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Kane Richardson is named the Man of the Match. 16:50(IST) That's it! Australia win by 25 runs. They go 4-0 up!
Ishant is caught behind off Marsh. India snatch defest from jaws of victory. What a choke. They were cruising at one point at 277/2 from 38 overs but the departure of Dhoni sparked a collapse. They lost their last nine wickets for 46 runs. It was a total brainfade with poor shot selection. This time a couple of centuries went in vain. Kohli and Dhawan batted brilliantly but they squandered a wonderful opportunity.
Mitchell Marsh will bowl the last over.
16:42(IST) After, 49 overs, India 323/9 (Jadeja 24, Ishant 0)
Jadeja starts off the over well with a couple and a four through third man. But Faulkner then changes his pace really well to bowl three dots in an over. 26 needed off the last over.
16:39(IST) 16:38(IST) After, 48 overs, India 316/9 (Jadeja 18, Ishant 0)
It's all happening at the Manuka Oval.
Australia drop two in two. Umesh miscues one to long off where Richardson drops it, then Jadeja goes for a slash and gets an outside edge, Wade leaps but doesn't manage to hold on. Umesh then again goes for a wild swing but gets a top edge and this time Bailey manages to hold on to it finally. 33 needed off 12 balls. 16:32(IST)
Mitchell Marsh has pulled up miday through his run-up. Looks like cramps. But after receiving attention from the physio, he'll cotinue to bowl.
16:30(IST) After, 47 overs, India 313/8 (Jadeja 16, Umesh 1)
Umesh swung and swung and swung but onnected just once, that too went off the inside edge to deep square leg for a single to retaint he strike. 36 needed off 18 now.
16:29(IST) After, 46 overs, India 311/8 (Jadeja 14, Bhuvneshwar 0)
A wicket maiden from Richardson. Brilliant stuff. 38 needed off 24 now.
16:27(IST) OUT! Another one bites the dust! B Kumar c Smith b Richardson 2 (6b 0x4 0x6)
What are they thinking? Bhuvneshwar stays in his crease and guides it straight to first slip.
Umesh Yadav is the new batsman.
16:23(IST) After, 45 overs, India 311/7 (Jadeja 15, Bhuvneshwar 2)
Bhuvneshwar gets a lifeline! He pushes at one but gets an outside edge, Wade drops a relatively easy catch. Just three runs off the over. 38 needed off 30 now.
16:20(IST) After, 44 overs, India 308/7 (Jadeja 14, Bhuvneshwar 0)
A successful over for Australia. 9 runs and a wicket off it. 41 needed off 36 balls.
16:19(IST) OUT! Another brain fade another one back in the hut. R Dhawan c Warner b Richardson 9 (8b 1x4 0x6)
They had already scored 9 runs off 5 balls, there is no need to do something extra ordinary but still, Dhawan charges and goes for a wild slog but ends up getting a top edge to deep point.
Bhuvneshar Kumar is the new batsman.
16:13(IST) 16:13(IST) After, 43 overs, India 299/5 (Jadeja 9, R Dhawan 0)
India playing cautiously now. 5 runs off the Lyon over. 50 needed off 42 balls now.
16:11(IST) After, 42 overs, India 294/5 (Jadeja 9, R Dhawan 0)
Another brilliant over from Richardson. Three runs and a wicket off it.
16:10(IST) 16:09(IST) OUT! Richardson strikes another blow. A Rahane c Smith b Richardson 2 (3b 0x4 0x6)
It's a length delivery outside off, Rahane stays in his crease and looks to steer but ends up helping it straight into the hands of the first slip fielder.
Rishi Dhawan is the new batsman.
16:05(IST) After, 41 overs, India 291/5 (Jadeja 6, Rahane 2)
Another successful over for Australia. 9 runs and a wicket off it.
16:04(IST) OUT! They are throwing it away! Gurkeerat Singh c sub (SE Marsh) b Lyon 5 (6b 1x4 0x6)
Gurkeerat had hit a four just the previous ball, there was no need for going for another big one. He goes for a slog sweep but gets a top edge to square leg where the fielder makes no mistake.
Ajinkya Rahane strides out to the middle with four stitches in his right hand.
16:01(IST) After, 40 overs, India 282/4 (Jadeja 3, Gurkeerat 1)
Another brilliant over for Australia. Just four runs and a wicket off it.
