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India vs Australia 3rd ODI Highlights: India beat Australia by 7 wickets, win series by 2-1

India vs Australia 3rd ODI Highlights: Rohit Sharma scored his eighth ODI century against Australia equalling Virat Kohli's tally helping India win the match by 7 wickets

By: Sports Desk | Updated: January 20, 2020 10:10:27 am
India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 3rd ODI Highlights: Rohit Sharma scored 119 in series decider

India vs Australia 3rd ODI Highlights: India beat Australia by seven wickets with 15 balls to spare to win the three-ODI series. Chasing a target of 287, India got off to a good start as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul shared a 69-run stand. In Shikhar Dhawan’s absence due to injury, Rahul opened the innings. Ashton Agar took his wicket. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli took up the mantle to keep the run chase on track. Rohit scored his 29th ODI century, eighth against Australia whereas Virat Kohli registered his 100th fifty-plus score in ODI cricket. Rohit got out for 119 losing his wicket to Adam Zampa. Kohli missed his century as he lost his wicket to Josh Hazlewood on 89. Shreyas Iyer ensured India reach home safely as he scored an unbeaten 35-ball 44 alongside Manish Pandey who finished the run chase with two boundaries.

Earlier, Australian skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat first. Mohammed Shami got the early breakthrough by taking David Warner’s wicket in the third over. Finch fell victim to a horrible mix-up with Steve Smith as he got run out for 19. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne added 127 runs for the third wicket. Labuschagne departed soon after reaching his maiden fifty. Smith went on to score his 9th ODI century, his first after two years. The ploy to send Mitchell Starc at No.5 didn’t work as he got out for a duck. Ravindra Jadeja got Starc and Labuschagne’s wicket. Alex Carey looked threatening but Kuldeep Yadav got his wicket in the last over of his spell. Ashton Turner failed to make an impact as he lost his wicket to Navdeep Saini. Shami ended with four wickets for 63 runs. He got the wickets of Smith, Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa in the death overs.

Australia in India, 3 ODI Series, 2020M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 20 February 2020

India 289/3 (47.3)


Australia 286/9 (50.0)

Match Ended ( Day - 3rd ODI ) India beat Australia by 7 wickets

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India vs Australia 2nd ODI Highlights:


    21:06 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Pandey finishes it off

    Manish Pandey hits two boundaries down the ground and finishes off the run chase in style in front of his homecrowd. Shreyas Iyer remains unbeaten on 44. India beat Australia by seven wickets, win the series by 2-1. 

    21:02 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Iyer continues onslaught

    Shreyas Iyer has been positive against the fast bowler. Iyer flashes his blade again and hits Mitchell Starc for a one bounce four. 6 runs from Starc's over. IND - 280/3 after 47 overs

    20:56 (IST)19 Jan 2020

    Too late! A consolation wicket for Australia as Josh Hazlewood gets rid of Virat Kohli with a perfect yorker. Kohli misses his century by 11 runs. IND - 274/3 after 45.5 overs

    20:51 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    50-run stand

    Shreyas Iyer is doing the heavy-lifting in the ending stages of this run chase. Iyer times the ball to perfection hitting Mitchell Starc for a six followed by a boundary over covers. IND - 268/2 after 45 overs

    20:46 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Zampa finishes his spell

    Virat Kohli manages to get one boundary from Adam Zampa's final over. It was marginally short from Zampa and Kohli crunched it on the back foot. 8 runs from Zampa's final over. IND - 254/1 after 44 overs

    20:42 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Iyer takes on Hazlewood

    Shreyas Iyer does well when he is batting with Virat Kohli. Iyer makes room for himself and hits two boundaries piercing the offside field. Josh Hazlewood goes for 10 runs. IND - 246/2 after 43 overs

    20:32 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Agar finishes well

    Ashton Agar gives just three runs in his final over. Virat Kohli miscued one but safely in no man's land. Agar gave 38 runs and picked up the wicket of KL Rahul in his 10 overs. IND - 227/2 after 41 overs

    20:29 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    10 overs to go

    Shreyas Iyer hits his first boundary off Mitchell Starc, that will give him some confidence. India need 63 runs from 60 balls. One bad over, one wicket can change the course of the game. A perfect platform for the chase master Kohli. IND - 224/2 after 40 overs

    20:25 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Another milestone for Kohli

