Fifth ODI: Middle order collapsed, India lost the series against Australia

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India lost against Australia in the fifth ODI in Kotla

XtraTime Web Desk: India lost the fifth ODI and the series against Australia as they lost by 35 runs. Australia won the toss at Feroz Shah Kotla and decided to bat first. Opener Usman Khawaja scored another century before getting out. Indian skipper Virat Kohli took a brilliant catch to get rid of this Aussie opener. Peter Handscomb scored 52 as the visitors scored 272 runs by losing 9 wickets in the 50 overs.

After scoring a brilliant hundred Shikhar Dhawan failed to impress in this game as he went out early by scoring 12 runs. His partner Rohit Sharma scored 56 but the problem in the middle order still remained the same skipper Kohli(20), Vijay Shankar(16) and Rishabh Pant(16) failed to anchor the Indian innings. Ravindra Jadeja went for a duck but Kedar Yadav and Bhubaneswar Kumar fought well as they missed their half centuries. Kedar scored 44 and Bhubi went out for 46. India went all out by scoring 237 runs.

Leg spinner Adam Zampa was brilliant as he picked three wickets for 46 runs in his 10 overs. Pat Cummins, Richardson and Marcus Stoinis also picked two wickets each.

Bhuvneswar Kumar got three wickets for India while Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja picked two each.

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