Rain once again interrupted play in the fifth One-Day International (ODI) between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) after the toss had been delayed earlier. Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan were in the middle for India, having scored six runs in the first 2.4 overs. Mitchell Starc was in the middle of his second over, while Josh Hazlewood had bowled one.
India are in a must-win position, with a loss here meaning that they will not make it to the final. If the match is washed out they will get two points, which would make their equation much simpler; whoever wins the next match meets Australia in the final.
Earlier, George Bailey won the toss and elected to field first as both teams made a number of changes to their sides. David Warner, Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, and Xavier Doherty came in for Australia. While for India Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma replaced Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.