    Virat Kohli completes 7,000 ODI runs while chasing. The required run rate is still under control. Mitchell Starc comes back into the attack. Starc troubled Shreyas Iyer in the first ODI. Ashton Agar gets hit for a boundary by Kohli in his ninth over. IND - 219/2 after 39 overs

    20:14 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Zampa breaks partnership

    Adam Zampa gets the major breakthrough for Australia. Rohit Sharma tries to hit him for a maximum but could not time it. Mitchell Starc takes the catch. Rohit falls for 119. This is a huge wicket for Australia. Will the visitors make a comeback in the decider? IND - 206/2 after 36.4 overs

    20:08 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Kohli hits fifty

    Virat Kohli brings up his 100th 50-plus score in ODI cricket. Kohli gets to his half-century with a pull shot over mid-wicket. He follows it up with a glorious straight drive. Pat Cummins goes for 13 runs in his seventh over. He has gone for 64 runs already. The required run rate falls below 6 runs per over. IND - 205/1 after 36 overs

    19:59 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Cummins' bad run continues

    Pat Cummins comes back into the attack and fails to make an impact. Virat Kohli hits him for a boundary and inches closer to his half-century. 9 runs from Cummins' over. IND - 188/1 after 34 overs

    19:52 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Rohit goes big again!

    This time around, Rohit Sharma takes on Josh Hazlewood. Rohit hits him for a six over long on. That's his sixth maximum of the innings. Virat Kohli hits a boundary off the short ball as well. Hazlewood goes for 14 runs in his seventh over. IND - 175/1 after 32 overs

    19:43 (IST)19 Jan 2020

    Rohit Sharma completes his 29th ODI century, eighth against Australia. Rohit equals Virat Kohli's tally of centuries against Australia. Only Sachin Tendulkar (9) has more ODI centuries against Australia. Also, Rohit went past former West Indies' cricketer Viv Richards to become the third-highest ODI run-scorer against Australia. IND - 156/1 after 30 overs

    19:37 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Finch into the attack!

    Skipper Aaron Finch takes matters into his own hands. The left-arm spinner gets whacked for a huge maximum, the biggest of the day by Rohit Sharma. 9 runs from Finch's first over and probably his last tonight. AUS - 147/1 after 28 overs

    19:31 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Rohit takes on Zampa

    Rohit Sharma takes on the leg spinner. Adam Zampa pitches one in Rohit Sharma's arc and he hits it for a maximum into the crowd. IND - 135/1 after 26 overs

    19:27 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Rohit into 80s

    Mitchell Starc is struggling with his line and length tonight. Starc bowls it full and wide to Rohit Sharma and the latter hits it for a boundary. India in control of this run chase. Australia need a wicket desperately here. IND - 128/1 after 25 overs

    19:22 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    50-run partnership

    The second-wicket partnership is now past the 50-run mark. Adam Zampa has bowled well today. The leg-spinner has given just 19 runs from his five overs. IND 122/1 after 24 overs

    19:19 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Milestone for Kohli

    Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 5,000 ODI runs as captain. Kohli reaches the milestone from 82 innings with a glorious boundary through covers off Mitchell Starc. IND - 118/1 after 23 overs

    19:11 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Rohit breaks free!

    100 up for India in the 21st over. Marnus Labuschagne introduced into the attack and all of a sudden scoring looks easy. Rohit hits him for a maximum over the mid-wicket boundary. 11 runs from Labuschagne's first over. IND - 107/1 after 21 overs

    19:08 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Scoring rate dips

    Just 16 runs have been scored from previous five overs. Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar have kept Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli quiet. Just one boundary has been scored during this period. The Zampa vs Kohli battle is on and round 1 goes to the Aussie. IND - 96/1 after 20 overs

    18:53 (IST)19 Jan 2020

    Rohit Sharma completes his 44th ODI half-century from 56 deliveries. The flow of runs has slowed down since KL Rahul's wicket. IND - 80/1 after 15 overs

    18:45 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    DRS works in AUS' favour

    KL Rahul gets out lbw trying to sweep a fuller delivery from Ashton Agar. A last-second call for review gets Australia their first breakthrough. Agar, who has been under the scanner in this series, gets the major breakthrough. Rahul falls for 19. IND - 69/1 after 12.3 overs

    18:37 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Agar into the attack

    Ashton Agar introduced into the attack right after the completion of first powerplay overs. Just three singles from left-arm spinner's over. An expected move from Aaron Finch with two right-handed batsmen on the crease. IND - 64/0 after 11 overs

    18:33 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Maiden from Hazlewood

    Josh Hazlewood has justified his selection in the side so far. Hazlewood has beaten Rohit Sharma on couple of occasions. Just two runs from his first three overs. He is doing what Jasprit Bumrah did for India. IND - 61/0 after 10 overs

    18:26 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    50 up!

