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Ashton Turner, Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb made Australia's record run chase special against India

Australia beat India by four wickets in fourth One-Day International (ODI) to level series. 

Australia's record run chase

Aaron Finch-led team defeated India by four wickets as Aussies chased down a record 359 to level the series at 2-2 in the fourth one-day international at Mohali city's Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. 

The Baggy Greens' previous best was a race to 334 against England in 2011 in Sydney. 

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Khawaja and Handscomb's crucial partnership

Australia were in deep trouble when they were 12-2 in the fourth over but a 192-run second-wicket partnership between Peter Handscomb, who smashed 117 off 105 balls, and Usman Khawaja, who made 91, was key to Australia's win. 

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Handscomb's maiden century

Peter Handscomb struck his maiden ODI hundred to make the steep run-chase easy. 

Handscomb found the gaps with ease and the dew made it difficult for the Indian spinners with ball looking like a slippery bar of soap. 

In his 117-run knock, Handscomb hit eight fours and three sixes. 

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Handscomb says, 'It's a lovely feeling'

During the post-match presentation, Handscomb said, "My role today was to take it as deep as possible and that hundred today is pretty special." 

Indian skipper Virat also praised Handscomb's knock. 

"But Ashton (Turner) played one hell of a knock, Handscomb and Khawaja played well too but Ashton's innings was the game-changer." 

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Turner turns the tables on India

Ashton Turner's 43-ball blitz in Mohali gave Australia the win by four wickets with 13 balls to spare in their highest ever run chase.

Turner, who made his debut in the opening ODI and playing just his second match, also built crucial partnerships including an 86-run stand with Alex Carey, who made 21. 

The 26-year-old Turner, who replaced an injured Marcus Stoinis in the playing XI, hit 5 fours and 6 sixes to smash the bowlers to all parts of the ground. 

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Australia's firm middle batting order

Australia were 12-2 in the fourth over, Peter Handscomb and Usman Khawaja had set the platform with a 192-run third-wicket stand. 

Khawaja (91 off 99 balls) and Handscomb (117 off 105 ) played Yuzvendra Chahal (1/64 in 10 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/80 in 10 overs) with ease. 

The duo kept Australia in the hunt taking 73 runs off Vijay Shankar (0/29 in 5 overs) and Kedar Jadhav (0/44)'s combined 10-over spell. 

Apart from them, other batsmen like Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Turner gave crucial contributions. 

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Pat Cummins' 5-wicket haul

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins returned his best-ever ODI figures of 5-70 in 10 overs. 

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Series decider in New Delhi

The teams now move to New Delhi for the decisive fifth and final match of the series on Wednesday (March 13). 

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