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India vs Australia 3rd ODI highlights: India win by 13 runs; Australia clinch series 2-1

In the third and final ODI of the series, India won the toss and chose to bat first, breaking the monotony of chasing targets. India lost their top 5 batsmen in a regular fall of wickets and didn't look good for 300 but middle-order stars Hardik Pandya and Jadeja played great knocks to bring India back into the game with unbeaten 92 and 66 respectively. Australia in reply lost Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith early, and their chase never really took off. Finch (75) tried to steady the ship and later Maxwell (59) put India under some pressure, but the bowlers took wickets at crucial phases to keep India on the driver's seat. India won the match by 13 runs, and Australia clinch the series 2-1. Thank you all for tuning in.

  • 17:22

    Aaron Finch: I thought we fought really well. It was a great partnership between Hardik and Jadeja. If we got one of those wickets, we could have chased 240 max. Agar bowled beautifully, it was a good day in terms of the changes we made.

  • 17:15

    Virat Kohli: "It's particularly pleasing that we were under the pump for the first half of our innings, and second half of Australia's, and we fought back both times. One guy making his debut, Shubman coming back, that brought us some freshness. I think the pitch was much better in terms of helping the bowlers, so obviously the confidence levels go up. We were able to put Australia under pressure because of that fact as well. Playing international cricket for 13-14 years, you should be able to come back like we did.

  • 17:14

    Steven Smith has been adjudged the Player of the Series

    "The pitch did a bit more with the new ball. Both quicks bowled really well up front from both teams, so probably a little bit different to the SCG. Hopefully, a day off and then come over here just before the first T20I, that would be ideal."

  • 17:07

    Hardik Pandya has been declared the Man of the Match for his outstanding knock of 92 not out off 76 balls to drag India from 152/5 to 302/5.

    "It's fantastic. Been working really hard to make sure I play for my country, so I'm really happy to be playing this series. Natarajan is quite a story, quite an inspiration with the background he's come from. You need to be on your toes to compete against Australia. I feel that you always have that extra edge in you when you play against Australia, you want to face up to that challenge."

  • 17:05

  • 16:55

    AUS finishes at 289 after 49.3 overs

    49.1 Bumrah to Hazlewood, low full toss and Hazlewood somehow blocks it and takes a single.

    49.2 Slower ball, Zampa looks to hoick over the midwicket but misses the line. No run.

    49.3 OUT! Fuller delivery and hits Zampa dead in front of the stumps. Umpire had no confusion in raising his finger. Australia reviews, but the ball was hitting the stumps. India win by 13 runs.

    Zampa lbw b Bumrah 4(7)

  • 16:49

    AUS at 288/9 after 49 overs

    48.1 Shardul to Zampa, dot ball.

    48.2 Fuller delivery and Zampa drives to the deep point for a single. India will look to finish things quickly.

    48.3 Yorker outside off stump and Hazlewood slices to the deep point for a couple of runs.

    48.4 Fuller delivery and Hazlewood hits hard down the ground for a single.

    48.5 Dipping slower delivery and Zampa plays down the ground for a single.

    48.6 Short ball outside off and Hazlewood cuts for a single.

  • 16:44

    AUS at 281/9 after 48 overs

    47.1 Natarajan to Agar, OUT! Surely, surely the match is in India's pocket now. Agar had to take the risk, and he perishes while trying to do that.

    Agar c Kuldeep b Natarajan 28(28)

    47.2 Fuller delivery and Hazlewood takes a single.

    47.3 Short ball and Zampa pushes to the backward point for a single.

    47.4 Bouncer and Hazlewood looked to play the ramp shot. Misses, and a dot ball.

    47.5 Fuller delivery and Hazlewood slices to the short third man for a single.

    47.6 Fuller delivery and Zampa flicks for a single.

  • 16:38

    AUS at 278/8 after 47 overs

    46.1 Shardul to Abbott, one run.

    46.2 Full toss, Agar slices to the deep backward point for a single. Was in the air for a while.

    46.3 Slower delivery and Abbott whips to the leg side for a single.

    46.4 Short ball and Agar cuts to the third man for a single. Australia will be looking to take the match to the last over.

    46.5 Dot ball. Fuller delivery and hits Abbott on the pad. Loud appeal from Shardul.

    46.6 OUT! Another wicket for Shardul Thakur. Slower short ball down the leg side and Abbott can only get a faint edge while trying to pull.

    Abbott c Rahul b Thakur 4(9)

  • 16:33

    AUS at 274/7 after 46 overs

    45.1 Natarajan to Agar, one run.

    45.2 Dot ball. India now at the brink of victory.

    45.3 Another dot ball, good delivery from Natarajan.

    45.4 Fuller delivery and Abbott slices to the point. Dot ball. Australia need boundaries.

    45.5 Fuller delivery and Abbott drives hard down the ground for a couple of runs.

    45.6 Fuller delivery and Abbott drives down the ground, and they take two runs. Good running!

  • 16:25

    AUS at 270/7 after 45 overs

    44.1 Bumrah to Maxwell, slower bouncer and he slaps this down the ground for a single.

    44.2 Short ball outside off stump and Agar cuts this for a single.

    44.3 Slower bouncer and has been called WIDE!

    44.3 WIDE down the leg side

    44.3 OUT! Game, set and match! Yorker, Maxwell gave himself room to slice it, but the ball crashed on the stumps. Australia's hopes now reducing fast. India is overjoyed.

    Maxwell b Bumrah 59(38)

    44.4 Back of a length delivery on the pads and Abbott takes a single.

    44.5 Dot ball.

    44.6 Fuller delivery and Agar digs it out for a single.

  • 16:18

    AUS at 264/6 after 44 overs

    43.1 Natarajan to Maxwell, SIX! Fuller delivery down the leg side and Maxwell simply smashes this high and long. What power, what timing! How many of you are biting the nails?

    43.2 Low full toss and FOUR! Maxwell drives, bisects the fielders at cover and mid off. Poor delivery.

    43.3 Fuller delivery and Maxwell slices to the deep backward point for a single.

    43.4 FOUR! Short and wide, and Agar happily cuts to the boundary. Runs are flowing freely now.

    43.5 Fuller delivery and Agar drives down the ground for a single.

    43.6 WIDE

    43.6 Fuller delivery and Maxwell drives to the deep point for a single.

  • 16:13

    AUS at 246/6 after 43 overs

    42.1 Kuldeep to Agar, two runs.

    42.2 Fuller delivery and Agar drives down the ground for a single.

    42.3 SIX! Incredible shot! Fuller delivery and Maxwell plays the switch hit for the maximum result. It came off the middle of his bat!

