In the third and final One Day International (ODI) match of the series, Indian captan Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first against Australia cricket team at Manuka Oval, Canberra today. Both the teams have made quite a few changes in their playing 11s. Australia has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in this three-match ODI series.
The IND vs AUS ODI series is the first for India in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. The top seven teams on the points table of this league will qualify directly for the 2023 World Cup to be played in India.
For all the talk about India’s team balance and the lack of penetration in their bowling, their failure to win the toss so far has also contributed to their results.
Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja nearly doubled India’s 32-over score of 152 for 5, but India’s 302 for 5 was still only the third-highest score in a full-length ODI at the high-scoring Manuka Oval. Pandya came within a couple of hits of a maiden ODI hundred. Main contribution for India’s 302 (Pandya 92, Jadeja 66, Kohli 63)