In the 4th ODI of the India-Australia series, the Indian batsmen did a great job with the bat and gave the Australians a huge target of 359 runs.Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan came up as openers and made an opening partnership of 193 runs before Rohit Sharma got out at 95 off 92 balls with 7 fours, and 2 sixes. Shikhar Dhawan continued playing and hit 143 off 115 balls with 18 fours, and 3 sixes. With these great innings of the batsmen they gave the huge target of 359 runs. Pat Cummins took a total of 5 wickets, and Jhye Richardson took 3 and with a total fall of 9 wickets the Indians reached the 358-run mark.
In Australian’s batting line up, the opener Usman Khawaja scored 91 off 99 balls with a total of 7 fours, Peter Handscomb scored 117 off 105 balls with 8 fours and 3 sixes, and Ashton Turner scored a quick 84 off 43 balls with 5 fours and 6 sixes. Yuzvendra Chahal had the highest bowling economy of 8.00, and all of the bowlers had performed poorly that led Australians to win the game with 4 wickets and 13 balls in hand. The highest that the Australian team had chased before was 334 against England in 2011, and now the new record is 359.
Australian team made the record, and Indian’s made a record in a negative manner as they failed to defend a 350+ target for the first time ever. Indians were ahead with 2-0 in the series, and then the Aussies have leveled it up by winning 2 consecutive games. Now, in the five-match series, they are going to fight for the cup in the final match on 13th of March, 2019.
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