    42.4 Again a fuller delivery and Maxwell drives down the ground for a single. India need to pick his wicket.

    42.5 Fuller delivery and Agar drives to the long on for a single.

    42.6 Fuller delivery and Maxwell flicks for a single.

  • 16:08

    AUS at 234/6 after 42 overs

    41.1 Bumrah to Agar, one run. Back of a length delivery and he nudges to the leg side.

    41.2 WIDE down the leg side.

    41.2 Low full toss, almost a dipping yorker and Maxwell drives back to the bowler. Dot ball.

    41.3 Full toss on the pads and Maxwell swings down the leg side for a single.

    41.4 Fuller delivery and Agar defends on the front foot. Dot ball.

    41.5 Low full toss and Agar flicks for a single.

    41.6 Short ball, slow bouncer and Maxwell misses the line. Dot ball.

  • 16:05

    AUS at 230/6 after 41 overs

    40.1 Kuldeep to Agar, one run.

    40.2 Fuller delivery, in the blockhole and Maxwell digs it out. No run.

    40.3 Back of a length ball and Maxwell nudges to the leg side. No run.

    40.4 Fuller delivery and Maxwell drives to the short cover. Dot ball.

    40.5 Fuller delivery and Maxwell plays the reverse sweep for a single.

    40.6 Back of a length delivery and Agar lofts this in the air while defending. One run.

  • 15:58

    AUS at 227/6 after 40 overs

    39.1 Natarajan to Maxwell, short ball and he pulls to the deep square leg for a single. That was hit hard.

    39.2 Fuller delivery and Agar drives on the up for a single. Maxwell needs to take charge to keep Australia alive in the chase.

    39.3 Fuller delivery and Maxwell opens the face of his bat to slice the ball towards deep point for three runs.

    39.4 FOUR! Yoker and unluckily the ball hits Agar's inside edge to go to the fine leg boundary.

    39.5 Fuller delivery and Agar takes a single.

    39.6 FOUR! Short ball outside off stump, Maxwell cuts this late past backward point and short wide third man for a boundary. Clever shot.

  • 15:55

    AUS at 213/6 after 39 overs

    38.1 Shardul to Ashton Agar, dot ball.

    38.2 Fuller delivery and Agar looks to drive. Dot ball.

    38.3 Back of a length delivery and Agar flicks to the leg side. Dot ball. More pressure building on Australia.

    38.4 And another dot ball. This is a superb over from Thakur, as Australia's required run rate increases with every ball.

    38.5 Fuller delivery, Agar drives down the ground. One run, finally.

    38.6 Maxwell takes a single, good over for India.

  • 15:50

    AUS at 211/6 after 38 overs

    37.1 Jadeja to Maxwell, four! Fuller delivery and Maxwell lofts over the cover for a boundary.

    37.2 Fuller delivery and Maxwell drives down the ground for a single.

    37.3 Fuller delivery and Carey defends. Dot ball.

    37.4 OUT! Gone, it was a needless run! Fuller delivery, Carey pushes and sets off a single. Both the batsmen decide to go for another run and Carey ends up being run out. Australia slide further, India now sensing blood in water.

    Carey run out (Kohli/Rahul) 38(42)

    37.5 Dot ball


    37.6 One run

  • 15:45

    AUS at 205/5 after 37 overs

    36.1 Shardul to Carey, fuller delivery on the pads, no run. Is this going to be a close finish?

    36.2 Maxwell punches down the ground for a single.

    36.3 Short ball on the hips and Carey flicks to the deep square leg. Kuldeep's misfield allows them to pick up three runs.

    36.4 Back of a length outside off stump and Maxwell jabs to the backward point for a single.

    36.5 Fuller delivery and Carey drives down the ground for a quick single.

    36.6 Fuller delivery and Maxwell drives to the deep point for a single.

  • 15:39

    AUS at 197/5 after 36 overs

    35.1 Jadeja to Maxwell, one run.

    35.2 Fuller delivery and Carey plays the reverse sweep for a single. Was looking for two runs.

    35.3 SIX! And Maxwell unleashes his big shot! Fuller delivery and he hoicks this over the midwicket. Big six, that went back some distance.

    35.4 SIX! Another and this one is bigger! Short ball and Maxwell pulls brutally! He was quick to go to the back foot.

    35.5 Fuller delivery and Maxwell misses the line. Dot ball.

    35.6 Same delivery and Maxwell once again misses the line. Dot ball.

  • 15:35

    AUS at 183/5 after 35 overs

    34.1 Bumrah to Carey. Dot ball.

    34.2 Fuller delivery on the pads and Carey flicks to the square leg for a single.

    34.3 Back of a length delivery and Maxwell looks to whip this to the leg side but gets the inside edge. Dot ball.

    34.4 WIDE down the leg side.

    34.4 Back of a length delivery and Maxwell punches to the point for a single. He has been quiet so far.

    34.5 FOUR! Short ball and Carey plays a controlled pull shot to the deep backward square leg. Good shot.

    34.6 Dot ball. Seven runs off the over.

  • 15:31

    AUS at 176/5 after 34 overs

    33.1 Jadeja to Maxwell, one run. Fuller delivery and Maxwell drives to point by opening the face of the bat.

    33.2 Fuller delivery and Carey sweeps for a single.

    33.3 Fuller delivery on the off stump. Dot ball.

    33.4 Fuller delivery, Maxwell looks to sweep but gets an inside edge. One run.

    33.5 FOUR! Fuller delivery on the middle stump, Carey moves to the leg side and lofts this over the bowler's head down the ground.

    33.6 Carey sweeps this fuller delivery for a single.

  • 15:24

    AUS at 168/5 after 33 overs

    32.1 Bumrah to Maxwell, one run. Banged in short but not enough bounce and Maxwell jabs to the off side.

    32.2 Fuller delivery, Carey looks to drive but takes the inside edge. One run.

    32.3 WIDE down the leg side. There was a noise, did it hit the pad? Rahul appealed, but the bowler is not interested.

    32.3 Short ball and Maxwell pulls for a single. Unusual role for him, no 'bang bang' from the word go.

    32.4 Short ball, hits Carey on the gloves. No run.

    32.5 Dot ball.

    32.6 Back of a length delivery and Carey defends off the back foot. Dot ball.

  • 15:20

    AUS at 162/5 after 32 overs

    31.1 Natarajan to Carey, one run.

    31.2 Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman and is greeted with a bouncer. WIDE.

    31.2 Short ball outside off stump and Maxwell jabs this to the third man for a single. Australia need a huge sixth wicket partnership like India.

