India vs Australia 3rd ODI Highlights: Pandya-Sharma-Rahane's 70 plus scores help India win the ODI series

IND vs AUS 3rd ODI highlights: Hardik Pandya India's innings once again as he scored 78 runs from 72 balls while chasing the target of 294 runs

India beat Australia by 5 wickets in the 3rd ODI with 11 balls to spare. India win the five-match ODI series against Australia with a win in third ODI at Holkar Stadium, Indore, a venue where India have never been beaten in ODIs. It was an easy win in the end for India as they restricted Australia despite Aaron Finch’s century on his comeback and Steve Smith’s half century. Everyone expected Australia to score in excess of 300 but they could not, thanks to good bowling in death overs. Fifties from Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Hardik Pandya score fifties to take India to a comfortable win in the end.

21:20 IST Virat Kohli equals MS Dhoni’s record of 9 ODI wins on the trot as a captain. India register another win, 6th bilateral ODI series win on the trot.

21:18 IST Pandey on strike, 7 runs needed off 18 balls. Richardson into the attack, FOUR! He hits the ball down the ground, gets a boundary towards straightish long off. He pulls the short ball towards short midwicket, a dot ball. Pandey plays the next ball towards on side, takes a single. Dhoni on strike, 2 runs needed now, will he go for a six, no he did not. The crowd got behind him but Dhoni did not go for the glory. Pandey on strike now, a single off that one. India win the 3rd ODI and with it the series in this ODI series. IND 294/5 in 47.5 overs

21:13 IST Dhoni on strike, Travis Head comes to bowl, a single off the first ball towards long on. A dot ball to Pandey. He takes a single off the next ball towards backward square leg. Dhoni plays the ball towards fine leg, a dot ball. A similar shot off the next ball, a dot one. He tried to take a single toawrds mid on, Smith saves it. IND 287/5 in 47 overs

21:10 IST MS Dhoni comes to bat, he takes a single off the first ball he faces, The crowd is going berserk. IND 285/5 in 46 overs

21:07 IST WICKET! Hardik Pandya c Kane Richardson b Pat Cummins 78(72)

21:07 IST 11 runs needed off 30 balls now. Pandya on strike, Cummins continues. He defends the first ball of the over. Pandya goes for a big shot, misses it by a mile. Next ball, that one was back of the length and directed inwards a dot ball. Pandya tries to hit that one down fine leg but Handscomb does well to collect that one. WIDE! That one goes down the leg side. WICKET! Pandya goes for a big shot but misses, a masterclass innings comes to an end. IND 284/5 in 45.5 overs

21:03 IST Stoinis continues, Pandey takes his on, FOUR! He played that one over the infield for a boundary. Next ball, FOUR! Pandey hits the short ball coming down the wicket and on one leg, another boundary for him. A slower short ball from Stoinis, just a single off that one through an awkward shot towards long on. That looked like over the head drive! FOUR! Here comes Pandya, just guides the ball on it’s way, uppercut does the trick this time. He has been wanting to play that one for a while now. FOUR! The fourth one of the over, Pandya is on a roll, hits it between midwicket and mid on for a boundary. He plays the next ball late, takes a single towards third man. IND 283/4 in 45 overs

20:58 IST Cummins continues, Pandya on strike, FOUR! That’s a wonderful straight drive. That should answer Cummins’ questions. He plays the next ball towards leg side, a dot ball. He guides the ball towards the third man for a single. Pandey plays the ball towards point, picks up a quick single. Pandya goes across and flicks the ball towards backward square leg for a single. Pandey takes a single towards third man for a single. IND 265/4 in 44 overs

20:55 IST India need 44 runs from 8 overs. Stoinis is back into the attack, Pandya takes a single off the first ball. Pandey on strike, he plays the ball towards mid on, a dot ball. He pulls the short ball towards fine leg, takes a couple of runs. He plays the next ball towards midwicket, a dot ball. FOUR! Pandey plays the ball between short cover and extra covers for a boundary, that one was played with the masterclass. A dot ball to end the over. IND 257/4 in 43 overs

20:50 IST Cummins is back into the attack. Pandya plays two dot balls, good bowling from Cummins so far. FOUR! The ball takes an inside edge off the bat, a boundary for him. That’s disheartening for a fast bowler, Smith is not happy, he was the one who dropped his catch. Next ball, Pandya plays the ball straight, Pandey goes back into the crease, a dot ball. Pandya works the ball towards the third man for a single. Pandey takes a single as well. IND 250/4 in 42 overs

20:45 IST Agar continues, a dot ball to start with. Pandya takes a single towards long off. Pandey plays the ball late, just a single towards short third man. A single off the next ball towards sweeper cover for Pandya. Pandey defends the ball towards offside, a dot ball. Pandey defends the last ball as well. IND 243/4 in 41 overs

20:42 IST Coulter-Nile continues, Pandya and Pandey are dealing in singles and couple. Four runs off the five balls from the over. Just a single off the last ball of the over. IND 240/4 in 40 overs

20:38 IST Agar continues, Pandey takes a single off the first ball. A dot ball to continue to Pandya. SIX! He goes down the ground and hits the ball for a maximum, that’s a huge hit. He has moved to 49 now. He takes a single off the next ball, 50 for Pandya! Pandey plays the ball towards defensively, two dot balls to end the over. IND 235/4 in 39 overs

20:35 IST Coulter-Nile continues, Pandya picks up a single and on the first ball of the over. Pandey on strike, FOUR! He flicks the ball towards fine leg, gets off the mark with a boundary, that will release some pressure. FOUR! That one was struck down the ground, gets another boundary. A dot ball to follow as he could not get past mid on. A single for him off the next ball, wanted a boundary this time as well. A dot ball to Pandya to end the over. IND 227/4 in 38 overs

