India vs Australia 3rd ODI Result
Kohli after getting 8 successive wins in ODI, having a target to achieve the feat of 9 consecutive wins as captain to equalize with MS DHONI’S record. Having a great performance throughout the 2 ODI and leading the series by 2-0. India starts up with an aim to win the series by defeating Australia in the ongoing ODI held at Indore.
Indian player in the previous 2 ODI has shown that they can restrict any team with their bowling line-up having a decent target on board. But the situation differs this time as winning the toss, Australian captain Smith chooses to bat first.It is not a matter of concern as Kohli known as chase master. But the scenario seems to be opposite.
Australia team having a change in the lineup bringing back Finch(124) to open up with Warner(44). The duo have a great impact on the bowling lineup as the opening pair have 70 runs stand in just 13 overs. After Warner shown the way to pavilion by Pandya, Captain of the team Smith(63) comes to join Finch in other side.
The game seems to be completely towards Australia, as these duo hitting the balls like they are hungry for runs. In this game, 5 massive Sixer’s is in the name of Finch who completed his century in a firing mood. But these fire hitting comes to an end when the history creator of the previous match Kuldeep shown both of them the way to pavilion. After this Australia seems to be in a bad condition as except Stoinis(27) no one have touched the double-digit. Due to which Australia setting up a target of 294 for India.
For his all-round display, @hardikpandya7 wins Player of the Match in the 3rd #INDvAUS ODI.
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— ICC (@ICC) September 24, 2017
In reply, Indian opening pair started with a blasting performance. Both Rohit(71) and Rahane(70) manage to set up the run in a continuous flow. As the duo have a 139 run Stand between them, Setting the platform for the middle order. Indian fans seem to be tensed as both the opener dismissed in consecutive overs.
Its not the end line of Indian batting line-up as till Bhubaneswar, all have an ability to play a match-winning knock. Pandya and Kohli keep the run rate in a steady way, getting the 200 mark in just 33 overs. But these duos can’t take it further as Kohli departs at a score of 28 in Ashton Agar’s over. Kedar Jadhav(2) following Kohli got out in next over.
In other side, Pandya did his job perfectly by hitting big strokes and keeping the run going on. Having support from other ends by Manish Pandey who have not performed well in last two matches. These duo giving some hight of enjoyment to the game on 44th over by Stoinis with 4 classy boundary and two singles. Just 10 runs required to win Pandya(78) got out in Patt Cummins over. While the winning stroke comes from Pandey(36*), Dhoni(2*) in other end and India winning the match with 5 wickets in hand.
Its a great moment for Kohli as its another series win under his captaincy after Srilanka and also equalizing the record of MS DHONI’s most consecutive wins in ODI. Remaining two matches which gonna be more interesting as Kohli and co aim to whitewash the series.
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