Australia opt to bat
When: India vs Australia, 4th ODI,September 28, 13:30 IST; 08:00 GMT
Where: M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bengaluru
India (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Warner: It feels fantastic. Put a big smile on our face getting this win tonight. To come out here and play the ODI format in India, on wickets I’m quite used to, is fantastic. We set out from the front to be as assertive as we could. Winning gains you some momentum. The way the guys played with the bat was fantastic. Good to see guys execute their skills they’ve been honing in the nets.
David Warner is Man of the Match
Smith, winning captain: Nice to be on this side. Nice to get a win in. Warner and Finch were spectacular. Set us up to get 330. We lost a few wickets again. Handscomb was very good at the end. Nice little cameo to get us to 330. Nice to defend and get a win. We were probably a bit too wide with the new ball. Bowlers were a little bit off throughout but pulled things back. Nice to sit up there and watch Warner do his thing. His ODI form in the last two years has been unbelievable.
Kohli, losing captain: Honestly at the 30 over mark, they were going strong. I thought if we restricted them under 350, it would be a great effort, and we did do that. We were optimistic with our chances. That can happen. People have off days. Umesh and Shami bowled well. Spinners won’t have good days always. Australia were really good today. They pulled things back nicely. We didn’t play so bad, but they were better on the day. The only respite for the fast bowlers was taking the pace off. It (pitch) looked worse than it played. It played very well, surprised all of us.