    31.3 Low full toss and Carey flicks. Dot ball.

    31.4 Fuller delivery and Carey drives on the up. Dot ball.

    31.5 Fuller delivery and Carey drives to the mid off. Dot ball.

    31.6 Nice slower ball to finish the over. No run.

  • 15:14

    AUS at 159/5 after 31 overs

    30.1 Kuldeep to Carey, one run.

    30.2 FOUR! Shorter delivery and Green punches through the point and extra cover for a boundary. Best shot he has played so far.

    30.3 Fuller delivery and drives to the extra cover. Dot ball.

    30.4 Fuller delivery on the middle stump and Green plays the paddle sweep past the keeper for a couple of runs.

    30.5 OUT! Brilliant catch by Jadeja! Fuller delivery, Green sweeps with too much power and Jadeja runs forward and takes a diving catch, just inches off the ground. Australia's batting is crumbling now.

    Green c Jadeja b Kuldeep Yadav 21 (27)

    30.6 Fuller delivery and Carey sweeps for a single.

  • 15:09

    AUS at 151/4 after 30 overs

    Natarajan back into the attack. To Green.

    29.1 Back of a length and Green defends with soft hands. Takes a single.

    29.2 Fuller delivery and Carey drives to the mid on. No run.

    29.3 FOUR! Fuller delivery and Carey plays the drive on the up. Kohli at cover jumped and just managed to get his fingers to the ball and it goes to the boundary.

    29.4 One run.

    29.5 Dot ball. Natarajan has maintained a good line so far.

    29.6 Fuller delivery and Green flicks to the short mid on. No run.

  • 15:05

    AUS at 145/4 after 29 overs

    28.1 Kuldeep to Carey, dot ball

    28.2 Fuller delivery and Carey defends. Dot ball.

    28.3 FOUR! Fuller delivery and Carey hoicks this by going down on one knee to the vacant midwicket. Kuldeep is under pressure.

    28.4 Fuller delivery and Carey defends off the front foot. Dot ball.

    28.5 Fuller delivery and Carey sweeps but gets the top edge. The ball lands safely and two runs taken.

    28.6 Dot ball.

  • 15:03

    AUS at 139/4 after 28 overs

    27.1 Jadeja to Green, dot ball.

    27.2 One run

    27.3 Shorter delivery on the leg stump. Dot ball.

    27.4 Dot ball

    27.5 Dot ball

    27.6 Fuller delivery and Carey sweeps. One run.

  • 15:00

    AUS at 137/4 after 27 overs

    26.1 Kuldeep to Carey, dot ball

    26.2 Carey picks up a couple of runs.

    26.3 Shorter delivery and Carey cuts to the point. No run.

    26.4 Dabs this short ball to the off side for a single.

    26.5 Back of a length delivery and Green defends this. Dot ball.

    26.6 Green takes a single off the last ball. Jadeja finishes a good over.

  • 14:54

    AUS at 130/4 after 26 overs

    25.1 Jadeja to Green, dot ball.

    25.2 Shorter delivery and Green punches to the off side for a single.

    25.3 OUT! Finch is gone! Big blow for Australia! Fuller delivery on the off stump, Finch looked to loft it down the ground and Dhawan takes an easy catch at long on. Oh, he juggled a bit.

    Finch c Dhawan b Jadeja 75 (82)

    25.4 Carey is the new batsman. One run.

    25.5 Six! Fuller delivery and Green dispatches over the midwicket boundary. And it is a no-ball!

    25.5 Fuller delivery and Green takes a couple of runs.

    25.6 Dot ball

  • 14:50

    AUS at 122/3 after 25 overs

    24.1 Shardul to Green, dot ball. Some pace! It was a delivery on the 'corridor of uncertainity' and beats Green's outside edge.

    24.2 Green takes a single off the next ball. He must be relieved, Shardul is looking dangerous.

    24.3 Short ball and Finch just pulls for a single.

    24.4 Green takes a single.

    24.5 Finch cuts this straight to the man at point. A big shout of 'Come on' from Finch.

    24.6 Finishes a good over with a dot ball.

  • 14:48

    AUS at 119/3 after 24 overs

    23.1 Jadeja to Green, dot ball.

    23.2 Dot ball

    23.3 Dot ball

    23.4 Dot ball.

    23.5 Green takes a single.

    23.6 Dot ball.

  • 14:42

    AUS at 118/3 after 23 overs

    22.1 Shardul to Finch, back of a lengt ball and hits Finch on the pads who takes a single. Big shout from Hardul but the impact was outside off stump.

    22.2 OUT! Gone! Shorter delivery and Moses looked to pull but the ball hits the inside half of the bat. Dhawan takes a sharp catch. An important breakthrough for India, this partnership was looking ominous.

    Henriques c Dhawan b Thakur 22 (31)

    22.3 Cameron Green is the new batsman. Dot ball.

    22.4 Good delivery outside off stump. Dot ball, Shardul is targeting the channel outside off stump.

    22.5 Beaten! Same line and the ball just leaves the batsman at the last moment. Dot ball.

  • 14:40

    AUS at 116/2 after 22 overs

    21.1 Jadeja to Finch, FOUR!

    21.2
    Fuller delivery and Finch takes a single. Australia is milking the Indian bowling here.

    21.3 Back of a length delivery and Moses misses the line. KL Rahul removes the bail but he was safe.

    21.4 Fuller delivery and Moses drives. Dot ball.

    21.5 Dot ball.

    21.6 Dot ball to finish the over. Good comeback from Jadeja after the boundary off the first ball.

  • 14:35

    20.1 Shardul to Finch, back of a length delivery and Finch nudges this to the leg side for a couple of runs. India needs to break this partnership.

    20.2 Short ball and Finch pulls to the deep square leg for a single. He is looking in good touch after being helped by luck initially.

    20.3 FOUR! Fuller delivery and Moses drives to the vacant midwicket.

    20.4 Back of a length delivery and Moses flicks this to the leg side for a single.

    20.5 FOUR! Short ball and Finch plays an imperious pull to the midwicket. Shreyas Iyer tried hard but the ball trickled to the boundary.