15:57(IST) OUT! This is a HUGE WICKET for Australia! Kohli is back in the hut! V Kohli c Smith b Richardson 106 (92b 11x4 1x6)
Richardson is brought back and he strikes straightaway. He charges down the track and looks to go downtown but the ball holds on the surface, he ends up playing a half hearted push and chips it to mid off where Smith pouches a diving catch.
Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman.
15:55(IST) After, 38 overs, India 278/3 (Kohli 106, Gurkeerat 0)
A tight over from Lyon. Just one run off it. Good build up of pressure from Australia.
15:53(IST) 15:53(IST) 15:52(IST) After, 38 overs, India 277/3 (Kohli 105, Gurkeerat 0)
A brilliant over from Hastings. His last of the innings. Three runs and a two wickets off it and it has put pressure on India.
15:51(IST) OUT! Hastings gets second wicket in the over. MS Dhoni c Wade b Hastings 0 (3b 0x4 0x6)
It's a good length delivery outside off, Dhoni charges down the track and looks to steer but the ball holds its line and Dhoni gets a faint edge to the keeper.
Gurkeerat Singh is the new batsman.
15:47(IST) OUT! At last, the 212-run partnership ends. S Dhawan c Bailey b Hastings 126 (113b 14x4 2x6)
It's a slower delivery from Hastings, outside off, Dhawan slashes but end up hitting it straight to Bailey at point.
MS Dhoni strides out to the middle.
15:44(IST) After, 37 overs, India 274/1 (Dhawan 124, Kohli 105)
It's all too easy for both the batsmen. Dhawan charges and lofts one over wide mid off for a boundary, he again looks to go downtown off the next ball but mistimes it to long on for a couple. He the flicks one over mid-wicket for a couple. A single more makes it 9 runs off the over. 75 needed off 13 overs now.
15:40(IST) 15:40(IST) 15:39(IST) 15:39(IST) After, 36 overs, India 265/1 (Dhawan 116, Kohli 104)
Good stuff from the two, not taking undue risks and dealing in singles and twos. 6 runs off the over in which Kohli got to his ton.
15:37(IST) CENTURY for Kohli!
He lofts it over covers for a couple and brings up his 25th ODI ton. His 15th while chasing. 13 fours and two sixes in his innings. Brilliant stuff from him.
15:34(IST) 15:32(IST) After, 35 overs, India 259/1 (Dhawan 115, Kohli 99)
A heart in mouth moment for Dhawan in that over. He slashes at one and Bailey grabs a low catch and then appeals. The umpires refer it upstairs to check whether the catch was clean but the replays show he had grassed it. Earlier in the over, Dhawan swiped one behind square leg for a boundary and then got an outside edge to third man on his slog for a couple. 8 runs off the over. Kohli is on 99 now.
Mitchell Marsh continues...
15:26(IST) After, 34 overs, India 251/1 (Dhawan 108, Kohli 98)
Kohli showing his class in that over as he charges down the track and crunches one through cover-point for a boundary. Hastings bounces back well to concede just two runs off the next four balls.
15:24(IST) After, 33 overs, India 244/1 (Dhawan 106, Kohli 93)
Kohli found it difficult to find gaps in that over. He hit a couple of cracking cover drives but straight to the fielder. Two runs off the over.
Mitchell Marsh into the attack now.
15:19(IST) After, 32 overs, India 242/1 (Dhawan 105, Kohli 92)
Another tight over from Hastings. He's kept things tight from one end. Just four singles off it.
15:18(IST) 15:17(IST) After, 31 overs, India 238/1 (Dhawan 103, Kohli 90)
A good over for India. Dhawan manufactured a couple of boundaries as he slog swept one to get to 98 and then steered one wide of short third man for another four. 11 runs off the over.
15:16(IST) 15:14(IST) Century for Dhawan!
He gets there with a nicely steered four wide of short third man. He celebrates but there is a look of relief after going through a rough patch. 12 fours and two sixes in his innings so far.
15:10(IST) After, 30 overs, India 227/1 (Dhawan 92, Kohli 90)
A decent over from Hastings. He was content at bowling short to both the batsmen. Kohli wek for a loft but got a outside edge to third man for a single. Just three runs off the over.
15:08(IST) 15:08(IST) After, 29 overs, India 224/1 (Dhawan 90, Kohli 89)
Lyon continues. Kohli gets another four off the third ball, slashing it through mid-wicket. His tenth four of the innings. He is now close on the heels of Dhawan. Ten bucks says the India Test captain reaches his century first. Six runs off the over, 125 more required.
