Australia end India's winning streak; win 4th ODI

Michael Clarke

While the hosts have already sealed the five-match series, Australia are out to snap an 11-game losing streak away from home in Thursday's dead rubber in Bangalore.

Jadhav wasn't used with the ball right through the ongoing Australian ODI series, but Kohli turned to him at Bengaluru to create a breakthrough with David Warner and Aaron Finch going hammer and tongs.

While Warner's 16 boundaries built an impressive highlight reel, the innings was also underpinned by impressive running between wickets as Warner and Finch worked hard for ones and twos.

India's Kedar Jadhav scored 67.

Finch, a century-maker in the previous match at Indore, missed the chance of another, offering a simple catch to Pandya at mid-on off paceman Umesh Yadav five balls later. Peter Handscomb (43) and Travis Head (29) slogged to a 63-run stand during the lull. They stitched a 106-run partnership before Rahane fell to Richardson.

The loss also saw India skipper Virat Kohli fail in his bid to register the longest winning spree by an Indian captain. Smooth Nathan Coulter-Nile bowled with just a four-step run-up which proves his calibre.

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Not long after Pandya's dismissal, there was a short rain delay before play resumed.

India finished at 313 for eight, with Kane Richardson returning three wickets for 58 runs. Mentioning that though comparisons are not quite correct but present the team is a very good one.

Umesh Yadav has completed his 100 wickets in ODIs - his aggregate being 102 at 32.25 runs apiece in 71 matches. The spinners won't always have good days.

"When you play for India, you have to contribute in every possible way you can".

Australian captain Steven Smith was relieved at finally getting a win on the tour. As for Australia, David Warner was supposed to be Australia's most risky batsman in the limited over series, however the southpaw has had a rather uneventful series so far. "He continues to grow and get better as a player which is what we're after", he said. "Bowlers were a little bit off throughout but pulled things back". It's been tough for us on the road lately. It is the Special stadium for numerous Indian Players.

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