Australia won by 34 runs

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  • Richardson finishes spell with starring figures of 4/26
  • Rohit falls for magnificent 133 as Australia close in
  • Behrendorff breaks surging partnership with Dhoni wicket
  • Rohit, Dhoni fifties keep India in hunt
  • Rohit, Dhoni rebuild after early wickets

 


Jhye Richardson – Player of the Match

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Credit to them, they gave us a bit of a run there. Yes, definitely (getting Kohli out was a great feeling), that's one I'm going to treasure for a while, but I'm happier about the win. Today it was more of assessing the conditions. I thought I din't need to use the slower ball early on, but as the ball got softer, I felt it was good to throw in a few slower ones.


Rohit Sharma was phenomenal in the chase, scoring a 129-ball 133. His knock was laced with some brilliant shots and on another day this could've been a victory for India. But it just speaks volumes of how well Australia's bowlers did to defend 288/5, that too by a sizeable margin.

Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff were exceptional in leading the pace attack. Richardson, in particular, was exceptional, taking 4/26.

Australia will feel very relieved by this win. Their first in ODIs in a long time.

 

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