    20.6 A single to finish the over.

  • 14:32

    AUS at 98/2 after 20 overs

    19.1 Jadeja to Finch, single
    19.2 One run
    19.3 One run
    19.4 Dot ball
    19.5 One run
    19.6 Dot ball

  • 14:29

    AUS at 95/2 after 19 overs

    18.1 Kuldeep to Moses, dot ball.

    18.2 Kuldeep to Moses, flicks this fuller delivery for a single.

    18.3 Fuller delivery and Finch drives down the ground. Dot ball.

    18.4 Short ball and Finch punches to the off side. Dot ball.

    18.5 Fuller delivery and Finch looks to sweep but gets an inside edge. Dot ball.

  • 14:26

    AUS at 93/2 after 18 overs

    17.1 Jadeja to Finch, dot ball.

    17.2 Fuller delivery and Finch defends. Dot ball.

    17.3 Dot ball.

    17.4 SIX! Fuller delivery and Finch sweeps for the maximum. What a way to bring up his fifty!

    17.5 Hits in the air but safe. Takes a single.

    17.6 Moses punches down the ground for a single.

  • 14:23

    AUS at 83/2 after 17 overs

    16.1 Kuldeep to Finch, fuller delivery and Finch nudges down the leg side for a couple of runs.

    16.2 Back of a length delivery and Finch defends by coming down the track. Dot ball.

    16.3 FOUR! Fuller delivery and Finch sweeps for a welcome boundary. Kuldeep is not being able to find the correct line here.

    16.4 Fuller delivery and Finch smashes down the ground for a couple of runs. It was a googly.

    16.5 Fuller delivery and Finch defends. Dot ball.

    16.6 Fuller delivery and Finch defends with soft hands to take a quick single.

  • 14:20

    AUS at 73/2 after 16 overs

    Jadeja into the attack.

    15.1 Fuller delivery and dot ball.

    15.2 Dot ball

    15.3 Short ball and Moses whips this for a single.

    15.4 Fuller delivery and Finch defends, Dot ball.

    15.5 Dot ball

    15.6 And another dot ball, a very frugal first over from Jadeja.

  • 14:17

    AUS at 72/2 after 15 overs

    14.1 Kuldeep to Finch, fuller delivery and Finch flicks for a single.

    14.2 Again a fuller delivery and Moses flicks this for a single.

    14.3 And same delivery and Finch takes another single.

    14.4 Short ball and Moses whips this to the leg side for a couple of runs.

    14.5 Back of a length and Moses defends this. Dot ball.

    14.6 And he takes a single to finish the over. Both the batsmen have rotated the strike well in this over.

  • 14:10

    AUS at 66/2 after 14 overs

    13.1 Shardul to Moses, dot ball. Pushes to the off side and Jadeja takes a shy at the stumps. Misses, and hits Moses on his wrist and he has called for the physio. And the umpires have called for drinks break.

    13.2 Dot ball

    13.3 Short ball outside off stump and Moses cuts this to the man at backward point. No run.

    13.4 Back of a length delivery on the middle stump and Moses defends off the back foot. No run.

    13.5 Same delivery and Moses defends this. India has not only picked up wicket but has also checked the flow of runs.

    13.6 Another dot ball to finish the over. Maiden over from Bumrah.

  • 14:05

    AUS at 66/2 after 13 overs

    12.1 Kuldeep to Finch, dot ball.

    12.2 Dot ball.

    12.3 Fuller delivery and another dot ball. Presssure building on Finch.

    12.4 Fuller delivery and Finch comes down the ground to flick this for a single. Australia need a massive partnership here.

    12.5 Back of a length delivery and Moses nudges this to the leg side for a single.

    12.6 Fuller delivery and hits Finch on the pads. The umpire is unmoved but India takes the review! Going down the leg side? No bat involved. Height is not a factor. What is the ball tracking saying? Missing the leg stump. India loses the review.

  • 13:59

    AUS at 64/2 after 12 overs

    11.1 Shardul to Smith, fuller delivery outside off stump and Smith drives straight to the fielder at cover. Dot ball.

    11.2 OUT? Yes, given! Smith is gone, and this is a huge, huge moment! Short ball going down the leg side, Smith looked to glance but only managed to get an edge. He goes without scoring a hundred!

    Smith (wk)Rahul b Thakur 7 (15)

    11.3 FOUR!
    Moses Henriques is the new batsman and he is greeted with a delivery on the pads that he flicks for a boundary.

    11.4 FOUR! And another! Short ball outside off stump and Moses hits this off the back foot to the deep point boundary. Did not look to hit it too hard, just bisected the point and backward point.

    11.5 Dot ball.

    11.6 Another dot ball to finish the over. A touch expensive, but also got the wicket of Smith.

  • 13:55

    AUS at 56/1 after 11 overs

    Kuldeep Yadav into the attack. Spin comes into play.

    10.1 Fuller delivery and Smith defends off the front foot. Dot ball.

    10.2 Short ball outside leg stump and Smith plays a tennis-like shot to send the ball to the deep fine leg and take three runs.

    10.3 Fuller delivery, Finch comes down the track and defends. Dot ball.

    10.4 Shorter delivery and deceives Finch with the turn. Dot ball.

    10.5 Short ball on the leg stump and Finch flicks this for a single. Important phase for India and Kuldeep as well who is not in great form.

    10.6 Short ball and Smith pulls to the deep midwicket for a single.

  • 13:50

    AUS at 51/1 after 10 overs

    9.1 Shardul Thakur to Finch and is greeted with a FOUR! Fuller delivery, Finch looked to play the cover drive but gets a thick outside edge. He has been very lucky so far.

    9.2 Good length delivery and Finch defends off the back foot. Dot ball.

    9.3 Short ball outside off stump and Finch played a cracking back foot punch, but straight to the fielder. Dot ball.

    9.4 Fuller delivery outside off stump, hits Finch on the pad. Dot ball.

    9.5 Fuller delivery and Finch defends this with soft hands and takes a single.

    9.6 Fuller delivery on the middles stump and Smith pushes this to the leg side for a single.

  • 13:46

    AUS at 45/1 after 9 overs

    8.1 Bumrah to Finch, dot ball. Chance for Bumrah but he drops the catch.

    8.2 Dot ball.

    8.3 Dot ball, Finch defends this fuller deliver off the front foot.

    8.4 Another dot ball. India has bowler well today in the powerplay, and largely because of Bumrah bowling 5 on a trot.

    8.5 Short ball and Finch nudges this to the leg side awkwardly for a single.

    8.6 Fuller delivery outside off stump and Smith leaves it alone. Dot ball.

  • 13:39

    AUS at 44/1 after 8 overs

    7.1 Natarajan to Smith, dot ball.

    7.2 Good length delivery and Smith takes a very very tight single. In the end, Finch just reaches home, would have been out with a direct hit. And it is a NO BALL!

    7.3 Dipping yorker and Finch looked to play the reverse scoop. No run.

    7.3 Hits Finch on the pads but he was coming down the pitch so height could be an issue. Dot ball. Only Natarajan appealed, so height was indeed a factor.

