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India vs Australia 2017, 5th ODI at Nagpur, Highlights: Rohit & Axar Steal the Show

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: October 2, 2017, 9:45 AM IST

5th ODI, Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 01 October, 2019

Toss won by Australia (decided to bat)

India beat Australia by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma



BACK to BACK boundaries for Manish Pandey as India romp home with 7 wickets in the bag. India win with more than 7 overs to go as Manish Pandey remains unbeaten on 11 and Kedar Jadhav on 5. The match belongs to Rohit for his century and a good show from skipper Virat Kohli. A comprehensive win for the hosts as they become the NO.1 ranked team in ODIs.


3 runs from the Zampa over as the Indians want to not play any false shot and give the Aussies any sniff on getting any closer to the victory line. India's score reads 235/3 after 42 overs


1 run from the Faulkner over as Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav look to be cautious in their approach to take India home. India's score reads 232/3 after 41 overs as the hosts now need just 11 more runs. 7 wickets in the bag as the Indians are also looking at the No.1 ODI Rankings.


ROHIT and KOHLI GONE! Zampa has given the Australians something to cheer about as he sends back Rohit Sharma first and then Virat Kohli. While Rohit goes for a well-made 125, Kohli falls for 39 as he looks to up the ante. But India need just 16 more runs and with the likes of Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni still in the dressing room, the end is inevitable.


11 runs from the Faulkner over as Rohit hits another vintage six with the weight back on the backfoot. A smart swivel and the ball flies into the stands. No stopping Rohit here even though he is tiring with every passing delivery. India's score reads223/1 after 39 overs


9 runs from the Finch over as Kohli gets into the act this time round as Rohit can be seen tiring. Trying conditions out in the middle and not easy for the batsmen to keep up the tempo. India's score reads 212/1 as India need 31 off 72 balls here and the game is clearly in the bag for the Indians


14 runs from the Coulter-Nile over here as Rohit first goes for a jab off his hips and then hits a beautiful six off the pull. Just a little twist of the hips and the ball goes into space here. Brilliant batsmanship from the showman Rohit Sharma. India's score reads 203/1 after 37 overs


2 runs from the Finch over as the Australia opener has looked rather threatening, getting the ball to spin and turn sharply. Did Smith miss a trick by not getting him to bowl earlier on in the India innings? India's score reads 189/1 after 36 overs. Chase under control for the Indians


CENTURY no.14 for ROHIT as he brings that up with a huge six. This is the first hundred for an Indian in this ODI series. 7 runs from the Coulter-Nile over as the Indians are in cruise mode here and not facing too many challenges. India's score reads 187/1 after 35 overs


Finch into the attack and the Indians are happy to pick 6 runs from the over as they play the singles and not take any undue risk here. The chase looks in control and there does not seem any reason for the Indians to take a risk. The score reads 180/1 after 34 overs


6000 ODI runs for Rohit. 6 runs from the Pat Cummins over, but more importantly, Rohit brings up 6000 runs in ODIs. Batting on 92, he will be now looking at a century and nothing less. India's score reads 174/1 after 33 overs and giving Rohit company is Kohli on 20


10 runs from the Head over as Rohit finishes the over with a huge six between the deep mid-wicket and long-on fielder. That was tossed up and Rohit takes the bait and goes big and handsome. India's score reads 168/1 after 32 overs with Rohit closing in on a 100 and 6000 ODI runs


Two good over here from Head and Cummins here as the two give away just 4 runs with Head giving away 3 runs and Cummins giving away 1 run. It is almost a last-ditch effort from the Aussies to try and get back into the game. India's score reads 158/1 after 31 overs with the chase under control


3 runs from the Pat Cummins over as the Australians are looking to attempt one last effort to go for wickets here and get back into the game. But both Rohit and Kohli look in complete control as they look at scoring the timely boundaries and picking the singles. India's score reads 154/1 after 29 overs


8 runs from the Zampa over here as Kohli picks a triple after guiding the ball to the third-man boundary by opening the face of the bat. Zampa has clearly failed to create an impact as the Indian batsmen have looked in complete control whenever Smith has handed the ball to Zampa. India's score reads 151/1 after 28 overs


1 run from the Pat Cummins over here as he keeps testing Kohli outside the off-stump and even though the India skipper has looked a bit iffy at times, nothing to worry as Kohli is still in the middle and going strong as he picks a single off the last ball. India's score reads 143/1 after 27 overs


7 runs from the Zampa over as Rohit finally goes inside-out over the head of the fielders for a boundary. What could have been a good over with 3 runs from the first 4 balls, it turns to an expensive one. India's score reads 142/1 after 26 overs


