Match Over - India won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Australia, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 01 Oct 2017, 10:00 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: RG Sharma


  • Umpire1: M Erasmus
  • Umpire2: CK Nandan
  • Third Umpire: RK Illingworth



Overs: 42.5 / 50.0




Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


9.15pm That's it for this ODI series - this was a good Australian team that got into a lot of good positions, but it ends with India winning 4-1 and sitting on top of the ODI rankings. A lot of good cricket from a lot of players to get them there. The T20 series begins in Ranchi next Saturday. Until then, good night!

Virat Kohli: "I thought it was a really convincing series win. We've ticked all the boxes. We've been put under pressure, and we've come back four times to win four games. Lots of positives to come out of this series. I think it's become second nature to the players [to keep themselves motivated despite already winning the series]. The management has played a role in that as well. Bhuvi and Bumrah have been outstanding for us. When Umesh and Shami got their opportunity they were pretty good as well. And those two wristspinners in the middle overs, and all the batsmen. Hardik Pandya the biggest example, earning the Man of the Series. Good headache [selection] - you might as well have a few to pick from and take the best 11 possible."

Hardik Pandya is the Player of the Series. "There's always scope of improvement in everything I do, I always believe I can improve day by day. Working hard on my fitness, to be fit for every game, because it's not easy to do both skills. The situation I batted this time was different from what I've been used to, so I've learned a lot, and a pleasure playing against Australia."

Rohit Sharma is the Player of the Match. "It was just a bit of cramping. Obviously it's been very hot here. I've always kept it very simple. Not to complicate things too much. Since I've started opening, I've always kept things simple. There are certain areas I still need to work on - I know my strengths and weaknesses and I try to work around that. Initially it was tough. They came on to the stumps compared to the first few games, and the wicket wasn't playing too good either. Once I got my eye in, it was just about rotating and staying ahead of the run rate all the time. I would love to have such a record against all the teams. I've always loved playing against this Australian team - they are very competitive, they never give away anything easily."

Steven Smith: "Probably around a 300 wicket, I think. Finchy and Davey played really well, and maybe one of our top four needed to go on and make a big score. Disappointing performance, and there's a few things for us to look at. We just need to get the right balance of the way we want to play and put consistent performances on the board. We've played some good cricket at times, but we've been outplayed and India thoroughly deserved to win. You've still got to try and keep a positive frame of mind. We did a few things well in this series - we just need to do them more consistently. We've got to let this go pretty quickly, and we have the T20s in six days, and hopefully we can go home with a trophy."

"If you've got to be a good team, you've got to be relentless," says Ravi Shastri. "You've got to repeat what you did on Tuesday on Friday, and then on Sunday, and then on Tuesday again." The man is endlessly quotable.

Ajinkya Rahane says the pitch had become really slow by the time India batted, and for that reason this was his best innings of the series. I have to agree with that - he was really, really good today.

Nihaar : "The last time India and Australia played an ODI series, the last runs of the series were hit by Manish Pandey at the SCG, even in this series, the last runs of the series were hit by Manish Pandey. Hope he does it again for the next ODI Series too!"

Kunal: "You need a world class spinner to win in India. Aussies just dont have that right now. Is there any in the pipeline in the domestic circuit?" -- Nathan Lyon? He would have loved to bowl on this pitch, and definitely some of the others in this series.

8.44pm India wrap up the series 4-1, and the scoreline is a fair reflection of their superiority in these conditions, especially in crunch situations. Today, their spinners made far better use of a surface with a lot of help for them, not giving away the freebies that their Australian counterparts doled out. And their chase was brilliantly constructed. Rohit and Rahane had to see out some very good new-ball bowling from Cummins and Coulter-Nile, and had to adjust to the slowness of the pitch. They did all that, and Kohli took over from Rahane and did the same, and the life was slowly sucked out of Australia's defence of 242.

