Cricket News sort by Australia tour of India 2013 - 14

Australia tour of India: India Vs Australia 5th ODI Live Scores at Cuttack, Oct 26, 2013.Match scheduled to begin at 13:30 local time (08:00 GMT)

The fifth ODI between India and Australia at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Saturday is the danger of getting abandoned without a single ball bowled.

Considering the manner in which Australia pounded the Indian bowlers in the 3rd ODI, it was surprising that the same team was retained for the remaining four games.

The Fourth ODI at Ranchi was abandoned after relentless rain in the evening which abruptly cut short India’s promising run chase.

Australia tour of India: India Vs Australia 4th ODI Live Scores at Ranchi, Oct 23, 2013.Match scheduled to begin at 13:30 local time (08:00 GMT)

Ishant Sharma’s one over completely overshadowed everything else that transpired in the match at Mohali. We look back at a few significant occurrences in the game that people might not remember because this match will pretty much be logged in the memory of Indian fans as the one Ishant Sharma gifted to Australia.

In a rather shocking development, India retained both Ishant Sharma and R. Vinay Kumar in spite of their exceedingly poor show in the series so far. One really wonders the logic behind the decision.

The Indian team has been in constant denial mode over their weaknesses against the short ball. But, the woes of the top and middle-order against the rising ball came to the fore again at Mohali.

Despite some ordinary bowling performances in the First three ODIs against Australia, the Selectors have retained the same squad for the remainder of the 7-match series.