Aaron Finch’s rapidfire century had Australia cruising and his 154 run stand with Steve Smith was taking the visitors towards a 300-320 total at least. But could muster just 293 at the end.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian team restricted Australia to 293/5 in Indore in the third ODI of five-match series.
After taking a 2-0 lead in the series, Team India is brimming with confidence. Australia, on the other hand, is yet to figure out a way to tackle India’s spin twins.
Steve Smith has come down hard at his batsmen after yet another collapse saw them lose the second ODI against India by 50 runs.
India register a convincing 50-run win to take 2-0 lead over Australia in the five-match series, rise to no.1 spot in ICC ODI rankings.
Nathan Coulter-Nile has consistently bowled a troublesome line just outside the off-stump which has kept the men in blue on tenterhooks. He has been instrumental in keeping a check on India’s formidable top order.
Hardik Pandya was busy protecting his bat from the rain as he rushed off the field. Instead of completing the run he scampered towards the pavilion.
Asked whether MS Dhoni would play in the coming 2019 World Cup, Michael Clarke said, “Don’t ask me whether he will play in the 2019 World Cup. He will play in 2023.”
Glenn Maxwell took the gaming experience and was seen imitating Australian captain Steve Smith and former West Indian captain Brian Lara in the video. He even took fans inside the process of capturing his movements, mimicking Justin Langer and Mathew Hayden while at it.
Jasprit Bumrah took a brilliant running catch to dismiss Australian captain Steve Smith for one in first ODI of the five-match series in Chennai. Smith’s side were handed over a revised target of 164 runs in 21 overs.
To counter the threat of Kuldeep Yadav the Australian cricket team is trying out new and innovative ways. In the latest move, they called upon left-arm wrist spinner KK Jiyas to bowl at the nets. Sridharan Sriram was the one who asked Jiyas to bowl to the Aussies.
Virat Kohli is better than rival Steve Smith in ODI cricket according to former Australian skipper, Michael Clarke. Clarke also said that in Test cricket it is Steve Smith who is the better batsman.
Steve Smith-led Australian team is touring India for five ODIs and three T20Is this month and Smith has said that the bilateral series will be played in “good spirit.”
Recalling their last tour to the sub-continent Steve Smith said that they did some things really well in India. But it just needs to be done for a little bit longer, and consistently.
Australia are set to play Bangladesh in two-Test series beginning next week. Australian captain Steve Smith has said that the side is expecting spin to play a major role in the series.