In the third and final one-day international of the three-match series, which took place in Chennai. Australia triumphed against India by a score of 21 runs to win the series 2-1. In the MA Chidambaram Stadium, the Australians put up an outstanding performance. Bowling out India for 248 while defending 270 runs.
The weather was hot and humid, and the circumstances were not ideal for baseball. India, on the other hand, got off to a strong start. With the opening pair contributing 65 runs before being separated. After losing both openers relatively early on. The chase was pull back on track by the duo of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. Who put together a 69-run partnership for the third wicket to bring the team closer to their goal. When Rahul went out for 32, Kohli had already reached the half-century mark. On the other hand, Adam Zampa was the one to end the partnership by getting Rahul out.
After thereafter, the game was flip on its head when Ashton Agar bowled successive deliveries. Which led to the dismissal of Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. Axar Patel was the first player to leave the game after that. The defeats dealt to India were too much for them to overcome. After making the decision to bat first. Australia’s innings likewise evolved in a manner that was comparable to India’s. On the other hand, their bottom order performed well to help drag them to what ultimately turned out to be a winning total.
The Australian Innings
In the third one-day international, Australia won by a score of 21 runs after bowler Adam Zampa got four wickets and helped bowl India out for 248 in their pursuit of 270. The Australians have now triumphed in the one-day international (ODI) series by a score of 2-1. This came about when Ashton Agar completely changed the complexion of the competition by taking the wickets of Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav off the bat in quick succession. As Australia scored twice in a short amount of time to eliminate KL Rahul and Axar Patel, Kohli hit his half-century mark and became the first player to do so.
The Rapid Blows
India had been making consistent advances until they were dealt some rapid blows, which place them under strain. The openers, Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma, got off to a poor start at the beginning but eventually open up. Shortly after, they had a fifty-run partnership, which they left in rapid succession after raising. Earlier on, both Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya took three wickets each as Australia battled to score 269 runs before being all out after 49 overs.
Kuldeep took three wickets—David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, and Alex Carey—during the match. This came about after Hardik Pandya delivered three significant blows in consecutive overs to spoil what was otherwise a strong start for Australia. Before he took care of Steve Smith for a duck, he began by getting rid of Travis Head, which allow him to break the massive opening stand. After that, he got rid of Mitchell Marsh, who was one of the players who had the most potential to succeed today. Marsh scored the most points for Australia, which was 47. Both Mohammad Siraj and Axar Patel were responsible for two wickets throughout this match. Marsh and Head got Australia off to a fantastic start by smashing a flurry of boundaries, which set the way for the rest of the team.
About the Series
In their first 10 overs, Australia raced to a score of 61 without loss. Today in Chennai, the deciding match of the series between Australia and India will take place, and Australia’s captain, Steve Smith, has chosen to bat first. The vacationers have made some adjustments to their lineup, with the addition of David Warner and Ashton Agar. The hosts, on the other hand, have not been altered in any way. India began off the three-match series with a hard-fought victory in Mumbai.
But Australia made a roaring return and won by 10 wickets in the second match of the series. In contrary to the prediction made in Sanjay Manjrekar’s pitch report, which said that the team that wins the toss would choose to bowl first due to the fact that the surface will initially be a little bit two-paced, Smith made the choice to bat first. The captain of India, Rohit Sharma, said that he would have played anyway.