India must win today
Handicapped by the poor form of some of their key bowlers, India will be under intense pressure as they go into the do-or-die sixth one-day international against an upbeat Australia on Wednesday, fully aware that any slip-up at this stage could cost them the series.
The visitors are sitting pretty with a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series after the successive wash-outs of the fourth and fifth games of the long series at Ranchi and Cuttack on October 23 and 26.
The onus is on India, whose under-performing players, need to pull up their socks and fire in unison to upset the apple cart of the Australians who came here with the record of winning two seven-game series in the past.
The hosts have no option but to win the remaining two matches to clinch the series and any lapses in Wednesday's game could turn out to be disastrous for the team.