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Ind vs Aus 5th ODI: Australia Thrash India by 35 Runs in the Final ODI, Clinch the Series 3-2 

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Ind vs Aus 5 th ODI

Ind vs Aus 5th ODI: When the series win was on the line and country’s reputation was at stake, the countrymen wanted the Indian 

team to fire on all the cylinders but Indian guns fell silent without a whimper. 

A collective display of professional cricket by Australian Team led them an unbelievable series victory over 

India after they had lost the first two ODIs. Even in the two losses which Australia suffered during the series, 

they made India fight for their victory. 

Many firsts occurred this time, for instance, it was India’s first ever three consecutive match loss in an ODI 

Series under Kohli’s leadership. Also, for the very first time, Virat Kohli got defeated in an ODI Series which 

was played at home. 

Usman Khawaja continued his wonderful run with the bat. He scored a masterclass century, second of the 

series and his career, to give a wonderful start to the Australian Innings. Handscomb had another good day at 

the office when he scored a half century for his team. Although the rest of the Australian batsmen didn’t 

perform that well, the Australian team put up a defendable 273 runs target for the Indian team to chase in 50 

overs. 

As usual, Indians chose Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan as the openers for their innings. Although Rohit 

Sharma scored a slow half century, the Indian innings had a bad start, as it lost Shikhar Dhawan’s wicket at an 

early stage. Virat Kohli’s arrival brought some hopes to the Indian fans, but to their dismay, Kohli managed to 

score just 20 runs off 22 balls and was dismissed by Marcus Stoinis. Vijay Shankar and Rishabh Pant couldn’t 

contribute much and scored 16 runs each. 

Surprisingly, Bhuvneshwar Kumar managed to score 46 runs off 54 balls and outplayed many Indian top order 

batsmen. He took India nearer to victory in company of Kedar Jhadav who scored 44 off 57 balls. 

Just when the tables were about to turn, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s dismissal by Pat Cummins ended the 91 runs 

partnership. The very next ball, Richardson took Kedar Jhadav’s wicket at a total score of 223 runs in 46 overs. 

The Indian innings ended at 237 runs with Shami, Bumrah and Yadav scoring 3,1 and 8 runs respectively. 

Usman Khwaja was declared Man of the Match and Man of the series for his splendid performance. Pat 

Cummins showed his worth by picking up 14 wickets during the series. He was the highest wicket taker during 

the series. Adam Zampa picked up 11 wickets and dealt some crucial blows to Indian team. 

For India, Virat Kohli was the highest run scorer with 310 runs and Kuldeep Yadav was the highest wicket taker with 10 wickets. 

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