Cricket Column: Kohli looks to twist the knife at Indore

Live streaming of all matches of the India vs Australia series will be available online. India will be aiming to extend their lead against Australia ahead of the Kolkata ODI

All four of his sixes came in the V down the ground, and he accumulated 39 runs off 22 balls in that region.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today congratulated Team India for beating Australia by five wickets to clinch the ODI series and grab No. 1 spot.

With batting collapses Australia's chief concern coming into the match, Finch provided a steady hand at the top of the order as he reunited with long-time opening partner David Warner.

"Quite often they get off to a really good start and it allows guys to take a little bit more time and get the pace of the wicket", Smith said.

He smashed four of his five sixes off Indian spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. Nathan Coulter-Nile abandoned his last-minute practice to watch the coin go up and the moment he saw it was his captain Steven Smith walking up to talk to the host broadcaster, he threw his arms up in the air to celebrate.

Pandya's 72-ball 78 and his fifth-wicket stand with Manish Pandey (36 not out) helped the hosts chase down their 294-run target with 13 balls to spare.




Virat Kohli was all praise for Hardik Pandya after the match, "He's (Pandya) a star, has the ability with the ball, bat and the field", said Kohli in the post-match presentation.

India's ace batsman Virat Kohli is 41 runs away from scoring 2000 runs as skipper. Pandya was declared Man of the Match. India look to seal series Exactly 10 years ago, on Sept 24, 2007, India won the inaugural World T20 and the legend of MS Dhoni was born. For the first time in the series, they had won the toss.

With Warner also struggling for runs, Australia have not been able to make an aggressive start.

Glenn Maxwell (five) and Travis Head (four) both failed, while part-time wicketkeeper Peter Handscomb made three and dropped Sharma on 67 after being brought into the side following Matthew Wade's axing.

The Indore ODI promises to be entertaining as Australia will look to keep the series alive.Although rains have lashed Indore recently, Sunday's forecast is predicted to be all clear.

India fielded the same XI, while Aussies made couple of changes.

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