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Was raring to perform, says Australia's Ashton Turner

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Middle-order batsman Ashton Turner, whose spectacular knock of 84 runs took over the line against in the fourth ODI at Mohali, said he was raring to perform for his team.

"I feel like I have had a great opportunity to hit lots of balls in the nets and get used to these conditions behind the scenes. I had a lot of confidence I was ready to go if I was given the chance," International Council (ICC) quoted Turner as saying.

Turner, who came in as a last minute replacement for Marcus Stoinis, played a remarkable knock dispatching the Indian bowlers to all around the park.

"I turned up to the ground today and was doing a fitness test, he has got a broken thumb. He is a pretty tough bloke, so I thought he would get up and play and I would be running drinks again. It was a last-minute [situation], to transition my mind from not playing to playing," Turner said in the post-match ceremony.

recorded their highest ODI chase of all time as they chased down India's 358 with 2.1 overs to spare. scored his first ODI century and played a knock of 91. But the match changing innings was played by Turner who played a crucial inning of 84 runs off just 43 deliveries.

As a result of this win, levelled the five-match series 2-2 against

Australia would look to give their campaign a boost by winning the ODI series against

Australia takes on India in the final ODI of the five-match series on Wednesday, March 13 at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium,

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 10:25 IST