Twitter Reactions: Khawaja, Turner, Handscomb and Cummins combine to engulf India in Mohali
The Aussies were in pressure, but they didn't allow the pressure to unnerve them.
Published - Mar 10, 2019 9:46 pm | Updated - Mar 10, 2019 10:04 pm
The fourth One Day International between Australia and India at the PCA Stadium in Mohali turned out to be a high-scoring affair with over 700 runs being scored. Eventually, it was Aaron Finch and Co who won the game by four wickets. Most importantly, the visitors, captained by Aaron Finch, drew level in the five-match series with the deciding contest to be played in Delhi on Wednesday, March 13.
Dhawan returns to form
After deciding to bat first, India got off to a stupendous start as the openers- Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan stitched together a masterful stand of 193 runs from 31 overs. Rohit returned to form with a knock of 92 runs, albeit he was unfortunate to miss out on a century. Even Dhawan got his touch back as he accomplished his 16th ODI ton and went on to notch 143 from 115 with 18 fours and three sixes.
KL Rahul scored a 31-ball 26 on his comeback spree. Rishabh Pant, who replaced MS Dhoni, threw his bat around to notch 36 runs from 24 deliveries. Vijay Shankar’s cameo of 26 from 15 balls took the Men in Blue to a substantial score of 358 for nine in 50 overs. From the Aussies perspective, Pat Cummins was the standout performer, having picked up five wickets. Jhye Richardson got rid of three batsmen.
Turner and Handscomb get the Aussie home
Australia made a horrendous start to their run-chase as Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah got the hosts the early breakthroughs with the wickets of Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh respectively. Thereafter, Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja put their heads down and put on 192 runs for the third wicket. Khawaja scored yet another fifty in the series and ended up with 91 runs with seven fours.
Bumrah got him out with a short-pitched delivery. However, Handscomb went from strength to strength and racked up an awe-inspiring 117 runs from 105 balls. Then came in Ashton Turner, playing his second match, and he turned the game on his head. The right-hander churned out a knock of 84 runs from 43 deliveries with five fours and six over-boundaries to take the Australians over the finishing line.
Here is how Twitter reacted
2-2 🇦🇺🇮🇳🏏 bring on WEDNESDAY!
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 10, 2019
Ashton Turner … pretty sure someone said he should be in the team during the #BigBash !!!! #INDvAUS #JustSaying … Now getting very concerned the Aussies are starting to get something going at the right time !!!! #CWC19
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 10, 2019
Five out of the last 6 matches at Mohali are won by the chasing team. And that’s when the average first innings total is well over 300. Phew. #IndvAus
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 10, 2019
The partnership between Khawaja/handscomb shouldn’t have played 5th 6th bowler in the early https://t.co/Ojju9nbW82 least not from both the ends. By saying that well done Australia for winning the game #INDvsAUS
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 10, 2019
Australia win!!! What a great ODI series!
It’s 2-2 and you can’t watch the last ODI on @StarSportsIndia
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) March 10, 2019
One of India's most listless display with the ball and in the field in recent times. Dropping absolute sitters. Also, in times like these, India realise the value of Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the wickets. Taking nothing away from the brilliance of Turner though #IndvAus
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 10, 2019
A Turner has arrived !! Swashbuckling innings !! #AUSvIND
— Mithun Manhas 🇮🇳 (@MithunManhas) March 10, 2019
Well done mate 👏🏼 https://t.co/TQPAbednTP
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) March 10, 2019
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) March 10, 2019
Don’t underestimate the role Carey has just played here.#INDvAUS
— Jason Gillespie 🌱🌈 (@dizzy259) March 10, 2019
Outstanding run chase from the Aussies. That is a brilliant win 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🇦🇺🇮🇳🏏
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 10, 2019
I have said it a few times and will say it again, its Australia's loss that Turner is not in their white-ball cricket side. Plays both pace/spin equally well and there are not enough Aussie batsmen who do that. Proper World Cup material to bat at 5 or even at 6. #BBL08
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) January 13, 2019
What a wake up call. Spinners didn't take enough wickets in the middle and Bhuvi and Bumrah didn't click at the death. Rather have such games now.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) March 10, 2019
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) March 10, 2019
Ashton Turner has bren just incredible!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 10, 2019
First time India have lost two successive ODIs at home in the same series since Dec 2012/Jan 2013 when they lost to Pakistan. #INDvAUS
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) March 10, 2019
Biggest successful ODI chase by any team against India… First time India have lost an ODI after scoring 350+ batting first. Well done, Australia #INDvAUS
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) March 10, 2019
This is Australia's highest successful chase in the ODIs.
Also the highest successful chase by any side vs India. #INDvAUS
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) March 10, 2019
Delhi will Test Indian resolve. They wouldn’t have expected this. 12-2 and it was all under control. Brilliant from Australia and must say has made the series absolutely breathtaking.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 10, 2019
– This is Australia's highest successful run chase in ODIs.
– This is the fifth highest successful run chase in ODIs.
– This is the highest successful run chase in ODIs against India.#IndvAus
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 10, 2019