Yuzvendra Chahal: We are going for 5-0 vs Australia

With India leading the series by a 3-1 margin, the team management are likely to continue with the experiment of Pandya at number four when they take the field for the final ODI at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Sunday.

Indian openers Ajinkya Rahane (53) and Rohit Sharma (65) added 106 runs for the first wicket.

On Thursday, however, the wicket seemed to have gone back to its previous self as David Warner and Aaron Finch put up a record 231-run opening stand to dismantle revered Indian bowling attack.

Kohli was, however, dismissed on 21 while playing a ball back onto his stumps and India were at 149/3 while chasing 330.

More than the lack of runs, Maxwell was being outfoxed by India's clear-cut strategy to lure him with widish balls from the spinners. "I'll try and do that in whatever games I get, whenever I bat or bowl", Jadhav had stated in an interview some time ago. The game will be played on M Chinnaswamy stadium, which is located in Bengaluru.

For a century in his 100th ODI, @davidwarner31 wins POTM for the 4th #INDvAUS ODI. Super proud of all you achieve. And more importantly a rut - spanning 11 successive defeats in the 50-over format which marks ending of the game. His ODI form in the last two years has been unbelievable. Afridi smashed 63 sixes against Sri Lanka, 51 against India and fifty against New Zealand.

Among the three changes India made for the fourth ODI versus Australia was to rest in-form pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah and play Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami.

"Warner and Finch were spectacular", captain Steven Smith said.

The Aussie were blanked 5-0 by South Africa earlier. Australia crossed 150 in the 26th over, and 200 in the 32nd over.

Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers despite being expensive as he had figures of 4 for 71 in 10 overs to show for his efforts.

Rahane and Sharma had given the hosts a flying start in their reply as they both brought up their half-centuries in a 100 plus opening stand. The team was looking in good momentum but losing out wickets in the end broke during the crucial overs, the team failed to claim the victory.

  • Julie Sanders