Published On: Thu, Sep 28th, 2017

Australia register first win of series against India with 21 run win in Bengaluru

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Australia were finally able to break a 12 match losing streak away from home when opener David Warner helped take the team to 334 in the 4th ODI in Bengaluru.

Warner’s 124 off 119 balls was part of a 231-run opening partnership he shared with Aaron Finch. Although India pulled things back after dismissing the two, They had to chase a target of 335, something that was too steep for them to get to.

India got off to a flying start to their chase with Ajinkya Rahane, who it is safe to say has made the most of the opportunity he has got in the series, and Rohit Sharma put on a 106-run opening partnership in the first 20 overs. Pacer Kane Richardson got the breakthrough for Australia with the wicket of Rahane and Virat Kohli then came in to bat.
Manish Pandey (33) and Kedar Jadhav (65) added 61 runs for the fifth wicket but both paid for their indiscretion as their dismissals in quick succession brought Australia back in the match.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (13 off 10 balls) failed to connect majority of his deliveries, playing as many as six dot balls during the final overs, proving to be too costly. The loss also snapped India’s run of 9 consecutive wins in ODI’s.

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