India vs Australia 4th ODI at Ranchi, 23 Oct, 2013

Toss: India, who chose to bowl first
Australia 295/8 (50)
India 27/0 (4.1)
No result
  • Shikhar Dhawan 14 * (12)
  • Rohit Sharma 9 * (13)

  Over 1.0   

Over 0.1 MG Johnson bowls a good length delivery to RG Sharma, 2 runs, strides forward and strokes the wide one on the up through extra covers and picks up a couple.

Over 0.2 MG Johnson bowls it short of length to RG Sharma, 1 run, tucks it behind squareleg for one

Over 0.3 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to S Dhawan, 4 byes, sways away from it around middle and the ball kicks off to fly over Haddin for four byes!

Over 0.4 MG Johnson bowls a good length delivery to S Dhawan, no runs, goes back and leaves it outside off to the keeper who has to take it overhead!

Over 0.5 MG Johnson bowls it short of length to S Dhawan, 1 run, stays back and cuts it to square thirdman for one. 147 kmph

Over 0.6 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to RG Sharma, no runs, sways away from it around off

  Over 2.0   

Over 1.1 CJ McKay bowls a good length delivery to S Dhawan, no runs, drives it with the angle on the up to covers

Over 1.2 CJ McKay bowls it short of length to S Dhawan, no runs, leaves it outside off to the keeper. No carry in this delivery!

Over 1.3 CJ McKay bowls a good length delivery to S Dhawan, FOUR, jumps down the track and drives it on the up through extra covers for a Boundary!

Over 1.4 CJ McKay bowls a good length delivery to S Dhawan, no runs, jumps down the track and drags it back to the bowler

Over 1.5 CJ McKay bowls a good length delivery to S Dhawan, no runs, leaves it just outside off to the keeper.

Over 1.6 CJ McKay bowls a good length delivery to S Dhawan, no runs, jumps down the track for a flick and the ball brushes the pad on its way to the keeper.

  Over 3.0   

Over 2.1 MG Johnson bowls a good length delivery to RG Sharma, no runs, drives the wide one on the up straight to extra covers

Over 2.2 MG Johnson bowls a good length delivery to RG Sharma, no runs, gets forward and pushes it defensively to covers

Over 2.3 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to RG Sharma, no runs, tucks it down to short mid wicket

Over 2.4 MG Johnson bowls it short and wide outside off to RG Sharma, no runs, misses out in cutting the loose delivery perhaps because of the low bounce.

Over 2.5 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to RG Sharma, no runs, fends it off awkwardly but there is not shortleg to take that catch.

Over 2.6 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to RG Sharma, 2 runs, goes for a pull and top edges it because of the extra pace and gets away with a couple square of long leg.

  Over 4.0   

Over 3.1 CJ McKay bowls it short and wide outside off to S Dhawan, FOUR, jumps down the track and flays it flat over covers for a Boundary!

Over 3.2 CJ McKay bowls a good length delivery to S Dhawan, 1 run, skips down the track and drags a flick behind squareleg for one

Over 3.3 CJ McKay bowls a pitched up delivery to RG Sharma, no runs, leaves it outside off to the keeper.

Over 3.4 CJ McKay bowls a good length delivery to RG Sharma, no runs, flicks at it early and the ball just falls short of mid wicket.

Over 3.5 CJ McKay bowls a good length delivery to RG Sharma, no runs, gets forward and defends it to mid off. Wow! The mid off fielder Faulkner had thrown the ball to the keeper who missed it and the ball ran away to the boundary but the Umpires have given it as a dead ball as the ball had deflected off Rohit's bat.

Over 3.6 CJ McKay bowls it short of length to RG Sharma, FOUR, goes back and edges it down fine of thirdman for a lucky Boundary!

  Over 5.0   

Update at 6:59 PM: I am afraid the rain has only got heavier at Ranchi, chances of a resumption for now very bleak!

Update at 7:46 PM IST: The covers have collected plenty of water due to the heavy downpour. We are running out of time for even a 20-over contest which needs to begin by 9:10 PM. Another 15.5 overs in the Indian innings need to be squeezed out to constitute a proper game.

Update at 8:30 PM IST: There is going to be an Umpires' inspection now. So it should reveal whether we will have any more play or not very shortly.

Update at 8:43 PM IST: The Umpires have abandoned the match due to wet ground conditions. So the 7-match series stays in favour of the Aussies 2-1 with the fifth ODI to be played at Cuttack on the 26th.

Over 4.1 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to S Dhawan, FOUR, pacy ball around the rib cage and Dhawan gloves his pull to fine leg for a boundary. And rain has stopped play at Ranchi for the second time today.

Match stopped due to rain at 6:18 PM IST.

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