Wed. Feb 19th, 2020

India Vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Kohli-Rohit Made India Win Against Australia

india australia 3rd odi highlights 2020

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma had made India win the series against Australia. Opener batsman Rohit Sharma (119) hit a wonderful century while skipper Virat Kohli made 89 as India defeated Australia by seven wickets in the series-deciding third One Day International (ODI) to claim the series 2-1, at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru Sunday. 

Rohit Sharma from the very beginning on the crease was smashing the bowlers’ on Chinnaswamy Stadium, right from the start and travelled to his century very comfortably. Rohit was also declared Man of the Match for his brilliant 119 that included 8 fours and 6 sixes.

Virat Kohli, too, jumped into the party with his 89 off 91 balls that included 8 fours. Kohli, in the beginning, stayed mostly on singles till fifty but thereafter took a leap, however, he failed to connect on a Yorker delivery and missed his century. Kohli was also given Man of the Series award.

Shreyas Iyer kept Kohli a good company and took the team home. He remained not out on 44 with 6 fours and a six in his tally.

Captain Aaron Finch, Australia cricket team won the toss and chose to bat first. But somehow the players didn’t start well as David Warner was sent back into the pavilion early, and as the Aussies were on the course to stabilize the innings, they suffered another shock as Finch was also made runout following a mix-up with Steve Smith.

Steve Smith, however, tried level best and made a century, hitting 131 in 132 balls, including 14 fours and a six. Apart from Smith, young Marnus Labuschagne (54) and Alex Carey (35) made significant contributions to take Australia to 286/9 in 50 overs.

On the pace of bowling for India, pacer Mohammed Shami (4/63) and spinner all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (2/44) shared six wickets between them.

India kept the same playing 11 teams as from the second ODI, made no changes in their team while Australia had made one change, bringing in Josh Hazelwood in place of Kane Richardson. 

❍ Brief Scores:

Australia: 286 for 7 in 50 overs. (S Smith 131, M Labuschagne 54; M Shami 4/63, R Jadeja 2/44).

India: 289 for 3 in 47.3 overs. (R Sharma 119, V Kohli 89; A Agar 1/38, A Zampa 1/44).

❍ Playing 11 of both sides:

Team India playing 11 included the following players: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, K L Rahul (w), Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Team Australia playing 11 included the following players: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

❍ India vs Australia 3rd ODI Scoreboard

Batsman Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes Fall of Wicket
Rohit Sharma c Starc b Zampa 119 128 8 6 69/1 KL Rahul
K L Rahul lbw b Agar 19 27 2 0 206/2 Rohit
Virat Kohli b Hazlewood 89 91 8 0 274/3 Kohli
Shreyas Iyer not out 44 35 6 1
Manish Pandey not out 8 4 2 0
Total: 289/3 47.3 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Pat Cummins 7 0 64 0
Mithcell Starc 9 0 66 0
Josh Hazlewood 9.3 1 55 1
Ashton Agar 10 0 38 1
Adam Zampa 10 0 44 1
Marnus Labuschagne 1 0 11 0
Aaron Finch 1 0 9 0

Team India playing 11 included the following players: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, K L Rahul (w), Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Team Australia playing 11 included the following players: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

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