Finally, the monkey is off Australia's back as they have ended their winless run away from home as they defeated India by 21 runs in the fourth ODI at Bengaluru. India started the chase superbly. Both Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane were off to a flier. They added 106 runs with both the batsmen completing their half centuries. Rahane was first one to fall as he tried to cut loose. Sharma fell next due to a confusion in the middle between him and the skipper. The Australia come back well after the initial phase but a 78-run stand between Jadhav and Pandya got the chase back on track. The latter departed but it didn't dent the hosts as a local lad, Pandey stood tall in the middle. But, Jadhav and Pandey fell within 3 deliveries that paved way back for the Aussies. They made full use of this as Dhoni couldn't finish things off and the tail couldn't create anything spectacular.
The Australian bowling lacked discipline at the start but made up for it later on. Kane Richardson led the pace attack, picking up another 3-fer in the series. He was superb with his off-paced deliveries and deceived batsmen more often then not. Cummins and Coulter-Nile provided a good hand to them, as they picked 3 wickets in total among them. Head chipped in with some tidy overs too, which kept the scoreboard pressure on the opposition while Zampa got the better of dangerous Pandya once again. (SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS, INDIA VS AUSTRALIA, 4TH ODI AT BENGALURU
21.57 IST: Man of the Match, David Warner says that it always feels fantastic to get smile on the Australian faces. Reckons that he did not get his chance in the past to play ODIs but he enjoyed every bit this time as he knows the wickets here quite well. Mentions that they had their mindset on batting deep and they did that really well. Mentions that winning helps in gaining momentum and hopes that this helps them as well.
21.56 IST: Steve Smith with a big smile on his face says that it was a nice result. Praises Warner and Finch, who were spectacular and set up the platform for them to get to 330. Mentions that they lost a few wickets again but Handscomb was pretty good in the death overs. Admits that they were too wide with the new ball but pulled things back nicely in the end. On Warner, he says that it's always nice to watch the southpaw, especially in the ODIs, where he has got better with time and is in spectacular run of form.
21. 55 IST: Virat Kohli says that the Australians were going strong at the 30-over mark and he was really happy to restrict them around 330. Mentions that his openers did well but none after them could capitalize on the start. Credits Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami for bowling really well in the second spell. Informs that spinners might have their off day and this was one of them. Applauds Australia for playing a better brand of cricket today. Adds that bowling slow was the only way to bowl on this wicket. Ends by saying that Australia was the better team on the day.
21.51 IST: Australia have snapped India's 9-match ODI winning streak
21.41 IST: Sigh of relief for the visitors! Good length delivery outside off, Shami swings his bat across but he fails to make contact. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 21 RUNS!
21.39 IST: FOUR! Full toss on his hips, Shami smashes that over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Umesh asks the umpire for a no ball but he is not interested. Live Score - IND 313/8 in 49.5 overs
MOHAMMED SHAMI is the new man in.
21.32 IST: OUT! Richardson has the last laugh! Slower delivery outside off, Dhoni swings his bat again but gets an inside edge this time. The ball goes onto hit the stumps and India's hopes have faded with that wicket. Australia are enjoying themselves and India need 34 runs off 13 balls. Cricket Live Score - IND 301/7 in 48 overs
21.31 IST: SIX! Finally Dhoni connects and you don't doubt what the result is! Short delivery at a slower pace, Dhoni waits for it and smashes that over the extra cover region for a biggie. Live Score - IND 301/6 in 47.4 overs
Slight halt in play as Richardson wants to remove the dirt stuck in his boot. Meanwhile, Dhoni asks for a change of bat as well.
21.25 IST: FOUR! That's what India need! Angling into the pads, Dhoni shuffles across and clips it really fine past the keeper for a boundary. Much-needed for India. IND 294/6 in 46.3 overs
21.22 IST: OUT! Cummins strikes and Australia are ecstatic! Good length delivery, angling into the batsman. Pandey stays in his crease and swings his bat across. Fails to make contact and the ball goes onto hit the top of leg stump. Another settled batsmen depart and India are in trouble now. IND 289/6 in 46.1 overs
MS DHONI strides out to bat. With India needing 49 off 26 balls, who better than the ex-skipper to walk in.
21.17 IST: OUT! Another slower delivery outside off, Kedar Jadhav camps back and tries to wreck havoc with a biggie. Mistimes it and the ball balloons towards the long off region. Aaron Finch settles under it and takes it comfortably. Jadhav was struggling to score towards the end and Richardson has made the most of it. India need 49 off 26 balls.
21.12 IST: FOUR! Shot! Shot! Shot! Short delivery outside off, Jadhav shuffles across and slaps it past the diving point fielder for a boundary. A much-needed boundary for the Indians.Live Score - IND 281/4 in 44.3 overs
21.11 IST: Shorter delivery around off, Pandey punches it through the point region for a couple. 50-run stand between Pandey and Jadhav. A very vital one in the context of the game. Cricket Live Score - IND 276/4 in 44.1 overs
PAT CUMMINS is called in for a bowl.
21.10 IST: Full toss outside off from Richardson, Pandey opens the face of the bat and guides it towards backward point for a single. 5 runs from the over. Live Score - IND 274/4 in 44 overs
KANE RICHARDSON is back for a bowl.
21.06 IST: Back of a length delivery outside off, Kedar misses his pull this time and gets hit on his body. India need 66 from 42 balls. IND 269/4 in 43 overs
21.04 IST: SIX! That's something special! Fuller deliver in line of the stumps, Pandey stays in his crease and whips it elegantly over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. Cricket Live Score - IND 268/4 in 42.3 overs
21.01 IST: FOUR! Sprays this fuller in line of the stumps, Pandey dances down the track and whacks that through the wide long on region for a boundary. IND 259/4 in 42 overs
21.00 IST: NOT OUT! Sprayed down the leg side, Pandey fails to clip it through. Brushes his pads and the ball goes past the keeper for a leg bye. Smith waits too long and then opts for the review. Replays show that there was no bat involved and Ball Tracker shows that the ball was pitched outside leg. A review wasted. Live Cricket Score - IND 252/4 in 41.2 overs
20.58 IST: The players are making their way back to the middle. The overs haven't been reduced so nothing has changed. INDIA NEED 77 RUNS OFF 53 BALLS! Adam Zampa to continue bowling to Manish Pandey. Here we go...
20.55 IST: THE MATCH WILL RESUME AT 2100 LOCAL (1530 GMT).
20.51 IST: The covers have started coming off slowly and it looks as if the resumption is just round the corner.
20.41 IST: AN UNFORTUNATE STOPPAGE! The players have been asked to leave the field as the rain has picked up. The Indian players are not happy to leave the field and are asking the umpire about it. On the other hand, the Aussies have already left the field. India are 2 runs behind the current DLS par score. The groundstaff have quickly covered the ground.
20.39 IST: FOUR! Great shot! Floated outside off, Pandey gets under the ball and smashes that over the extra cover region for a boundary. Live Score - IND 251/4 in 41.1 overs
20.38 IST: FOUR! 3rd ODI fifty for Kedar Jadhav! Fuller and angling into the batsman, Jadhav shuffles across and whips it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Top batting from Kedar and he needs to continue in a similar fashion. The Duckworth-Lewis par score at the ends of 41 over is 252. India are 5 runs behind. IND 247/4 in 41 overs
Powerplay 3 has been signalled. Now a maximum of five fielders are allowed outside the circle.
20.33 IST: Quicker around off from Zampa, Pandey reaches the pitch of the ball and defends it. India need 95 runs off the last 60 balls. 7 runs from Zampa's over. Live Cricket Score - IND 240/4 in 40 overs
20.31 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Full toss in line of the stumps, Pandey relishes the freebie and smashes that through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. IND 237/4 in 39.2 overs
20.30 IST: Leg bye! Length delivery, angling in, Pandey looks to flick but misses. The ball lobs off the thigh pad on the leg side. A leg bye is taken. Live Score - IND 233/4 in 39 overs
20.26 IST: FOUR! In the air but safe! Back of a length delivery, angling in. Jadhav chips it through wide mid on. Gets in the gap and the ball races away to the fence. IND 231/4 in 38.2 overs
NATHAN COULTER-NILE is brought back for a bowl.
20.25 IST: Successful over from Zampa comes to an end, 2 runs and a wicket from it. Cricket Live Score - IND 227/4 in 38 overs
20.23 IST: OUT! In the air... Gone! Zampa wins the battle between him and Pandya tonight! He bowls it cleverly, a touch short around off, spinning away. Hardik has to reach out for it, still goes through with his big shot. Mistimes it and Warner at long off remains calm under the ball and gobbles the catch. A couple of tight over from the Aussies, built pressure on India and now has resulted in the wicket. That too a prized wicket of dangerous Pandya. The hosts need 110 off 77 balls! IND 225/4 in 37.1 overs
20.20 IST: Some tight overs in the middle from the Aussie bowlers, 5 runs from it. Live Score IND 225/3 in 37 overs
20.15 IST: Just two singles from Zampa's over, good one for the Aussies. Cricket Live Score - IND 220/3 in 36 overs
ADAM ZAMPA is back into the attack.
