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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 12 August 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


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.