive in this series for Ajinkya Rahane. He gets there in style as he wallops Faulkner straight down the ground. Brilliant batting by the two Mumbai batsmen.
7:00 PM IST: The 100-run stand is up between Rahane and Rohit. Both Mumbai batsmen are taking the game away from Australia. Brilliant batting. This is now three consecutive 100-plus opening stands.
6:58 PM IST: 35th fifty for Rohit Sharma, third of this series. He is in great form and India are coasting.
6:54 PM IST: SIX! Rohit Sharma and sixes. He loves to hit Australia out of the park. He follows it up with a boundary off Head. This is great batting.
6:45 PM IST: After 16 overs, India 82/0. Rohit and Rahane looking in great touch again.
6:42 PM IST: FOUR! Rahane nears 50 as he caresses the gap at extra cover for a boundary. Australia struggling to contain the flow of runs.
6:35 PM IST: BEATEN! Zampa gets this legbreak to rip away sharply as Rohit gets the edge and the ball just misses the off stump. You have to feel for Australia as the leggie concedes 12 runs in his second over. India 65/0 after 13 overs.
6:31 PM IST: The fifty-run opening stand is up . India are looking comfortable for the moment as they take singles easily.
6:29 PM IST: Adam Zampa is into the attack and he is getting some spin. The ball is keeping low as well. Stroke making might not be easy on this pitch.
6:24 PM IST: Sublime from Rahane as he greets James Faulkner with a boundary through extra cover. India need exactly 200 runs to win.
6:21 PM IST: FOUR! Rohit lap-pulls a short ball on leg stump from Marcus Stoinis for a boundary to long leg. Australia cannot afford the opening stand to prosper.
6:17 PM IST: Good over from Coulter-Nile. Only four runs conceded but Rohit Sharma is looking good again with a boundary. After eight overs, India 32/0.
6:11 PM IST: Rohit Sharma becomes the fastest Indian batsman to go past 2000 runs in ODIs in India. He achieved the milestone in his 42nd match, three better than Sourav Ganguly.
6:09 PM IST: Rahane continues to be in great touch. India have made a steady start but Australia are bowling well. However, they are not creating much chances.
6:04 PM IST: In Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka have taken a 30-run lead but have lost two wickets against Pakistan. Rohit Sharma finally gets off the mark after 14 balls with a straight drive past mid off and follows it up with yet another four.
6:01 PM IST: Over in Potchefstroom, Bangladesh have lost Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque after South Africa set them a target of 424.
6:00 PM IST: India 12/0 after 4 overs. This is a steady start. Cummins and Coulter-Nile are bowling at good pace.
5:52 PM IST: Steady start for Coulter-Nile as he gives away just one run. But, Rahane is in great form by punching Cummins down the ground for a classy boundary.
5:47 PM IST: Rahane survives an LBW shout but he gets off the mark in style by flicking a full ball to the deep mid wicket fence.
5:40 PM IST: Welcome back for the run-chase. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are out in the middle. Pat Cummins to start proceedings.
4:58 PM IST: WICKETS! James Faulkner is run out and Bhuvneshwar cleans up Nathan Coulter-Nile as Australia end on 242/9. A below par score considering the start but India will be favourites to chase this total down.
4:50 PM IST: WICKET! Low full toss from Bumrah and Wade slices it straight to deep point. Matthew Wade c Rahane b Bumrah 20 (18).
4:45 PM IST: 12 runs in Bhuvneshwar’s over as Wade slams a six. Can Australia get to 250?
4:41 PM IST: Three overs remaining, Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar once again putting on an exhibition.
4:36 PM IST: India continue to keep things tight in the death. Can Australia reach 250?
4:31 PM IST: Bumrah could have had yet another wicket but the ball bounced in front of Dhoni. The third umpire confirmed that the ball did not carry to the keeper on the full.
4:25 PM IST: WICKET! Bumrah strikes and Australia stutter further. Bumrah gets this good length delivery to nip back in and trap Stoinis in front, the batsman appeals but the impact was just in line and was hitting the stumps. Marcus Stoinis LBW Bumrah 46 (63).
4:18 PM IST: WICKET! Axar built the pressure nicely and the 87-run stand is broken. The left-armer floats the delivery on middle and off and Head just misses the whip to mid wicket. Travis Head b Axar Patel 42 (59).
4:13 PM IST: Appeal for an LBW and the umpire gives it out after a prolonged appeal. Stoinis reviews and replays show that there was an inside edge. Good review.
4:08 PM IST: Stoinis is playing a gem of a knock as he slams two boundaries off Kuldeep Yadav. Australia making a move on
4:02 PM IST: Jasprit Bumrah continues to keep things tight for the hosts.
3:58 PM IST: And after another tidy over from Kuldeep Yadav, India are 178/4 after 38 overs.
3:47 PM IST: The partnership between Head and Stoinis has gone past 50. Australia are rebuilding and they will be aiming to build upon this stand.
3:39 PM IST: Loud appeal for a catch but not given! India go for the review as Head misses the sweep, no spike on Real Time Snicko and Head survives. Australia 165/4 after 34 overs.
3:31 PM IST: Jadhav ends his spell: 10-0-48-1. Head smashed a boundary off him while Marcus Stoinis launched him for a six over long on. Another good spell from Jadhav but the end was not all that great.
3:25 PM IST: After 30 overs, Australia are 139/4. They would be hoping to cross 250 on this sluggish deck.
3:22 PM IST: Head is batting confidently. India aiming to restrict Australia as they get through their overs quickly.
3:16 PM IST: Edged but safe! Axar gets this delivery to straighten on off stump and Stoinis pokes at it, the edge flies past Dhoni and slip for a streaky boundary to third man.