20:31 IST Pandya on strike, Agar continues. Handscomb is still trying to say a few words to Pandya, trying to rile him up. He plays a dot ball to start the over with. SIX! Pandya replies, his that one over midwicket for a maximum. Handscomb gets his answer. He drives the next one towards covers, a dot ball. FOUR! Pandya takes on Agar again, gets a boundary towards midwicket, another slap on Handscomb’s face. He is still not keeping his mouth shut. A dot ball to follow, he is constantly trying to make Pandya do something foolish. Pandya goes big on the last ball, Smith gets under it and drops! IND 217/4 in 37 overs

20:37 IST Manish Pandey comes to bat, he has struggled in this ODI series. The runrate is going up now. Four dot balls to Pandey, good over Cummins, a game-changing one. IND 206/4 in 36 overs

20:23 IST WICKET! Kedar Jadhav c Handscomb b Kane Richardson 2(4)

20:23 IST Cummins is back into the attack, Pandya on strike, he wanted a couple of runs on that occasion, could not get it as Jadhav sends him back. Next ball, Jadhav tries to cut the ball, gone. WICKET! Jadhav has toAustraliansustrlians are making their way back into the game. IND 206/4 in 35.2 overs

20:22 IST Kedar Jadhav comes to bat, still no Manish Pandey. A couple of runs off Jadhav’s bat, he gets off the mark, good over from Agar. IND 205/3 in 35 overs

20:18 IST WICKET! Kohli c Finch b Agar 28(35)

20:18 IST Agar continues, Pandya milks the first ball for a single. Kohli plays a dot ball. A dead ball signalled by the Umpire off the next one. Kohli plays a big shot, finds the long on fielder, WICKET! IND 203/3 in 34.3 overs

20:16 IST Richardson comes back into the attack, Kohli pushes the ball, a dot ball as it gets fielded inside the 30-yard circle. Kohli once again guides the ball towards the third man, takes a single. Pandya on strike, he plays the ball towards covers, a single for him. 200 for India! Kohli plays the ball towards deep point, takes a single. Pandya plays the uppercut, a dot ball there as he could not connect. Pandya plays an awkward hammer shot, a single off that one. IND 202/2 in 34 overs

20:11 IST Stoinis continues after the drinks break. Kohli plays the ball through covers, gets a couple of runs. He plays the ball towards midwicket, a dot ball. Pandya plays the late cut, gets a single. Kohli retains the strike with a single off the last ball. IND 198/2 in 33 overs

Drinks Break!

20:04 IST Coulter-Nile continues, Pandya plays the ball towards mid off. Pandya defends the ball back to the bowler, a dot ball. A cutter from Coulter-Nile, he cuts it towards point, a dot ball. Pandya drives, gets just a single as Smith gets his fingers on that shot. Kohli plays the ball towards short midwicket, a dot ball. A single off the last ball. IND 193/2 in 32 overs

20:01 IST Stoinis continues, Kohli takes a single off the first ball towards mid on, good running between the wickets. Rohit pulls the ball for a single towards fine leg. He guides the ball towards third man for a single. Pandya pushes the ball towards long on gently, takes a single. A dot ball to follow as Kohli plays the ball towards short midwicket. Inside edge but safe, tried to pull the short ball, a dot one to end the over. IND 191/2 in 31 overs

19:57 IST Coulter-Nile continues, Kohli takes a single off the second ball of the over, he is anchoring the innings now. Pandya plays the ball towards mid on, a dot ball as he could not get it past them. Pandya cuts the ball towards point, a single off that one as the point fielder misfields. Kohli defends the short ball from Coulter-Nile. He guides the ball towards the third man for a single, retains strike. IND 187/2 in 30 overs

19:53 IST Marcus Stoinis is back into the attack, Pandya takes a single off the first ball. Kohli takes a single towards third man, takes a single as well. Pandya plays the ball towards long on, just a single off that one. Kohli drives but this time towards covers, fielded inside the 30-yard circle. Just one more single from the over. IND 184/2 in 29 overs

19:48 IST Cummins continues, Kohli takes a single off the second ball of the over. Pandya plays the helicopter flick, takes a single. Meanwhile, Cummins is trying to rile up Pandya, he exchanges a few words once again. Kohli picks up another single. Pandya drives again, this time towards mid off for a single. FOUR! Kohli plays a textbook cover drive, Cummins did not have answer to that. IND 180/2 in 28 overs

19:44 IST Agar continues. Meanwhile, Handscomb asks Pandya to hit a six again and that’s what he does. Pandya takes a single off the second ball of the over. Kohli takes a single as well. Handscomb is once again trying to chat with Pandya. He takes a single after playing a dot ball. One more single from the over. IND 172/2 in 27 overs

19:41 IST Cummins continues, Pandya plays the ball towards point, a dot ball. Meanwhile, Cummins is exchanging a few words for Pandya. A huge lbw shout from Cummins and  Australian team, no run scored in four balls. Pandya takes a single on the fifth ball of the over. FOUR! Kohli whips it away for a boundary, Cummins did not any words for him there. IND 162/2 in 26 overs

19:35 IST Agar continues, Pandya on strike, SIX! He hits the ball for a maximum with a deep midwicket, that’s an amazing shot from him. Will he see another hattrick of sixes? A dot ball to follow. A single off the next ball towards long on. Kohli takes a single towards long on after playing a dot ball. Pandya picks singlesngle off the last ball of the over. IND 157/2 in 25 overs

19:22 IST Hardik Pandya comes to bat, everyone seems to be surprised by the decision, he manages to get off the mark off the last ball of the over. IND 148/2 in 24 overs

19:29 IST WICKET! Rahane lbw b Pat Cummins 70(76)

19:29 IST Cummins continues, Rahane uses his wrists to guide the ball towards long leg for a couple of runs. Next ball, Rahane tries to play the ball fine towards the third man but could not get bat on it, beaten by the fast delivery. WICKET! Stuck in front, that’s gone, Rahane tried to flick the ball, no need to take review for that. IND 147/2 in 23.3 overs

