3rd ODI: India look to seal series against Australia

India's bowlers fought back strongly after opener Aaron Finch's blazing century to restrict Australia to 293-6 in the third one-day worldwide on Sunday.

The new emerging duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have made life tough for the visitors with their variations till now.

Virat Kohli's India meanwhile retained the same playing eleven from his team's win at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

It was Finch who took on the role of the aggressor as he steadily grew into the game.

Marcus Stoinis began to up the ante after the Kuldeep's hat-trick, but his valiant knock of 62 not out, which came off 65 balls and included six boundaries and three sixes, was not enough to save his side as they were bowled out for 202.

Brief scores: Australia (Aaron Finch 124, Steve Smith 63; Jasprit Bumrah 2/52, Kuldeep Yadav 2/75) vs India in 3rd ODI.

Team India's third number is Virat Kohli fix, However, worrying about the fourth order in the team remains intact. The pitch could play better for the batsmen under lights, maybe it will be a little slow during the day when it is dry.

David Warner insists it's not all doom and gloom though, saying:"I find that the players can read the spinners - and that it's the odd one or two that when they can't see the seam, then the players react off the wicket and that's probably the odd one here or there". However, going into the third match, it would be nice to see some stability from them, as well as the Aussies.

India has been dominant this day and the team collected the runs which reflect at the top and the lower middle-order, so the team India is now set their eye on their No. 4 - Manish Pandey, who need to be ideal today at the match. Under lights it is handsome to bat on, I have played here before. Finch and Handscomb are playing in place of Cartwrightand Wade.

"Let's get our bats out and enjoy the surface".

Virat-led team India won by 26 runs and 50 runs in Chennai and Kolkata respectively. "We did not get those key partnerships in the middle", he said.

Whereas, the Australian skipper has managed to score just 8 centuries in 98 matches that he has played so far.

Chahal and Yadav have taken 10 wickets in the first 2 matches and send a strong message across to the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who are India's top 2 spinners at the moment.

The visitors' skipper lashed out at his batsmen after the second ODI defeat.

Australia ODI squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

"We've had a lot of collapses and we need to stop".

  • Stacy Allen