Saturday, 21 October, 2017

India in seventh heaven as Australia crumble in Ranchi

"Hopefully I'll be able to play at least one of these three matches over the next week or
Erik Tate | 08 October, 2017, 00:55

With almost 103 minutes of rain delay, the game finally resumed with India chasing a revised target of 48 runs from six overs as per DLS method.

Now ranked fifth in the world, India could move up to as high as second with a 3-0 series whitewash while the seventh-ranked Australians would be third if they manage to win all three matches.

Warner lost the toss with India skipper Virat Kohli electing to bowl first with some rain about.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

After loosing the series of 50 overs match by 4-1, Indian cricket team earned first place in the global ODI rankings.

The Australia skipper had an MRI scan on Friday to assess the injury with soreness hampering him in the lead-up to the series.

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Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell then gave the visitors a sense of stability but they kept struggling with a pitch that was pretty much a batsman's nightmare in the shortest format of the game.

India's captain Virat Kohli (L) is watched by Australia's wicketkeeper Tim Paine as he plays a shot during the first Twenty 20 cricket match between India and Australia at The JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi, India, October 7, 2017.

Earlier, due to rain, Australia's innings ended at 118/8 in 18.4 overs.

David Warner, who is captaining the side after Steve Smith was ruled out of the series with a shoulder injury, smashed back-to-back boundaries off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the first over before being bowled for eight as he attempted a third. Their spinners would be their lead weapon in the match.

"To be honest, I wasn't feeling great at the start of the series, I wasn't holding the bat the way I liked to and I was having a few issues there that I was working on", Smith said last week. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the playing XI squad showcased excellent performances in all matches, except the fourth ODI. The threat of Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel disrupting the flow of the innings reduces as the nature of T20s gift you the license to go slam-bang from ball one.

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