India's second-only ever successful run-chase of a 350 plus total in One Day International (ODI) Cricket at Nagpur on Wednesday has taken the bilateral series against Australia to the seventh and final game of the series to decide a winner.
The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru will play host to the seventh ODI, which will take place on Saturday, November 2, and bring to an end Australia's 3-week long tour of India.
Poor with the ball and even poorer as a fielding unit, India have been dismal in one half of the game and spectacular in the other. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra's inclusion for the Nagpur ODI didn't produce the results that the team management would have been hoping for; instead Mishra's half-trackers and woefully inconsistent death overs' bowling allowed the Australian batsmen to pile on the runs in plenty towards the end of their innings on Wednesday. Australia scored an astonishing 180 runs in the last 20 overs at Nagpur, including 99 runs off the last 10. With the conditions at Bengaluru not expected to assist the bowlers any- more and the outfield expected to be just as quick as at Nagpur, India simply need to get their act together while out on the field, and look to strive for greater consistency and discipline in their bowling and fielding. India look set to go back to their three-pace prong attack, with left-arm medium-pacer Jaidev Unadkat expected to come in for Amit Mishra on his home ground at Bengaluru.