    7.4 Dot ball.

    7.5 WIDE down the leg side.

    7.5 Another WIDE doen the leg side. Sloppy work from Natarajan, needs to get his angle right.

    7.5 FOUR! SHOT! Too full on the off stump, and Finch plays a copybook cover drive. Nice balance, good head position.

    7.6 Back of a length on the middle stump and Finch nudges to the leg side for a single.

  • 13:36

    AUS at 33/1 after 7 overs

    6.1 Bumrah to Finch, FOUR!

    6.2Dot ball

    6.3 Dot ball

    6.4 Another dot ball. Tight over from Bumrah so far. India is building up the pressure.

    6.5 DROPPED! Edged and Dhawan drops Finch at first slip. How costly is this going to be?

    6.6 FOUR! On the pads and Finch glances this to fine leg for a boundary. Rubbing salt to the injury.

  • 13:29

    AUS at 25/1 after 6 overs

    5.1 Natarajan to Marnus and GONE! First wicket for Natarajan in the international cricket. Big wicket! Back of a length delivery outside off stump and Marnus looked to pull, only to get an inside edge and drag the ball back on to the stumps. Natarajan is delighted, this is a moment to cherish for any bowler.

    Marnus Labuschagne b Natarajan 7 (13)

    5.2 Smith is the new batsman and he defends this ball off the backfoot. Dot ball.

    5.3 And another dot ball. This is brilliant comeback from Natarajan after being hammered initially.

    5.4 Good length ball and Smith defends resolutely. Dot ball.

    5.5 Same delivery and Smith once again defends after shuffling a bit. Dot ball. India needs to remove him early to win this match.

    5.6 Back of a length delivery and Smith defends. Dot ball.

  • 13:25

    AUS at 25/0 after 5 overs

    4.1 Bumrah to Marnus, short ball and Marnus just sways out of the line.

    4.2 Dot ball. Bumrah is conjuring up searing pace and bounce here.

    4.3 Short ball outside off stump and Marnus cuts this to the deep third man for a single. Did not connect with the ball properly.

    4.4 SIX! Shot! Fuller delivery and Finch just stands in his crease and lofts this over the circle. He wanted to go down the ground but the ball flew to the off side. Nevertheless, he got the result he wanted.

    4.5 Dot ball.

    4.6 Good length delivery and Finch just defends this. Dot ball.

  • 13:21

    AUS at 18/0 after 4 overs

    3.1 Dot ball

    3.2 FOUR! Back of a length and Finch takes advantage of Natarajan's medium pace to rock back and play the pull shot.

    3.3 Back of a length delivery outside off and Finch punches this to the off side. Dot ball.

    3.4 Good length delivery and Finch was rooted inside his crease. Dot ball. Good comeback from Natarajan.

    3.5 Hits Finch on the pads, big appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Dot ball.

    3.6 Short ball outside off stump and Finch punches off the backfoot. No run.

  • 13:17

    Australia 14/0 after 3 overs

    Bumrah to Finch

    2.1 Angled into Finch and that's a defence for no run.

    2.2 Fuller, defended and no run.

    2.3 Defended and again, another dot ball.

    2.4 Aimed at off stump and that's a single.

    2.5 Marnus gets a boundary! Quite a classy backfoot drive!

    2.6 Dot ball to finish the over

  • 13:13

    Aus 9/0 after 2 overs

    T Natarajan bowls his first ever over for India.

    1.1 Back of the length delivery and punched to midoff.

    1.2 Pushes to midoff again for no run.

    1.3 That's six! Captain Finchy SCORES A MAXIMUM! Finch swivels and that's a beautiful shot. Nattu gets his welcome to international cricket.

    1.4 Good comeback and that's a ball.

    1.5 Shorter delivery and a single.

    1.6 Shorter and wider, dot ball

  • 13:08

    Australia 2/0 after 1 over

    Bumrah opens the bowling for India. Labuschagne on strike.

    0.1 Back of the length delivery and chopped for no run.

    0.2 Another dot ball. Nearly caught behind. Beats the edge barely.

    0.3 Yet another dot ball. two slips in, Bumrah is able to swing the ball fairly well.

    0.4 Marnus defends and no run.

    0.5 Flicked to long leg and the duo manage two runs.

    0.6 Dot ball to finish the over.

  • 12:48

    India lost their top 5 batsmen in a regular fall of wickets and at many points in time throughout the innings didn't look good for 300 but middle-order stars Hardik Pandya and Jadeja played great knocks to bring India back into the game. Pandya scored an unbeaten 92, his highest ODI score. Jadeja scored 66 runs, without giving his wicket away, thrashing Abbott in the 48th over to power India beyond 300. Spinners Agar and Zampa choked India's run-scoring in the middle overs. It remains to be seen if India's score is above par at Canberra, widely known as a high scoring ground.

  • 12:32

    India 302/5 after 50 overs

    Abbott was hit hard in the 48th over and now he's back for the last over

    49.1 Jadeja clinches two runs off a thick edge.

    49.2 Yorker, miscued and two more.

    49.3 Jadeja drives it past midoff and THAT'S A FOUR!

    49.4 One run off that, miss and the ball hits the keeper.

    49.5 Pandya takes two runs that's 300 for India.

    49.6Wide yorker, pushed to long on for two. Pandya clinches his highest ODI score of 92.

  • 12:29

    India 289/5 after 49 overs

    Hazlewood back into the attack

    48.1 Wide yorker and a single.

    48.2 Thick edge another single.

    48.3 Henriques saves two runs. Two for Pandya

    48.4 Yorker and two off of it.

    48.5 Another double.Yorker on off, he plays the helicopter shot.

    48.6 Two runs off the last ball of the over.

  • 12:21

    India 279/5 after 48 overs

    Abbott to Pandya

    47.1 Pandya tackles the full toss for a single.

    47.2 FOUR runs! Wide yorker struck hard.

    47.3 Wide by short this time and the second consecutive boundary! QUITE A POWERFUL STRIKE! He moved across to reach the ball!

