3rd ODI, Australia thrashed India by 32 runs at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
The match started with Mahendra Singh Dhoni distributing camouflage caps to Team India as a tribute to the lost lives in Pulwama terror attack.
India won the toss and the Captain Virat opts to bowl/field. Not letting another chance go away, the Australian troops marched the ground with Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja to strike. Shami from India opens the attack. After the world record of 172 last July, Finch has come back in form with his 19th ODI half-century (93). Usman Khawaja (104) scored his maiden hundred off 107 balls. With the best player’s on-field, Australia successfully added up an impressive score of 313/5 in 50 overs.
Chasing the tough target of 314 runs, Indian players Dhawan and Rohit began their strike and Pat Cummins opens the attack from Australia. India gave a poor batting performance losing wickets. The skipper Virat Kohli (123) completed his 25th chase scoring 4000 runs in ODI. India failed to keep up it’s ranking with all wickets lost scoring 281 runs. Australia won the ODI format by 32 runs with a lead of 2-1.
The Man of the Match- Khawaja