15:05(IST) After 28 overs, India 218/1 (Dhawan 89, Kohli 84)
Big man Hastings brought back in search of the elusive wicket. But Kohli-Dhawan duo unfazed in the driving seat. No boundaries but a steady five runs from the over. 131 more required to win. India would have to fudge up things gloriously to lose from here — something India is entirely capable of doing.
15:01(IST) After 27 overs, India 213/1 (Dhawan 88, Kohli 80)
India again pluck a couple boundaries off the over as Nathan Lyon is brought back. A four apiece for Kohli and Dhawan. Kohli moved his feet and whacked the first ball down mid-wicket, and Dhawan pulling off a neat reverse-sweep on the fourth. It's looking like Dhawan and Kohli are racing each other to a ton.
14:58(IST) After 26 overs, India 204/1 (Dhawan 84, Kohli 75)
Smith continues and so do the boundaries. Dhawan punishing the Aussie captain in the last two balls off the over. First one to fine-leg, second down mid off. It is looking a bit too easy for India now with Kohli and Dhawan in full control. Also, 200 comes up for India.
14:53(IST) After 25 overs, India 194/1 (Dhawan 75, Kohli 74)
Faulkner runs in first ball and is sent back into the crowds. Maximum from Kohli, his first of this innnings — shuffles down the pitch and hits a mssive one over long-on.
103 metres! 10 runs off the over, 155 more required of 25 overs. 14:50(IST) After 24 overs, India 184/1 (Dhawan 72, Kohli 67)
Aussie captain Smith comes into the attack with his leg-spin, loking to contribute with the ball as well. But Kohli shows him to the ropes on the third ball with a beautiful drive through covers. 165 more runs required.
14:48(IST) After 23 overs, India 178/1 (Dhawan 71, Kohli 62)
Faulkner brought in the attack but makes no dent to the duo. Kohli and Dhawan going strong, 6 runs off the over.
14:45(IST) After 22 overs, India 172/1 (Dhawan 69, Kohli 58)
Seven runs off Marsh's fifth over. The Kohli-Dhawan partnership has crossed 100 at the RR of over 7.5
14:37(IST) After 21 overs, India 165/1 (Dhawan 67, Kohli 55)
Dhawan has been pulling quite neatly today and he does so again in the fifth ball off Richardson. He again goes for the boundary off the last ball, this time straight down the ground. Two fours and 10 runs off the over, India still in hunt.
14:32(IST) After 20 overs, India 155/1 (Dhawan 57, Kohli 55)
No boundary in this over, but the chase continues. Australia still in hunt to break the partnership. But Kholi and Dhawan hardly look troubled at all. Good signs for India.
As Kohli and Dhawan reach half-centuries and carry India forward in the chase, someone's still stuck on Rohit Sharma
14:28(IST) After 19 overs, India 149/1 (Dhawan 55, Kohli 51)
Kane Richardson brought back into the attack but he recieves the same treatment. Kohli slashes a tame one from Richardson square through the off for four, takes a double off the next and reaches his fifty off 34 balls. It's is fouth fifty-plus score in four ODIs in the series. Now, 200 more runs required from 31 overs.
14:22(IST) After 18 overs, India 136/1 (Dhawan 55, Kohli 42)
Dhawan again punishes a bad one. Marsh's last ball goes in short and drifting towards the leg, Dhawan pulls it to fine-leg for four. India is finding a boundary an over, the least one can aim for in a mammoth chase as this. Seven off Marsh's third over.
14:17(IST) After 17 overs, India 133/1 (Dhawan 50, Kohli 40)
Dhawan reaches his 50 off 49 balls with a pull across mid-wicket for four on the last delivery as Maxwell is brought into the attack. The pair seem to be a bit settled now, rotating strike and hitting the bad ones.
14:14(IST) After 16 overs, India 123/1 (Dhawan 45, Kohli 36)
Kohli survives a scare as he pulls one off Marsh to his fine-leg. Hastings comes close to catching it but manages a to coolly stop the ball from crossing the boundary. Five runs from the over.
14:10(IST) After 15 overs, India 118/1
Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan complete their 50-run partnership as Lyon continues. Dhawan looking good after facing severe criticism in the past few days.
14:06(IST) After 14 overs, India 114/1 (Dhawan 42, Kohli 30)
Good stuff from Indians. Kohli gets a top edge on his pull to fine leg for a boundary. Dhawan then drives one through covers for a couple as the fielder on the boundary misfields. 8 runs off the over. 44 runs off the last five overs.
