BANGALORE: Opener David Warner hit a glowing century in his 100th one-day global to lend a hand Australia down India via 21 runs and pull off a comfort win on Thursday.
Warner’s blazing 124 and his 231-run opening stand with Aaron Finch, who made 94, guided the guests to 334-Five within the fourth recreation of the five-match sequence in Bangalore.
The hosts, who lead the sequence Three-1, faltered of their chase to finish on 313-Eight regardless of 3 half-centuries together with a gritty 67 off 69 balls from Kedar Jadhav.
Fast bowlers Kane Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile shared 5 wickets between them to snap India’s winning streak of 9 ODI video games.
“I thought we were a little bit too wide with the new ball, could have been straighter, but the bowlers pulled it back nicely towards the back end,” stated skipper Steve Smith.
India appearing they’re a category above: Australia’s Finch
“Nice to sit up there and watch Warner do his thing. His ODI form in the last two years has been unbelievable. He continues to grow and get better as a player which is what we’re after,” Smith stated of his big name opener.
Virat Kohli’s India started its answer on a good be aware as openers Rohit Sharma, who hit 65, and Ajinkya Rahane, who made 53, put in combination a 106-run stand.
Rahane registered a hat-trick of half-centuries and within the subsequent over Sharma hit two large sixes off leg-spinner Adam Zampa to convey up his fifty in taste.
Richardson broke the century stand after sending Rahane trudging again to the pavilion.
Sharma attempted to stay the momentum going with Kohli for corporate however a large mix-up between the 2 batsmen were given him run out.
It used to be Smith’s impressive prevent at backward level that were given Sharma stranded with Kohli on the striker’s finish. Kohli used to be quickly bowled via Coulter-Nile for 21.
Hardik Pandya, who scored 41, placed on a decided 78-run partnership with Jadhav to stay the chase afloat however it was tough to stay tempo with the mounting run-rate.
Jadhav, smashing 7 fours and a six, additionally were given going with Manish Pandey, who scored 33, to position on 61 runs for the 5th wicket, however his wicket took the wheels off the chase.
Earlier electing to bat, the left-right batting pair of Warner and Finch pulverised the Indian bowlers assault within the first 35 overs.
Warner, who won the person of the event award, hit 12 fours and 4 sixes. It used to be his 14th ODI century since making his debut at Hobart in 2009.
The batsman were given to his milestone with a boundary off part-time spinner Jadhav, leaping for pleasure because the runs have been marked up. He later fell to Jadhav’s off-spin and walked off to a status ovation.
Finch, who overlooked out on his 2d successive century, quickly adopted his spouse after you have stuck at mid-on off paceman Umesh Yadav.
“Warner and Finch were spectacular. Really paced the innings nicely. Set us up to get 330. 300 wouldn’t have been enough. Nice to defend and get a win,” stated Smith.
Yadav, who returned figures of Four-71, were given the prized scalp of Smith to bag his 100th ODI wicket. The guests misplaced 3 wickets in simply 15 deliveries.
But Travis Head and Peter Handscomb solid a 63-run fourth-wicket partnership to halt the Indian fightback with some clever batting.
Handscomb made a 30-ball 43, laced with 3 fours and a six, earlier than being bowled via Yadav. Head made an efficient 29.
“Australia were really good today. With the bat, their intent was really good. They pulled things back nicely in the field. We didn’t play so bad, but they were better on the day,” stated Kohli.
The ultimate event is scheduled for Sunday in Nagpur earlier than the motion shifts to the three-match twenty20 sequence beginning October 7.