42.5JP Faulkner to MK Pandey, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, and that is that. Full outside off, and that bottom hand comes into play as he smears a drive down the ground. Jadhave gets his feet out of the way at the non-striker's end to let the ball streak to the long-on boundary.
42.4JP Faulkner to MK Pandey, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full, angling into off stump, and he clears his front leg and swipes it away between mid-on and midwicket.
42.3JP Faulkner to MK Pandey, No run, back of a length on off stump. Looks for a soft-hands single into the off side, but backward point moves in quickly to deny him.
42.2JP Faulkner to MK Pandey, No run, back of a length, close to off stump, jabbed back towards the bowler.
42.1JP Faulkner to MK Pandey, No run, back of a length on off stump, clipped to midwicket with a turn of the wrists.
End of over 42. 3 runs this over. 235/3 after 252 balls.
MK Pandey 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) A Zampa 8-0-59-2
KM Jadhav 5 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 1 runs this over. 232/3 after 246 balls.
KM Jadhav 4 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) JP Faulkner 5-0-29-0
MK Pandey 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 8 runs this over. 231/3 after 240 balls.
KM Jadhav 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) A Zampa 7-0-56-2
MK Pandey 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

This means Kohli will end with a sub-50 average for the first time in seven ODI series. Manish Pandey walks in at No. 5.

Looks like Jadhav is in at No. 4 today.

End of over 39. 10 runs this over. 222/1 after 233 balls.
V Kohli 35 (52b 1x4 0x6 ) JP Faulkner 4-0-27-0
RG Sharma 124 (107b 11x4 5x6 ) more
End of over 38. 9 runs this over. 212/1 after 228 balls.
V Kohli 33 (50b 1x4 0x6 ) AJ Finch 3-0-17-0
RG Sharma 117 (104b 11x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 37. 14 runs this over. 203/1 after 222 balls.
RG Sharma 115 (102b 11x4 4x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 9-0-42-1
V Kohli 26 (46b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 2 runs this over. 189/1 after 216 balls.
V Kohli 24 (44b 0x4 0x6 ) AJ Finch 2-0-8-0
RG Sharma 103 (98b 10x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 35. 7 runs this over. 187/1 after 210 balls.
RG Sharma 102 (94b 10x4 3x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 8-0-28-1
V Kohli 23 (42b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 6 runs this over. 180/1 after 204 balls.
V Kohli 22 (40b 0x4 0x6 ) AJ Finch 1-0-6-0
RG Sharma 96 (90b 10x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 33. 6 runs this over. 174/1 after 198 balls.
V Kohli 20 (37b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 7-1-29-0
RG Sharma 92 (87b 10x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 32. 10 runs this over. 168/1 after 192 balls.
RG Sharma 88 (84b 10x4 2x6 ) TM Head 6-0-38-0
V Kohli 18 (34b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 1 runs this over. 158/1 after 186 balls.
V Kohli 15 (30b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 6-1-23-0
RG Sharma 81 (82b 10x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 30. 3 runs this over. 157/1 after 180 balls.
V Kohli 15 (27b 0x4 0x6 ) TM Head 5-0-28-0
RG Sharma 81 (79b 10x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 154/1 after 174 balls.
V Kohli 14 (23b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 5-0-23-0
RG Sharma 79 (77b 10x4 1x6 ) more

Karthik Krishnaswamy is back

End of over 28. 8 runs this over. 151/1 after 168 balls.
V Kohli 14 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) A Zampa 6-0-48-0
RG Sharma 76 (72b 10x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 27. 1 runs this over. 143/1 after 162 balls.
V Kohli 8 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 4-0-20-0
RG Sharma 74 (70b 10x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 26. 7 runs this over. 142/1 after 156 balls.
RG Sharma 74 (70b 10x4 1x6 ) A Zampa 5-0-40-0
V Kohli 7 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 3 runs this over. 135/1 after 150 balls.
RG Sharma 70 (67b 9x4 1x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 7-0-21-1
V Kohli 4 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 8 runs this over. 132/1 after 144 balls.
RG Sharma 69 (65b 9x4 1x6 ) A Zampa 4-0-33-0
V Kohli 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Alok Kumar: "What happens now when Dhawan is back? I believe Rahane has acquitted himself honorably."

