Kuldeep Yadav picked up a crucial wicket of Glenn Maxwell and also took a catch he will remember for a long time. It was the catch of in-form Usman Khawaja on 91. Chasing a tall target of 359 to win during fourth ODI in Mohali, Khawaja and Handscomb soaked up the pressure wonderfully well and knitted a crucial 192-run stand for the third wicket. Eyeing his second ton of the series, Khawaja looked all set to carry his bat through the innings as he showed brilliant technique and defense to survive the onslaught. TAlso Read - India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma Back As Captain, Ravi Bishnoi Earns Maiden Call Up For ODI and T20 Series
However, India’s best bowler Jasprit Bumrah banged in a bouncer and Khawaja went for the pull which he mistimed it completely. He could not keep it along the ground as it went in the air. Kuldeep, stationed at fine leg had to run in about 20 metres and then had to dive in front to complete the catch. It was a big breakthrough for India at that stage. Also Read - Virat Kohli vs Sourav Ganguly: The Perfect Chaos For the World
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Meanwhile, Australia won the match by four wickets to square the ongoing five-match series 2-2. Ashton Turner, who was playing his first game of the series and his second ever ODI smashed a breathtaking 43-ball 84* to take Australia over the line with 14 balls to spare. His innings was laced with six sixes and five fours.
This is Australia’s highest ever successful in ODI format and also highest successful run-chase against India by any team. The visitors got off to a horror start when skipper Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh were removed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah inside the first 4 overs to left Aussies at 12/2. The hosts looked in command but Handscomb and Khawaja steadied the ship for the third wicket. The duo played themselves in by knocking it around to keep the scorecard moving. Both batsmen compiled the fifties and struck a 192-run stand, driving Australia into the ascendancy.