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Aaron Finch, Australia captain: It is unbelievable. The resilence and the fight we showed, after being 0-2 down, it would've been easy to roll over, but the fight we showed makes it a great achievement. Proud of the group. It's important to have a balanced side. If you're going with all attackers it won't help, the quality in Chahal, Kuldeep, Jaddu is too good. I've been coming here for a while now, trying to win, hadn't happened. That's why this makes it special. People have written us off for a while, we knew the style and plans we wanted to play with are all there and can win us the World Cup. It's about believing we're good enough, we did that in four out of the five games. Great series all around.
Usman Khawaja is Player of the Match and also Player of the series for scoring 100 off 106 in this match and amassing 383 runs in the series
Khawaja: Lot of fun scoring hundreds. We came down after being 0-2 down. Great to be on winning side. I just played whatever wicket came in front of me. It is a really good team performance. Partnerships were important. Finchy batted really well. Wickets have been high-scoring. Everyone chipped in. Great bunch of guys there. Even when we lost first two games, there were positive vibes.
Virat Kohli, India captain: Yeah we certainly thought it was gettable. They did get away towards the end, maybe 15-20 extra. They were the better side and deserved to win. They played with a lot more passion, hunger and heart. Were brave in pressure situations, the way they raised their intensity meant they were deserving winners. We are not upto the mark in the last three games. We didn't even consider dew in this game, can't predict these things. Can't take any excuses, have to live up to the potential. It's good we have had these losses, to correct these at the World Cup. The guys will reflect on this series quite a bit, been playing a lot of games on the road. We can be proud of the cricket we have played. We are not in the confused, maybe one spot is something which we have to discuss. Changes is not an excuse, but we used the last three matches to give games to players whom we thought are good enough to play at this level
Pat Cummins:Felt like I bowled well in the Aussie summer, glad it has clicked. Have played ODI cricket before but felt wasn't clicking exactly. Hopefully I can continue this at the World Cup. We always tend to peak around the World Cup, with a few guys set to come back. Always love coming to India.
Justin Langer, Australia coach: Credit goes to the players. They have performed under pressure. Incredibly proud of the boys. It has been an unbelievable fight. To win this series is incredible for Australian cricket. We showed great character. Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins have developed a great partnership. Usman Khawaja, we know what a class act he is.
Peter Handscomb: My role was to try and take the innings as deep as possible. Couldn't have done without Uzzi (Usman Khawaja). It means a lot to come over and win a series in India. Yeah! Special to come back from 0-2 down, the boys are gelling beautifully. Very happy.
This is also India's first ODI series defeat at home under the leadership of Virat Kohli.
Most wickets taken in a 5-match bilateral ODI series against India in India:
43 by Australia in 2000/01
43 by Australia in 2018/19*
40 by South Africa in 2105/16
What a win for Australia. They have proven that they will be a force at the World Cup especially with Steve Smith, David Warner and Mitchell Starc back in the mix. India's first ODI loss at home since 2015 and they must be extremely disappointed given they were 2-0 up in the series. Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja were absolutely brilliant. India still yet to solve the No.4 problem. It's Australia that win the series 3-2.
No sane person in the world would have backed this Australian side to beat India in their home conditions with Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Jasprit Bumrah all playing (MS Dhoni was available for three games). After India won the first two games, it seemed the writing was on the wall, but the Aussies ensure their Never say die spirit is still smouldering. Great series just before the all-important World Cup. Australia are back in contention.
For India their are more than few areas of concern and in a way it is fantastic eye opener ahead of the marquee tournament.
The last time before today when India lost three consecutive ODIs at home was back in 2009 against Australia.
Australia win 5th ODI by 35 runs, complete turnaround to win series 2-3.
What a way to end the series. Jubiliant scenes in the Aussie camp the players huddle around and celebrate the win. Fantastic performance by the team from Down Under to comeback from being 2-0 down.
Teams winning an ODI series after being 0-2 down:
SA v Pak in 2003
Ban v Zim in 2005
Pak v Ind in 2005
SA v Eng in 2016
Australia v India in 2019*
This is Australia's first bilateral ODI series win since their victory over Pakistan in 2017. In between, they lost six bilateral ODI series.
