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.
|Total||(50 overs)||293 for 6|
|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|
|Handscomb (w)||c Pandey b Bumrah||3||14||7|
|Total||(47.5 overs)||294 for 5|
|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|
|Dhoni (w)||not out||3||10||6|