India is hosting Australia at Indore, Holkar Stadium for the 3rd One Day International. Australia won the toss for a change and Steve Smith had no hesitation in batting first. It was a dry wicket. India was coming into the match with a 2-0 lead after winning at Chennai by 26 runs and 50 runs at Kolkata. Australia made a change right at the top, Cartwright has been replaced by Aaron Finch, a more experienced player. Australia got off to a steady start as the duo added 70 runs for the opening wicket, without losing a wicket, something they had not done in the previous ODI’s. But soon, David Warner, the big fish departed as he fell prey to a peach by India’s new pin-up boy Hardik Pandya.
David Warner played well but departed just when he looked set. He was out for 42 off 44 balls. His innings was studded with four boundaries and a six. The ball was bowled from round the wicket, Hardik got the ball to dart back in sharply to cramp up David Warner, who missed it and the ball crashed onto the stumps. India got their first wicket, but more importantly, must have been relieved to see the back of David Warner. David Warner has not really been in the best of form in this series, whereas a lot is expected of him. Now that Hardik Pandya has got an early wicket, it would give him a lot of confidence.
— Virat Kohli (@Cricvids1) September 24, 2017
But David Warner’s wicket has not pegged back Australia as Steve Smith and Aaron Finch have got the ship back on track. Finch has also brought up a fifty and is looking to get to a big one. Australia is 154 for 1 in 29 overs as we speak. Virat Kohli-led team India have depth in bowling and could easily chase down anything under 300. Australia has a better record in India, 25-23.