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India vs Australia

Fourth ODI: Rain forces no-result between India and Australia

Glenn Maxwell (left) and George Bailey: Australia's fifth-wicket pair put on 153

India reached 27-0 in pursuit of a target of 296 before rain meant the fourth one-day international against Australia in Ranchi ended in a no-result.

George Bailey (98) and Glenn Maxwell (92) both narrowly missed out on centuries as Australia - who lead the seven-match series 2-1 - made 295-8 after being invited to bat.

But rain arrived 4.1 overs into India's innings and prevented any further play, the umpires ruling the outfield was too wet to allow even a 20-over run chase after the downpour had stopped.

Bailey and Maxwell earlier shared a fourth-wicket stand of 153 after Australia were reduced to 71-4 in the 15th over.

Seam bowler Mohammad Shami, making his first appearance of the series in place of the out-of-form Ishant Sharma, removed Aaron Finch (5), Phil Hughes (11) and Shane Watson (14) with the new ball either side of a brief rain break and went on to finish with figures of 3-42.

Counter-attack

Australia counter-attacked; skipper Bailey slammed seven fours and three sixes in his 94-ball stay, while Maxwell's 77-ball innings featured six fours and five sixes.

Bailey top-edged a pull to deep midwicket off Vinay Kumar's bowling two short of his hundred and the seamer also accounted for Maxwell, lbw to one that nipped back, in his haul of 2-52.

Rohit Sharma (9no) and Shikhar Dhawan (14no) made a positive start to India's reply before the weather had the final say.

The series continues on Saturday in Cuttack.

Match Details

Date
23rd Oct 2013
Toss
India won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
HEC International Cricket Stadium Complex
Umpires
R A Kettleborough, V A Kulkarni
TV Umpire
A K Chaudhary
Match Referee
R S Mahanama
Reserve Umpire
V Sharma

india BATTING CARD

Batsman R
R.G. Sharma Not out 9
S. Dhawan Not out 14
Extras 4b 4
Total 4.1 Overs 27 - 0
Full Batting Card

australia BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
M.G. Johnson 2.1 0 10 0
C.J. McKay 2 0 13 0
Full Bowling Card