India vs Australia, 5th ODI - Live Cricket Score: Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat
13Mar

India vs Australia, 5th ODI - Live Cricket Score: Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat

The series decider is here. Feroz Shah Kotla is all set to host the fifth and last ODI between India and Australia. The touring team has the momentum currently after back-to-back wins and for a change, India are on the back foot at home. 

Pitch report - Sunil Gavaskar and Murali Kartik are down for the pitch report. The former feels that this surface is going to be low and slow. States that there will be very little movement off the pitch but the ball won't come onto the bat nicely as it does on other surfaces in India. He expects dew to play a factor today. Gavaskar reckons there will be very little spin but feels it won't worry the batsmen. The Little Master expects a score of 250 should be par. Suggests that the team winning the toss should bat first but also adds that if dew comes into play later in the evening then that might play a part as well.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says they too wanted to bat first as it looks like a slow track. He hopes it does not break down a lot and the dew sets in later on. Mentions they are one of the best chasing teams in the world and they need to show that today. Further adds that the Aussies played better cricket in the last two ODIs. He feels that their team balance is just fine. Informs Chahal misses out for Jadeja and Shami comes in for KL Rahul to give an extra bowling option.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch says that he wants to put runs on the board. Reckons much cannot be taken into consideration from the past scores as they are from long time back and very few international games have been played at this venue. On team changes, Finch informs that Shaun Marsh and Jason Behrendorff are out for the decider and Nathan Lyon and Marcus Stoinis replace them.

Teams:

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon

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