February 26, 2024

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India and Australia set for fifth and final T20I, India clinch series 3-1

The fourth game saw India clinch the series by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead over the visitors. After losing in the third T20I, the Men in Blue bounced back stronger to win the penultimate game in Raipur.

The Australian side saw plenty of changes being made to their setup. The previous game in Raipur witnessed the Suryakumar Yadav-led Indian side put up 174/9 in 20 overs. While it looked like an easy target for the visiting side to chase, the Indian bowlers put up impressive performances and took their side over the line.

Deepak Chahar gave away 44 runs in four overs but managed to finish with two wickets under his belt. Ravi Bishnoi was clinical, conceding just 17 runs in four overs while also picking up a wicket. The Indian bowlers restricted Australia to 154/7 in 20 overs to win the game by 20 runs, eventually clinching the series with a game to spare.

The two teams have met each other in 30 T20I matches, of which India has won 18. Australia have 11 victories to their name against the Men in Blue in the format.

The pitch at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru has been a batting paradise. The bowlers might face difficulties in restricting the batters and picking wickets at regular intervals. The chasing side has had an advantage at this pitch, and the captain winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first.

With no signs of rain, the temperature at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is expected to be between 24 to 25 degrees Celsius mark. The humidity is likely to be around 50 percent.

India will be the favorites to clinch the final game. While Australia will aim to finish their tour on a high note, the Men in Blue will aim to make it a 4-1 victory.

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