20.13 IST: Good comeback from Richardson after conceding the boundary on the second ball. IND 218/3 in 35 overs
20.10 IST: FOUR! Poor line, punished! Full on the pads, flicked away nicely through backward square leg region for a boundary. This isn't good bowling from Kane! Live Score - IND 218/3 in 34.2 overs
20.06 IST: 9 runs from the over, good one for the home side. IND 213/3 in 34 overs
20.04 IST: SIX! That has been smashed! Slower one outside off, Jadhav picks it up, charges down the track and clobbers it over long off for a maximum. In the last couple of overs, Jadhav has started picking up on Stoinis. Live Cricket Score - IND 212/3 in 33.4 overs
19.56 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries. Slapped away! Back of length outside off, Jadhav cuts it through point. Gets it past the fielder and gets back-to-back boundaries. 200 up for India. IND 201/3 in 32 overs
19.55 IST: FOUR! 50-run stand between Pandya and Jadhav. Pulled away! Short outside off, Jadhav walks across, rides the bounce and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. That was placed nicely in the gap. IND 197/3 in 31.5 overs
19.53 IST: FOUR! Length delivery outside off, Jadhav tries to run it down but gets it off the outside edge. It runs fine past the keeper. Finch at third man, sprints to his left and dives but the can't make a clean stop. The ball crosses the fence and a boundary is signalled. Live Score - IND 191/3 in 31 overs
19.47 IST: Back of a length delivery outside off from Stoinis, dabbed towards third man for a single. Cricket Live Score - IND 182/3 in 30 overs
19.46 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Short delivery into the batsman, Jadhav stays tall in his crease and pulls it through the vacant deep mid-wicket region for a boundary. IND 180/3 in 29.3 overs
MARCUS STOINIS is brought in for a bowl.
19.44 IST: Good length delivery at 147 kmph from Cummins, nipping away. Jadhav tries to poke at it but gets beaten. Live Cricket Score - IND 175/3 in 29 overs
PAT CUMMINS is back on.
19.38 IST: SIX! Here comes another one! Tosses fuller outside off, Pandya smacks that over the cover region for a biggie. This is top batting from Hardik. IND 173/3 in 28 overs
19.37 IST: SIX! Pandya against spinners is just a treat to watch! Shorter around off, spinning away. Hardik stays in his crease and plays the short-arm jab over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. Live Score - IND 167/3 in 27.4 overs
19.34 IST: Fuller outside off from Coulet-Nile, driven straight back towards the bowler by Pandya. 6 runs from Coulter-Nile's over. Cricket Live Score - IND 158/3 in 27 overs
19.30 IST: Tossed up outside off from Zampa, Pandya drives it through mid off for a single. IND 152/3 in 26 overs
19.27 IST: 150 up for India. Live Score - IND 150/3 in 25.1 overs
19.25 IST: Fuller and angling into the stumps, driven straight down the ground towards mid on. 2 runs and a wicket from the over. IND 149/3 in 25 overs
KEDAR JADHAV is the next man in.
19.23 IST: OUT! Dragged on! Coulter-Nile has dismissed Kohli twice in the same way in this series! Good length delivery outside off, Kohli tries to dab it towards third man. Gets an inside edge and the ball rolls onto the stumps. Nathan has struck gold and that's a big, big wicket for Australia. IND 147/3 in 24.2 overs
Change in bowling as Coulter-Nile comes into the attack!
19.21 IST: SIX! Hardik likes having spinners for breakfast! Floats it outside off, Pandya gets under the pitch of the ball and unleasheses the full blade at it. Smacks it over the long on region for half a dozen. Live Score - IND 147/2 in 24 overs
19.20 IST: FOUR! Timed to perfection! Floated outside off, Kohli lunges forward and drives it through the extra cover region for a boundary. IND 140/2 in 23.4 overs
HARDIK PANDYA walks out to the middle.
19.17 IST: OUT! Rohit Sharma run out (Peter Handscomb) for 65. India have lost their second wicket. Live Cricket Score - IND 135/2 in 23 overs
19.14 IST: FOUR! Elegant! Full and angling in, Kohli flicks it beautifully through the gap between mid on and mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence in a flash. This man uses his wrists superbly. IND 131/1 in 22.1 overs
19.13 IST: SIX! Downtown! Slower through the air around off, it's in Sharma's slot. He extends his arms and clobbers it straight down the ground for a biggie. That's hit with utter disdain. Don't ever bowl at this pace in Sharma's arc! Live Score - IND 127/1 in 22 overs
19.10 IST: Angling into the batsman, Kohli looks to play it across the line but gets it off the outer half on the off side. 4 runs from the over. IND 119/1 in 21 overs
19.06 IST: DROPPED! A difficult chance but such catches lift a side up and often prove to be a turning point. Cricket Live Score - IND 115/1 in 20 overs
19.03 IST: FOUR! Deft! Flatter outside off, spinning in a touch, Kohli stays back and delicately guides it very fine. Beats the fielder at short third man for a boundary. Live Cricket Score - IND 112/1 in 19.2 overs
Marcus Stoinis has made his way back on the field. Australia will be really happy to have him back.
19.02 IST: Kohli gets off the mark, running the length delivery down to third man for a single. End of a successful over for Australia, a wicket and just a couple of runs off it. IND 108/1 in 19 overs
VIRAT KOHLI is the new man in. The crowd is delighted to see the Indian skipper walk out and is cheering on top of their voices.
