India vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Hosts take 3-0 lead after convincing win in Indore

India ride on 70s from Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Hardik Pandya to chase down 294 and beat Australia by five wickets to pocket the series in Indore.

By: Express Web Desk | Indore | Updated: September 24, 2017 9:23 pm
india vs australia live, ind vs aus live score, india vs australia live cricket score, live cricket score, live score, india vs australia 3rd odi live score, india vs australia live streaming, cricket live streaming, cricket news, indian express Hardik Pandya scored a quick-fire 78. (Source: Reuters)

India beat Australia by five wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Chasing 294, India rode on a fluent opening stand between Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane and then sealed the deal with Hardik Pandya’s quick-fire 78. The team was in a little spot after losing Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav in quick succession but Pandya operated with a mature head to get the side close to a convincing win. Earlier, after electing to bat, Australia rode on Aaron Finch’s brilliant 124 but lost their way as India fought back in the final overs to now allow the visitors go past the 300-run mark. This was another complete performance by India on a very batting-friendly pitch and gives them another ODI series win under Virat Kohli. Action now shifts to Bangalore where Australia would eye pride while India would look to extend their domination. (FULL SCORECARD)

India vs Australia, 3rd ODI: As it happened in Indore

Toss Report: Australia win toss and elect to bat against India in Indore. Australia make two changes to their playing XI while India are unchanged

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav

Australia playing XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson

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