India vs Australia, Highlights, 5th ODI: Manish Pandey's Maiden Ton Helps India Beat Hosts by 6 Wickets
India, chasing 331 for a win, got off to a flying start courtesy half-centuries from openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma but wickets of the the southpaw and Virat Kohli threatened to derail India's chase. Rohit fell on 99 but Manish Pandey smashed an unbeaten ton to give India a memorable six wicket win that helps them avoid a whitewash. Catch all the highlights here.
David Warner's 122 off 113 balls and Mitchell Marsh's unbeaten century bailed out the hosts from a precarious position to take them to 330-7. India openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan got the visitors off to a flying start but Australia fought back after removing Dhawan and getting Virat Kohli out cheaply. It was heartbreak for Rohit as he was dismissed on 99 but only after a solid partnership with Manish Pandey. Pandey then struck a brilliant unbeaten 104 off 81 balls to guide India home and help them retain the number two ranking. Catch all the highlights here (SCORECARD| NEWS | VIDEOS):
16:42 hrs IST: Lifts it over the field for two runs!! India win by six wickets and retain number two spot!!Take a bow Manish Pandey!!
16:40 hrs IST: Four!! Manish Pandey records his maiden ton. What a shot!! Match-winning shot and a match-winning innings. Well played young man!! Need 2 off 3 balls
16:39 hrs IST: WICKET!! Dhoni is out for 34 off 42 balls. Caught by Warner!! India need 6 off 4 balls
16:38 hrs IST: Six!! Dhoni smashes that over the long off fielder. Heart in the mouth stuff!! 6 off 5 balls!!
16:37 hrs IST: First ball is a wide. 12 off 6 needed now!!
16:34 hrs IST: Two more runs for Pandey!! 49 overs are up!! India need 13 off the last over. MS Dhoni to take strike!
16:29 hrs IST: Four!!Finally, Dhoni gets his first boundary after facing 36 balls. India need 22 off 12 balls. Manish Pandey is on 93 off 76 balls.
16:27 hrs IST: Four!! Lucky boundary for Pandey. Gets an under edge that goes to the third man boundary!
16:26 hrs IST: Three dot balls in the Faulkner over. Just 5 off that over. Not good enough. India need 35 off the final 3 overs.
16:25 hrs IST: India haven't hit a boundary in the last 29 balls.
16:21 hrs IST: Manish Pandey skies that but again it falls short of an on-rushing fielder. India are 291-3 after 46 overs.
16:18 hrs IST: Smith saves two runs with a brilliant stop in the mid-wicket boundary. India need 43 off 26 balls.
16:17 hrs IST: Dhoni is riding his luck here. This is comical batting from the Indian skipper. Gets a big edge and it goes high in the Sydney sky but drops just shot of the third man.
16:14 hrs IST: Big LBW appeal against Dhoni!! That looked out. Dhoni is lucky to still be there. First a dropped, then umpire mistake!! Dhoni needs to take advantage of this. India are 285-3 after 45 overs.
16:11 hrs IST: Required rate is 8.74. MS Dhoni's strike rate is 51.85!! This terrible stuff from the Indian captain.
16:07 hrs IST: Partnership is 44 off 52 balls. Pandey is playing a match-winning innings. Does he have the temperament to guide India home? India are 279-3 after 44 overs.
16:05 hrs IST:India 272-3 after 43 overs. Need 59 runs in 42 balls.
16:01 hrs IST: Four!! Manish Pandey comes down the track and strokes it beautifully through covers. He is doing Dhoni a big favour here. Dhoni seems to be pulling India's chase down. He is on 8 runs off 22 balls.
15:59 hrs IST: Dropped!! Dhoni goes for a pull shot and unbelievably Australia drop another sitter - Nathan Lyon this time!!
15:56 hrs IST: This is slow!! Dhoni can't get the ball away. He is making the asking rate jump up . Three dot balls in Lyon's over!! What is he waiting for??
15:54 hrs IST: Dhoni better not get out now!! He has played 17 deliveries for 6 runs. And is putting enormous pressure on Manish to do the bulk of the scoring.
15:49 hrs IST: Four!! Manish Pandey smashes that to the square boundary to take India closer. He is playing a gem of an innings here. India are 252-3 after 39 overs.
15:47 hrs IST: Last five overs have yielded 25 runs and a wicket. India require another 83 runs off 69 balls.
15:39 hrs IST: Half-century for Manish Pandey!! His 2nd ODI fifty is off 38 balls and in the circumstances worth a weight of gold.
15:30 hrs IST: WICKET!! Heartbreak for Rohit. He has been dismissed for 99. Catastrophe for India!! Rohit was bemused by the umpire's decision. India 231-3 after 35 overs.
15:28 hrs IST: Rohit moves to 99!! This will be his 11th ODI ton.Â
15:26 hrs IST: Dropped!! Rohit is put down by Shaun Marsh on 92. That was a sitter!! His brother Mitchell was bowling. What a gaffe for Australia!!
15:25 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma reaches 5000 runs becomes the 12th Indian bastman to do so.
15:21 hrs IST: Six!!Manish Pandey smashes Nathan Lyon for a maximum over the cover boundary! India are 220-2 after 33 overs.
15:20 hrs IST: That was close for Manish Pandey!! Run out chance referred to third umpire. But the dive saves him!!
15:17 hrs IST: Rohit has moved to 85 off 94 balls while Manish Pandey is on 36 off 31 balls. Great going by the duo!
15:11 hrs IST: Four more!! This time its Rohit as frees his arms and deposits the ball over mid-on for another boundary. India are 204-2 after 31 overs.
15:10 hrs IST: Four!!Short ball Steve Smith is put away to the square leg boundary by Pandey. Great batting as Manish Pandey moves to 33 off 28 balls.
15:09 hrs IST: Four!! What a shot from Rohit! Inside-out lofted shot over short mid-off. The opener has moved to 74 off 85 balls!
15:07 hrs IST: Fifty runs partnership has come up between Manish Pandey and Rohit Sharma!!
15:03 hrs IST: This turning out to be quite a solid partnership! 42 runs off 48 balls. If bith these batsmen can continue like this for the next 8-10 overs like this, India will be in the driver's seat. India 182-2 after 29 overs.
14:55 hrs IST: Four!! Classy shot from Manish Pandey! He comes down the track and creams a beautiful cover drive to take India to 173-2 after 27 overs.
14:49 hrs IST: This has to be the funniest reaction to a dropped catch!!
14:46 hrs IST: Six!! The ball is dismissed from its presence by Rohit. That was a cracking shot. Much-needed for India.
14:43 hrs IST: Four!! Rohit is dropped! It was a difficult catch for Steve Smith but he got his fingers to it. Close shave for Rohit! India are 145-2 after 23 overs.
14:38 hrs IST: Half-century for Rohit!! His 28th ODI fifty comes off 60 balls. He'll need to be there in the end if India are to have any chance of winning.
14:34 hrs IST:Manish Pandey is in!! Huge opportunity for the youngster to make his mark.
14:30 hrs IST: WICKET!! Massive wicket for Australia. Kohli has been dismissed for 8. Kohli goes for an expansive drive but edges it straight to the keeper. India are 134-2 after 20.2 overs.
14:26 hrs IST: Kohli reaches a 1000 ODI runs against Australia. He will be the key today again!!
14:21 hrs IST: Dead ball! That was going for a six but the spider cam came in the way. Umpires call it a dead ball. Kohli robbed off six runs and boos ring out at the SCG. Not fair at all!!
14:17 hrs IST: WICKET!! Dhawan is gone for 78 off 56 balls. That's a game-changing catch from Shaun Marsh.
14:16 hrs IST: Four more!! Dhawan is on fire.Â
14:12 hrs IST: Four!! Dhawan has gone ballistic here! He came down the track and lifted the bouncer over the short third man to notch his 6th four of the innings. India are 119-0 after 18 overs.
14:11 hrs IST: Dhawan goes for the sweep and gets a top edge. Luckily for him it lands safely with three fielders converging. India are 112-0 after 17 overs.
14:10 hrs IST: Four!! Dhawan cuts Nathan Lyon to the backward point boundary. Lovely shot!!
14:07 hrs IST: Someone is obviously bored by the Indian onslaught!!
14:06 hrs IST: 100 up for India!! Great start from the visitors. Need 231 more runs from 34.3 overs.
14:03 hrs IST: India are moving along nicely. Need to keep that run-rate up and not throw it away like last time. India 97-0 after 15 overs.
13:55 hrs IST: Six!! Dhawan reaches yet another half-century. His 17th ODI 50 and fourth against Australia. India are 88-0 after 13 overs.
13:51 hrs IST: Four!! Beautiful shot from Rohit. Creams that through the covers! Rohit has reached 28 off 31 balls.
13:47 hrs IST: In a blink of an eye, Dhawan has reached 49 off 37 balls. India are 73-0 after 11 overs.
13:40 hrs IST: Four!! Dhawan is having a field day!! Smashes that straight back and gets another boundary. India off to a flyer!! India are 65-0 after 9 overs.
13:39 hrs IST: Six!! Dhawan is on a roll. Flicks that over square leg.
13:37 hrs IST: Another four!! This time its Dhawan. India are off to a flyer. Last 3 overs have yielded 32 runs.
13:35 hrs IST: Four more!! That was an action replay of the previous shot. Delightful strokeplay from Rohit!
13:34 hrs IST: Four!! Rohit joins the party with a beautiful flick through mid-wicket.
13:32 hrs IST: Four!! Dhawan is striking the ball like a dream. Comes down the track and lifts the ball over cover. India are 39-0 after 7 overs.
13:30 hrs IST: Six!! What a shot from Dhawan! He picks the full delivery from Hastings and flicks it for the maximum.
13:29 hrs IST: Good over for India! Seven runs from that Boland over. India are 27-0 after 6 overs.
13:27 hrs IST: Four!! Dhawan comes down the track and smack the short and wide delivery to the point boundary. Great shot!!
13:23 hrs IST: Four!! First boundary for Rohit and India. That was silky smooth from the right-hander!!
13:21 hrs IST: India have made a cautious start! Four runs off that Scott Boland over. India are 12-0 after 4 overs.
13:19 hrs IST: Two swings and misses from Dhawan. Living dangerously!! Needs to be careful.
13:14 hrs IST:GreatÂover from Scott Boland!! Just one run off the second over. India are 3-0 after 2 overs.
13:08 hrs IST: Rohit gets off the mark with a streaky single. That was close!! India don't need a run out today. India 2-0 after 1 over.
13:05 hrs IST: India openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the field!! All set to start!!
12:37 hrs IST: Great last over from Ishant!! Just 4 runs off that over. Australia end the innings at 330-7.
12:33 hrs IST: Maiden century for Mitchell Marsh!! Take a bow. Now that's what you call an all-rounder!!
12:32 hrs IST:Mitchell Marsh just can't get it away. What an over from Bumrah. Just 3 runs and a wicket in that over. What a debut for the youngster!! Gave away just 40 runs in his 10 overs and two wickets!! Impressive stuff!!
12:29 hrs IST:ÂMitchell Marsh moves to 99 with a single. This will be his maiden ton. But another brilliant delivery from Bumrah.
12:27 hrs IST: WICKET!! Bumrah cleans up James Faulkner!! Great bowling by the debutant. Gets his second wicket. Faulkner goes for 1 off 3 balls.
12:26 hrs IST: 10 runs off Umesh's over. Australia 323-6 after 48 overs.
12:24 hrs IST: WICKET!! Finally, Umesh has something to cheer about! Wade gets a big edge and is pouched easily by MS Dhoni behind the stumps, Wade b Umesh c Dhoni 36 (27 balls)
12:23 hrs IST: Six!! Wade smashes that to fine-leg boundary. Guess who's bowling - Umesh Yadav!
12:18 hrs IST: Four!! No respite from Mitchell Marsh as Ishant bears the brunt now. The Australian all-rounder has moved to 93 - his highest ODI score. If anyone needs to break batting records, face Indian bowling!! Australia are 313-5 after 47 overs.
12:16 hrs IST: This is fifth time in last six ODIs that India have conceded 300 plus runs. India need a bowling overhaul. Just a sub-standard attack!!
12:12 hrs IST: Four!! 300 up for Australia!!Mitchell Marsh cracks that to the cover boundary with disdain. Guess what, it was a slower ball from Rishi Dhawan!
12:08 hrs IST: Six!! Fifty-run partnership between Mitchell Marsh and Mathew Wade! Marsh pulls that over square leg boundary for a maximum. Australia are 292-5 after 45 overs.
12:06 hrs IST: 12 runs off Rishi Dhawan's over. Australia are 282-5 after 44 overs.
12:03 hrs IST: Four!! Rishi Dhawan is bowling one slower ball after another. And Wade saw that coming and smacked that over mid-wicket boundary.
11:58 hrs IST: Four!! Mathew Wade gets an edge and the ball streaks away to the third man boundary. Australia are 264-5 after 42 overs.
11:50 hrs IST: Ok so, Umesh figures in his three previous overs - 5th over - 14 runs, 6th over - 16 runs and 7th over - 14 runs. In three overs - 44 runs. Just not acceptable.Â
11:48 hrs IST: Four!!Short ball and pulled away to the boundary by Mitchell Marsh. Time for Umesh Yadav to go!! Surely, there are better pacers in India than him. Just bowling 140 plus can't be the criteria to be selected in an international squad. Another 14 runs from his over. Australia are 249-5 after 40 overs.
11:46 hrs IST: Four!! Mitchell Marsh smacks Umesh Yadav straight down the ground. Things are going from bad to worse for the Indian pacer.
11:42 hrs IST: WICKET!! Just as we say that Ishant gets his own back!! Warner is gone for 122 off 113 balls. Crucial breakthrough for India!! Could be the difference between Australia reaching 350 runs. Australia are 235-5 after 39 overs.