18.59 IST: OUT! Rahane holes out! Richardson with the breakthrough! He rolls his fingers over it, pitches it on a back of a length around middle and off, angling in. Ajinkya tries to go after the bowler, skips down and pulls it over mid on. Gets it off the splice and Finch in the deep, hares to his right and takes a well-judged catch. Once again Rahane throws his start away. This was an inspired change from skipper Smith. Will this change the momentum? Cricket Live Score - IND 106/1 in 18.2 overs
Time for Drinks! KANE RICHARDSON to start the proceedings after the break.
18.55 IST: Rahane skips down the track and milks it down to long on for a single. Live Score - IND 106/0 in 18 overs
18.52 IST: SIX! HALF-CENTURY for Rohit Sharma! Almost an action replay of the previous maximum! Zampa tosses it up around middle and off, Sharma kneels down and smokes it over wide long on for half a dozen. This one is one metre bigger than the previous hit. With this, Rohit Sharma brings up his 34TH ODI FIFTY! He is getting in his groove now. 14 runs off the over. IND 103/0 in 17 overs
18.51 IST: SIX! That's huge! Tossed up around middle, spinning away. Sharma kneels down and slogs it over wide mid on for a biggie. That was a handsome shot! Cricket Live Score - IND 97/0 in 16.4 overs
18.48 IST: FIFTY for Rahane! 22nd ODI fifty for Rahane! Tossed up outside off, Ajinkya plants his front foot ahead and pushes it to long off for a run. Gets to his fifty and it's his third in succession. What a series he is having! IND 89/0 in 16 overs
18.45 IST: Quicker through the air from Zampa, very full outside off, jammed out to covers. Live Score - IND 85/0 in 15 overs
18.42 IST: Tidy stuff from Head, he gave just four runs from the over. IND 81/0 in 14 overs
TRAVIS HEAD will bowl from the other end now.
18.39 IST: Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 5 runs from Zampa's first over. IND 77/0 in 13 overs
ADAM ZAMPA is brought into the attack now.
18.35 IST: Slower through the air around off, spinning away, Rahane drags it through mid-wicket for a single. Cricket Live Score - IND 72/0 in 12 overs
18.33 IST: Stoinis is leaving the field. Seems to have hurt his groin while bowling. Aaron Finch to finish off the over.
18.29 IST: Back of a length delivery outside off from Richardson, punched through covers for a single by Rahane. 4 runs from the over. IND 69/0 in 11 overs
Powerplay 2 has been signaled by the umpire. Now a maximum of four fielders are allowed outside the circle.
18.24 IST: Back of a length delivery outside off from Stoinis, Rohit dabs it towards third man for a single. Live Cricket Score - IND 65/0 in 10 overs
18.21 IST: FOUR! On a fuller length outside off, Rahane in the mood he is today, will surely not let those go. Camps back a touch and smashes his cut through cover-point for a boundary. IND 63/0 in 9.1 overs
Marcus Stoinis is introduced into the bowling attack.
18.20 IST: FOUR! Now Rahane joins in on the action. Doesn't want to feel left out it seems. Short of a good length around off, Rahane hangs back and pulls this hard over mid-wicket for a boundary. Cricket Live Score - IND 59/0 in 9 overs
18.18 IST: SIX! 50 up for India in style. WHAT A SHOT, ROHIT SHARMA! Wow! Picked the length up early and sent that packing into the stands. Richardson with the short one, Rohit stands tall and muscles the pull over deep backward square leg for a biggie. Came right off the meat, monstrous hit. Live Cricket Score - IND 53/0 in 8.2 overs
First bowling change for Australia. Kane Richardson is into the bowling attack.
18.17 IST: Tidy over from Coulter-Nile, 2 runs from it. IND 47/0 in 8 overs
18.13 IST Cummins hits the length on top of off. Rohit defends from the crease, 6 runs from the over. Live Score - IND 45/0 in 7 overs
18.10 IST: FOUR! Well-placed! Full outside off, Rahane opens the face of the bat and glides it past backward point. The third man fielder can't cut it off and the ball races away to the fence. IND 44/0 in 6.2 overs
18.08 IST: SIX! Unbelievable! Back of a length, wide outside off, Rahane frees his arms as he slams it hard and flat over covers for a maximum. Live Score - IND 39/0 in 6 overs
18.04 IST: On a good length outside off from Cummins, run down to third man for a single. 8 runs from the over. IND 33/0 in 5 overs
18.01 IST: SIX! Hammered! Back of a length delivery around off, sits nicely for Sharma, who stands and delivers. Pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Rohit loves this shot and has played to a great effect. India are off to a brisk start as well. Cricket Live Score - IND 31/0 in 4.2 overs
18.00 IST: Outside off from Coulter-Nile, Rahane plants his front foot across and leaves it alone. IND 25/0 in 4 overs
17.57 IST: FOUR! Slashed! Shortish outside off, Sharma frees his arms and slams it through covers for a boundary. Once again a boundary comes in the over and India tick along nicely. Live Score - IND 24/0 in 3.1 overs
17.56 IST: Angling into the batsman, Sharma dabs it on the leg side and picks up a single. IND 20/0 in 3 overs
17.53 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! Once again Cummins bowls it full and straight but strays on the pads. Rahane flicks it with utter ease through square leg for a boundary. Live Cricket Score - IND 16/0 in 2.1 overs
17.52 IST: Back of a length delivery, angling in. Rahane foes for the pull but the length is not that short to pull. Gets an inside edge onto his thigh. The ball lands beside the track and a quick single is taken. IND 12/0 in 2 overs
17.51 IST: FOUR! Streaky! Length delivery around off, seams away a touch. Rahane looks to defend with soft hands, gets an outside edge and the ball runs away through the gap between first slip and gully to the fence behind. Even if there was a second slip in place, it wouldn't have carried to him. Cricket Live Score - 11/0 in 1.3 overs
NATHAN COULTER-NILE to bowl with the second new ball.