19:26 IST Ashton Agar is back into the attack, Virat Kohli comes to bat, he gets off the strike straight away. Three more singles from the over, Australia trying to make a comeback into the match. IND 145/1 in 23 overs

19:22 IST Ajinkya Rahane on strike, a couple of runs more from the over. IND 141/1 in 22 overs

19:20 IST WICKET! Rohit c (sub)Cartwright b Coulter-Nile 71(62)

19:20 IST Coulter-Nile continues, FOUR! Rahane’s mistimed shot goes for a boundary down the ground. Coulter-Nile’s reflexes did not work this time. Next ball, Rahane mistimes to offside, a dot ball. He guides the ball towards third man with a late cut. In the air and gone, WICKET! Rohit departs, wanted to pull the ball for a maximum, he has to depart. IND 139/1 in 21.4 overs

19:16 IST Richardson is back into the attack, Rohit plays the ball towards extra cover, takes a single. Rahane pushes the next ball towards midwicket, a dot ball as the fielder puts in a dive. A similar shot off the next ball, a dot ball as Head fields it. He mistimes the next ball on the back foot, a dot ball. Rahane comes down the track, finds the mid off fielder this time, another dot ball, fourth one in the row. He finally gets a single towards the third man for a single. IND 134/0 in 21 overs

19:12 IST Coulter-Nile continues, Rahane is trying to get a boundary, he is trying to attack the loose delivery. Rahane plays the next ball towards fine leg for a single. Rohit pushes the ball towards sweeper cover, takes a single. Good over from Coulter-Nile, just 2 runs from 5 balls so far. FOUR! Rohit hits a boundary just when Australia thought they have got a good over. IND 132/0 in 20 overs

19:09 IST Richardson continues, Rahane pulls the short ball towards deep square leg for a couple of runs. He works the next ball towards midwicket for a single. Rohit hits the ball towards deep midwicket, Cummins does well in the deep, saves 2 runs for his team. Two more dot balls to end the over. IND 126/0 in 19 overs

19:04 IST Coulter-Nile is back into the attack, Smith is bringing back his frontline bowlers. Rahane drives the ball towards deep mid on, a dot ball as fielder saves a boundary. FOUR! Rahane flicks the short ball towards fine leg for a boundary, 50 for Rahane! He plays the next ball towards point, a dot ball. He plays the next ball towards sweeper cover, takes a single. Rohit defends the next ball. He plays the next ball towards point, a dot ball. IND 121/0 in 18 overs

Drinks Break!

18:57 IST Pat Cummins comes back into the attack, Rohit plays the first ball back to the bowler, a dot ball. FOUR! Rohit hits the ball down the ground, no need to run for that one, he is in another zone now. FOUR! Rohit pulls on one leg, hits a boundary towards on side, Agar is struggling as there is some blood visible due to the dive. Rohit takes a single towards midwicket. One more single from the over. IND 116/0 in 17 overs

18:51 IST Stoinis is back into the attack, Rahane drives the ball towards mid on, a dot ball. He flicks the next ball towards long leg for a single. Rohit takes a single as well. Rahane pushes the ball on the back foot, a dot ball as mid on fielder puts in a dive. FOUR! Rahane shuffles in the crease and puts the ball away towards deep square leg for a boundary. A slower ball from Stoinis, a dot ball to end the over. IND 106/0 in 16 overs

18:47 IST Agar continues, Rohit on strike, FOUR! He cuts the ball on the back foot and beats Coulter-Nile on the boundary. Coulter-Nile banged his head on the ground trying to save the boundary. A dot ball to follow. Rohit takes an easy single towards long off. FOUR! Rahane gets a boundary, hits the ball over midwicket for a boundary. He pounced on the short ball. A single off the last ball of the over, IND 100/0 in 15 overs

18:43 IST Richardson continues, Rohit and Rahane are having it easy in the field. Just picking up singles and hitting boundaries and surprising Australian bowlers. Just 6 runs from the over. IND 90/0 in 14 overs

18:40 IST Agar continues, Rahane pushes the ball towards the offside. Good bowling from Agar, he takes a single off the third ball of the over. Rohit is defending the next two balls. SIX! Rohit hits the ball over long on for another maximu, 50 for Rohit Sharma. IND 84/0 in 13 overs

18:37 IST Richardson has been brought back into the attack. Rahane misses the first ball, a dot one. He takes a single off the next one. Rohit has taken a rather cautious approach, two dot balls. Two more singles from the over, a good one from Richardson. IND 77/0 in 12 overs

18:33 IST End of first powerplay, Ashton Agar has been introduced into the attack. Rohit plays the ball into the gap, sweeper cover cuts it off, a couple of runs for him there. Rohit and Rahane are knocking him around for singles, 6 runs from the over including 4 singles. IND 74/0 in 11 overs

18:29 IST Rohit takes a single off the first ball of Stoinis’ over. FOUR! Rahane goes down the ground and hits the ball past the midwicket for a boundary, he is trying to attack as well. Next ball, a slower one from Stoinis, a dot ball as it takes an edge off the bat. FOUR! Rahane hits the misdirected ball to his pads for a boundary towards fine leg, poor bowling from Stoinis. FOUR! Here comes another boundary, this time it goes through short third man and backward point. A dot ball to end the over. IND 68/0 in 10 overs

18:25 IST Richardson continues, Rohit defends the first ball of the over. Next ball, he could not get that one on the middle of the bat. SIX! Rohit comes down the track and hits the short ball over midwicket. That was out of the ground and into the orbit, new ball please! Rohit is on a rampage here at Indore. Even Virat Kohli stands and watches where the ball has gone. Rohit takes a single off the next ball. Rahane takes a single, gets Rohit on strike. A single to Rohit to finish off the over. IND 55/0 in 9 overs

18:20 IST Marcus Stoinis is into the attack, Rahane takes a single off the first ball of the over. Rohit takes a single this time, did not score many boundaries. Rahane is trying to get off the strike and bring Rohit on strike. But, he plays three dot balls. A single off the last ball of the over. IND 46/0 in 8 overs

