3rd ODI: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja heroics steer India to 13 run win over Australia, avoid whitewash

3rd ODI: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja heroics steer India to 13 run win over Australia, avoid whitewash

A gritty all-round efficiency from India ensured that the averted a collection white-wash, profitable the third ODI towards Australia by 13 runs on the Manuka Oval on Wednesday (December 2).

While many doubted them after already having misplaced the collection, the Virat Kohli-led Indian facet mounted a robust comeback into this full-fledged tour – the collection ending 2-1.

India made 4 modifications to their taking part in XI, bringing in Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav and T Natarajan all coming into the facet – in a determined bid to turnaround their fortunes.

Left-arm-quick T Natarajan made his worldwide debut within the recreation after reaching stardom in IPL 2020.

Virat Kohli gained the toss and opted to bat first. India misplaced Shikhar Dhawan early, after a gentle dismissal.

Kohli and Gill then stitched a 56-run stand for the second wicket earlier than the teen, Gill, was trapped Lbw by Agar for 33. Kohli, nevertheless, accomplished 12,000 runs in ODI’s as he accomplished his 23rd run.

Kohli turned simply the sixth participant within the historical past of the sport to finish 12,000 runs in ODI’s. He additionally broke Sachin Tendulkar’s report of being the quickest participant to achieve the 12,000 mark – doing so in simply his 242nd innings (251st match).

While the skipper tied up one finish, each Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul departed in fast succession, bringing Hardik Pandya to the crease.

Kohli continued on his good type from the final recreation and accomplished his half-century however then Josh Hazlewood dismissed him for the third consecutive time within the collection. Kohli made 63 (off 78 balls).

The duo of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja then joined forces and utterly turned the tides of the sport. With the rating studying 152/5, the 2 placed on a present for the ages, partaking in a scintillating 150-run stand for the sixth wicket.

While the in-form Pandya was timing the ball effectively, Jadeja actually struggled at first – loitering at 15 off 31 balls. But then he received going as effectively and India scored 86 runs from the ultimate 5 overs – taking them to a really wholesome whole of 302/5.  This was additionally India’s highest ever sixth wicket partnership towards Australia.

Pandya completed at his highest ever ODI rating of 92* (off 76 balls) whereas Jadeja remained unbeaten on 66 (off 50 balls).

In reply, T Natarajan, along with his maiden worldwide wicket – offered the opening breakthrough, eradicating the makeshift opener Labuschagne.

Back to again centurion Steve Smith couldn’t be third time fortunate as Shardul Thakur dismissed him caught behind for 7. India would have had their third within the type of Aussie skipper Aaron Finch however Shikhar Dhawan dropped a sitter off Bumrah’s bowling.

India had been made to lick their wounds as Finch scored an imposing 75 (off 82 balls). The wickets saved tumbling on the different finish with Moises Henriques and debutant Cameron Green not doing sufficient.

Finch too fell, getting holed down within the deep off Jadeja’s bowling – bringing Maxwell and Alex Carey to the crease.

The duo introduced Australia proper into the sport with a gritty partnership. Carey was run-out on 38 however Maxwell continued his rampaging type. Maxwell accomplished his third half-century on the trot however then received cleaned up by a Bumrah particular yorker.

Australia then misplaced two wickets in two balls – shedding each Sean Abbott and Ashton Agar handy India the sport.

Hardik Pandya was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ award whereas Steve Smith received the ‘Man of the Series’ award. Australia gained the three match collection 2-1.

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