17.47 IST: Good start from the Indian openers, 6 runs from the first over. IND 6/0 in 1 over
17.46 IST: FOUR! Just away from a diving Head! Wide outside off, Rahane slashes it hard. Travis at cover-point, dives to his right but the ball goes past his outstretched hand to the fence behind. Cummins has to keep his line tight! Live Score - IND 6/0 in 0.5 overs
17.41 IST: The players have arrived back for the chase. Once again the pair of ROHIT SHARMA and AJINKYA RAHANE will open the innings for India. PAT CUMMINS to start the proceedings with the first new ball. He has a lone slip in place. Here we go...
16.57 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Fuller in line of the stumps, Stoinis clips it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Cricket Live Score - AUS 334/5 in 50 overs
16.56 IST: SIX! Live Cricket Score - AUS 329/5 in 49.4 overs
16.52 IST: OUT! What a comeback from Umesh Yadav! Comes steaming in from over the wicket and keeps it fuller outside off, Handscomb swings his bat but gets beaten by the extra pace. Finds his off stick rattled and Handscomb has to walk back to the hut. A cameo has come to an end. AUS 319/5 in 49 overs
16.51 IST: SIX! That's into the orbit! Yadav bowls a leg spinner outside off, Handscomb reads it well and smashes that over the long on region for half a dozen. Cricket Live Score - AUS 319/4 in 48.4 overs
16.49 IST: FOUR! Good length delivery outside off, Handsomb lofts it over covers. Rahane comes running in from the deep but fails to stop it. The ball runs through to the fence. Live Cricket Score - AUS 313/4 in 48.3 overs
16.47 IST: Slower delivery outside off from Shami, Handscomb dabs it towards backward point for a single. 6 runs from the over. AUS 306/4 in 48 overs
16.43 IST: 300 up for Australia. Live Score - AUS 300/4 in 47 overs
Marcus Stoinis comes to the crease.
16.41 IST: OUT! Umesh removes Travis Head for 29. Slower delivery does the trick! Short delivery around leg, Head camps back and tries to slog it over the square leg region. Gets elevation on it but fails to get the distance as the ball lobs straight towards Rahane who takes a well-judged catch. Yadav gets his third here. AUS 299/4 in 46.5 overs
16.37 IST: SIX! Top shot, this! Short delivery into the pads, Head backs himself this time, camps back and pulls it over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. Live Cricket Score - AUS 294/3 in 46.1 overs
16.35 IST: Shout for LBW! Length delivery around leg, Head tries to heave it on the leg side. Fails to make contact as he gets rapped on the pads. The ball ricochets through short third man for a couple of leg byes. The players appeal but the umpire is not interested. Replays show it was pitched outside leg. AUS 287/3 in 46 overs
16.31 IST: FOUR! Top shot, this! Fuller outside off, Handscomb leans forward and drives it beautifully through the mid off region for a boundary. Live Score - AUS 281/3 in 45.1 overs
16.30 IST: Back of a length delivery outside off, Head goes for the pull. Gets it off the inner half towards mid-wicket for a single. Good over from Umesh, 5 runs from it. AUS 276/3 in 45 overs
Umesh Yadav is back into the attack.
16.25 IST: Full and drifting into the pads from Shami, Handscomb shuffles across and clips it through square leg. Chahal from mid-wicket, runs to his right, dives and saves a couple of runs for his team. The umpire goes upstairs to check it and replays show that it is a really good effort by the leggie. Live Cricket Score - AUS 271/3 in 44 overs
16.20 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! Full toss into the pads, Handscomb kneels down and plays the slog sweep over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. AUS 266/3 in 43 overs
16.17 IST: Short and spinning into the batsman from Chahal, Head pulls towards deep mid-wicket for a single. AUS 260/3 in 42 overs
16.16 IST: FOUR! Short and wide outside off from Chahal, Head uses his feet well to camp back and smack it through the cover region for a boundary. Live Score - 259/3 in 41.4 overs
Change in bowling as YUZVENDRA CHAHAL is back again to bowl.
16.13 IST: Another tidy over from Kedar, four singles from it. AUS 252/3 in 41 overs
16.10 IST: Length delivery around middle and leg, driven down the ground for a single towards long on. 2 runs from the over. Cricket Live Score - AUS 243/3 in 40 overs
MOHAMMED SHAMI is brought back.
16.06 IST: Bowls this one with an even more slinging action. Pitches it outside off, Head punches it through covers for a single. AUS 246/3 in 39 overs
16.02 IST: In the air...safe! Shorter delivery around off, the ball stops a bit on the deck. Head ends up lobbing it straight back. The ball goes just over the bowler's head for a single. The fielder from mid on cuts it off and has a shy at the non-striker's end. Had he hit, it would have been close. Cricket Live Score - AUS 240/3 in 38 overs
PETER HANDSCOMB strides out next.
15.57 IST: OUT! Umesh strikes again! Fuller delivery and angling into the pads, Smith shuffles across and ends up clipping it straight into the hands of Virat Kohli at mid-wicket. The Indian skipper catches a dolly and his counterpart has started walking back to the hut. Australia are once again losing the plot just like the last game. Live Cricket Score - AUS 236/3 in 37.1 overs
15.55 IST: Smith camps back and punches it towards long on for a single. 4 runs from the over. AUS 236/2 in 37 overs
15.52 IST: A successful over from Umesh comes to an end, a single and a wicket from it. AUS 232/2 in 36 overs
STEVEN SMITH walks out to the middle.
15.51 IST: OUT! Another wicket goes down and suddenly Australia have lost their openers for 231. Full and wide outside off, Finch lost his patience there as he got disturbed by four dots in a throw. Tries to go over mid on but gets it off the bottom half. The ball goes straight towards mid on. Hardik Pandya accepts it gleefully. Umesh Yadav is excited and a stunning Finch innings come to an end. Live Score - AUS 231/2 in 35.5 overs
Drinks have been taken. Meanwhile, TRAVIS HEAD to bat at number 3. UMESH YADAV is back on.
15.45 IST: OUT! Warner departs! A dazzling and an entertaining inning comes to an end! Jadhav has done the trick here and Indians have finally got a wicket. Short delivery around middle and leg, Warner camps back and goes for the pull. Does not get the elevation on it and gets it straight towards long on. Axar Patel holds onto it and David has to walk back to the hut. Kedar is all pumped up and this just might be the wicket the hosts were waiting for.. AUS 231/1 in 35 overs
15.42 IST: SIX! BAMM! Finch is not holding back wither! Fuller into the pads, Aaron comes down a touch and smacks that over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. Cricket Live Score - AUS 228/0 in 34.1 overs
15.41 IST: FOUR! Short outside off from Axar, Warner hangs back and slaps it through backward point for a boundary. 16 runs from the over! AUS 222/0 in 34 overs
15.38 IST: That's massive! A 107-metre maximum! Full outside off, Warner sees that it's in their slot and smashes it over long off for a maximum. Hits the roof there. This is some beating by the Australians! AUS 212/0 in 33.2 overs
15.37 IST: Tidy over from Kedar, just three singles from it. Live Score -AUS 206/0 in 33 overs
15.34 IST: 200 up for Australia! What a start from the visitors.
15.32 IST: FOUR! HUNDRED FOR DAVID WARNER! 14th ODI ton for Warner! Jadhav sprays it full wide outside off. David reaches for it and gets it past backward point this time. The ball races away to the fence and Warner jumps and pumps his fist in the air. His typical century celebration! What a knock it has been! His second ton against India! AUS 197/0 in 31 overs
KEDAR JADHAV has been handed the ball. Can he provide the breakthrough India need?
15.29 IST: Live Score - AUS 191/0 in 30 overs
15.26 IST: FOUR! Smart cricket from Finch! Sliding down leg, Aaron kneels down and smartly sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary. He has started to pick up regular boundaries now. AUS 187/0 in 29.1 overs
AXAR PATEL is called back into the attack.
