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#IndvsAus: Australia set India a target of 349 to chase in second innings

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:27 IST

India capped off yet another dismal bowling performance in the 4th ODI at Canberra by allowing Australia to amass a huge total of 348 in the first innings.

Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch set the tone for most of the innings by setting a 187 run stand for the first wicket itself. Warner was close to celebrating the birth of his second child with a century but fell to Ishant Sharma at 93.

Finch however, went on to complete his ton and made 107 off 107 balls. The innings experienced a temporary halt after his wicket as India seemed to be clawing their way back into the game. But Glenn Maxwell and Steven Smith played quick and enterprising cameos to lift Australia to 348.

This is the first time in the series that India is chasing, and it would require something very special from the batsmen to challenge this score. Virat Kohli is fresh off a century in the last game and it is important that he deliver the goods once again with in-form batsman Rohit Sharma. Not losing early wickets would be the key for India in the run chase.

First published: 20 January 2016, 12:45 IST