result
5th ODI (D/N), Delhi, Mar 13 2019, Australia tour of India
(50 ov, target 273)237
Australia won by 35 runs
player of the match
Usman Khawaja
Australia
5:01
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

From 0-2 down, Khawaja, Zampa, Cummins and Handscomb stun India

Jasprit Bumrah's discipline and wickets shared among the rest meant that the Australians lost 6 for 54 in 77 balls in the final overs

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Australia272/9(50 overs)
India237/10(50 overs)
end of over 507 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 237/10CRR: 4.74 
Jasprit Bumrah1 (4)
Marcus Stoinis4-0-31-2
Jhye Richardson10-0-47-2

What a series it has been. The smiles on the faces of the Australian team tells you a story. Must have been so worth it for all their fans who stayed up late in the night/early in the morning to watch this? Hope you enjoyed our coverage, we certainly enjoyed bringing it to you. Lots of post-game analysis coming up from New Delhi, so watch out for those. For the moment, this is the duo of Shashank Kishore and Alagappan Muthu saying goodbye on behalf of our scoring colleague Thilak Gowda. Cheers!

It's time for the presentation

Aaron Finch, the winning captain: Unbelievable, the resilience and fight we showed, being 0-2 down, it would've been easy to roll over, but the fight we showed makes it a great achievement. Proud of the group. If you just go with attacking batsmen in these conditions, you'll struggle. You need good batsmanship on these wickets. I've been coming here for a while now, trying to win, hadn't happened. That's why this makes it special. People have written us off for a while, we knew the style and plans we wanted to play with are all there and can win us the World Cup. It's about believing we're good enough, we did that in four out of the five games. Great series all around.

Usman Khawaja is the Player of the Match for his 100 off 106 balls. He's also the Player of the series for finishing as the highest run-scorer.

"Scoring hundreds is even more fun if you win games," he says. "Never easy to beat India at home, so we're very excited. We all adapted really well, end of the day, it was a really good team performance. Even when we lost the first two games, we had great vibes in the camp."

Virat Kohli: We certainly thought it was a gettable target, they got away from us in the end, 15-20 more than what we could have kept them to. Overall, Australia deserved to win, they played with more passion, hunger and heart. Were brave in pressure situations, they way they raised their intensity meant they were deserving winners.

On dew: We didn't even consider dew in this game, can't predict these things. Can't take any excuses, have to live up to the potential. It's good we have had these losses, to correct these at the World Cup. The guys will reflect on this series quite a bit, been playing a lot of games on the road. Can be proud of the cricket we've played last few months, series didn't go well yes, but we've played well.

On No. 4 or 5: We're more or less sorted, now it's about giving guys their roles and expect them to stand up. Maybe theree's just one spot we've to discuss. Last three games, the idea was to give fringe guys some time and see how they react. No excuses, we're expected to raise our standard of cricket. The changes will never be an excuse. We will take a lot of confidence going into the World Cup.

Justin Langer, Australia's coach: All the credit goes to the players, we help prepare them. They have to perform under pressure. Incredibly proud of the boys. Unless you're the selectors, tough to pick the squad. Been an incredible arm wrestle right from the time India arrived in Australia in the summer. For us to win this series is incredible for Australian cricket. They showed great character, if you look over the whole summer, we've played about 17 games against India. India had the better of us in Australia and we were able to have the better of them here. I think Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins are developing into a great partnership, Usman Khawaja hasn't played a lot of ODIs but is a class act, he's got himself so fit. Credit goes to him for showing the discipline to get to where he is. You can name the whole group, they've gone a great job.

Peter Handscomb: My role was to try and take the innings as deep as possible, get us into the 40-45th over. Couldn't have done without Uzzi. It means a lot to come over and win a series in India, to do it now in preparation for the World Cup gives us a lot of confidence. Special to come back from 0-2 down, the boys are gelling beautifully, boys are having fun, great to win from where we did. Very happy.

Pat Cummins: Take 14 wickets in the series on these wickets anyday. Felt like I bowled well in the Aussie summer, glad it has clicked. Hopefully I can continue this at the World Cup. We always tend to peak around the World Cup, with a few guys set to come back, it's going to be a tough job to pick our World Cup squad. Just playing consistent cricket, a series of five matches, two T20Is, it's been a reasonable series. Always enjoy coming to India.

9.15pm Justin Langer is grinning from ear to ear, he let out a roar as the last wicket feel. Khawaja ran in from the ropes. Finch, whose form has been patchy, has a fist-pump. Maxwell exults in joy. This has been a special, special victory. Both sides shake hands, the series has been played in superb spirits, minus all the spite contests between these two sides have known to have produced in the past. There's mutual admiration, mutual respect and competitive edge, as always.

So much to think about for India. Their quota of games is now over heading into the World Cup, while Australia have five more matches to look at their combination in the UAE, where they will take on Pakistan.

India's middle order issues persist. Who bats at No. 4? Rayudu? Rahul? Vijay? MS Dhoni? Plenty of questions, few answers. Australia have healthy batting headaches to manage, especially when Smith and Warner return. Remember, their bans expire on March 29 and they'll be back for the IPL. Before that, they'll link up with the Australia squad in UAE for three days.

