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Khawaja countinues to torment India as Aussies secure arrangement decider

NEW DELHI: A familiar century by Usman Khawaja and sharp bowling helped Australia simplicity to a 35-run arrangement securing win in the fifth One-day International against India here at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Wednesday.

Adam Zampa took three wickets to help reject India for 237 on the last bundle of their innings after Khawaja’s 100 guided the travelers to 272 for nine.

Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson and Marcus Stoinis guaranteed two wickets each to set up Australia’s first win in a five-coordinate ODI arrangement subsequent to being 0-2 down.

In any case, the left-gave Khawaja emerged for the voyagers with his 100 off 106 conveyances that guided Australia to what ended up being a match-winning score.

His scores of 50, 38, 104 and 91 in the past matches made him stand tall in the batting graph between the two groups.

The left-right batting pair of Khawaja and Handscomb remained firm amid a 99-run remain to establish the framework of their group’s aggregate after captain Aaron Finch was out on 27.

Khawaja got the second hundred of his ODI vocation with a solitary off Kuldeep Yadav as he waved the bat to a cheering Australian changing area. He lost his wicket in the following over to paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar with a drive to cover that was securely gotten by captain Virat Kohli.

Ravindra Jadeja came back to get the hazardous Glenn Maxwell for one and Handscomb was gotten behind off Shami as Australia slipped to 182-4.

The Aussies continued losing wickets yet Richardson played a helpful appearance of 29 off 21 conveyances before being run out on the last wad of the 50th over.

India were decreased to 132 for six in their answer yet Kedar Jadhav, who made 44, and Kumar undermined to pull off the pursuit amid their 91-run represent the seventh wicket.

Cummins got Kumar captured and bowled for 46 and Richardson sent back Jadhav to quiet the home group.

Prior, Cummins drew first blood subsequent to getting Shikhar Dhawan captured behind for 12 on a pacy away-going conveyance.

In any case, it was Stoinis who got Kohli’s prized scalp after the star batsman edged a cross-crease conveyance to wicketkeeper Alex Carey. He was on 20.

Spinner Nathan Lyon and Zampa then joined to get a wicket each and the hosts slipped to 120 for four halfway into the innings.

Rohit Sharma, who endure a dropped shot on 53, couldn’t profit by the spill by Glenn Maxwell off Zampa as he got out to a similar bowler three runs later.

It was India’s last ODI before the World Cup in England and Wales beginning on May 30.

Australia head to the UAE to play Pakistan not long from now

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