14:01(IST) After 13 overs, India 106/1 (Dhawan 39, Kohli 25)
Kohli has come out with an aggressive intent. Kohli charges and lofts one over extra cover for a boundary. 7 runs off the over.
13:59(IST) 13:58(IST) 13:58(IST) After 12 overs, India 98/1 (Dhawan 37, Kohli 19)
Kohli hitting some smashing shots. He cracks a couple powerful shots through covers for consecutive fours. This is a good contest developing. 10 runs off the over.
13:56(IST) 13:56(IST) After 11 overs, India 88/1 (Dhawan 29, Kohli 9)
Dhawan starts off the over in style as he absolutely smashes a short delivery over point for a six. Hastings bounces back to concede just two runs off the next five balls.
13:51(IST) After 10 overs, India 80/1 (Dhawan 29, Kohli 9)
Kohli told Faulkner in the last match - “I’ve smashed you enough in my life. No point (sledging). Just go and bowl." Well, he's still smashing him. He cracks a couple of fours through point. 10 runs off the over.
13:46(IST) After 9 overs, India 70/1 (Dhawan 28, Kohli 0)
Dhawan gets a boundary in that over. He flicks one through square leg but then Hastings chages his angle and bowls four good balls cramping Dhawan for room. 5 runs off the over.
13:44(IST) After 8 overs, India 65/1 (Dhawan 24, Kohli 0)
A successful over for Australia. Rohit was looking dangerous but they managed to send him back in the hut. He had flicked the second ball way into the deep square leg stands for a six and then pulled one over deep mid-wicket for another one. He then flicked one to fine leg for a four before getting out off the last ball. 16 runs and a wicket off it.
13:42(IST) OUT! Huge wicket for Australia. Rohit trudges off in disappointment. RG Sharma c Wade b Richardson 41 (25b 2x4 3x6)
It's down the leg side, he looks to flick but then looks to leave it alone and in the end, ends up gloving it, Wade dives full length to his left and pouches a brilliant catch. Rohit Sharma stands stunned. he can't believe what he has done. He had already hit a couple of sixes and a four in the over but departs off the last ball.
Virat Kohli is the new batsman.
13:38(IST) After 7 overs, India 49/0 (Rohit 21, Dhawan 23)
Hastings is bowling good lines. 5 runs from the over. Both the batsmen looking at ease right now.
13:33(IST) After 6 overs, India 44/0 (Rohit 21, Dhawan 23)
Dhawan as got into the groove early this time. He heaves one over deep square leg (not off the middle) for a six and then punches one over extra cover for a four. Rohit then flicks one through mid-wicket for three to make it a 14-run over.
13:28(IST) After 5 overs, India 30/0 (Rohit 18, Dhawan 12)
Good lines from Hastings to start off. After just two singles off the first five balls, Rohit guides one fine to third man for a couple. 4 runs off the over.
The Lyon experiment is over. Hastings into the attack now.
13:24(IST) After 4 overs, India 26/0 (Rohit 15, Dhawan 11)
Richardson ramped up decent pace. He varied his lengths well. Just two runs off the over.
13:22(IST) 13:21(IST) After 3 overs, India 24/0 (Rohit 14, Dhawan 10)
Rohit and Dhawan looking to take on Lyon. Rohit at first mistimes his loft over extra cover for a couple but then he charges down the track next ball and flicks it over mid-wicket for a six. Dhawan then drives one uppishly just wide of the cover fielder for a boundary before cutting it late wide of the first slip fielder for three. 17 runs off the over.
13:17(IST) After 2 overs, India 7/0 (Rohit 6, Dhawan 2)
A decent over to start off for Richardson. He didn't get much movement in the air but got a hint of it from the track. Just a single off the over.
Kane Richardson will bowl from the other end.
13:12(IST) After 1 over, India 6/0 (Rohit 5, Dhawan 2)
India have started off well. Rohit slog sweeps the second ball over short fine leg for a boundary. Dhawan then gets off the mark as he thumps one to cover and a misfield allows them a single. 6 runs from the first over.
Back after the break. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are the openers. Nathan Lyon will start off proceedings.
12:45(IST) 12:44(IST) 12:36(IST) Australia post 348/8
Maxwell finishes it off in style. He heaves one over deep square leg for a six, then reverse sweeps the next over short third man and then hammers the next over extra cover. A few words exchanged after Maxwell misses his wild swing off the next ball but Maxwell hammers the next ball over mid off for a four. Pandey then pouches a stunner off the last ball at square leg as Maxwell pulls one powerfully. 18 runs off the last over nonetheless. Maxwell's late blitz was crucial as he scored 41 off 20 balls. it could have been worse for India but somehow they pulled it back in the end before Maxwell went berserk.
