Khawaja, bowlers humble India in series decider

By ScoreLine Desk - March 13, 2019

New Delhi: A fluent century by Usman Khawaja and incisive bowling helped Australia ease to a 35-run series clinching win in the fifth one-day international on Wednesday.

Adam Zampa took three wickets to help dismiss India for 237 on the last ball of their innings after Khawaja’s 100 guided the tourists to 272 for nine at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla ground.

Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson and Marcus Stoinis claimed two wickets each to set up Australia’s first win in a five-match ODI series after being 0-2 down.



But the left-handed Khawaja stood out for the tourists with his 100 off 106 deliveries that guided Australia to what turned out to be a match-winning score.

His scores of 50, 38, 104 and 91 in the previous matches made him stand tall in the batting chart between the two teams.

The left-right batting pair of Khawaja and Handscomb stayed firm during a 99-run stand to lay the foundation of their team’s total after skipper Aaron Finch was out on 27.

Khawaja got the second hundred of his ODI career with a single off Kuldeep Yadav as he waved the bat to an applauding Australian dressing room.

He lost his wicket in the next over to paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar with a drive to cover that was safely caught by skipper Virat Kohli.

Ravindra Jadeja returned to get the dangerous Glenn Maxwell for one and Handscomb was caught behind off Shami as Australia slipped to 182-4.

The Aussies kept losing wickets but Richardson played a useful cameo of 29 off 21 deliveries before being run out on the final ball of the 50th over.

India were reduced to 132 for six in their reply but Kedar Jadhav, who made 44, and Kumar threatened to pull off the chase during their 91-run stand for the seventh wicket.

Cummins got Kumar caught and bowled for 46 and Richardson sent back Jadhav to silence the home crowd.

Earlier Cummins drew first blood after getting Shikhar Dhawan caught behind for 12 on a pacy away-going delivery.

But it was Stoinis who got Kohli’s prized scalp after the star batsman edged a cross-seam delivery to wicketkeeper Alex Carey. He was on 20.

Spinner Nathan Lyon and Zampa then combined to get a wicket each and the hosts slipped to 120 for four midway into the innings.

Rohit Sharma, who survived a dropped chance on 53, could not capitalise on the spill by Glenn Maxwell off Zampa as he got out to the same bowler three runs later.

It was India’s final ODI before the World Cup in England and Wales starting May 30.

Australia head to the UAE to play Pakistan later this month.

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India Men 237 ( 50.0 ) overs
Australia Men: 9-272 ( 50.0 ) overs
Australia win by 35 runs
Toss - Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
1
4
0
0
25
8
12
1
0
66.67
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
10.0
0
47
2
4.70
Man of the Match
Usman Khawaja
India Men: 237 ( 50.0 ) overs
Australia Men 9-272 ( 50.0 ) overs
Toss - Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
Australia win by 35 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 4.74
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
U Khawaja

c: Kohli b: Kumar

100
106
10
94.34
A Finch

b: Jadeja

27
43
4
62.79
P Handscomb

c: Pant b: Shami

52
60
4
86.67
G Maxwell

c: Kohli b: Jadeja

1
3
0
33.33
M Stoinis

b: Kumar

20
27
1
74.07
A Turner

c: Jadeja b: Yadav

20
20
2
100
A Carey

c: Pant b: Shami

3
9
0
33.33
J Richardson

run out (Kohli)

29
21
3
138.1
P Cummins

c&b: Kumar

15
8
2
187.5
N Lyon

not out

1
3
0
33.33
Not bat : Adam Zampa
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
10.0
0
48
3
4.80
9.0
0
57
2
6.33
10.0
0
39
0
3.90
10.0
0
74
1
7.40
10.0
0
45
2
4.50
1.0
0
8
0
8.00
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
R Sharma

st: Carey b: Zampa

56
89
4
62.92
S Dhawan

c: Carey b: Cummins

12
15
2
80
V Kohli

c: Carey b: Stoinis

20
22
2
90.91
R Pant

c: Turner b: Lyon

16
16
1
100
V Shankar

c: Khawaja b: Zampa

16
21
0
76.19
K Jadhav

c: Maxwell b: Richardson

44
57
4
77.19
R Jadeja

st: Carey b: Zampa

0
3
0
0
B Kumar

c: Finch b: Cummins

46
54
3
85.19
M Shami

c&b: Richardson

3
7
0
42.86
K Yadav

b: Stoinis

8
12
1
66.67
J Bumrah

not out

1
4
0
25
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
10.0
1
38
2
3.80
10.0
0
47
2
4.70
4.0
0
31
2
7.75
10.0
1
34
1
3.40
10.0
1
46
3
4.60
6.0
0
34
0
5.67

Usman Khawaja

48 (44)

75(87)

Aaron Finch

27 (43)

Usman Khawaja

52 (62)

99(111)

Peter Handscomb

47 (49)

Peter Handscomb

2 (2)

3(5)

Glenn Maxwell

1 (3)

Peter Handscomb

3 (9)

4(15)

Marcus Stoinis

1 (6)

Marcus Stoinis

7 (10)

27(30)

Ashton Turner

20 (20)

Marcus Stoinis

12 (11)

15(18)

Alex Carey

3 (7)

Alex Carey

0 (2)

4(9)

Jhye Richardson

4 (7)

Jhye Richardson

18 (8)

33(16)

Pat Cummins

15 (8)

Jhye Richardson

7 (6)

8(9)

Nathan Lyon

1 (3)

Rohit Sharma

3 (11)

15(26)

Shikhar Dhawan

12 (15)

Rohit Sharma

28 (27)

48(49)

Virat Kohli

20 (22)

Rohit Sharma

7 (16)

23(32)

Rishabh Pant

16 (16)

Rohit Sharma

12 (20)

28(41)

Vijay Shankar

16 (21)

Rohit Sharma

6 (15)

12(22)

Kedar Jadhav

6 (7)

Kedar Jadhav

0 (0)

0(4)

Ravindra Jadeja

0 (4)

Kedar Jadhav

38 (49)

84(103)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

46 (54)

Kedar Jadhav

0 (1)

0(1)

Mohammed Shami

0 (0)

Mohammed Shami

3 (7)

6(14)

Kuldeep Yadav

3 (7)

Kuldeep Yadav

5 (5)

6(9)

Jasprit Bumrah

1 (4)

By ScoreLine Desk

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