49.6
W
Stoinis to Kuldeep, OUT

flattens the middle stump to end a sensational tour! Australia won the T20Is 2-0, and now they come back from 0-2 down to win the ODI series 3-2. Australia's first ODI series win in India since 2009. What a win, what a performance. Massive injection of confidence ahead of the World Cup. Only four times in ODI history has a team come back from 0-2 down to win a five-match series. Australia are the fifth side. What an achievement!

Kuldeep Yadav b Stoinis 8 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.67
49.5
Stoinis to Kuldeep, no run

steps out to pull, Stoinis attacks the body, Kuldeep bails out of it

49.4
Stoinis to Kuldeep, no run

makes room and slaps this slower delivery to deep point

49.3
1
Stoinis to Bumrah, 1 run

banged in short, Bumrah mistimes a pull to fine leg. Over to you, Mr Kuldeep

49.2
1
Stoinis to Kuldeep, 1 run

clobbered, one bounce towards deep midwicket where Handscomb does well. Kuldeep wanted the second, Bumrah refused, and Kuldeep is livid. Fun to watch

49.2
1w
Stoinis to Kuldeep, 1 wide

looks to slash wide of point but leaves, wide called

49.1
4
Stoinis to Kuldeep, FOUR runs

makes room and wallops this short ball to the midwicket boundary, good strike.

Behram Ishfaq: "Uzzie and Zampa both have had an excellent tour. Hoping they can carry this form into the WC"

end of over 492 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 230/9CRR: 4.69 • RRR: 43.00 • Need 43 from 6b
Jasprit Bumrah0 (3)
Kuldeep Yadav3 (7)
Jhye Richardson10-0-47-2
Pat Cummins10-1-38-2

Sankesh Jain: "My MOTS candidates: Usman Khawaja and Pat Cummins"

48.6
Jhye Richardson to Bumrah, no run

squirts one off a thick inside edge to fine leg

48.5
Jhye Richardson to Bumrah, no run

another ripper of a bouncer, Bumrah wants to pull but Richardson's too quick! Somehow manages to avoid it

48.4
Jhye Richardson to Bumrah, no run

snorter of a delivery that has him looking to evade the bouncer, lobs off the arm guard to the keeper

48.3
W
Jhye Richardson to Shami, OUT

caught and bowled. It's the same tactic. Bounce the batsmen out, giving them no room to work with. Shami goes for the pull, top edges it, and Richardson runs the length of the pitch to complete a fine catch

Mohammed Shami c & b Richardson 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.86
48.2
1
Jhye Richardson to Kuldeep, 1 run

pulls a short ball on middle and leg to long-on

48.1
1
Jhye Richardson to Shami, 1 run

swings a short ball on middle away to deep square leg

end of over 482 runs
INDIA: 228/8CRR: 4.75 • RRR: 22.50 • Need 45 from 12b
Mohammed Shami2 (5)
Kuldeep Yadav2 (6)
Pat Cummins10-1-38-2
Jhye Richardson9-0-45-1
47.6
1
Cummins to Shami, 1 run

swings the short ball away to deep square leg. Cummins wraps up a spell that reads 10-1-38-2. #Match-winning

Vish: "In India, players never get the chance to develop their second skill. Bhuvi could have been promoted up the middle order for 20-25 games, but that won't happen. I remember Steve Smith started as a leg spinning kid who could bowl a bit. Steve Waugh was also more of a medium pacer who could bat at 6-7."

47.5
Cummins to Shami, no run

another short ball but since it's off pace Shami is beaten on the pull shot again

47.4
Cummins to Shami, no run

swings at a back of a length slower ball angled into him and comes up with a whole lot of nothing

47.3
Cummins to Shami, no run

back of a length and outside off, chops it down to mid-on

47.2
1
Cummins to Kuldeep, 1 run

lifts a full ball on leg stump away to deep square leg

47.1
Cummins to Kuldeep, no run

back of a length and outside off, dabs behind point

India need 47 off 18

end of over 473 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 226/8CRR: 4.80 • RRR: 15.67 • Need 47 from 18b
Kuldeep Yadav1 (4)
Mohammed Shami1 (1)
Jhye Richardson9-0-45-1
Pat Cummins9-1-36-2
46.6
1
Jhye Richardson to Kuldeep, 1 run

back of a length on leg stump, nudges it through midwicket

Best performances - batsmen
Player portrait, Usman Khawaja
UT Khawaja
100 runs (106)
10 fours
2 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
flick
27 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
111261422131210
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
56 runs (89)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
904721384
Best performances - bowlers
Adam Zampa
A Zampa
O
10
M
1
R
46
W
3
ECO
4.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar portrait
B Kumar
O
10
M
0
R
48
W
3
ECO
4.8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of India
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja
Player Of The Series
Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja
Series resultAustralia won the 5-match series 3-2
Match numberODI no. 4113
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days13 March 2019 - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Joel Wilson
India Image
Nandan
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle