Shikhar Dhawan, India vs Australia 2019, Rohit Sharma
Shikhar Dhawan celebrates after scoring his century in the 4th ODI against Australia. Credits - Getty Images

Australia’s premier fast bowler Pat Cummins was able to get rid of Shikhar Dhawan. The southpaw batsman was looking to get some quick runs, however, he perished in the process. Cummins was right on the money and Dhawan was not able to make the connection with the ball. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan played a blistering knock of 143 runs off just 118 balls.

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The southpaw batsman scored 18 fours and three sixes in his staggering knock. Thus, the Indian opener was able to get back into form in style. The southpaw had scored only two fifties in the last 16 One Day Internationals and it was crucial for him to get back amongst the runs.

Shikhar Dhawan | India vs Australia 2019 |
Shikhar Dhawan. Credit: BCCI

Dhawan played a blinder.

The left-hander scored his 16th ODI hundred as he batted at the top of his game. In fact, Dhawan was able to hit the ground running after Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first in the fourth ODI.

Dhawan was the aggressor as Rohit Sharma took a backseat. Rohit took his time in the initial phase of the innings whereas Dhawan was hitting everything from the middle of the bat. However, Rohit Sharma was able to change gears after settling into his groove. The stylish batsman scored a fine knock of 95 off just 92 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes.

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India is looking good for a big score.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli had a rare failure as the talisman batsman could only score seven runs. Kohli chased a wide one and got a thin outside edge which was nicely taken by Alex Carey.

Rishabh Pant oozed his pyrotechnics as the wicketkeeper-batsman scored a quickfire knock of 36 runs off just 24 balls laced with four fours and one maximum. Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins have scalped two wickets each for the visitors whereas Adam Zampa has taken one wicket.

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