3 runs from the Coulter-Nile over as the Indian batsmen are happy to play him through without taking any undue chances here. They are well on course to chase down the total and do not need to do anything risky here. India's score reads 135/1 after 25 overs with Rohit on 70 and Kohli on 4


8 runs from the Zampa over here as the leg-spinner looks very low on confidence and Rohit starts the over with a boundary to dampen his spirits further. India's score reads 132/1 after 24 overs as both Rohit and Virat Kohli will look to ensure that they romp home in style here


WICKET! Coulter-Nile strikes as he sends back the dangerous looking Ajinkya Rahane for 61. India's score reads 124/1 as Virat Kohli walks out into the middle in his 199th ODI game. The Australians cannot rest easy here. They need to pick a couple of wickets quickly here if they want to get back into the game.


5 runs from the Faulkner over as Wade DROPS Rahane on 56 as the batsman looks to guide it to thirdman and ends up edging it. But that was tough standing up for Wade. Rohit finishes the over with a double as he crushes one past the point fielder. India's score reads 120/0 after 22 overs.


4 runs from the Coulter-Nile over here as the both Rohit and Rahane look to give the best Australian bowler on display some respect. The batsmen are happy to hit through the line, but in this innings, they have both looked to wait and play for the delivery that stops on the batsmen. India's score reads 115/0 after 21 overs.


Rahane brings up 50 number 23. That was a clean shot over the head of the bowler as the ball was in the slot. Both Rahane and Rohit looking in great form as they have gone about the chase in clinical fashion. The slowness of the wicket has not dampened the effort of these two strokemakers. India's score reads 111/0 after 20 overs


Rohit Sharma brings up 50 no. 35 as the Indians are looking on a roll here. Goes for the short arm jab just after as India's score mover closer to the target. 105/0 after 19 overs here as Rohit bats on 57 and Rahane is batting on 48


11 runs from the Head over as Rohit first hits the bowler for a six and then picks a boundary to round up the over. That was a good start after the drinks break for the Indian openers as the score reads 96/0 after 18 overs. Both Rohit and Rahane close in on a 50.


3 runs from the Stoinis over as the players head for a drinks break. The Australians need to re-group fast and pick a wicket here if they want to stall the progress of the Indian batsmen here. Rohit and Rahane look in complete control. India's score reads 85/0 after 17 overs


3 runs from the Head over as the part-time spinner has bowled with more control than Zampa. He has been able to bowl to his field and the number of full tosses are definitely much lesser than the number bowled by Zampa. India's score reads 82/0 after 16 overs


9 runs from the Zampa over as Rahane jumps down the track and drives a full toss from the leg-spinner. Nobody moves as the ball rolls over the green. India's score reads 79/0 after 15 overs with Rahane batting on 42 and Rohit on 37. The wicket has not looked very comfortable for scoring, but the Australian bowlers must make a breakthrough here.


5 runs from the Head over as the Indian openers have looked keen to keep up the scoring rate and picked up the singles if not the boundaries. The boundaries have not come as consistently off the spinners as it did during the pacers, but the runs are coming thick and fast. India's score reads 70/0 after 14 overs


12 runs from the Zampa over and even though he beat the bat quite a few times, it wasn't enough to give Australia a wicket as Rohit picked up two boundaries. While the first one was streaky and through the vacant slip cordon, the second one was a pull to the square-leg boundary. India's score reads 65/0 after 13 overs


India vs Australia 2017, 5th ODI at Nagpur, Highlights: Rohit & Axar Steal the Show

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PREVIEW IND vs AUS: Stopping a resurgent Australia would not be easy but a confident India would look to end the series on a high when they compete in the fifth and final ODI match on Sunday. The series already secured, India got the opportunity to test their bench strength in the fourth ODI but the team fell short by 21 runs, halting their nine-match winning run. All three bowlers, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Axar Patel, proved expensive in their first game of the series but it was not entirely their fault that India ended up on the losing side. Virat Kohli defended the bowling performance that allowed Australia to post 334 for five but said the batsmen could have done better on a batting beauty. So, it won't be a surprise if Kohli gives his reserves bowlers another game on Sunday and more rest to Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav. India vs Australia 5th ODI at Nagpur will be shown on Star Sports network while the live streaming of the match can be caught on Ind vs Aus 5th ODI match at Nagpur is scheduled to start at 1:30 PM IST. You can also check out live highlights of India vs Australia 5th ODI at CricketNext's LIVE blog for all the latest action from the match including live scores, full scores, ball-by-ball commentary and analysis.

TEAMS: India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(c), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Steven Smith(c), Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa

Team Rankings

1 India 5007 116
2 New Zealand 3570 108
3 South Africa 4397 105
4 Australia 4566 104
5 England 5490 104
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