India vs Australia 5th ODI

India vs Australia 5th ODI

Khawaja put on 76 with the captain, Aaron Finch, to give Australia a strong start after the tourists elected to bat.

The 31-year-old Rohit completed the milestone in his 206th ODI appearance and is joint third fastest to the milestone along with former India captain Sourav Ganguly. This after losing the Test and ODI series in their own backyard when India travelled their from late previous year to first part of 2019.

Reduced to 132 for six inside 30 overs, India were out of the contest and Kedar Jadhav (44) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (46) managed to reduce the margin of defeat.

Ravindra Jadeja (two for 45) was the pick of India's bowlers, and provided the breakthrough.

Cummins grabbed 14 wickets at 15.71 in the five matches and would have earned man-of-the-series honours if not for the efforts of Usman Khawaja, who scored two centuries in the series. The left-hander hit 10 fours and two sixes before driving straight to Kohli.

Khawaja and Peter Handscomb (52 off 60) combined for another big partnership which had Australia looking for more than 300.

Jadeja returned to get the risky Glenn Maxwell for one and Handscomb was caught behind off Shami as Australia slipped to 182-4.

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Australia suffered a mini-collapse, though, and lost three wickets for seven runs in the space of 21 balls.

Marcus Stoinis, returning from a thumb injury, and Ashton Turner, another hero from Australia's thrilling fourth ODI win, both contributed 20, and Jhye Richardson added a breezy 29 down the order, but wickets continued to tumble and a score of 272 was ultimately all the tourists could muster.

Sharma and Kohli added 53 runs for the second wicket at quick pace.

Rishabh Pant (16) folded under pressure, caught off Nathan Lyon.

It was a game that had everything - a stunning century, a freaky dismissal, an early collapse, a huge fightback, a flying bat and a thrilling finish - but in the end, Australia claimed a famous victory over India in India.

"Whoever gets picked in the end, India's middle order will be its Achilles heel in the WC 2019".

Australia has another chance to impress ahead of the World Cup with another five-match series against Pakistan in the UAE starting on Friday March 22.

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