Rishabh Pant is being criticized by fans for his mediocre wicket keeping display during the fourth ODI of the series against Australia. He had replaced MS Dhoni, who was rested for the final two ODIs of the five-match series.
Pant missed a few clear-cut wicket taking chances and on one occasion, he even tried to copy MS Dhoni’s no-look flick but failed miserably, leading to angry reaction from Virat Kohli.
The Indian skipper looked miffed as Pant’s mistake led to an overthrow. Yuzvendra Chahal was not amused with the antics of Pant, who was smiling after conceding an extra run.
Pant’s mistakes…!! pic.twitter.com/qyo9Kpkdox
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Ashton Turner bludgeoned 84 off 43 balls as Australia beat India by four wickets in the fourth ODI on Sunday to level the five-match series 2-2.
Peter Handscomb added 117 off 105 balls, while Usman Khawaja made 91 runs as Australia made surprisingly easy work of an imposing 359-run target.
Handscomb and Khawaja put on 192 runs for the third wicket after Australia had been reduced to 12-2 and Turner applied the finishing touch to lead Australia to 359-6 in 47.5 overs.
Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan scored his 16th ODI hundred as India reached 358-5 after opting to bat on the best pitch in this series. Rohit Sharma also scored 95 runs and the duo put on 193 runs for the opening wicket to set the stage for a challenging score.
But dew and poor fielding put paid to India’s chances as Australia rallied to its record chase in ODI cricket.