    47.4 Short and wide late cut for a third boundary this over.

    47.5 Short, chest high ball and that's PULLED FOR A MAXIMUM!

    47.6 Around the wicket this time. Jadeja swings and misses.

  • 12:15

    India 260/5 after 47 overs

    Hazlewood to Jadeja

    46.1 Yorker outside off and Pandya on strike.

    46.2 Quite quick running and that's two runs.

    46.3 Wide yorker. That's ridiculously wide. Pandya didn't react to the delivery at all.

    46.3 Low full toss and one run.

    46.4 Jadeja this time and THAT FLEW HIGH AND FAR! A MAXIMUM!

    46.5 Dot ball. Wide yorker and misses the edge.

    46.6 LOFTED HIGH AND THAT MADE IT PAST THE ROPES! MASSIVE MAXIMUM!

  • 12:11

    India 243/5 after 46 overs

    Abbott to Jadeja

    45.1 One run. That was really quick running and Finch nearly hits the stumps.

    45.2 Slower ball, pushed to long on, two runs.

    45.3 Short- slower- bouncer. Great delivery from Abbott and Pandya leaves it.

    45.4 Leading edge and misses third man's hands fairly safely. THAT'S FOUR!

    45.5 Upper cut and.... THAT'S A MAXIMUM! FLEW OVER POINT'S HEAD!

    45.6 Flicked to fine and that's a four!

  • 12:05

    India 226/5 after 45 overs

    Hazlewood back in

    44.1 Driven along the ground to long on for one run.

    44.2 The ball goes to third man, one run.

    44.3 Drilled along the ground to long on. One run.

    44.4 Late cut to third man. One run.

    44.5 Two runs for India. Abbott saves two runs.

    44.6 Another classic power shot, easily past cover and hits the ropes.

  • 12:01

    India 216/5 after 44 overs

    Henriques bowls his first over

    43.1 Driven back to bowler. Dot ball.

    43.2 Drive to long on and brings up his 50. Pandya gets a nice ovation.

    43.3 Yorker and one run off of it.

    43.4 Short, wide, and no run.

    43.5 Driven off the toe of the bat for one run.

    43.6 Late cut past short third man and that's a welcome boundary for India!

  • 11:56

    India 209/5 after 43 overs

    Zampa to Pandya

    42.1 Short ball and one run.

    42.2 Another single. The duo rotate strike.

    42.3 Square drive to deep point. One run.

    42.4 Another single. Pulled to fine leg.

    42.5 Pushed to cover point. One run.

    42.6 Cut to short third man, another dot this over.

  • 11:53

    India 204/5 after 42 overs

    Abbott to Pandya

    41.1 Pushed for one run.

    41.2 NOW THAT IS POWER HITTING! HIT HARD TO MID OFF! Shorter and was slapped hard!

    41.3 One run.

    41.4 Dot ball.

    41.5 He tries to drive but mistimes to cover.

    41.6 Another dot ball this over.

  • 11:49

    India 198/5 after 41 overs

    Zampa bowls to Pandya

    40.1 Wide of off and driven for one run.

    40.2 Tossed up on leg, the duo put pressure on Agar, running two

    40.3 Short and googly, cut to deep point

    40.4 Dot ball.

    40.5 Top spin driven to long off. No run.

    40.6 One run.

  • 11:46

    India 192/5 after 40 overs

    Maxwell with the ball now

    39.1 One run to bring Pandya on strike.

    39.2 THAT POWER! Pandya edges it, but carries for four.

    39.3 Two runs.

    39.4 Tossed up, one run.

    39.5 One run.

    39.6 No run.

  • 11:42

    India 185/5 after 39 overs

    Abbott to Jadeja

    38.1 Wide of off and one run.

    38.2 Bouncer, but Pandya stays under the ball.

    38.3 Slower delivery and one run.

    38.4 Fuller, mistimed hit and one run.

    38.5 Short ball, bouncer and Jadeja swivels, hits for one run.

    38.6 FINALLY A BOUNDARY AFTER REALLY LONG! THAT WAS PULLED VERY WELL!

  • 11:38

    India 176/5 after 38 overs

    Maxwell to Jadeja

    37.1 Clipped and one run.

    37.2 Tossed up, sliced, one run.

    37.3 Dot ball.

    37.4 Twists and turns this around the corner. One run.

    37.5 No run.

    37.6 Chopped, no run.

  • 11:35

    India 173/5 after 37 overs

    Abott to Jadeja

    36.1 One run.

    36.2 Short into the ribs, he's back and tucking this behind square. One run.

    36.3 Another single.

    36.4 Defended and straight to point. Dot ball.

    36.5 Cut well, in the air and Zampa misfields, three runs.

    36.6 No run

  • 11:27

    India 167/5 after 36 overs

    Ashton Agar completes his spell. Maxwell bowls to Jadeja.

    35.1 No run.

    35.2 Another dot ball.

    35.3 That's a quick single.

    35.4 Another single.

    35.5 The duo run again between the wickets.

    35.6 Shorter and no run.

  • 11:24

    India 164/5 after 35 overs

    Agar to Pandya

    34.1 Length ball close to off stump, driven down to long-off

    34.2 Another single.

    34.3 Strike rotated with another single.

    34.4 Outside off, struck to long off.

    34.5 THAT'S ONE POWERFUL HIT! Goes to the ropes, with ease

    34.6 No run.

  • 11:20

    India 156/5 after 5 overs

    Hazlewood to Pandya

    33.1 Bounces, defended and no runs.

    33.2 Another dot ball.

    33.3 Back of a length outside off and Pandya punches to point.

    33.4 Dot ball.

    33.5 No run. Starting to look like a maiden over now.

    33.6 Struck to deep point. One run. Maiden over averted.

  • 11:17

    India 155/5 after 33 overs

    Agar to Pandya

    32.1 One run.

    32.2 Dot ball.

    32.3 Tossed up and no run.

    32.4 Tossed up wider, stretches out and sweeps to deep backward square leg. One run.

    32.5 Another dot ball.

    32.6 Full on middle and off, driven to long-off for one run.

  • 11:10

    India 152/5 after 32 overs

    Hazlewood continues

    31.1 Defended, no run.

    31.2 Bounces strong and hard! No run.

    31.3 Pushed to point. One run.

    31.4 Two runs.

    31.5 Dot ball. Edged. Lands ahead of the wicketkeeper.

    31.6 Edged again. Is that caught behind? Aus review the not out decision. That's a VERY VERY mild edge and King Kohli is OUT!

