India fall to Australia in 5th ODI by 35 runs and lose series 3-2


Australia won the toss and decided to bat against India in the fifth and deciding ODI, of the five match series, at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.

Opting to bat first, Australia scored 272-9 with Usman Khawaja 100 and Peter Handscomb 52 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-48, Mohammed Shami 2-57 and Ravindra Jadeja 2-45, the pick of the India bowlers.

Australia would have been a little disappointed not to have totalled more than 300+ as, at one stage, they were 170-1 off 32 overs and looking to score big. India managed to pull them back, however, to scoring less than 100 off the remaining 18 overs.

In reply, India were bowled out for 237, with an outstanding performance from the Australian bowlers – Adam Zampa 3-46, Marcus Stoinis 2-31, Jhye Richardson 2-47 and Pat Cummins 2-38.

Rohit Sharma 56, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 46 and Kedar Jadhav 44 top scored for India but they were unable to chase down the required runs and Australia won the the deciding ODI of the series by 35 runs , to win the series 3-2, having at one stage been 0-2 down.

He made two centuries, two half-centuries and a total of 383 runs in the series – who else could be named #INDvAUS Player of the Series but, Usman Khawaja.

Match Summary
Australia : 272-9 (Usman Khawaja 100, Peter Handscomb 52; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-48, Mohammed Shami 2-57, Ravindra Jadeja 2-45)

India : 237 (Rohit Sharma 56, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 46, Kedar Jadhav 44; Adam Zampa 3-46, Marcus Stoinis 2-31, Jhye Richardson 2-47, Pat Cummins 2-38)

Result – Australia won by 35 runs.


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