India vs Australia 2017, 3rd ODI at Indore, India win by 5 wickets

India vs Australia 2017

India vs Australia 2017

India’s terrific chase down of a stiff target in the Indore ODI is a reason to rejoice. It confirms that the team is a step closer to forging into a formidable one-day unit.

The successful pursuit revealed that the team has the ability to not only defend a target, but also chase it down and this presents the captain with more options.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya rose to the occasion yet again with a fluent 78-run knock as India registered a comfortable five-wicket win over Australia in the third ODI to grab the number one spot, on Sunday.

Chasing 294 for a win, India overhauled the target with 13 balls to spare in front of a packed Holkar stadium to take a series-clinching 3-0 lead. India chased down the 294-run target in 47.5 overs

It’s the first time in a bilateral ODI series that India have secured three straight wins over Australia. This is also India’s three consecutive home series win against Australia, having won in 2010 and 2013. India dislodged South Africa to top the ICC ODI rankings with 120 points.

Australia Innings

Australia Runs Mins Balls
Total (50 overs) 293 for 6
Warner b Pandya 42 60 44
Finch c Jadhav b Yadav 124 154 125
Smith (c) c Bumrah b Yadav 63 111 71
Maxwell st Dhoni b Chahal 5 19 13
Head b Bumrah 4 19 6
Stoinis not out 27 41 28
Handscomb (w) c Pandey b Bumrah 3 14 7
Agar not out 9 11 6
Extras 14w, 2lb 16

 

Bowling O M R W
Kumar 10 0 52 0
Bumrah 10 0 52 2
Chahal 10 0 54 1
Pandya 10 0 58 1
Yadav 10 0 75 2

 

India Innings

India Runs Mins Balls
Total (47.5 overs) 294 for 5
Rahane lbw Cummins 70 102 76
Sharma c (Sub) b Coulter-Nile 71 94 62
Kohli (c) c Finch b Agar 28 115 35
Pandya c Richardson b Cummins 78 97 72
Jadhav c Handscomb b Richardson 2 4 4
Pandey not out 36 53 32
Dhoni (w) not out 3 10 6
Extras 3w, 3lb 6

 

Bowling O M R W
Cummins 10 0 54 2
Coulter-Nile 10 0 58 1
Richardson 8.5 0 45 1
Stoinis 8 0 61 0
Agar 10 0 71 1
Maxwell 1 0 2 0

 

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