18:16 IST Kane Richardson has been introduced into the attack. Rohit plays a good shot but towards Smith, a dot ball. FOUR! Rohit hits, the ball was in the air but Maxwell could not catch the ball, that was a tough one but not impossible. Two dot balls to follow. FOUR! Rohit pulls the ball this time, gets another boundary. A dot ball to end the over. IND 42/0 in 7 overs

18:12 IST Coulter-Nile continues, starts off with a dot ball. FOUR! Rohit stays in the crease and works the ball directed towards his pads for a boundary, the ball goes past the midwicket boundary. Rohit is playing with straight bat and pushing the ball, two dot balls. SIX! Rohit takes charge once again, hits him over long off for a maximum, effortless, did not try to hit it too hard. He guides the last ball of the over for a single towards third man. IND 34/0 in 6 overs

18:08 IST Cummins continues, Rahane defends the first ball and takes a single off the next ball. SIX! Rohit pulls the short ball and it goes into the stands, sheer power from the ‘Hitman’. He defends the next ball towards point, a dot ball. Rohit plays the next ball towards square leg, a single for him. IND 23/0 in 5 overs

18:03 IST Coulter-Nile continues, Rahane on strike, the first ball was played on the onside, a dot ball. Next ball, he plays it towards point, a dot ball. FOUR! Rahane gets his first boundary, hits it through covers, no need to run for that. Three singles to follow from the over. IND 15/0 in 4 overs 

18:00 IST Cummins continues, Rahane defends the first ball of the over. Next ball, Rahane punches the ball towards point, Smith picks it up, a couple of runs denied to India as Umpire thought it was a dead ball. Another dot ball to continue. Meanwhile, the crowd is getting behind Rahane, he takes a single towards square leg, just one single from the over. IND 8/0 in 3 overs

17:55 IST Nathan Coulter-Nile will be opening the bowling alongside Cummins, Rohit takes a single off the first ball towards the third man. Rahane pushes the ball towards mid on, takes a single. Rohit turns his bat trying to play it past the point fielder, a dot ball. He plays the back of the length delivery towards covers, a dot ball. Next ball, Coulter-Nile bowls one on the pads, a single for Rohit as Handscomb could not collect it in one go. A short ball to Rahane, he pulls it for a single towards fine leg. A dot ball to end the over. IND 7/0 in 2 overs

17:50 IST Pat Cummins opens the bowling for Australia, Ajinkya Rahane defends the first ball. Rahane takes a single towards the third man for a single. Rohit on strike, he plays the ball towards the onside, a dot ball. Another dot ball to continue as he plays the ball towards the onside. He takes a single off the last ball towards square leg and retains strike. IND 2/0 in 1 over

17:44 IST Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane come out to chase 294 in the third ODI.

17:14 IST India need 294 runs to win the 3rd ODI and seal the series.

17:12 IST Bumrah to bowl the last over of the innings. WIDE! That was a wide yorker gone wrong. WIDE! This time he goes towards the leg side. Stoinis takes a single off the next ball. Agar pushes the ball into the gap, takes a couple of runs. FOUR! That was darted towards the leg side. Agar plays the ball towards covers, takes a single. A couple of runs off the last ball of the over. AUS 293/6 in 50 overs

17:01 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Stoinis takes a single off the first ball. New batsman Aston Agar on strike, he plays a chip shot towards long on, takes a single. Australians are dealing in singles now, three more singles from the over. Next ball, it slips from Bhuvneshwar’s hands. A dot ball to end the over. AUS 281/6 in 49 overs

16:58 IST Stoinis takes a single off the last ball of the over, retains strike. AUS 276/6 in 48 overs

16:55 IST Handscomb c M Pandey b Bumrah 3(7)

16:55 IST Bumrah continues, Stoinis takes a single off the second ball of the over. Handscomb on strike, a single off that ball. Stoinis rotates the strike. Handscomb hits the ball in the air, Pandey is on the boundary, marvellous catch from him. WICKET! AUS 275/6 in 47.5 overs

16:49 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Stoinis on strike, WIDE! That was way down the leg side. He works the next ball for a single. Next ball, Handscomb goes for a quick single, a direct hit from Chahal and he would have been a goner. Handscomb survives. WIDE! Bhuvneshwar is trying to pitch the ball as far as possible from the Australian batsman. FOUR! A yorker to Stoinis, he somehow manages to dig that one out and gets a boundary down the ground. Stoinis goes for the shot, just a single towards sweeper cover for him. Handscomb goes for a big shot but misses the ball completely, a dot ball. Another swing and a miss, a dot ball to end the over. AUS 272/5 in 47 overs

16:44 IST Peter Handscomb comes to bat, he takes a single towards fine leg. Stonis dabs the ball towards midwicket, takes a quick single WIDE! That one goes down the leg side. He pushes the next ball towards mid off, Stoinis survives a runout scare. A dot ball to end the over. AUS 263/5 in 46 overs

16:40 IST WICKET! Head b Bumrah 4(6)

16:40 IST Bumrah continues, Stoinis plays the ball back to him, a dot ball. He plays the next ball towards onside, gets just a single. We can see a bit reverse swing now. WICKET! Head knocks over Head’s stumps with a slower ball! AUS 260/5 in 45.3 overs

16:38 IST Bhuvneshwar comes back into the attack, Stoinis plays the first ball towards point, a dot ball. Next ball, a huge lbw appeal but turned down by the Umpire, a single off that one. Kohli has taken the call to review that one. The review goes in vain, Kohli did not consult Dhoni this time around and that resulted in a failed review. Head reaches for the wide ball and gets a single off the next ball. Stoinis inside edges the next ball, a dot ball there. WIDE! That one went way outside the line of the offstump. A dot ball to continue, Stoinis gets a single off the last ball of the over. AUS 259/4 in 45 overs