This is India's first bilateral ODI series defeat at home since their lose to South Africa in 2015/16. In between, they won six bilateral ODI series at home.
OUT! Bowled'em! Kuldeep swings and misses and Stoinis manages to uproot Kuldeep Yadav's middle stump to complete Australia's 35 run win in the fifth ODI and seal Australia the series 2-3. India all out for 237.
FOUR! Kuldeep Yadav backs away and flat bats Stoinis for a boundary to mid wicket.
After 49 overs,India 230/9 ( Kuldeep Yadav 3 , Jasprit Bumrah 0)
Richardson has good final over with couple of singles and a wicket of Mohammed Shami, ending with figures of 1/47 off his 10 overs. Bumrah is welcomed with few bouncers. He was struck on the shoulder as well but Bumrah is able to get bat on ball for the last delivery that is pitched up but Kuldeep denies the number 11 his first run
OUT! Short ball gets big on Shami, who is looking to smash an almighty pull, hits him on the splice of the bat with the ball simply ballooning up. Richardson hares to compelete the catch of his bowling. Australia one wicket away.
Shami c and b J Richardson 3(7)
Most wickets in a bilateral ODI series against India in India:
17 - P Patterson, 1987/88
15 - P Jarvis, 1992/93
15 - Naved-ul-Hasan, 2004/05
14 - Mitchell Johnson, 2007/08
14 - Pat Cummins, 2018/19*
Pat Cummins has to be the man of the series. It was his early strikes in Ranchi that started Australia's fightback and then once again tonight, he has broken the vital partnership between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav. Virat Kohli stated at the toss this was the most balanced line-up, but the result has proven that there are still concerns for India.
After 48 overs,India 228/8 ( Mohammed Shami 2 , Kuldeep Yadav 2)
Cummins completes his quota giving away two runs off his final over. He has bowled brilliantly to end with figures of 1/38. Shami and Kuldeep are swinging but the target now is beyond them.
Require 44 off 12 balls.
After 47 overs,India 226/8 ( Mohammed Shami 1 , Kuldeep Yadav 1)
The new ball bowlers — Cummins and Richardson — come back in the death overs and strike both the set batsmen and ensure the match and the series doesn't slip away from India's grasp. Australia can sense it. They haven't won an ODI series in a while, this is going to be massive.
India's tail need to blast 48 off 18 to make the improbable happen
OUT! That should be the game and series for Australia. Richardson bangs one short, angled into Jadhav's body, not enough room there to get all the power behind the pull shot and Maxwell gets around at deep mid wicket and clings on to the catch. Two wiickets in two balls has doused India's hopes of pulling off a late hiest
Kedar Jadhav c Maxwell b J Richardson 44(57)
After 46 overs,India 223/7 ( Kedar Jadhav 44 , )
Cummins bowls a wide after the boundary of the first ball and that tells the the pressure has been transferred back on to the Aussies. Remarkable fight back by India. Jadhav runs the first one hard and draws an error in the field making the second run very easy, but India's hopes are pegged back, perhaps dashed with Bhuvi's wicket off the last ball.
India need 50 off 24 balls. Australia need three wickets.
OUT! Cummins rolls his fingers over the ball and keeps the length full on middle and leg. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was looking to loft it over the mid off fielder but doesn't get enough to clear Aaron Finch, who back paddles and takes a good catch. India's hopes once again crushed. Cummins with his second wicket.
Bhuvneshwar c Finch b Pat Cummins 46(54)
The stand between Jadhav and B Kumar is now the highest for India while chasing against Australia for the seventh or lower wicket in an ODI match. The previous record was of 84 runs between Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar at Vadodara in 2009.
FOUR! Bhuvi gets inside the line of the short ball aimed at him, creates some room and edges it to third man fence
After 45 overs,India 214/6 ( Kedar Jadhav 41 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 41)
Bhuvi had outscored MS Dhoni in the run chase against Sri Lanka last year, he is currently on level with Jadhav here (41). A six along with four singles means India have taken 10 runs from the over. The home side need 59 runs off 30 balls. Very much possible.
SIX! Slower ball from Richardson and seems like Bhuvneswar Kumar was aware about what the bowler was going to bowl since the beginning. Clears the front leg and slaps it straight for a confident six. What a big blow from Kumar.