12:27(IST) After 49 overs, Australia 330/7 ( Maxwell 23, Hastings 0)
Maxwell ends the over well as he hits a couple of audacious shots wide of short fine leg by shuffling way across. He takes a single to keep the strike for the last over.
12:24(IST) DOUBLE BLOW FOR AUSTRALIA!
Umesh cleans up Faulkner with a slower ball as he misses his wild swing across the line and then Wade departs, run out, trying to steal a risky single. This is really good death bowling from India.
12:23(IST) After 48 overs, Australia 319/5 ( Maxwell 14, Faulkner 0)
Maxwell had started the over well with a boundary and a three but Ishant hit back to take the wicket of Bailey. 11 runs and a wicket off it.
12:22(IST) OUT! Bailey holes out to long on. GJ Bailey c RG Sharma b I Sharma 10 (7b 0x4 0x6)
It's full on middle and off. Bailey looks to go downtown but doesn't manage to connect it off the middle and ends up holing out to long on where Rohit takes a very good catch.
James Faulkner is the new batsman.
12:15(IST) After 47 overs, Australia 308/4 ( Maxwell 9, Bailey 5)
Good variations in pace from Umesh in that over. Just 7 runs off it.
12:12(IST) After 46 overs, Australia 301/4 ( Maxwell 7, Bailey 0)
Excellent over from Ishant. 7 runs and a wicket off it.
12:10(IST) OUT! India finally manage to get Smith. But a very useful innings from him. S Smith c Gurkeerat Singh b I Sharma 51 (29b 4x4 3x6)
It's short of a good length delivery from Ishant, Smith goes for a heave but ends up top edging it to fine leg where Gurkeerat takes a very good catch.
George Bailey is the new batsman.
12:09(IST) After 45 overs, Australia 294/3 (Smith 51, Maxwell 1)
A successful over for India. But Smith got to his fifty off just 27 balls with a ridiculous swat over point for a boundary. 8 runs and a wicket off the over.
12:06(IST) OUT! Umesh gets Marsh! MR Marsh c Kohli b Yadav 33 (42b 3x4 0x6)
Marsh goes for a wild slog but is done in by change of pace, he ends up top edging it to deep mid-wicket where Kohli takes a very good catch.
Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman.
CANBERRA: With the series already decided in favour of Australia, India will play for pride and aim to give their best to avoid another defeat when they face-off against the hosts in the penultimate and fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the Manuka Oval here on Wednesday.
Despite centuries from opener Rohit Sharma and vice-captain Virat Kohli, the visitors could not avoid defeat as some poor bowling saw all three ODIs going against them. India lost the first ODI by five wickets, second by seven wickets and third by three wickets.
The Australians were given the task to chase in the first two ODIs. With the hosts finishing the task on both days, they preferred to bat second when they won the toss in the third match in Melbourne on Sunday. A disappointing effort from the Indian bowlers saw the home team chase down all three big totals with ease.
File photo of MS Dhoni and Steve Smith. AFP
On Wednesday, the young Indian bowling attack will have to try and put pressure on the opposition and keep their previous mistakes behind them to deliver for the side.
There is not much to worry about the Indian batsmen as they have gone about their job efficiently, posting big totals on the board but the bowlers have been ordinary at best -- in Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne -- to concede an unassailable 0-3 lead.
It will be the first time the visitors will face-off against the home side at the Manuka Oval. India have played here only once when they lost to Sri Lanka in the 2007-08 season.
The bowling attack for the tour, except for Ishant Sharma, is quite inexperienced with players like Rishi Dhawan, Barinder Sran and Umesh Yadav.
The spinners -- Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin -- have also not been effective on the flat pitches.
In Melbourne, India did not play Ashwin, seeing that he was ineffective in the first two games.
On the other hand, the home side are currently on cloud nine with everything going in their favour. Chasing down two 300-plus totals and one close to 300, that too under pressure, has been the plus point for the side.
Despite David Warner being out on paternity leave, other batsmen under the leadership of Steve Smith, have delivered -- be it openers or middle-order batsmen.
Like the first three ODIs, Australia will again look to dominate and continue their winning streak and go into the final ODI looking for a whitewash.
As far as the nature of the pitch is concerned, another flat pitch and warm day is expected in the Australian capital which will put more smiles on the faces of the batsmen and plenty of runs on the board.