Australia Tour of India 2017

IND vs AUS 2017: Warner ton propels Australia to 334/5 at Chinnaswamy

[caption id="attachment_55442" align="alignnone" width="580"]Warner Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch shared a partnership of 231 runs for the opening wicket in the 4th ODI at Bengaluru. Image Source: ICC[/caption]

Internet Desk: A brilliant partnership from the openers David Warner and Aaron Finch helped Australia piled a massive 334/5 in the fourth ODI at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday. Warner, playing in his 100th ODI scored a brilliant hundred (124 runs off 119 balls) while Finch (94) missed the three figure mark by just 6 runs. The two together put 231 runs for the opening wicket to put the Aussies in a strong position.

The visitors were looking good for a total close to 400 but the Indian bowlers pulled back in the final 15 overs in which the visitors could manage only 103 runs.
Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers despite being expensive as he had figures of 4 for 71 in 10 overs to show for his efforts.
Kedar Jadhav (1/38 in 7 overs) also did his bit to put brakes on the scoring after the openers raised visions of a mammoth total.
Warner, who have had a poor series till date, hit 12 boundaries and four sixes while Finch, who hit 10 boundaries and three sixes off 96 balls, missed out on a well-deserved hundred.
Their dismissals in quick succession did put a halt in scoring rate before Peter Handscomb's 43 off 30 balls and Marcus Stoinis's cameo (15 no off 9 balls) enabled them to cross the 330-run mark.
Kedar started it all by enticing Warner to go for a lofted shot which went straight to Axar Patel at long on and then next two wickets of skipper Steve Smith (3) and Finch were bagged by Yadav.
Incidentally, Smith's dismissal was Yadav's 100th victim in ODIs.
The stage was set for Australia to go after the Indian bowling, being comfortably placed at 248 for three in 40 overs but Travis Head (29 off 38 balls) struggled during the back-10 enabling India atleast curtail the Australian total by 20 runs.
Head was holed by Ajinkya Rahane at deep square leg fence off Yadav.
Handscomb was cleaned up by Yadav after he scored 43 balls off 30 balls with three boundaries and one six.
Mathew Wade (3) and Stoinis remained unbeaten.
Earlier, a fluent approach by both Warner and Finch provided Australia a record first wicket partnership of 231 off 201 balls, beating the previous record of 212 scripted by Geoff Marsh and David Boon against India in Jaipur in 1986.
Their partnership was also the highest at Bengaluru, beating the previous best of 183 scored by Brad Haddin and Shane Watson against Canada in a 2011 World Cup match.

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