After 44 overs,India 204/6 ( Kedar Jadhav 40 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 33)
Cummins comes back into the attack. A big swing and miss from Bhuvi in the over after two singles from the first two deliveries. Jadhav and Bhuvi check with the umpire regarding the bowlers, who have overs remaining up their sleeves.Four runs of the over. After the 44th Cummins has two, Richardson has three. One over needed from Stoinis or Maxwell as Zampa and Lyon have bowled out their quota.
India need 69 off 36 balls. The required rate is 11.5.
Kedar Jadhav has spent plenty of time with MS Dhoni in the past two years, talking about the art of finishing. This is his golden chance to bring India home. Still no signs of dew, so the slower cutters by the pacers will be crucial. Cummins and Richardson still have five overs between them, but one has to be bowled by either Maxwell or Stoinis.
After 43 overs,India 200/6 ( Kedar Jadhav 38 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 31)
Jadhav realises this is Zampa's last over and he doesn't take any risks against the leggie but Bhuvi doesn't give two hoots as he smacks a biggie over midwicket. The fans, who have stayed back are now believing, the ones who left must be regretting, the 200 is on the board for India. The partnership has already added 68 runs. Zampa's final over costs nine runs and he ends with figures of 3/46
SIX! Was bowled on the leg stump and Bhuvneshwar Kumar goes down on his knee and unfurls a big shot to smacking it deep into the crowds. Jadhav applauds it too. India believe.
After 42 overs,India 191/6 ( Kedar Jadhav 37 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 23)
Finch not really learning from Maxwell's previous over as he tosses the ball once again towards him. India procure nine runs from the over and need 82 off 48 balls.
SIX! Tossed up and was pitched a little too full from Maxwell, Jadhav bends on his knees and slogs it over the cow corner for a maximum.
After 41 overs,India 182/6 ( Kedar Jadhav 29 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 22)
Zampa returns into the attack. He has two overs left, including this over. Four singles of the over that bring the 50-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Jadhav and Kumar
After 40 overs,India 178/6 ( Kedar Jadhav 27 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 20)
Couple of boundaries from Maxwell's over. Don't think Finch will continue to bowl him. The crowds are now back on their feet. Jadhav and Bhuvi providing late hope for the Indian side. Maxwell was trying to stop a single but has a collision into the non-striker Jadhav, with both men toppling over. The crowd gets into it but Maxwell and Jadhav shake hands and exchange smiles, so all's good.
India require 95 off 60
Kedar Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar keeping India's faint hopes alive. The crowd also seems to have found their voices and Jadhav is probably sensing it is now and never. The next couple of overs could seal the deal for Australia or Jadhav could just start making the Aussies slightly nervous.
FOUR! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets it in the gap through point. Sliced away for a boundary off the last ball
FOUR! Maxwell comes into the attack and Jadhav immediately steps out of his crease and drills it down the ground, past the mid off fielder for a boundary. No chance for the fielder.
After 39 overs,India 169/6 ( Kedar Jadhav 22 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 16)
Richardson strays down the legside, on Jadhav's pads and the ball takes the thigh pad and runs down to fine leg fence. Jadhav will retain the strike with a single of the final ball.
India need 104 from 66 balls.
After 38 overs,India 163/6 ( Kedar Jadhav 21 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 15)
Lyon comes on to bowl his final over. Jadhav taps the first ball on the leg side, he is happy to come forward and defend the next two. No real signs of urgency till the fourth ball, though Jadhav hits it firmly down the ground, he cannot get past Finch at mid off. Misses the cut on the penultimate delivery and finds the square leg fielder off the last ball. Maiden. The 38th over of the chase when the required rate is hovering around nine. An off-spinner bowling into a right-hander, who has been around for over 25 balls has delivered a maiden. Lyon ends with figures of 1/34 off his 10 overs.
India need 110 from 72 balls.
Concerns for India!
