IND vs AUS Highlights: Australia earn Consolation Win as India take Series
IND vs AUS 3rd ODI was played in Rajkot. The Men in Yellow won the final match but conceded the series by 2-1 against India.
IND vs AUS series ended on a high note for the Australians as the visitors won the third and final ODI match in Rajkot. Chasing a massive total of 353 runs, India started pretty well with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma stroked fifties. However, Glenn Maxwell gave some body blows to India as he scalped a four-wicket haul to derail Indian chase.
Earlier, India made a remarkable comeback with the ball as they restricted visitors to 352/7. Australia were cruising at one point it Mitchell Marsh & Steve Smith piling on runs but quick wickets dented visitors ambition of 400 runs Earlier, Mitchell Marsh and Steve Smith put on a 137-run partnership in quick time before Marsh got caught on 96. Smith departed soon after on 74. Marnus Labuschagne & David Warner also contributed with quickfire fifties. For India, Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
Australia: Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Tanveer Sangha, Josh Hazlewood
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IND vs AUS – India keen to field strong playing XI
With the pitch expected to be batting paradise in Rajkot, Rohit Sharma, Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul would be keen to make the most of it. It is a golden chance for the likes of Kohli and Rohit to get form after missing the first two ODIs.
Both the veteran players love playing against Australia and would be keen to make it count this time too.
In the bowling, India will deploy spin twins or will also play three spinners, with Ashwin showing incredible form in the two ODIs.
- India vs Australia, 3rd ODI
- Date & Time: Wednesday, September 27, 1:30 PM IST
- Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
IND Probable Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj