In the third and final ODI in the series decider, India-Australia will meet in Chennai. Whoever wins will lift the trophy.- In such an equation, India lost the top spot in ODIs with a humiliating loss at home.
Hosts India and Australia face each other at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in the final ODI on Wednesday. Australia beat India by 21 runs.
As a result, the Aussies won the three-match series by 2-1. India ended the tour by winning the ODI series, but Australia had previously lost the four-match Test series by 2-1.
Australia won the toss and batted first in the match. Aussie openers Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh started the innings in a moody mood. They scored 68 runs off 65 balls. Indian pacer Hardik Pandya broke Australia’s opening pair by stopping Head for 33 runs. Head hits 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Australia were bowled out for 269 runs in 49 overs without a batsman’s half-century. India’s Pandya-Kuldeep took 3 wickets each.
After that, India also started well by going down to bat with a target of 270 runs to win the series. The two openers captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill added 65 runs off 55 balls. Rohit played in T20 mood. Rohit was the victim of Abbott with 2 four-six off 17 balls.
In the end, India were all out for 248 runs with 5 balls to spare. Zampa of Australia took 4 wickets.
But because of Kohli, India was well on its way to victory. The former captain was playing as a threat to Australia by picking up the 65th fifty of his ODI career.
However, the victory was more needed with the bat, where the Australian spinners were scattered. Despite losing the first match, the Smiths have won the series with two consecutive wins.