    Josh Hazlewood has kept a lid on runs whereas Pat Cummins has surprisingly leaked runs. Rohit Sharma has moved into 40s now. This is a superb start for India. IND - 61/0 after 9 overs

    18:15 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Hazlewood starts well

    Josh Hazlewood gets extra bounce from the pitch. KL Rahul was cautious after flashing his blade at a short delivery. Just a single from Hazlewood's first over. IND - 39/0 after 6 overs

    18:11 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Another six!

    Total domination from Rohit Sharma. Fuller delivery from Pat Cummins and he flicks it for a maximum. Earlier, a genuine outside edge does not carry to Alex Carey. IND - 38/0 after 5 overs

    18:06 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Rohit goes big

    Mitchell Starc keeps pitching it short and wide and Rohit Sharma manages to get a four and a six from his second over. India are off to a terrific start in this run chase. A huge appeal for lbw off the last ball of the over but turned down by the umpire. IND - 31/0 after 4 overs 

    18:00 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Expensive from Cummins

    Pat Cummins bowls five wides. The extra movement getting the better of fast bowlers from both sides. Meanwhile, KL Rahul gets off the mark with a glorious boundary. IND - 20/0 after 3 overs

    17:55 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Milestone for Rohit

    Rohit Sharma becomes the third-quickest to 9,000 ODI runs after Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. KL Rahul opens alongside Rohit as Shikhar Dhawan got injured while fielding in the first innings. Good start for India chasing a total of 287. IND - 10/0 after 2 overs

    17:39 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Rahul to open

    KL Rahul is likely to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma as Shikhar Dhawan has gone for X-ray after hurting his left shoulder. 

    17:37 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    History favours India

    India's highest run chase at this venue is of 316 runs against New Zealand in 2010. They also scored 300-plus in an unsuccessful run chase against Australia in 2017. With the kind of batting lineup India has, this run chase should not get too tricky. 

    17:16 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Shami finishes well

    Excellent stuff from Indian bowlers in the death overs. Just five runs and a wicket from Mohammed Shami's last over. AUS - 286/9 after 50 overs

    17:12 (IST)19 Jan 2020

    Another yorker from Mohammed Shami and he gets the desired result. Too good for Adam Zampa to dig that one out. Shami gets his fourth wicket. Will he get a fifer today with Josh Hazlewood on strike? Hazlewood recently finished the match with three consecutive boundaries in a BBL game, just so you know. AUS - 282/9 after 49.2 overs

    17:10 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Bumrah finishes well

    No wickets for Jasprit Bumrah but he has given just 38 runs from his 10 overs. Just five runs from his final over. Bumrah has done an excellent job for India with the new ball and the old. AUS - 281/8 after 49 overs

    17:05 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Another golden duck for Cummins

    Mohammed Shami does it again. He comes to bowl in his final spell and takes two wickets. Pat Cummins undone by a yorker from Shami once again. Second golden duck for Cummins. It was almost a replay from Rajkot. AUS - 276/8 after 48 overs

    17:02 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Iyer special removes Smith

    Steve Smith flicks the ball once again but this time finds Shreyas Iyer who puts in a dive to get two hands to the ball. An excellent catch from Shreyas Iyer and Smith is a goner. He scored 131 runs from 132 deliveries. Mohammed Shami gets a wicket on the first ball of 48th over. AUS - 273/7 after 47.1 overs

    16:59 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Bumrah goes for runs

    Steve Smith is not sparing anyone, carrying the Australian innings on his back. Smith hits two boundaries in a row in BUmrah's over. AUS - 273/6 after 47 overs

    16:54 (IST)19 Jan 2020
    Smith executes helicopter shot

    Navdeep Saini goes for 16 runs in his final over. Steve Smith executes the helicopter shot to perfection hitting his first six of the innings. Australia have momentum by their side with Smith still in the middle in death overs. AUS - 261/6 after 46 overs


    India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, K L Rahul (wicketkeeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami.

    Australia: Aaron Finch (Captain), Alex Carey (Wicket-keeper), Patrick Cummins, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschange, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, David Warner and Adam Zampa.