Chennai: Australia won the series by defeating India in the third ODI at Chennai’s Chepakkam Stadium.
Australia toured India and played a three-match ODI series. With both the teams having won 1 match each, the third match to decide who won the trophy was held today at the Chennai-Chepakkam stadium. Australia won the toss and elected to bat, with Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh starting the innings.
Together, they added 61 runs without losing a wicket in the first 10 overs. Hardik Pandya broke the tie in the 11th over. Travis Head returned to the pavilion on 33 runs. Next Steve Smith was out for no runs. Hardik Pandya bowled out Mitchell Marsh for 47 runs, who was a lion’s dream for the Indian team by showing consistent performance.
David Warner scored 23 runs and Marnus Lapuzagne scored 28 runs to start Australia at the end of 30 overs with the loss of 5 wickets and added 149 runs. Marcus Stoinis (25) and Alex Carey (38) played in a manner that gave the team confidence but they did not last. Australia added 269 runs after losing all the wickets as the successive players didn’t sob much. On the Indian side, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav bowled well and controlled the Australian run accumulation and took 3 wickets each. Muhammad Siraj and Akshar Patel took 2 wickets each.
After that, Subman Gill and Rohit Sharma set a good start for the Indian team, who came into the field with the target of winning if they score 270 runs. Rohit Sharma, who added 30 runs in 16 balls, dismissed Sen Abbott. Subman Gill also left the field with 37 runs in the next few overs.
Next Virat Kohli – KL Rahul struggled to form a good partnership. However, KL Rahul returned to the pavilion on 32 runs. Axar Patel, who came next, was run out for 2 runs, the wicketkeeper stood still and reached his fifty. India lost 4 wickets in 35 overs and scored 185 runs.
But the hope so far started to melt away in the next over. Because Kohli was out for 54 runs, no one expected that Suryakumar Yadav, who came next, would get a wicket in the next ball. (Suryakumar Yadav has been out on the first ball in all 3 matches of the ODI series against Australia) The scoreboard was shocking at 185-6 with the loss of 2 wickets in one over.
But Hardik Pandya’s next six gave hope. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja struggled to raise the team’s score. Hardik Pandya, who had added 40 runs, was out in a difficult situation and Kuldeep Yadav came to the field. As fast as he came, Jadeja departed on 18 runs. Muhammad Sami, who came next, hit a six and a four and left. Kuldeep Yadav was run out for 6 runs and the Indian team lost all the wickets in 49.1 overs and lost by adding 248 runs. With this Australia won the ODI series by 21 runs.
On the Australian side, Adam Zamba took 4 wickets, Ashton Auger took 2 wickets, Sean Abbott and Marcus Stoinis took 1 wicket each.