15.25 IST: Finch goes back and knocks it down to long on for a single. Live Score - AUS 183/0 in 29 overs
15.22 IST: Slower delivery outside off from Pandya, played with an angled bat towards backward point for a single. 6 runs from the over. AUS 180/0 in 28 overs
15.17 IST: SIX! Finch is livening the party even more! Tossed up full around off, Finch smokes it over long off for a biggie. 13 runs off the over. Australia are cruising through! AUS 174/0 in 27 overs
15.15 IST: FOUR! Tossed up around leg, Finch gets down on one knee, gets a top edge over backward square leg. There's no fielder there and the ball races away to the fence. He has decided to get a move on! AUS 166/0 in 26.2 overs
15.14 IST: FOUR! Poor line, punished! Sliding down leg, Finch delicately works it fine down the leg side. The ball races down to the fence for a boundary. Cricket Live Score - AUS 161/0 in 26 overs
15.12 IST: SIX! Finch cuts loose now! Fired around off, Finch goes through with his favourite inside-out shot. Connects it so well that the ball travels the distance for half a dozen. He is looking superb out there. AUS 155/0 in 25.3 overs
15.11 IST: FIFTY for Aaron Finch! 17th ODI fifty for the big man. Tossed up around middle, Finch kneels down and sweeps it towards cow corner. The deep mid-wicket fielder has some ground to cover and a brace is picked with ease. Finch delivers once again. He was dearly missed in the first two ODIs. AUS 148/0 in 25 overs
15.08 IST: 2 runs from Axar's over, another good one from the left-armer. AUS 145/0 in 24 overs
15.06 IST: A touch shorter around off from Chahal, cut in front of square on the off side for a single. Live Cricket Score - AUS 143/0 in 23 overs
15.02 IST: Four Byes! A stumping chance missed by MS Dhoni! Can you believe it? Chahal drifts it around leg. Finch dances down the track and swings his bat but it is nowhere close to the ball. Dhoni, who is very sharp behind the stumps normally fails to get his gloves near to the ball. The white object brushes his thigh and races down to the fence. Will this chance prove costly? AUS 141/0 in 22.2 overs
15.01 IST: Axar is bowling a tight line here, he's giving nothing away at the moment. AUS 136/0 in 22 overs
14.58 IST: Warner plays with the spin through mid-wicket for a single. Live Score - AUS 135/0 in 21 overs
14.56 IST: SIX! Bang! Warner is having a gala time out there. He kneels down and slog sweeps the fuller delivery over mid-wicket. Rahane in the deep is just a mere spectator. Warner is looking really dangerous and India has to take his wicket quickly. AUS 130/0 in 20.1 overs
14.55 IST: Tidy over from Axar, just a single from it. Live Score - AUS 124/0 in 20 overs
Axar Patel is brought back in for his second spell.
14.52 IST: 11 runs from Chahal's over, Australia are cruising at the moment. AUS 123/0 in 19 overs
14.51 IST: SIX! Boom! Tossed up around off, Warner kneels down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a maximum. David loves this ground and has a phenomenal record here in the Indian T20 League. AUS 120/0 in18.2 overs
14.48 IST: Another good over for the visitors, 8 runs from the over. Live Score - AUS 112/0 in 18 overs
14.45 IST: FOUR! Yadav makes the contact with the ropes and the ball at the same time. Very full on middle and off, Warner drills it hard straight down the ground through the off side. Yadav at long off, sprints to his left, slides to make the stop but seems to have made contact with the ropes at the same time. The umpire signals a boundary after a confirmation from upstairs. Warner getting value for his shots today! AUS 108/0 in 17.1 overs
Time for Drinks! Australia have been cruising with the bat and both their openers are looking settled in the middle. They will look to make the most of their starts. India, on the other hand, will be hoping for a couple of quick wickets to get back into the game.
14.41 IST: Good start from Chahal, three runs from his first over. AUS 104/0 in 17 overs
YUZVENDRA CHAHAL is brought in for a bowl.
14.37 IST: Short and wide outside off from Pandya, Warner slaps it through backward point for a single. AUS 101/0 in 16 overs
14.36 IST: 100 up for Australia! Length delivery outside off, punched through covers for a single. 5th 100-run stand between Warner and Finch. AUS 10/0 in 15.4 overs
14.33 IST: FOUR! 17th ODI fifty for David Warner! Short and wide outside off, Warner cuts it through the point region for a boundary. the southpaw has been looking fantastic and he will look to make a mark on his 100th ODI. AUS 95/0 in 15 overs
14.32 IST: SIX! A bit short and Axar has been punished for it! Around middle and off, Warner camps back and smashes that over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. First one off the day and Warner looks his self today. AUS 91/0 in 14.4 overs
14.30 IST: Good length delivery outside off from Pandya, punched through covers for a single. Four runs from the over. AUS 85/0 in 14 overs
14.25 IST: FOUR! Brilliant shot! Short and wide outside off from Axar, Warner camps back and slaps that through the cover-point region for a boundary. AUS 81/0 in 13 overs
14.22 IST: Good length delivery outside off, Finch punches through covers for a single. AUS 73/0 in 12 overs
14.20 IST: FOUR! Top shot! Length delivery outside off, Finch camps back and punches it through covers. Chahal tries to cut it off but the ball wins the race to the fence. AUS 70/0 in 11.2 overs
HARDIK PANDYA is called in for a bowl.
14.18 IST: Short and angling into the batsman from Axar, Finch camps back and punches it back to the bowler. Just a single from the over. AUS 64/0 in 11 overs
14.15 IST: Powerplay 2 has been signalled. Now a maximum of four fielders are allowed outside the circle. Meanwhile, AXAR PATEL is introduced into the attack.
