India scores 358/9 in fourth ODI against Australia, Dhawan scores a ton


Australia's Ashton Turner plays a shot against India during their fourth ODI match on Sunday.

Khawaja (91 off 99 balls) and Handscomb (117 off 105 ) set the tone as they played Yuzvendra Chahal (1/64 in 10 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/80 in 10 overs) easily.

Each and every citizen of the country is trying its best to help the families of Bravehearts and BCCI along with the Indian cricketers also thought of paying tribute to these soldiers in the third ODI of the series which was played against Australia in Ranchi.

Australia chase down a record-breaking target of 359 runs, making it the highest ever total that Indian team failed to defend in its ODI history, losing the game by four wickets. "We keep getting better with each game and we started off nicely with two T20 wins here that gave us a bit of confidence and then we were close in the first two games and then we're starting to click come these two games and hopefully that builds momentum going forward".

"We had to get the fifth bowler out of the way and we wanted to get done with it first".

The move had prompted criticism from within Pakistan, with both Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi calling for the cricket's world governing body to take action against and ban India for politicising the Gentleman's Game. He also became the 11th Indian player to complete 10,000 runs in List-A cricket.

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Rishabh Pant, replacing the rested Mahendra Singh Dhoni in one of the four changes to the India squad, made 36 before falling to Cummins (5-70) who claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs.

"I feel like I have had a great opportunity to hit lots of balls in the nets and get used to these conditions behind the scenes". Travis Head, a fixture in the ODI side for most of the past three years, now finds himself on the outer due to Handscomb's utilisation in the middle order.

"I turned up to the ground today and Marcus Stoinis was doing a fitness test, he has got a broken thumb".

"We've seen Ash do this in the Big Bash before, we've seen him do it a couple times now", Handscomb said.

On his maiden century, he said: "I am happy, I did not know I was going to play ODI again and it's amusing how things change".

"It provides so much of a chop-out for other guys".