16:32 IST Kuldeep continues, Head takes a single off the first ball. SIX! Stoinis gets a maximum, hits the ball with the spin towards long on, he is in good form. Just three more singles from the over. AUS 253/4 in 44 overs

16:28 IST Marcus Stoinis and Travis Head come to bat, just two singles and a wicket from the over. AUS 245/4 in 43 overs

16:23 IST WICKET! Maxwell st Dhoni b Chahal 5 (13)

16:22 IST WICKET! Smith c Bumrah b Kuldeep Yadav 63(71)

16:22 IST Kuldeep continues, Maxwell takes a single off the second ball of the over. Smith on strike, he plays the ball square of the wicket, takes a couple of runs. He takes a single towards sweeper cover. WIDE! WIDE! Kuldeep is under a little pressure against Maxwell, he gets a single off the next ball. In the air and gone, WICKET! Smith has to depart, he went inside out but could get it past the boundary. AUS 243/3 in 42 overs

16:18 IST End of powerplay overs, 5 fielders outside the circle now. Chahal comes into the attack, Smith blocks the first ball, he is still batting patiently. Next ball, Smith could not pull that one, just a single for him as he could not time that ball. Maxwell on strike, Chahal took the ball away from him, just a single towards long off. A dot ball to continue, SMith mistimes. Next ball, Smith comes down the track and Chahal shortens the length, another dot ball. Chahal bowls a fantastic over. AUS 236/2 in 41 overs

16:14 IST Jasprit Bumrah comes to bowl, Kohli wants a wicket at this stage. Maxwell takes a single off the second ball towards the third man. Smith plays the next one towards mid on for a single. Maxwell gets greeted with a toe-crushing yorker, another dot ball. Kohli is trying to put pressure now. Bumrah is bowling wicket-to-wicket, Maxwell struggles to put the ball away, yet another dot delivery. A low full toss, Maxwell plays it towards short midwicket. AUS 234/2 in 40 overs

16:11 IST Pandya continues, Smith on strike, a dot delivery to start with. Smith needs to take the innings forward now. Smith takes a couple of runs off towards backward square. He takes a single off the next ball towards sweeper cover. Maxwell on strike, short ball from Pandya, did not bounce much, an awkward shot yielded nothing for the batsman. He gets on the back foot and takes  a single towards sweeper cover. FOUR! Smith gets a boundary, works the ball towards third man, he is the key to Australia posting a mammoth score. AUS 232/2 in 39 overs

16:07 IST Glenn Maxwell comes to bat, he defends the first ball. A successful over from Kuldeep comes to an end. AUS 224/2 in 38 overs

16:05 IST WICKET! Finch c Kedar Jadhav b Kuldeep Yadav 124(125)

16:05 IST Kuldeep continues, Smith manages to get a single after two dot balls. He has scored his half century, will look to hit the big shots now. Finch goes deep into the crease, hits it towards deep midwicket, Rahane pushes it back, a couple of runs for him. Next ball, in the air and gone, WICKET! Jadhav takes the catch. A standing ovation for Finch as he walks back to the pavilion. AUS 224/2 in 37.5 overs

16:03 IST Smith on strike, Pandya continues, he takes a single towards covers on the second ball. Finch works the ball towards short third man, takes a single. Smith pushes the ball towards offside, he could not get it in the area he wanted, just a single. Finch plays the ball towards sweeper cover, takes a single. A huge appeal on the next ball, turned down by the Umpire. 50 for Smith! AUS 221/1 in 37 overs

15:59 IST Kuldeep continues, Smith on strike, WIDE! That goes down the leg side, Two singles to follow, Smith and Finch are trying to work the ball around and wait for the loose ball. Smith wanted a boundary, he could not get enough room to play his shots, two dot balls. He picks up a single towards fine leg. Finch goes for the big shot, SIX! Fifth maximum for him in the over. AUS 216/1 in 36 overs

15:52 IST Pandya continues, Smith takes a single off the first ball, he wants Finch on strike now, the way he is playing, he can take the game away from India soon. Finch on strike, he works the ball towards fine leg for a couple of runs, good running between the wickets. Finch plays the ball towards midwicket, a dot ball for him. FOUR! A pull shot from Finch, gets a boundary towards midwicket, he is on fire today, India need to act soon otherwise they might be seeing a score in excess of 350 to chase. WIDE! That was down the leg side. A dot ball to follow. WIDE! Another one down the leg side, Pandya is feeling the pressure. A dot ball to finish off the over. AUS 206/1 in 35 overs

15:47 IST Kuldeep continues, Smith gets a single off the first ball. FOUR! Finch finds a boundary towards fine leg for a boundary, he punches his fist in the air, 100 for Finch. A dot ball to continue, SIX! He hits that one with disdain, dealing in boundaries now. Finch is looking dangerous now. Two dot balls to end the over. Finch might become the third batsman to score a double century here. AUS 197/1 in 34 overs

15:44 IST Pandya is back into the attack, Smith plays the first ball towards short cover, overthrow gets him a single. Finch is on 95 now, he is on his way to another century. He goes for the drive but could not get his bat on it, a dot ball. Finch pushes the back of the length ball towards mid off, another dot ball. He might be looking to get to the century with a boundary. No, he plays it towards midwicket, a dot ball. Finch plays the ball towards point, gets a couple of runs towards point. Finch plays the next ball towards mid on but Pandya puts in a dive to save a single. AUS 186/1 in 33 overs

15:39 IST Kuldeep continues, Finch on strike, a single towards long on. Smith plays the ball towards long on, takes a single, just knocking the ball around. Finch takes another single towards deep square leg. One more single from the over. Good over from Kuldeep. AUS 183/1 in 32 overs