Instead of getting conclusive answers in this series, skipper @imVkohli, chief coach Ravi Shastri, batting, bowling and fielding coaches and the selectors are left with more questions on what the composition of WC squad should be— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 13, 2019
After 37 overs,India 163/6 ( Kedar Jadhav 21 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 15)
Jhye Richardson is called back into the attack. Bhuvi pushes to deep extra cover for a couple. Richardson tests Kumar with a bouncer targetted into him and he arcs back and sways out of the way. Just two runs from the over. Needless to say but Jadhav needs to be on the strike more now, perhaps start farming it. The required rate has climbed to 8.46.
India need 110 off 78 balls.
After 36 overs,India 161/6 ( Kedar Jadhav 21 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 13)
Lyon starts off after the second drinks break of the innings. There was stifled appeal for a leg before appeal that was rightly turned down and then there was another inquiry of a wide delivery for a stumping, which the square leg umpire referred it upstairs, do not really know why as Jadhav never lifted his back leg nor was he left his crease. Couple of singles to end the over.
The Mohinder Amarnath Stand is still packed here in Delhi. There is still plenty of optimism amongst the fans that India can pull of a miracle victory. Australia have lost their previous six bilaterial series, so for the visitors this is proving to be one of the greatest wins - if they get there. Fair to say it is on nights like this that India has felt the absence of Dhoni.
India vs Australia 2019, 5th ODI Latest Match Updates, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
Australia win 5th ODI by 35 runs, complete turnaround to win series 2-3. What a way to end the series. The Aussies huddle up and celebrate win. Fantastic performance by the team from Down Under.
India and Australia lock horns in the 5th ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. To follow the full scorecard of the 5th ODI, click here.
IND vs AUS 5th ODI Match Preview: India will have to quickly put behind a massive bowling failure, sloppy fielding and tactical mistakes to tame a resurgent Australia in the series-deciding fifth ODI here on Wednesday. The cricketing world has applauded India’s current bowling attack as one of its most potent but the failure to defend a mammoth total in Mohali came as a reality check for it.
Even the ever-reliable Jasprit Bumrah was taken to cleaners by Ashton Turner with ease, though the way captain Virat Kohli handled his quota of overs did leave many perplexed. Kohli and the Indian team definitely missed the calming presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose understanding of game situations has been helpful in pressure situations.
Without doubt, the PCA stadium pitch was flat, offering nothing to the bowlers but a world-class attack was expected to defend a 350-plus total. The blazing knock by Turner, who was helped by the Indian team’s butter-fingered fielders helped Australia turn it around.
In Ranchi the team bowled first and in Mohali, Kohli opted to bat first, taking the dew into consideration but on both days, the opposite happened. It was dry when India chased in Ranchi but dew helped Australia’s chase in the fourth ODI with the Indian bowlers struggling to grip the ball.
At the Feroze Shah Kotla ground, the wicket is usually low and slow but the team would not like to be surprised in the key game which makes the toss crucial. Not many runs have been scored in the last two ODI matches played here with India losing to New Zealand by six runs in October 2016 and winning against West Indies by 48 runs in October 2014.
The Twenty20 games have been full of runs, though. The hosts can heave a sigh of relief with Shikhar Dhawan striking form. The Delhi left-hander managed to silence critics who had been after him due to a prolonged lean patch. At his home ground, he would look to get some more runs but it remains to be seen if the batters get a surface which assists stroke-play.
Going by history, the surface should be ideal for wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal as the slow bowlers have done well in the previous games. Usman Khawaja has been the man for Australia this series. His stellar show at the top has been instrumental in the visitors’ turnaround in the series. Getting him early would be crucial to India’s chances.
With skipper Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb and new sensation Turner contributing in the team’s good run, this Australian side is definitely on the right track to regain its status as one of the most formidable sides. The winner-take-all contest will also be the Indian team’s last in the 50-over format before the World Cup, making ti the players’ final chance to make an impression on the selectors minds.
Vijay Shankar has done a reasonably fine job with the bat in the limited chances he has got but Rishabh Pant did not do any good to his wicket-keeping reputation by missing chances in Mohali. As a batsman, though, his utility is beyond doubt. The top and middle-order is largely settled and tomorrow’s game will be one last chance for Pant, Shankar, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja to do something special and prove their worth. Jadeja may figure in the playing XI tomorrow, considering that his left-arm spin on the Kotla wicket would be effective.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon and Jason Behrendorff.
Match Starts: 1:30 pm.
With PTI inputs