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LIVE Score, India vs Australia 4th ODI at Mohali: Hosts look to grab series win in MS Dhoni's absence

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the 4th ODI between India and Australia at Mohali. India go into the match with a 2-1 lead but suffered a 32-run loss in the previous match and will hope to bounce back quickly to seal the series with a game in …

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India vs Australia: Would like to bat higher up the order in ODIs, says Glenn Maxwell

During India’s ODI series against Australia in January, much discussion veered towards Glenn Maxwell’s batting position in the 50-overs format.
The right-handed batsman came out to the middle at no.7 in the three-match series which India won 2-1. Several former Australian cricketers including Sir Allan Border questioned the teams strategy behind sending Maxwell down the order.
After smacking a ton to help his side pick up a 7-wicket win in the 2nd T20I on Wednesday against India, the batsman said it would be easier if he gets to bat higher up the order in the upcoming ODI series against India. In one day cricket, its not as easy to go at the end.So it would be nice to bat higher up but it depends on what happens in the top four or top five. If the opportunity does come up, Id like to take, the 30-year-old told reporters at the press conference after the match.
The batsman scored his 3rd T20I on Wednesday, an unbeaten 113 in 55 balls, to help Australia win the series 2-0. Addressing his innings, Maxwell said: In my case tonight, when I came out, it was 15 overs to go I think.
And as long as I get an 80 or a 100 out of that even, if I am doing that at a No 6 or a 7, it doesnt really matter. Its just me making the most of the opportunities when I get them.
KL Rahul humbled after chat show controversy.He added that the wicket started drying up a bit in the later stage of the innings. In my case tonight, when I came out, it was 15 overs to go I think.
And as long as I get an 80 or a 100 out of that even, if I am doing that at a No 6 or a 7, it doesnt really matter. Its just me making the most of the opportunities when I get them, he said.Maxwells innings comprised of 9 sixes and 7 fours, and the batsman insisted that despite the big hitting, he did not take unnecessary risks. I think its just got to be about picking your moments.
I think a little bit of it is that I have to go hard but I think I had been just picking off balls I can hit the boundaries in. Like today, I dont think I took too many ridiculous risks and I feel I read the game really well and was able to hit the ball in areas where the fielders werent at all.There are not many times I hit the ball straight over a fielders head but just place it in the gap and I feel thats okay for me, he said.

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FIRST ONE-DAYER: England post record chase to beat West Indies

BRIDGETOWN, : Contrasting centuries by Jason Roy and Joe Root paced England to a comfortable six-wicket victory over the West Indies with their record One-Day International run chase in a high-scoring opening game of a five-match series in set what looked a daunting target after Chris Gayle’s 24th ODI hundred anchored the home side to 360-8, Roy blazed 123 off 85 balls at the top of the order while Root cruised to a comparatively sedate 102 off 97 deliveries to take help the tourists reach their target with eight balls to spare.
In achieving the highest-ever ODI run chase in the Caribbean and the third-highest overall, England underlined their status as the top-ranked team in this format of the game and will be brimful of batting confidence heading into the second match at the same venue on Friday.Fresh from a hundred in the lone warm-up match at the weekend, Roy was at his most ruthless against the hosts who missed key fast bowler Kemar Roach.The man of the series’ with 18 wickets as the West Indies surprised England 2-1 to reclaim the Wisden Trophy in the preceding Test duel, Roach has been ruled out of the entire ODI series due to early signs of what could develop into a stress fracture of the lower back.Roy set the pace in racing to a hundred off just 65 balls the fastest-ever in ODIs in the Caribbean and dominated an opening stand of 91 with Jonny Bairstow.
He maintained the charge through a 114-run second-wicket partnership with Root and by the time he fell in the 27th over to leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, England were well on course.Root, the Test captain who finally came good with a hundred in the last innings of the three-match series in St Lucia just over a week earlier, also got to three figures against the University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor’s XI last Sunday and tapped into that rich vein of form once more.He put on 116 for the third wicket in 16 overs with Eoin Morgan and although the ODI skipper departed to fast bowler Oshane Thomas with victory in sight, there would be no serious alarms for England on the way to victory, although Root fell with the scores level attempting the winning hit off West Indies captain Jason Holder.I was particularly happy with the calm way we went about all aspects of this match, Morgan said.
Our bowlers did very well at the end of the West Indies innings when it looked as if they would get up to 380, and when we batted, you really can’t look past that start we got. It made the job so much easier.Earlier, Gayle lit up the Kensington Oval with another display of power-hitting.Playing his first ODI since the home series against Bangladesh last July and having announced that the upcoming World Cup will be his international farewell in the format, the big-hitting left-hander signalled his intentions for a lengthy grand finale with an innings of 135 off 129 balls with 12 sixes and three fours.His tally of maximums dominated an innings in which 23 sixes were struck, a new record for an ODI innings.Despite conceding 34 runs off his final two overs, leg-spinner Rashid played an important role together with Stokes in limiting the West Indies progress over the final 15 overs.
Stokes returned the best figures of three for 37, including the important wicket of Gayle in the 47th over, dragging a full-length delivery onto his stumps.Rashid claimed three for 74, making important breakthroughs at the other end when the West Indies needed to press on the accelerator.England paid dearly for Roy dropping Gayle at point off seamer Liam Plunkett when the former West Indies captain was on just nine.We made life very difficult for ourselves, and especially our bowlers, by missing too many chances, said Holder.

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