India v/s Australia, 5th ODI

Aubrey Yates
October 1, 2017

Both teams will be desperate to end the series on a high with a win in the fifth ODI and head into the T20 series as a confident unit.

The beauty of a bilateral series between India vs Australia is the level of intensity at which all matches are played. The live telecast of the contest is available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of India vs Australia, 5th ODI. Both teams will soon clash in a three match Twenty20 worldwide series starting October 7. The team led by Kohli is already on a 6-series win streak. Kedar Jadhav's surprise element with the bowl however has made his selection nearly certain but if Rahul gets a game, Jadhav or Manish Pandey (who hasn't scored a half century in 4 matches in this series) may still have to wait for their next turn. While South Africa have 5,957 points as per the latest ODI Rankings, India have 5,828. They have been performing poorly in the recent times.

David Warner and Aaron Finch put up a solid partnership of 231 runs, with Warner scoring 124 and Finch missing his hundred by six runs.

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Australia: In Indore, Aaron Finch scored a century while in Bangalore, Warner hit a ton.

The visitors piled up 334 for the loss of five wickets in their 50 overs. Despite a good start provided by openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane, India fell short of the target. The pace duo of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav will aim to not leak too many runs while the Indian spin duo of Axar and Chahal hope for good fortunes.

It was their first game in the series. So, there weren't at fault as India landed on a losing side.

India: Skipper Virat Kohli has to think about the playing XI once again for the final showdown. What's your today match prediction?

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