IND vs Aus, 4th ODI: Australia defeat India by 21 runs, post first win of series
Steve Smith’s Australia completed a 21- run win over Virat Kohli’s Team India. After electing to bat, Australia got off to the best possible start in the series, having finished at 334-5 from 50 overs.
The main highlight of the Aussie innings was the 231-run first-wicket partnership between David Warner and Aaron Finch, who scored 124 and 94 respectively.
For India, Umesh Yadav was the main star with the ball, picking up four of the five wickets, whereas Kedar Jadhav picked up the other lone wicket.
During India’s reply, openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane got off to a promising start, building a 106-run partnership before Rahane collapsed at 53. Rohit Sharma was the next to go, after scoring 65.
Despite Virat Kohli failing to meet a good innings, a well-played knock of 67 by Kedar Jadhav gave the hosts some hope of winning the match.
Yet, that was not enough as MS Dhoni (13) also failed to produce runs, and take India home. In the end, it was a memorable night for Aussies, who finally secured a win after a long losing streak.