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Australia to feel selection heat after sobering ODI series loss to India

Australia to feel selection heat after sobering ODI series loss to India

Australia cricket player Marcus Stoinis bats during the fifth one-day global cricket match between India and Australia in Nagpur, India, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. But they slumped 118 for 4 by the 25th with Kedar Jadhav (1 for 48) and Axar Patel (3 for 38) doing most of the damage.

Two overs earlier, Rohit had taken a single to become the ninth Indian to cross 6,000 runs. "It was easier to bowl to the middle order when Warner and (Aaron) Finch, who have IPL experience, get out", he pointed out. Both captains have willingly thrown the ball which being witnessed in the 40th over in a chase with one such move in Bengaluru - when Adam Zampa showcased his tantrum in front of the Hardik Pandya. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have not done much wrong but Finch and Warner have been solid.

Rohit, India's vice- captain, praised this ability of his bowlers to bounce back when the team needed it most.

"This Australian side is definitely weak against spin". However, with 20 runs to win, Rohit played exhausted pull off an Adam Zampa (2/59) delivery to be caught at the deep midwicket.

Kohli, who was cruising along with 39 runs off 55 deliveries, fell just three balls later when a mistimed drive into the hands of Marcus Stoinis at long off handed Zampa his second wicket of the match.

"Hardik Pandya is the biggest asset (from the series)".

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Australia, hoping for another consolation win in the series, could only get to 242/9 from their 50 overs after the visitors had won the toss and elected to bat first. And he has played really well throughout the tournament, scoring four fifties in the last four games and he's shown a lot of maturity as well handling the new ball.

Matthew Wade (20) reached double figures for the first time in the series but it wasn't enough as he holed out in the deep off Bumrah again.

But, they lost the fourth game in Bangalore and had to win this match to retain the world number one rank.

The Jamtha pitch will be receives the spotlight, having given the venue two important games of the team India will be played here. We missed Yuzvendra Chahal on Sunday, Axar came in and got wickets. The venue of the match is at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur on October 1st.

Rohit Sharma made a brilliant 125 off only 109 balls as India eased to a seven-wicket victory in the fifth and final ODI in Nagpur on Sunday after the tourists could only post 242-9.


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