India beat Australia to take a 3-0 lead at the Holkar Stadium, Indore. Virat Kohli-led team India beat Australia by 5 wickets and 13 balls to spare, which was a convincing win. It was Hardik Pandya, who starred in the Indian win. Pandya also bagged a couple of man of the match awards, for which he was praised by his captain. Steve Smith, the Australian captain played out of his skin but it was not good enough to take the visitors over the line. The Men in Blue were chasing the game for the first 38 overs. But the bowlers pulled the strings back, conceding just 69 runs off the last 12 overs to shift the pendulum in favour of the hosts.
“I think Bumrah and Bhuvi are probably two of the best death bowlers going around, particularly when the wicket sort of slows up a little bit. We still need to find a way. We set a template really well. The first 38 overs were magnificent. We set it up and we just weren’t to execute it in the back end,” Smith said at the post-match conference.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 24, 2017
With the win, Team India maintained their unbeaten run in Indore and have now recorded sixth consecutive ODI series wins since June 2016. They are also currently number one in Tests and One Day Internationals, which is a massive feat for an Indian captain.
What a day for Indian cricket, winning the series, becoming no.1 in ODIs and the 10th anniversary of the inaugural World Cup win __
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) September 24, 2017
Smith will now be hoping for a turn of fortunes in the remaining two ODI’s, to salvage pride.