News – Cricket: Aaron Finch is horribly out of form with the bat, and Michael Vaughan has warned he could be a sitting duck at the World Cup this year if he doesn’t fix one glaring issue.

Summary

  • Another top order failure prevented Australia from reaching the 300-plus total needed to fend off India as Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni led another expertly-timed chase to square the one-day series at 1-1.
  • Finch’s run of outs followed being dropped from Australia’s Test team after scoring 97 runs at an average of 16.16 in the first three Tests of the recent series against India.
  • Glenn Maxwell’s latest whirlwind cameo should end debate about his best batting spot in Australia’s one-day team, coach Justin Langer says.
  • But India, guided by Virat Kohli’s 104 and the masterly finishing touches of MS Dhoni (55 from 54 balls) claimed victory to level the series at one-all ahead of the deciding fixture in Melbourne on Friday.
  • Langer said Australia had tried numerous batting orders in the past two years — a period coinciding with six consecutive ODI series losses — but hadn’t struck the right combination.


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