New Delhi. The Indian team had to face defeat in the last match of the 3-match ODI series against Australia. Batting first, the Australian team scored a score of 269 runs. Like the first two matches, the batting faltered in the third ODI as well and got all out for 248 runs in 49.1 overs. Australia won the third ODI by 21 runs and took the series 2-1.
India’s batting falters again
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill definitely played a half-century partnership, but once the wickets started falling, then the situation turned bad. Rohit Sharma got out after scoring 30 and Gill 37 runs. KL Rahul handled the innings with Virat Kohli but lost the wicket trying to hit a big shot for 32 runs. After this, Kohli became the victim of Ashton Egger by scoring a half-century and Suryakumar Yadav again lost his wicket in 1 ball. Adam Jampa took 4 wickets for 45 runs in 10 overs and broke the back of Team India. This bowler gave a big blow to the team in the form of Shubman Gill and KL Rahul. After this, the game ended by dismissing Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jedja.
Opener Mitchell Marsh once again got off to a great start for the Australian team. Together with Travis Head, he added 68 and it seemed that the team would score big. Here Team India’s vice-captain Hardik Pandya brought a twist in the match and took three wickets one after the other. He brought back India by bowling Travis Head, Steve Smith and then Mitchell Marsh. The team which faltered from here could hardly reach the score of 269 runs. In the lower order, Sean Abbott added 26 and Ashton Agar added 17 runs.
Strong comeback of Team India
Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav took 3-3 wickets for the Indian team. While bowling brilliantly, Hardik took these three wickets for 44 runs in 8 overs. Kuldeep took 3 wickets for 56 runs in 10 overs. Akshar Patel and Mohammad Siraj achieved 2-2 success.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 22, 2023