15:36 IST Chahal continues, Smith on strike, FOUR! He goes down the wicket and hits the ball against the spin, a boundary for him over midwicket for a boundary. Next ball, he pushes it back to the mid off, a dot ball. Smith pushes it back to long on for a single. Chahal made Finch reach for the ball, a single towards sweeper cover. Another single in the same direction for Smith. One more single for Finch towards long on. AUS 179/1 in 31 overs

15:33 IST Kuldeep continues, Finch and Smith pick up singles on the first two deliveries. Lack of bounce on the next ball, Finch defends it. He plays the next ball towards point, another dot ball. SIX! Finch goes inside out, hits the ball for a maximum, Bumrah could do nothing but spectate. He has moved to 87 now, his second century against India on cards. FOUR! That was slapped back, down the ground for a boundary, good over for Australia, Finch enters 90s. AUS 171/1 in 30 overs

15:30 IST Chahal continues, Smith takes a single towards cover. Finch plays the ball towards fine leg, a dot ball. Chahal is making a comeback, he is bowling well to Finch, three dot deliveries in a row. FOUR! Chahal bowls one short, Finch goes on the back foot and hits the ball towards midwicket for a boundary. He takes a single towards long on for a single. AUS 159/1 in 29 overs

15:26 IST Kuldeep continues, Smith picks the length of the ball and plays a paddle sweep, gets three runs as Hardik Pandya puts in a dive. Finch edges the next ball, still gets a single towards short third man. Smith works the ball towards fine leg, takes a single. Smith sweeps, the ball was in the air but lands safely, just a single off that one. Smith gets to the pitch, gets a single towards deep midwicket. Finch defends the last ball of the over. AUS 153/1 in 28 overs

15:23 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Smith takes a single towards covers. Finch plays the good length ball with caution, another dot ball, that was a knuckleball from Bhuvneshwar. A cutter from Bhuvneshwar, Finch tried to cut it but could not. SIX! A full-pitched delivery from Bhuvneshwar, Finch hits it down the ground for a maximum, he is capitalising on loose deliveries. Finch gets off strike with a single towards long on. Smith cuts the ball, gets just a single towards sweeper cover. AUS 146/1 in 27 overs

15:19 IST Finch on strike, Bumrah has been brought back into the attack. Finch plays the ball towards point, a dot ball. The next one was played back to the bowler, a dot ball. Finch plays the ball towards square leg, takes a single. Smith takes a single, not looking to attack fast bowlers. Finch plays the ball towards mid off, a dot ball. He pushes the next ball towards mid off, another dot ball to end the over. AUS 137/1 in 26 overs

15:14 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been brought back into the attack. Finch on strike, he plays the ball towards sweeper cover, takes a couple of runs. The length of the ball was on the shorter side. Finch plays the ball towards point, a dot ball. Smith pushes the ball towards deep mid on, takes an easy single. Smith plays the ball towards sweeper cover, a single off that one. Finch plays the ball towards midwicket, a dot ball. He takes a single towards third man. AUS 135/1 in 25 overs

15:10 IST Kuldeep continues, Smith takes a single off the first ball. Kuldeep is putting pressure on Finch, he struggles initially against the leg spinners. After two dot balls, he takes a single towards short fine leg. Smith plays the ball with ease, milks it away towards long on for a single. Another single to end the over. AUS 130/1 in 24 overs

15:08 IST Pandya continues, Smith wanted a single on the first ball but turned down by Finch, a dot ball. He pushes the next ball towards the bowler, a dot ball. FOUR! A boundary for him towards the onside, Smith is opening his arms now. He works the next ball towards point, picks up a quick single. Finch on strike, a similar shot but no run scored off that one. FOUR! Finch hits that one with grace, gets another boundary, he is shifting gears now. AUS 126/1 in 23 overs

15:03 IST Kuldeep Yadav has been introduced into the attack. A single for Smith towards midwicket. FOUR! Finch paddles the ball for a boundary, that was a poor delivery. He takes a single off the next ball towards short fine leg. Smith plays two dot deliveries followed by a single. AUS 117/1 in 22 overs

15:00 IST Chahal continues, Finch on strike, FOUR! That was down the leg side, Bumrah went after it but could not stop the boundary. Kohli is not happy with that one. A dot ball to follow. FOUR! He rocks back into the crease and hits the ball down the ground, FIFTY for Finch. No runs scored off the three balls. AUS 110/1 in 21 overs

14:56 IST Pandya continues, Finch on strike, he defends the ball back to him, a dot ball. FOUR! Finch edges the ball and once again gets a boundary towards the third man. That was away from the fielder. He pushes the next ball towards mid-off, Bumrah hits the stumps but Finch was well in. 100 up for Australia! Pandya beats Smith, leg-cutter from him to fool the Australian skipper. Smith works the ball towards the third man, picks up a single. Meanwhile, Chahal has an injury on his right elbow. Finch pushes the ball on the back foot, Pandey picked it up but could not hit the stumps, he would have been a goner. AUS 102/1 in 20 overs

14:53 IST Chahal continues, Finch goes on the back foot and inside edges it on the pads, a dot ball. He plays the next one towards fine leg, another dot ball. Finch manages to get to a wider delivery, gets a single towards sweeper cover. Smith comes down the wicket, FOUR! gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it towards the boundary, he is slowly getting into the groove. He uses his feet once again, Chahal puts in a dive to stop a single. Smith defend sthe last ball of the over. AUS 95/1 in 19 overs

14:49 IST Pandya continues, Finch defends it on the back foot, a dot ball. A full toss from Pandya, Finch misses out an opportunity, a dot ball there. He plays the next ball towards covers for a single. Smith pushes the ball towards long on, takes just a single. Finch gets another single on the onside, he has done well today so far on his comeback. Last ball of the over, Smith mistimes it back to the bowler. AUS 90/1 in 18 overs

14:45 IST Chahal continues after drinks break. Smith plays the ball towards long on, takes a single. Finch on strike, he plays the ball towards backward square leg, a dot ball as it gets fielded inside the circle. SIX! An overpitched delivery and Finch plays it over long on for a maximum, Dhoni immediately tells Chahal to push back the length. Finch had to defend the next ball, Dhoni applauds him straight away. Finch had to defend another one on the back foot, a dot ball. He plays the ball towards long on, takes a single. AUS 87/1 in 17 overs

Drinks Break! 