3:14 PM IST: Head breaks the shackles with a boundary. The onus is now on Marcus Stoinis and Head to get Australia back on track.
3:08 PM IST: WICKET! Horror shot from Handscomb. He goes for the sweep and top-edges it, Rahane runs back from slip and takes the catch. Peter Handscomb c Rahane b Axar Patel 13 (17).
3:01 PM IST: WICKET! India on top now. Warner comes down the track and hits the lofted shot straight to long on where Manish Pandey runs to his left to take the catch. David Warner c Pandey b Axar 53 (62).
2:56PM IST: India have done well to peg Australia back. Warner is the key.
2:50 PM IST: WICKET! LBW! Jadhav the golden arm does it again. Flatter delivery and it skids straight on, Smith misses the sweep and is trapped in front. That would have hit middle stump. Steve Smith LBW Jadhav 16 (25).
2:49 PM IST: David Warner gets to his 17th fifty. Great batting from him
2:46 PM IST: India have pulled things back remarkably after Finch and Warner gave a great start.
2:38 PM IST: Warner continues to bat aggressively as he slams a cover drive to the deep extra cover fence. Australia are 90/1 after 17 overs.
2:31 PM IST: After 15 overs, Australia are 78/1 with David Warner on 37*. Can he build on his 100 in Bangalore?
2:24 PM IST: Kuldeep bowls a maiden. India are trying to claw back in the contest.
2:21 PM IST: Superb shot to get off the mark as Steve Smith leans into the cover drive and caresses it to the deep extra cover fence. Australia 71/1 after 12 overs.
2:19 PM IST: WICKET! Finch miscues the lofted drive and Bumrah runs to his left at cover and slides to take the catch, however, the ball pops out of his hand but he manages to hold on, third umpire has a look but the catch is clean. Aaron Finch c Bumrah b Pandya 32 (26).
2:15 PM IST: Kuldeep Yadav starts well but Australia are in a great position. Can they capitalise?
2:12 PM IST: Finch edges Hardik Pandya for a boundary to third man as Australia make steady progress.
2:07 PM IST: Warner brings up the 50-run stand with a nicely punched boundary through cover. Australia 53/0 after nine overs.
2:02 PM IST: Bumrah struggling with his line. Two deliveries on the leg side and Finch flicks it to deep backward square leg for two consecutive fours. On the fifth ball, he presents the full face of the bat to punch it down the ground to long on. Australia 48/0 after 8 overs.
1:54 PM IST: Two more boundaries by Warner off Bumrah. Once again, Australia making a solid start after a cautious couple of overs. Australia 33/0 after 6 overs.
1:51 PM IST: Warner gets going with a short-arm jab to long leg for a boundary. Australia making a good start.
1:46 PM IST: Two consecutive boundaries by Aaron Finch. He is in great form and he is continuing his good run. Australia 14/0 after four overs.
1:42 PM IST: After three overs, Australia are 4/0. Good start this for India.
1:39 PM IST: Maiden over from Bumrah. Good start for India. Can they maintain the discipline and accuracy?
1:35 PM IST: Steady start for Bhuvneshwar. Two runs in the first over. Bumrah to open from the other end.
1:31 PM IST: David Warner and Aaron Finch stride come out to open the batting. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to begin proceedings.
1:22 PM IST: If India win today, then they seal the No.1 ODI ranking. However, if Australia win, India stay No.2
1:08 PM IST: Here are the playing XIs of both sides.
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Steven Smith(c), Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(c), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav
1:06 PM IST: Three changes for the Indian team. Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav come back in to the Indian team. James Faulkner replaces Kane Richardson in the Australia team.
1:00 PM IST: Australia have won the toss and Steve Smith has decided to have a bat.
12:40 PM IST: We are now 20 minutes away from the toss.
12:15 PM IST: India have played four ODIs at Nagpur of which they’ve won two and lost two. However, both of India’s wins at this venue have come against Australia. Good omen for India or will third time be the charm for the Aussies? We’ll find out in a little over an hour.
12:00 PM IST: The toss is now an hour away. Whoever wins it will probably look to bat second. In fact, of seven previous matches that have taken place in Nagpur, the team batting first has won twice while five victories were achieved by the teams batting second.
11:45 PM IST: The fact that India had rotated their pace bowlers during the last game saw many question why Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were rested. However, Umesh Yadav is in favour of this rotation policy for pacers. Click here to find out why.
11:30 PM IST: Australia will look to end the series on a high despite having already lost it. Will they be able to take more inspiration from Indian skipper Virat Kohli? We’ll find out in two hours time.
11:15 PM IST: The Nagpur pitch has seen its share of controversies in the past, most notably when the ICC issued a warning over it being underprepared for a Test match between India and South Africa. But according to the Nagpur pitch curator, fans can expect a sporting pitch that will have plenty of runs in it.
11:00 PM IST: Hello and welcome to coverage of the final one-day international between India and Australia.
Having rested their two main bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah – in the fourth ODI in Bangalore, India may be tempted to rework their bowling line-up today. But there will be lot of focus on local lad Umesh Yadav, who should retain his place.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association ground has one of the longest boundaries and that should be good news for India’s young spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. One should see a good contest between India’s bowlers and Australia’s batsmen, especially David Warner and Aaron Finch.
The VCA ground has not hosted a ODI since October 2013 but the pitch here has traditionally produced plenty of runs. This is a new wicket and unlikely to deny the fans a run feast.
India have won both of their previous encounters with Australia at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur.
First Published: Oct 01, 2017 09:52 IST