14.14 IST: FOUR! Brilliant! Fuller delivery outside off, Finch leans forward and drives it through the cover region for a boundary. 13 runs off the over. AUS 63/0 in 10 overs
14.12 IST: FOUR! Top shot! Short delivery outside off, punched through extra cover for a boundary. AUS 58/0 in 9.2 overs
14.11 IST: FOUR! Sloppy and that is the last thing India would want! Length delivery outside off, Warner stays in his crease and slaps it towards cover-point. Pandey and Pandya both were expecting the other to stop the ball. None stop it and the ball races away to the fence. AUS 54/0 in 9.1 overs
14.10 IST: 50 up for Australia! Good over from Shami, just a single from it. AUS 50/0 in 9 overs
14.06 IST: FOUR! Deft! Slower delivery again and Finch just makes the most of it. Good length delivery around off, Aaron stays in his crease, waits for the ball and glides it past the keeper for a boundary. AUS 49/0 in 8 overs
14.01 IST: Low dipping full toss from Shami, right in line of the stumps. Warner digs it out neatly, 9 runs from the over. AUS 45/0 in 7 overs
13.58 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Back of a length delivery into the batsman, Warner camps back and half pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. AUS 45/0 in 6.3 overs
13.57 IST: FOUR! Lucky runs! Fuller delivery outside off, Finch just relishes the length and fancies the drive on it. Gets it off the inner half, through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. AUS 40/0 in 6.1 overs
13.54 IST: FOUR! Stand and deliver! Fuller delivery outside off, Warner gets under the pitch of the ball and smashes it over the mid off region for a boundary. AUS 36/0 in 6 overs
13.52 IST: Maiden over from Shami. First maiden over of the game. AUS 29/0 in 5 overs
13.47 IST: FOUR! Another great shot from Finch off Umesh... this time towards deep square leg. Sprays this again fuller into the pads, Finch adjust well this time and flicks it elegantly through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. AUS 29/0 in 4 overs
13.45 IST: FOUR! Finch hits Umesh towards sweeper cover for a boundary. Good length delivery around off, Finch camps back and punches it through the cover region for a boundary.
13.43 IST: FOUR! Unlucky for Shami as a healthy edge off Warner's bat goes for a boundary. Length delivery outside off, Warner tries to push at it on the off side. Gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. AUS 19/0 in 3 overs
13.40 IST: FOUR! Here comes the first one for Warner! Fuller delivery outside off, David is not going to miss on those. Presses forward and drives it through the mid off region for a boundary.
13.39 IST: Good over from Umesh, four runs off it. AUS 9/0 in 2 overs
13.31 IST FOUR! Great shot by Finch off Shami, he plays it square of the wicket for the first boundary of the Australian innings. First runs for Australia! Shami strays this one fuller outside off, Finch cashes on the width and drives it through the cover-point region for a boundary. First one of the day and Finch is off the mark in style. AUS 5/0 in 1 over
13.30 IST: Aaron Finch and David Warner will open for Australia while Mohammed Shami to start the proceedings for India. Here we go...
13.25 IST: Players are on the field and it's time for the National Anthems.
13.15 IST: Playing XIs
India: Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith (c), Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
13.08 IST: Captain's Corner
Virat Kohli: It is much more dry than the last season of IPL (2016). It has to do with leveling the outfield. The par score has come down to 143 from 190. The wicket tends to settle down under lights. Every game is motivation for us. We want to grab every opportunity. It is difficult to create good habits and even more difficult to follow those habits. We have given some guys rest: Kuldeep, Bhuvi and Bumrah are not playing. Umesh, Shami and Axar come into the side.
Steve Smith: We are going to have a bat. The wicket has changed from the last time we were around. It will slow up as the game goes on. It has been a bit disappointing so far and we have to get back to winning ways. We have two changes. Wade and Zampa in.
13.00 IST: TOSS! Australia win toss, opt to bat against India.
Weather Report: It has been raining continuously for two days in Bangalore and currently it is NOT raining which is a good sign to welcome the 4th ODI between the two heavyweights.
12.42 IST: The series might have already been won by the hosts 3-0, but it is not over yet for some players as Manish Pandey will have another game to submit his case for a permanent number four slot. An inconsistent Kedar Jadhav has a chance to prove himself as a worthy number five.
There will be no let-up in intensity as a ruthless India look to inch closer to yet another series whitewash when they take on a beleaguered Australia in the fourth One-day International in Bengaluru on Thursday. Virat Kohli's team is going through a dream phase and if yesterday's training session at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium was any indication, the winning streak is most likely to continue.
The fate of the five-match series was decided after India swept aside Australia in the first three matches, leaving the possibility of an embarrassing whitewash hanging over the tourists' heads. (Read Full Preview Here)