14:39 IST Smith on strike, Pandya continues, starts off with a slower ball, no runs scored off that one. Smith plays the next ball towards midwicket, takes a single. Finch on strike, he was squared up by Pandya with the ball coming in, good delivery from him. Overpitched and Finch plays it towards covers, takes a single. Smith plays the ball towards deep mid off, manages a single off that one. A defensive shot off the last ball of the over. AUS 79/1 in 16 overs

14:36 IST Chahal continues, Finch on strike, he is beaten off the first ball, turn and bounce for him. A single off the next ball for Finch towards backward square leg. Smith on strike, he is playing cautiously against the leg-spinner, just a single towards long off of the last ball. AUS 75/1 in 15 overs

14:34 IST Steven Smith comes to bat, he plays the first ball towards onside, a dot ball. He plays the next one back to Pandya. FOUR! Smith gets off the strike with style, gets a boundary towards the onside. AUS 74/1 in 14 overs

14:30 IST WICKET! Warner b Hardik Pandya 42(44)

14:30 ISTPandya continues, Warner on strike, FOUR! Warner drives and gets it past Kedar Jadhav on mid off, he is into 40s now. Warner is looking dangerous now. Next ball, Pandya is bowling round the wicket. He defends the next ball. WICKET! Pandya knocks over the stumps, gets the breakthrough with an offcutter, that’s a big wicket. AUS 70/1 in 13.3 overs

14:27 IST Chahal continues, once again Dhoni wants him not to bowl an overpitched delivery. Warner goes for a reverse sweep shot, could not get the desired result, a dot ball. He plays the next one towards cover, takes a couple of runs, overpitched delivery to Chahal. SIX! Warner goes big, takes on Chahal and hits him down the ground. This is not a good sign for India. Warner plays the next ball towards onside, a single for him. Finch guides the ball towards deep midwicket, takes a single. Warner takes a single off the last ball of the over, retains strike. AUS 66/0 in 13 overs

14:23 IST Hardik Pandya has been introduced into the attack, Warner pushes the ball towards covers, a dot ball as the fielder was quick to collect the ball. Warner gets on the back foot and plays the ball towards point, a dot ball. Warner guides the ball towards sweeper cover, takes a single. He is batting on 27 runs from 35 balls with 3 boundaries. Finch takes a quick single, the throw hits him on the body, he does not respond to that. Warner plays the ball towards mid off, wants another quick single and gets it. Meanwhile, Pandya and Warner share a few words. A slower ball from Pandya, Finch defends it. AUS 55/0 in 12 overs

14:19 IST Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack, he gets a chance to make an impact. Warner on strike, he plays the ball towards short midwicket, Finch is running towards the danger end, direct hit from skipper Kohli. After referral, Finch survives as he was well into the crease, a single for Warner. Finch goes on the back foot, plays it back to Chahal, a dot ball. He tries to drive but misjudges the length, a dot ball as it gets fielded towards point. The next ball hits his pads, a single towards forward square leg. Meanwhile, Dhoni is telling Chahal to not bowl to Warner outside the offstump. Chahal answers as he bowls one on the stumps, a dot ball. Next ball, Warner manages to play it towards short mid wicket, takes a single. AUS 52/0 in 11 overs

14:13 IST Bumrah continues, Finch plays it towards mid off, a dot ball to start the over with. Next ball, he plays the ball on back foot, gets it into the gap on the onside, picks up a couple of runs, good running between the wicket. A slower one to follow from Bumrah, Finch mistimes it to covers, a dot ball. Finch plays the ball towards short midwicket, a dot ball. Finch plays the ball towards point, picks up an easy single. FInch drives an over-pitched delivery, survives a direct hit yet again, overthrow gets them a couple more runs. AUS 49/0 in 10 overs

14:09 IST Bhuvneshwar continues from round the wicket, Warner on strike, FOUR! That one was directed towards his pads, easy pickings for the Australian opener but a half-hearted effort from Kuldeep who could not stop the ball at short fine leg position. FOUR! This one is even better, picks the good length delivery and drives it towards covers for a boundary. He gets on the back foot on the next ball, plays it towards point, a dot ball. Another one defended by Warner, he is trying to make a comeback in this over. He plays the next one towards short midwicket, a rather back of the length delivery. He plays the next one towards cover-point, another dot ball to finish off the over. AUS 43/0 in 9 overs

14:06 IST Bumrah comes round the wicket to Warner. He pushed the ball towards short cover, wants a quick single, Kohli picks the ball and hits it towards the non-striker end but misses. Warner gets another life as Kohli misses a rare chance. It is visible that the pressure is getting on Australian batsman. Finch defends the ball towards offside, no run off that one. He works the next ball towards deep square leg, picks up a couple of runs. FOUR! Finch hits the slower ball, takes an aerial route, gets a boundary towards deep square leg. He plays the next ball towards deep backward point, gets a couple of runs,. This is turning out to be a good over for Australia. Warner survived a runout and Finch is finding the gaps. Warner guides the ball towards the third man, takes a single. AUS 35/0 in 8 overs

14:02 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, he is bowling well to Finch. He is bowling good lengths to him, not letting him off the hook, three dot deliveries from the over. He tries to play the next one past the point fielder, gets just a single off it as the fielder stops it from going outside the 30-yard circle. Warner on strike, he works the ball towards square leg for a single. Finch plays the ball towards covers, a dot ball to end the over. AUS 26/0 in 7 overs

13:58 IST Bumrah continues, Finch pushes the ball towards covers, a dot ball to start the over with. He blocks the next ball on the back foot, no runs scored. Next ball, he plays the slower ball played towards the offside, another dot ball. He is beaten by the outswinger, Bumrah is making up for the previous over. Next ball, Finch defends, he is being cautious. Finally, a single off the last ball of the delivery. AUS 24/0 in 6 overs

