India vs Australia - 5th ODI International Preview & Prediction

Ross Houston
March 13, 2019

The Decision Review System (DRS) is once grabbing the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Mohali: Peter Handscomb, one of the architects of Australia's record-breaking run-chase against India in the fourth ODI here, was confident that young Ashton Turner could replicate his big-hitting exploits in domestic cricket at the global stage.

During Friday's third ODI in Ranchi that Australia won, the DRS had made headlines after a ball-tracking error.


However, Pakistan's foreign and information ministers took exception to the gesture and criticised the Indian team and also urged the PCB to take up the issue with ICC to take punitive action against the Indian players.

Rishabh Pant, doing the keeping duties in place of the rested Mahendra Singh Dhoni, missed a chance to stump Turner on 38 and the innings also witnessed a few dropped catches. There was a clear spike on Snicko but it came after the ball passed the bat. The snickometer that showed a spike as the ball passed the bat also showed lighter disturbances even before the ball reached the batsman.

De Kock hit 121 in a total of 331-5, while Sri Lanka, chasing a revised target of 193 in 24 overs after a lengthy rain delay, made 121-5 to hand the hosts a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.


"But the DRS call was a bit of surprise for all of us and it's becoming a more of a talking point every game". "The wicket remained good throughout, we've fallen on the wrong side of the dew in two games, but that's not an excuse. Handscomb and Khawaja played well too, but Ashton's innings was the game-changer", India captain Virat Kohli said.

"We do not want to see the shoulder of cricket being used for politics", the PCB chief said, revealing that they will be writing a letter to the ICC to protest India's movie within the next 12 hours. We knew he can get the job done.

Peter Handscomb hit his maiden century and added 192 runs with Usman Khawaja (91) to set the platform for an exciting finish before Turner turned the game on its head.


The last ODI in Feroz Shah Kotla was in 2016 against New Zealand when India went down by six runs in a close encounter.

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