4th ODI: Jasprit Bumrah’s last ball six in the Indian innings in the 4th ODI overshadowed Shikhar Dhawan’s 16th hundred. It was his first ever six in international cricket. Not renowned to hit sixes, Bumrah’s six got India captain Virat Kohli was over the moon as he jumped in joy as India scored a mammoth 358/9 in the stipulated 50 overs. It seemed even Bumrah did not expect that. Pat Cummins was at the receiving end as Bumrah swung his bat as hard as he could, the ball somehow managed to clear the long-on boundary.
It is co-incidental that Bumrah’s first six comes in his 100th ODI. Ishant Sharma is the only India to have not hit a six after 184 games.
Earlier in the day, India won the toss and opted to bat first. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan put on a record 193-run-stand for the opening pair. Rohit missed out on 95 as he was caught in the deep. On the other end, Shikhar brought up his 16th ODI century and more importantly got back among the runs after a few low scores of late. Pant and Shankar also got among the runs in their brief stay. Pant smashed a quickfire 24-ball 36 and Shankar hit a 15-ball 26 blitz. Pat Cummins was the pick of the Australian bowlers as he scalped five wickets but was expensive as he gave 70 runs in his 10 overs.
Australia will now have to score 359 to win which would be a tough chase under lights.