13:53 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Warner on strike, he plays the ball towards onside, gets a couple of runs as the fielder cuts it off on the boundary. Dhoni is making a few changes in the fielding now. Next ball, Warner mistimes it, a dot ball. He goes for the cover drive but mistimes again, goes towards point fielder, another dot ball. He plays the next one towards midwicket, fielded inside the circle again, he is feeling the pressure now, it is clearly visible. He is in need of boundaries now. FOUR! That was a misdirected ball, Warner got what he wanted, a loose delivery put away towards fine leg for a boundary. An inswinger into the stumps, he defends it on the back foot, a dot ball. AUS 23/0 in 5 overs

13:49 IST Bumrah continues, Warner on strike, he pushes the ball towards covers and takes a single. Good running between the wickets. Finch on strike, he flashes his bat hard, misses it completely, he is looking for boundaries now but struggling. FOUR! Finch edges the ball and gets a boundary, not the way he wanted but it will still count. Bumrah is disappointing. Next ball, that one went down the leg side, a dot ball as it hits the pad on it’s way towards Dhoni. FOUR! Finch pushes the ball on the back foot, hits it through covers, he is getting into the act, does not like to wait long. WIDE! Another one down the leg side, this time does not make any contact with the pads. A slower ball, Finch defends it back to the bowler. AUS 17/0 in 4 overs

13:44 IST Bhuvneshwar continues, Warner plays the first one defensively, not looking to hit the ball hard, a dot ball. Next ball, Warner is beaten by the ball’s lack of bounce, another dot ball. Bhuvneshwar comes round the wicket. Warner defends the ball towards mid on, a dot ball. He pushes the next ball towards covers, fourth dot ball in a row. Warner manages to get a single towards the third man. Finch on strike on the last ball of the over, a few fielding changes from Kohli. Finch plays the ball towards point, a dot ball to end the over. AUS 7/0 in 3 overs

13:38 IST Bumrah opens the bowling alongside Bhuvneshwar, Finch on strike, he outside edges the ball, gets a single on the first ball. Warner on strike, he pushes the ball on the back foot, fielded at the covers. That was from the middle of the bat, a good sign for Warner. WIDE! That one swung too much from the offstump, Warner lets it go. Beaten! Warner was beaten by the swing, just goes past the outside edge off the bat. He defends the next ball on the front foot, another dot ball. He pushes the next ball towards mid off, takes a quick single. Finch on strike on the last ball of the over, he plays it towards point, a dot ball. AUS 6/0 in 2 overs

13:35 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the bowling for India. Warner on strike, he defends the first ball with a straight bat. Next ball, another one defended back to the bowler, a dot ball. WIDE! That went down the leg side, Bhuvneshwar wanted to extract swing from the pitch there. Warner plays the ball square, it was in the air for a while as he played a rather unorthodox shot, a single for him towards point. Finch on strike, his first ball on his comeback, he defends it back to the bowler with a straight bat, no runs scored. He lets the next ball go, shoulders arms on that occasion. He pushes the next ball towards mid on, takes a single. AUS 3/0 in 1 over

13:25 IST Players are in the field for their respective national anthems, the first innings will start soon.

13:18 IST According to VVS Laxman, this pitch will not help the bowlers. Kohli believes the pitch will play well under lights. We might see a spirited runchase here at Indore.

13:11 IST No changes in the Indian side, Manish Pandey gets another chance.

Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb(w), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

13:02 IST Aaron Finch and Peter Handscomb come into the Australian team. Mathew Wade and Hilton Cartwright have been left out of the side.

13:00 IST Steven Smith wins the toss, elects to bat first!

TOSS TIME!

12:54 IST The pitch has been unveiled, it looks dry and the ball is expected to turn later in the innings.

12:52 IST Toss will be taking place in a few minutes, stay tuned to find out who wins it!

12:44 IST Adam Zampa is practicing in the nets, will he get a berth in the side in Australia, stay tuned to find out!

12:40 IST India have never beaten at Holker Stadium, will India continue the winning streak?

12:30 IST Meanwhile, Michael Hussey giving a few tips to skipper Steven Smith.

12:24 IST 10 years ago India won the World Cup 2007, will we see a match that exciting at Indore? Stay tuned to find out!

12:22 IST It’s sunny at Indore, though the humidity is nothing compared to Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Australian players might breathe a sigh of relief after listening to this piece of information.

12:15 IST It’s the 10th anniversary of India’s triumph in inaugural T20 World Cup 2007, will they make it even more memorable?

Will Aaron Finch replace Hilton Cartwright?

Finch was seen pushing his boundaries in the practice session, In the pre-match press conference, opener David Warner also revealed that Finch is doing everything he can to get fit before the 3rd ODI. Finch is a big game player and his presence on the field might turn things around for Australia, at least in the batting department. Cartwright has managed to score only 2 runs in 2 innings, Finch is expected to do way better given his experience on the Indian pitches and against Indian bowlers.

Last chance for Manish Pandey?

Pandey has been given two chances in the ODI series and he has struggled to make them count. Pandey is expected to play in the 3rd ODI. It is a crucial one for him as Shikhar Dhawan is expected to return to the fold and Rahane might occupy the no. 4 slot. This might be a perform or perish situation for Pandey.

Weather Report:

For the first time in the ODI series, there is no rain threat. The conditions might be overcast for a while in between but it would not affect the match. Expect an uninterrupted third ODI. Teams would not have any excuse to make here.

Pitch Report: 

The Indore pitch has always been a batting paradise. It is the same pitch where Virender Sehwag scored his first double century in ODIs against West Indies and that too as a captain. The team winning the toss might look to bat first as they would be willing to put a mammoth score on the scoreboard.

Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Lokesh Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav

Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa, Hilton Cartwright

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