  • 11:08

    India 149/4 after 31 overs

    Zampa to Pandya

    30.1 Length ball and one run.

    30.2 Clipped to short fine leg and one run

    30.3 Back of a length on leg stump, goes back to clip to deep square leg

    30.4 Struck to midwicket and one run

    30.5 Another single.

    30.6 Dot ball

  • 11:04

    India 144/4 after 30 overs

    Hazlewood to Pandya

    29.1 Back of a length close to off stump and Hardik steers to third man. One run.

    29.2 Kohli punches to the right of deep point. Two runs.

    29.3 Shorter, struck hard and two runs.

    29.4 Dot ball. Chops it, ends up right next to him.

    29.5 Another dot ball.

    29.6 Yet another dot ball.

  • 11:00

    India 139/4 after 29 overs

    Zampa to Kohli

    28.1 Dot ball.

    28.2 Short and wide. THAT GOES TO THE BOUNDARY!

    28.3 One run.

    28.4 Dot ball.

    28.5 Another dot ball.

    28.6 Tossed up, driven, one run.

  • 10:58

    India 133/4 after 28 overs

    Agar to Kohli

    27.1 Driven to long off and one run.

    27.2 Shorter delivery and one run.

    27.3 Floated and one run.

    27.4 Shorter, wider and one run.

    27.5 One run.

    27.6 No run.

  • 10:57

    India 129/4 after 27 overs

    Zampa to Kohli

    26.1 Tossed up and no run.

    26.2 Flatter and one run.

    26.3 Dot ball.

    26.4 No run.

    26.5 Flighted and one run.

    26.6 Another single.

  • 10:50

    India 125/4 after 26 overs

    Agar to Kohli

    25.1 Hit flat to cover. One run.

    25.2 Defended and no run.

    25.3 Rahul given LBW. Tried sweeping and Rahul given out after being reviewed. Hits top of middle stump. Not enough bounce.

    25.4 Pandya comes in. No run.

    25.5 One run.

    25.6 Another single.

  • 10:47

    India 122/3 after 25 overs

    Zampa to Rahul

    24.1 Googly and no run.

    24.2 Dot ball.

    24.3 Floated delivery and two off of that.

    24.4 Another single.

    24.5 Clipped to midwicket. No run

    24.6 Another strike and one run

  • 10:43

    India 118/3 after 24 overs

    Agar to Kohli

    23.1 Back of the length, punched to deep point. One run.

    23.2 First run for Rahul.

    23.3 Punched to long on and one run.

    23.4 Front foot shot to extra cover that's a single.

    23.5 Another single.

    23.6 Dot ball.

  • 10:38

    India 114/3 after 23 overs

    Zampa to Iyer

    22.1 Flicked and one run.

    22.2 Driven to deep cover and one run

    22.3 Another single.

    22.4 IYER LIFTS AND..... THAT'S OUT! Marnus Labuschage catches. Iyer edges it to point and that's easy!

    22.5 K L Rahul and he defends back to Zampa.

    22.6 Jabbed back to cover. No run.

  • 10:36

    India 111/2 after 22 overs

    Agar to Iyer

    21.1 One run.

    21.2 Dot ball.

    21.3 Leg byes and that's one run.

    21.4 Another single.

    21.5 Dabbed to short third man for a single.

    21.6 No run.

  • 10:33

    India 107/2 after 21 overs

    Zampa to Kohli

    20.1 No run.

    20.2 One run.

    20.3 No run. That was a firm hit to mid-wicket.

    20.4 Pushed to deep cover point, one run.

    20.5 Better length, No run.

    20.6 One run

  • 10:29

    India 103/2 after 20 overs

    Green to Iyer

    19.1 One run

    19.2 No run. Pace beats Kohli.

    19.3 Punched to deep point, one run.

    19.4 No run.

    19.5 IYER SWIVELS, HOOKS AND THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL FOUR OFF THE MIDDLE! THAT WAS POWERFUL! That brings up the hundred for India

    19.6 Dot ball.

  • 10:23

    India 97/2 after 19 overs

    Zampa to Kohli

    18.1 Tossed up and driven for one run.

    18.2 CRACKING SHOT! Jabbed to point

    18.3 One run.

    18.4 Another single, clipped to the leg side.

    18.5 One run.

    18.6 Dot ball to finish the over.

  • 10:19

    India 88/2 after 18 overs

    Green to Kohli

    17.1 Back of the length delivery and no run. Beats Kohli.

    17.2 Similar delivery and defended.

    17.3 Another dot ball. Beaten again.

    17.4 Yet another dot ball.

    17.5 Driven well, but no run.

    17.6 One run to avoid a maiden over.

  • 10:18

    India 87/2 after 17 overs

    Zampa continues

    16.1 Driven to long off. One run.

    16.2 Another single.

    16.3 No run.

    16.4 One run.

    16.5 Shorter and no run.

    16.6 Defended and no run.

  • 10:10

    India 84/2 after 16 overs

    Agar to Kohli

    15.1 Dot ball.

    15.2 One run off the backfoot

    15.3 Defends and no run.

    15.4 Agar bowls a peach and the umpire gives him an LBW! Gill thinks a little and goes for a review. Hitting in line and the top of middle stump. Decision stands.

    15.5 Iyer comes in, drives with power, one run.

    15.6 Another single to fine leg

  • 10:06

    India 81/1 after 15 overs

    Adam Zampa bowls his first over

    14.1 One run. Sent back to Zampa. Adam misfields.

    14.2 Driven to long off, one run.

    14.3 Dot ball.

    14.4 Maxwell drives and stops a drive to long off. That's some commitment.

    14.5 One run.

    14.6 Another single to finish the over.

  • 10:04

    India 77/1 after 14 overs

    Agar continues

    13.1 Dot ball

    13.2 Pushed to long on and a single.

    13.3 Another dot ball.

    13.4 Faster delivery and, mistimed off the back foot and no run.

    13.5 Good length delivery and no run.

    13.6 Yet another dot ball.

  • 10:00

    India 76/1 after 13 overs

    Aboot again

    12.1 One run.

    12,000 runs in ODI cricket for Virat Kohli. He is the 6th to reach the landmark.

    12.2 Dot ball.

    12.3 Another single.

    12.4 Tucked to mid wicket for a single.

    12.5 That's some great fielding. 3 runs.

    12.6 Two runs, cut wide.

  • 09:57

    India 68/1 after 12 overs

    Ashton Agar bowls now

    11.1 Backfoot drive to deep cover and one run.

    11.2 Driven to deep cover point and another single.

    11.3 Placed near point and two runs.

    11.4 Cut over backward point and that's a boundary!

    11.5 Dot ball.

    11.6 One run

  • 09:52

    India 59/1 after 11 overs

    Green continues

    10.1 One run and Kohli on strike

    10.2 Kohli edges and one run. No risk with that one.

    10.3 Bounces higher than expected and no run.

    10.4 WHAT A BEAUTY OF STRAIGHT DRIVE! That was as straight as an arrow.

    10.5 No run!

    10.6 Now, that was another beauty of a shot over midwicket!

  • 09:48

    IND 49/1 after 10 overs

    Abott into the attack

    9.1 Back of length delivery and no run.

    9.2 Defended and another dot ball.

    9.3 Worked to midwicket and another dot ball.

    9.4 Yet another delivery, yielding no runs. Cut to backward point.

    9.5 Starting to look like a maiden over now.

    9.6 Gill manages to not give a maiden over. One run.

  • 09:44

    IND 48/1 after 9 overs

    Debutant Green bowls the 9th over

    8.1 Kohli defends and no run.

    8.2 Pushed to mid-wicket, no run.

    8.3 6 foot 7 inches tall Green's delivery look like they're coming off the hand of a much experienced bowler. Another dot ball.

