The Australian cricket team completely outclassed India and they won the third One-Day-International by 4 wickets and levelled the series 2-2 in Mohali on Sunday. Australia's Ashton Turner faced the Indian bowling attack very strongly and punished the bowlers with his powerful hitting all round the park. His 43-ball 84 guided Kangaroos team to chase the mammoth target of 359 with 13 balls to spare.
There were certain mistakes Team India committed that eventually led to their loss. Virat Kohli and his boys will definitely bounce back and learn from those mistakes. Let us have a look at where did India went wrong.
Dew factor played a crucial role in the final moments of the match as it got much difficult to bowl in the last 10 overs. It became very difficult for the bowlers to bowl with the wet ball in the right areas as Australia batsmen scored 62 runs in their last 24 balls comprises of 4 sixes and 5 fours.
Before entering to finish his quota of 10 overs, Bhuvi leaked 37 runs in 12 balls, which helped visitors to chase the target very comfortably. Yuzvendra Chahal completed his quota of 10 overs by leaking 80 runs
Rishabh Pant failed to grab the stumping chances on the field as he missed 2-3 stumpings in the 4th ODI. Kedar Jadhav drops the catch at deep mid wicket while Shikhar Dhawan drops at mid-off when Ashton Turner was batting on fire. It eventually leads cost the match and Men-in-Blue lost the game by 4 wickets.
Shikhar Dhawan (143) and Rohit Sharma (95) put the scorecard on a commendable position, but remaining batsman failed to score quick runs on the board as they scored 91 runs in the last 60 balls. At least, 20 more runs required to defend the target on this ground.
India will lock horns with Australia for the final decider on March 13 (Wednesday) at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in the capital city of India (New Delhi).