Ten of the eleven batters reach double figures. But no one could do fifty. Australia’s batsman could not increase the innings despite being set. India picked up wickets at regular intervals.
Australia was bowled out with one over to spare in the third ODI of the series in Chennai. But they have built a challenging collection of 269 runs.
The Aussies got off to a good start after winning the toss and batting. Despite the return of David Warner, the visitors are relying on the two openers who defeated India by 10 wickets in the previous match.
Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh have repaid that trust. They made an opening partnership of 68 runs off 65 balls. However, Hardik Pandya quickly picked up two more wickets after returning Head to 33 off 31 balls. Steven Smith is 0 and Marsh is out for 47 off 47 balls.
David Warner dropped to number four and made 23 off 31 balls. Be a victim of Kuldeep. This spinner also picked up Marnus Labuschagne (28 of 45 balls). Australia lost 5 wickets for 138 runs.
Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey made a partnership of 58 runs off 54 balls for the sixth wicket. After Stoinis (25 off 26) was set, the pair broke when Akshar Patel fell victim. Still, Australia continued to fight.
Alex Carey 38 from 46 balls, Sean Abbott 26 from 23 balls, Ashton Agar 17 from 21 balls, Mitchell Starc 10 from 11 balls, and even number eleven batsman Adam Zampa scored 10 unbeaten runs from 11 balls.
Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav took 3 wickets each for India.