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IND vs AUS 2017, 5th ODI: Twitter Reacts after Hosts Dominate Australia in Nagpur 

IND vs AUS 2017, 5th ODI: Twitter Reacts after Hosts Dominate Australia in Nagpur
Photo Credit: BCCI.

In the dead rubber, Australia on Sunday set a meagre-looking target of 243 runs for India, in the fifth and final One-day International at Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Nagpur.

Australia posted 242 for nine in 50 overs, as Pat Cummins remained not out on two-off-two deliveries. The gloveman Matthew Wade scored 20 off 18 balls, before being caught by Ajinkya Rahane on the bowling off Jasprit Bumrah. James Faulkner, who came in the place of fast bowler Kane Richardson scored 12 off 17. The notable contributions between Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis saw Australia crossing past the 200-run mark on a re-laid 22-yard surface. For the fifth wicket, Head-Stoinis posted vital 87 runs to keep the scoreboard ticking.

Head scored 42 off 59 balls, before being cleaned up by Patel. On the other side, while adding five runs to the total score — Stoinis trudged off the ground after being declared LBW following the TV replays, on the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah.

The 28-year-old Stoinis was promising with the bat yet again, as he scored 46 off 63 balls. He smashed four boundaries and a maximum

IND vs AUS 2017, 5th ODI: Twitter Reacts after Hosts Dominate Australia in Nagpur 1
Hosts bowlers were on a roll. Photo Credit: BCCI.

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On the double-paced surface, the hosts’ bowlers dominated with the white-ball, as they eventually put breaks on the scoring rate of Kangaroos. The most successful bowler on the day for India was Axar Patel, who claimed three wickets after conceding just 38 in his quota of 10 overs.

Earlier, Australian skipper Steven Smith opted to bat first after winning the toss on a dry and slower surface, as Aaron Finch alongside David Warner posted 66 for the first wicket in 11.3 overs. At one stage Australia was reeling at 118 for four in 24.2 overs when Rahane caught Peter Handscomb (13 off 17) on the bowling of Axar Patel.

The right-handed batsman Finch was once again in his good stead with the bat, as he scored 32 off 36 deliveries before being dismissed by Hardik Pandya when Jasprit Bumrah completed a sensational catch at mid-off after the ball popped out from his hands before he holds on the ball while rolling over his thigh.

After smashing a hundred in Bengaluru, the left-handed Warner has enjoyed the batting, as he smashed another 50. However, he was caught by Manish Pandey at long-on, on the bowling of Axar Patel after scoring 62-ball 53. Skipper Smith was trying to rotate the strike but perished on the bowling of Kedhar Jadhav after scoring 16 off 25 balls.

Here’s is what Twittersphere has to say:

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