Aaron Finch, after missing out in the first two matches, had a fantastic return by captaining the eighth century. He contributed 152 runs with Steve Smith, who continued his golden form with another fifty against India. Australia had finally done a great start, which they could play during the match. After 40 overs, they were 234/2 and were performing well for a score of more than 330 on a flat stadium. (India vs Australia Third ODI: Highlights)
In the 38th over, Finch played 124 runs but he cheered. Smith was getting stronger and he suffered a large number of fireworks such as Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoney’s. (India vs Australia Third ODI: SCORECARD)
However, the bowling of Indian death gave rise to the game’s changing performance. Only 59 runs in the last 10 overs and it is a big difference. Chasing down the goal of 300, India gave the momentum to all and they won the third game by five wickets to win the series.
Clash of Glenn Maxwell
In the last two ODIs, Yuvrajendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav tied Australia with their changes. In such a situation, bowling at Chauhal’s death could have been a risky option for Virat Kohli. However, it proved to be a decisive factor.
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Before the 40th over, Jasprit Bumrah scored just two runs, Maxwell struggled. In the 41st over, Chahal gave only two runs, eight duck balls in two overs put pressure on Australia and he cracked
Smith was the first century in 42 overs. Smith, after looking for quick runs, missed a magnificent shot to take a long catch from Kuldeep. Before losing Finch in two overs, losing a well-established Smith for 63, there was a loss of speed due to the loss. In the 43rd over, Chahal spoke to Maxwell for the third time in the series. The right-hand player of five of the 13 balls meant that the game had changed in favor of India.
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Australia suffers death in over
With Smith, Maxwell in the Pavilion, the struggles of Australia increased. A combination of dot ball pressure and sting discipline from Bhubaneswar Kumar and Boomara proved to be an important factor.
Bhuvneshwar had just scored four runs in the 45th over, Boomara prevented the wicket of Travis Hayd of this form. With only four runs, India were on top, Boomara again played in the 48th over when Peter Hendekom hit on three runs but Manish Pandey took a good catch.
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A flat on Indore deck was a total of 293/6, which was at least 25-30 runs short. During the series, Australia’s attention was to deal with spin. In this match, they had to face in the death overs.