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4th ODI (D/N), Canberra, January 20, 2016, India tour of Australia
(49.2/50 ov, T:349) 323

Australia won by 25 runs

Player Of The Match
Full commentary

10.10pm This has been some match. This has been some turnaround from Australia. Australia go 4-0 up and extend their home streak to 18 ODIs. But that will not be the story of the day. India were cruising the chase with such ease that it looked like Australia had almost given up before Dhawan had cut a ball to Bailey at point. Ever since, it was all Australia. India failed to win an over as they stumbled and staggered to an unbelievable 25-run loss. A lot of credit has to be given to Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli though, who made run-making look ridiculously simple. Splendid centuries but a real shame they could not carry on to take India home.

MS Dhoni: "Im not angry, I'm disappointed. This was one game we should have batted much better. I'll take responsibility, I should have carried on but I got out.. There was a bit of pressure on the youngsters. International cricket is all about pressure, you think about the right shot. You realise you have to take a bit more time and take the game slightly to the end. Rohit batted very well with Shikhar. And Dhawan and Kohli batted majestically. In the last five years, we have not had a fixed bowling line up other than the spinners. That pushes us to the extreme to get some extra runs.

Kane Richardson is the Man of the Match: "It's a funny old game, cricket. We always knew it would speed up once we got a wicket but we did not get it. Hastings could be up here as well. You try and bowl good balls but sometimes they go for sixes. Its our job to try and stop em.

Steven Smith: "It looked like they were cruising, a coupe, of wickets swing things. Richardson did very well as well. You have to try everything when Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan were batting, it felt like we needed 15 or 16 fielders. We had a never say die attitude tonight. When we had a sniff, we made a run for it.

Marsh to Sharma, OUT

and that will be the game. Marsh takes the final wicket. 18 in succession at home for Australia. Full delivery outside off, a thick outside edge is easily taken by Wade. Australia go 4-0 up.

Ishant Sharma c †Wade b Marsh 0 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Marsh to Sharma, no run

full and wide outside off, Ishant beaten

Marsh to finish

end of over 497 runs
INDIA: 323/9CRR: 6.59 RRR: 26.00
Ravindra Jadeja24 (27)
Ishant Sharma0 (1)
James Faulkner 7-0-48-0
Mitchell Marsh 9-0-55-1
Faulkner to Jadeja, no run

another slower ball outside off, the legcutter spins away from Jadeja and he is beaten. Ishant comes down but is sent back.

Faulkner to Jadeja, no run

another slower legcutter that bounces extra outside off, Jadeja cannot get bat on it again

Faulkner to Jadeja, no run

slower back of the hand legcutter outside off, Jadeja misses

Faulkner to Jadeja, FOUR runs

wide yorker outside off, Jadeja gets some bat on his late deflection and the ball goes for four to third man

Faulkner to Jadeja, 2 runs

nudged to long-on for two. Played that with soft hands and was able to get back. Good batting that.

Faulkner to Jadeja, 1 wide

very wide outside off. Wide this time

Faulkner to Jadeja, no run

full yorker outside off, smeared back

end of over 483 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 316/9CRR: 6.58 RRR: 16.50
Ishant Sharma0 (1)
Ravindra Jadeja18 (21)
Mitchell Marsh 9-0-55-1
James Faulkner 6-0-41-0
Marsh to Sharma, no run

full and wide, left alone. Six events in that over

Marsh to Jadeja, 1 run

fullish on off, played down to the keeper

Marsh to Umesh Yadav, OUT

this time, Bailey intervenes and takes it. Fuller length on off, Yadav is not changing his technique, another wild slog. the ball goes up again, but nowhere near enough distance. Bailey, from point, has a look at Smith and then settles under it to pouch it.

Umesh Yadav c Bailey b Marsh 2 (11m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18
Marsh to Jadeja, 1 run

another drop. Wade has spilled another chance. Short outside off, Jadeja goes for a the cut but gets a thick outside edge, Wade leaps up high and drops yet another

Marsh to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

Richardson drops a sitter. Should have been taken that. Full delivery and Yadav goes for another of his slogs. This one goes straight up. Richardson runs in from long-off and spills a relatively easy chance.

Rama: "the fall of dominoes! what a meltdown.. from majestic batting to downright medocrity.."

Marsh to Umesh Yadav, no run

full and wide outside off, another slog. Another miss

Mitchell Marsh pulls up just before delivery stride and clutches his hamstring immediately. Is he cramping? He is in terrible pain at the moment. Seems to be a bit of cramp, because he is hanging around. Plenty of fluids being consumed. He is going to continue.

end of over 472 runs
INDIA: 313/8CRR: 6.65 RRR: 12.00
Umesh Yadav1 (8)
Ravindra Jadeja16 (19)
James Faulkner 6-0-41-0
Kane Richardson 10-1-68-5
Faulkner to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

finally he gets bat on it, but all he will do is get one. Things just not happening for India. Slogged to deep midwicket

Faulkner to Umesh Yadav, no run

full on off, driven back to the bowler

Vivek : "This is called catastrophic breakdown of Indian Batting Lineup..."

Faulkner to Umesh Yadav, no run

length outside off, Yadav is beaten

Faulkner to Umesh Yadav, no run

this is not clever slogging from Yadav. Doesn't keep his shape, or his eyes on the ball. Just goes after an almighty swing. Missed

shaneoh: "This is one of the most astonishing collapses I've ever seen. Should have been a reasonably easy win for India here."

Faulkner to Umesh Yadav, no run

length delivery on leg, Yadav is hustled for pace and is struck on the pad high up

Keith: "From coasting to drowning."

Faulkner to Jadeja, 1 run

length on off, pushed towards cover for a run

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