    8.4 Defended and no run

    8.5 STUNNER OF A PULL SHOT! That goes for four!

    8.6 Another cracker of a shot for another boundary! The ball was WHIPPED!

  • 09:40

    IND 40/1 after 8 overs

    Abott continues

    7.1 Clipped well, but no runs.

    7.2 Pushed to cover point. No run!

    7.3 NOW THAT IS CALLED A STRAIGHT DRIVE! That goes straight for four! Classic Kohli shot!

    7.4 Dot ball.

    7.5 An easy single.

    7.6 No run.

  • 09:36

    IND 35/1 after 7 overs

    Hazlewood changes ends

    6.1 Wide down leg side.

    6.1 Two runs. Driven to cover.

    6.2 Gill defends. No run.

    6.3 THAT WAS A LUCKY TOP EDGE! Quite some power this youngster has! That went for a maximum!

    6.4 Pushed to midwicket. No run.

    6.5 Driven straight to fielder at cover

    6.6 Wide of off and left.

  • 09:29

    IND 26/1 after 6 overs

    Sean Abott bowls his first over

    5.1 Mistimed cover drive and one run.

    5.2 Pushed to fine leg and one run.

    5.3 Mistimed drive and no run.

    5.4 Another dot ball.

    5.5 Dhawan comes down the track, lifted to cover. THAT'S CATCHING PRACTICE! Abott picks his first wicket! Agar catches with ease!

    5.6 Virat Kohli comes in. Shaped well leaving the batsman. No run.

  • 09:25

    IND 24/0 after 5 overs

    Hazlewood continues

    4.1 That's a no ball and free hit for Dhawan.

    4.1 Mistimed, Marnus catches it, one run.

    4.2 What a STRIKE! WIDE OF MID ON AND THAT'S FLICKED FOR A BOUNDARY!

    4.3 Good length ball and left.

    4.4 Dot ball.

    4.5 Another dot ball.

    4.6 Wide of off and left again.

  • 09:22

    IND 18/0 after 4 overs

    Maxwell continues

    3.1 Glenn forces Dhawan back, no run.

    3.2 Bottom edge, goes behind the keeper and they manage two.

    3.3 THAT WAS SWEPT LIKE A BEAUTY! Manages a boundary with ease.

    3.4 Wide down leg side.

    3.4 Defends and no run

    3.5 Dot ball.

    3.6 Wide down leg side again.

    3.6 One run

  • 09:19

    IND 9/0 after 3 overs

    Hazlewood continues

    2.1 Some width, fuller and that's SMASHED TO THE ROPES FOR A BOUNDARY!

    2.2 Wide of off and left alone.

    2.3 Good length and left alone again

    2.4 Comes down the track and it's Dhawan bails out

    2.5 Delivery catches the bottom edge and no run.

    2.6 One run steered to third man

  • 09:07

    IND 0/0 after 1 over

    Shubhman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan open the innings for India. Hazlewood comes in to bowl the first over for Australia

    0.1 That ball swung SO WELL! Beats Dhawan and misses the edge.

    0.2 Another beautiful swinger! Canberra is offering some great swing!

    0.3 Another dot ball! Good length ball and beats Dhawan again! That's some fiery bowling!

    0.4 Another dot ball

    0.5 On the thigh pad this time and drops down.

    0.6 LEFT AGAIN! Maiden over!

  • 09:03

    Australia's Playing XI

    Aaron Finch (capt), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Cameron Green, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

  • 09:02

    India's Playing XI

    Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli (capt), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, T Natarajan.

  • 08:50

    Thangarasu Natarajan and Cameron Green make international debut at Canberra

    India team sees quite a few changes. Left-arm pacer Thangarasu Natarajan makes his international debut against Australia in Canberra, Kuldeep Yadav replaces Yuzvendra Chahal, Shubhman Gill replaces Mayank Agarwal and Shardul Thakur comes in. Mohammed Shami and Navdeep Saini miss out.

    On the Australian front, all rounder Cameron Green, Sean Abbott and Ashton Agar are in for Warner, Cummins and Starc. Cameron Green

  • 08:45

    India won the toss against Australia in the third ODI; Kohli's team will bat first in Canberra

  • 07:43

    Natarajan or Shardul could replace Saini as India look to salvage pride

    Navdeep Saini, India's fastest bowler, like a lot of others on his first tour of Australia, has looked clueless.

    Such has been his plight that Kohli was forced to bowl a half-fit (bowling wise) Hardik Pandya and even Mayanak Agarwal to complete Saini's spell after he gave away 70 runs in seven overs.

    It could well be possible that one among Shardul Thakur, with an experience of 27 international games, or the 'yorker sensation' rookie left-armer Thangarasu Natarajan will be seen replacing Saini.

    In case of Natarajan, it could be his international debut and a chance to test himself in an inconsequential game before the start of the T20 series where he is sure to play a part.

  • 07:43

    India's Yuzendra Chahal gestures with -Australia's Pat Cummins, left, following the one day international cricket match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Credit: AP Photo

  • 07:42

    Finch throws weight behind struggling Starc, says no need to panic

    Top pacer Mitchell Starc's patchy form is among the few worries for a rampaging Australia in the ongoing series against India but skipper Aaron Finch on Tuesday threw his weight behind the seasoned campaigner, saying there is no need to panic just yet.

    The left-arm seamer, who has an outstanding record with the new ball in white-ball cricket, has been far from his best in the ongoing series against India. In the two ODIs, Starc has managed to claim just one wicket while giving away 147 runs in 18 overs. Australia won both the games.

  • 07:39

    Shreyas Iyer backs bowlers to come good, avoid series sweep

    Batsman Shreyas Iyer backed the India's bowlers to come good in Wednesday's third and final one-day international against Australia in Canberra in the touring side's bid to avoid a series sweep. Australia handsomely beat India in the first two matches of the 50-over format in Sydney, bagging the three-match series with a game to spare.

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