End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 124/1 after 138 balls.
V Kohli 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 6-0-18-1
RG Sharma 63 (61b 8x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 22. 5 runs this over. 120/0 after 132 balls.
RG Sharma 63 (61b 8x4 1x6 ) JP Faulkner 3-0-17-0
AM Rahane 57 (71b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 4 runs this over. 115/0 after 126 balls.
AM Rahane 55 (67b 6x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 5-0-14-0
RG Sharma 60 (59b 8x4 1x6 ) more

Nazar Thottathi: "Rohit Sharma need 35 runs more to complete his 6000 runs in ODI"

End of over 20. 6 runs this over. 111/0 after 120 balls.
AM Rahane 53 (64b 6x4 0x6 ) JP Faulkner 2-0-12-0
RG Sharma 58 (56b 8x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 19. 9 runs this over. 105/0 after 114 balls.
RG Sharma 57 (55b 8x4 1x6 ) MP Stoinis 4-0-20-0
AM Rahane 48 (59b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 11 runs this over. 96/0 after 108 balls.
RG Sharma 49 (50b 7x4 1x6 ) TM Head 4-0-25-0
AM Rahane 47 (58b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 85/0 after 102 balls.
AM Rahane 46 (54b 5x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 3-0-11-0
RG Sharma 39 (48b 6x4 0x6 ) more

It's time for drinks. Over to Nikhil Kalro.

End of over 16. 3 runs this over. 82/0 after 96 balls.
RG Sharma 38 (46b 6x4 0x6 ) TM Head 3-0-14-0
AM Rahane 44 (50b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 9 runs this over. 79/0 after 90 balls.
AM Rahane 42 (46b 5x4 0x6 ) A Zampa 3-0-25-0
RG Sharma 37 (44b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 70/0 after 84 balls.
RG Sharma 35 (42b 6x4 0x6 ) TM Head 2-0-11-0
AM Rahane 35 (42b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 12 runs this over. 65/0 after 78 balls.
RG Sharma 35 (41b 6x4 0x6 ) A Zampa 2-0-16-0
AM Rahane 30 (37b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 53/0 after 72 balls.
RG Sharma 24 (36b 4x4 0x6 ) TM Head 1-0-6-0
AM Rahane 29 (36b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 47/0 after 66 balls.
AM Rahane 26 (33b 4x4 0x6 ) A Zampa 1-0-4-0
RG Sharma 21 (33b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 43/0 after 60 balls.
AM Rahane 24 (29b 4x4 0x6 ) JP Faulkner 1-0-6-0
RG Sharma 19 (31b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 37/0 after 54 balls.
RG Sharma 18 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 2-0-8-0
AM Rahane 19 (26b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 32/0 after 48 balls.
RG Sharma 14 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 4-0-10-0
AM Rahane 18 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 28/0 after 42 balls.
AM Rahane 18 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 1-0-3-0
RG Sharma 10 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 4 runs this over. 25/0 after 36 balls.
AM Rahane 17 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 3-0-6-0
RG Sharma 8 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 9 runs this over. 21/0 after 30 balls.
RG Sharma 8 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 3-0-19-0
AM Rahane 13 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 1 runs this over. 12/0 after 24 balls.
RG Sharma 0 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 2-0-2-0
AM Rahane 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Rohit's faced 12 balls, and is yet to score. The two quicks have begun really, really well.

End of over 3. 5 runs this over. 11/0 after 18 balls.
RG Sharma 0 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 2-0-10-0
AM Rahane 11 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 1 runs this over. 6/0 after 12 balls.
RG Sharma 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Coulter-Nile 1-0-1-0
AM Rahane 6 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
RG Sharma 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 1-0-5-0
AM Rahane 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
AM RahaneLBW NM Coulter-Nile61747082.43
RG SharmaC NM Coulter-Nile B A Zampa125109115114.68
V KohliC MP Stoinis B A Zampa39552070.91
KM Jadhavnot out 581062.5
MK Pandeynot out 111120100
HH Pandya -
MS Dhoni -
B Kumar -
AR Patel -
JJ Bumrah -
Kuldeep Yadav -
Total 243/3
PJ Cummins7.012904.14
NM Coulter-Nile9.004214.67
MP Stoinis4.002005
JP Faulkner5.503706.34
A Zampa8.005927.38
TM Head6.003806.33
AJ Finch3.001705.67