Smith pleased with all-round display in 4th ODI win over India

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Jadhav's ability to break partnerships and tilt the game towards India is nothing new.

Check out full scorecard details of India vs Australia 4th ODI match at ESPNCricInfo. And more importantly a rut - spanning 11 successive defeats in the 50-over format which marks ending of the game. But what made it a delight for the home fans was his send-off action. The decision to drop him came as a surprise to many quarters with former Australia captain, Michael Clarke, making his "disappointment" public while doing commentary for the game. It is the Special stadium for numerous Indian Players.

For Team India everything seems to have fallen in place. He was also the first Australian to achieve this feat. India battling back strongly v Australia in Bangalore.

Rohit Sharma was not far behind, effortlessly clearing the ropes.

The severe adjustment of the mood between the last time Australia touched down in Bangalore for the second Test four months ago. It's been tough for us on the road lately.

Australia suffered a mini-collapse when skipper Smith clipped a Yadav delivery on the pads straight into the hands of his opposite counterpart Kohli to leave the visitors at 3-236 after a strong start. Actually, till someone else embraced and hold the trophy uphill in England in 2019, Australia will technically prove them a World champions.

"And against an opposition like this you've to really play well and when the opportunities come up, you've got to seize them".

Bengaluru has been lashed by rain for the last few days and thus rain threat looms large over the evening session of the fourth ODI.

Quick-fire knocks from Manish Pandey (33 off 25) and MS Dhoni (13 off 10) kept India in the hunt, but when Dhoni became Richardson's third victim with 34 runs required and just 13 balls remaining, the result was effectively wrapped up. Warner played a good play and gone for 124 runs and Kedar Jadhav gets his Wicket. It played very well, surprised all of us.

During the chase, India were put on right track by Kedar Jadhav (67), Rohit Sharma (65), Ajinkya Rahane (53) and Hardik Pandya (41). Opposites Australia lost three close games and are now playing for pride.

The 30-year-old has looked in complete control on his way to a 14th ODI century, reaching the milestone with a boundary behind backward point. That said, with the spinners failing to impress, the bowling responsibilities will be with the pace department led by Nathan Coulter-Nile.

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