India vs. Australia, 4th ODI: Scorecard, Recap and More from Ranchi

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterOctober 23, 2013

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 14:  George Bailey of Australia hits out during the 4th Natwest Series One Day International between England and Australia at the SWALEC Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)
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The fourth match of the series between India and Australia ended in an abandonment at Ranchi after the evening rain set in and refused to lift in time to force a result.

There had been a brief shower in Australia's innings but having been put in to bat, they managed 295 for eight wickets in their 50 overs.

It was a decent effort, which owed everything to the combination of George Bailey and Glenn Maxwell. Both fell agonisingly short of well-deserved centuries, with Bailey top-edging Vinay Kumar when on 98 and the same bowler trapping Maxwell lbw on 92.

Their partnership had been worth 153 runs and rescued the team from a problematic position of 71-4.

Mohammed Shami, who took the first three wickets, was the pick of the India bowlers, especially early on, and once Bailey and Maxwell had been dislodged, there was not enough Australia batting to kick on.

It did not matter, however—India had got to 27 without loss after 4.1 overs of their reply when the rain returned and it never let up.

It means that the series is poised at 2-1 in Australia's favour with a further three matches to play.

Here is the scorecard, as given by the BBC.

Australia Innings 295 for 8 (50.0 overs)

Finch b Ahmed571010
Hughesc Dhonib Ahmed11241710
Watson b Ahmed14271930
Baileyc Ro Sharmab V Kumar981219473
Vogeslbwb Ashwin7261610
Maxwelllbwb V Kumar92947765
Haddin b Jadeja33400
Faulknernot out 23392910
Johnsonst Dhonib Ashwin25243111
McKaynot out 76310
Extras0nb 3w 0b 7lb10 
Totalfor 8295(50.0 ovs)
V Kumar8.00522
Yuvraj Singh1.00120
Fall of Wicket 

India Innings 27 for 0 (4.1 overs)

Ro Sharmanot out 9181310
Dhawannot out 14181230
Extras0nb 0w 4b 0lb4 
Totalfor 027(4.1 ovs)