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That's it from the game. We move to Mohali for the 4th ODI. With Australia back in this series. That match promises to be another exciting one. It will be played on Sunday, 10th March. It will begin at 1330 local (0800 GMT) Join us for that one. Till then, cheers!
Man of the Match, Usman Khawaja, says there is no better feeling than winning especially against a strong Indian side. Credits how Virat Kohli played but appreciates the effort by his bowlers. Mentions they wanted to bowl first as they were not sure what a good first innings total was but Finch and himself played really well. Reckons the wicket got slower as the game progressed. Ends by saying he is pleased with the runs he scored.
Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says it is a pretty decent effort by his boys. Credits how they batted and also appreciates the new ball bowlers. Feels it is important for the set batsman to continue as it is not easy for the new batsman coming in and that is exactly what Khawaja. He is working hard on his game and he is pleased with his effort today. Appreciates Khawaja's, Zampa's, Cummins' and Richardson's effort in this game.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they did well to pull back things towards the end and were quite optimistic about their chances of chasing this down. Felt that they expected dew to fall in the evening but that did not happen. Reckons that the wicket was not an easy one to bat on and you need to make use of the loose balls. States that early wickets made their task very difficult. Adds they have lost early wickets in this series, something which has not happened to them a lot often, hopes they can improve that. Says he is very pleased with his knock. Ends by saying there might be some few changes in the next game but they will be playing with the same mentality.
For Australia, Pat Cummins had yet another decent time with the ball. Zampa was expensive but it was his wickets which won them the game. Jhye Richardson impressed one and all and justified his selection. Stay tuned for the presentation in a while...
Australia though did not let the lost momentum affect them as they came out all guns blazing with the ball. Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson were exceptional with the new ball as they dismissed the top order within Powerplay 1. Dhoni and Kohli then played themselves in and steadied the ship with a 59-run stand. However, the former was dismissed just as he started to get going. Jadhav then came out and it was his partnership with Kohli which brought India back in the game and changed the momentum. The two added 88 in 75 balls and revived hopes in the Indian camp. However, just as the tide seemed to be turning in the hosts favor Zampa struck. Kohli though continued, he along with Vijay Shankar built yet another 45-run stand with the skipper getting to his ton. The two were going great guns but it was once again Zampa, who got rid of the Indian skipper. Shankar then along with Jadeja did try to fight but the task was a very difficult one and in the end the Indians fell short quite comfortably.
THE SERIES IS STILL ALIVE! Australia have managed to make it 2-1. A very convincing performance by them. After quite a few matches one cay say the Aussies have put up a good performance with both, bat and ball. They were inserted and their openers came to the fore adding a massive 193-run stand. Usman Khawaja was the star as he scored the ton. They though did not end their innings with the bat with momentum on their side but still set a good enough target of 314 for the Indians.
48.2PatCummins to KYadav
OUT! In the air... taken! There goes the last man. Cummins takes it. It is his 3rd wicket of the game. Length ball on off, Kuldeep swings but only manages a top edge. It balloons towards Finch at mid off and he makes no mistake. All smiles in the Australian camp as they have WON BY 32 RUNS!
48.1PatCummins to KYadav
Short and outside off, Kuldeep looks to cut but misses.
47.6JRichardson to JBumrah
A yorker on middle, Bumrah works it towards fine leg but no run taken.
Jasprit Bumrah is the last man in.
47.5JRichardson to MShami
OUT! The fun is over! Shami departs and Richardson gets his second. Short and outside off. Shami looks to slap it but it goes off the toe end towards Cummins who takes it. Australia a wicket away now from winning their first game of the ODI series.
47.4JRichardson to MShami
FOUR! That has been dragged into the gap! Slower ball, Shami was a little too early into the stroke, he still manages to drag it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Two boundaries now in this over, 2 balls to go.
47.3JRichardson to MShami
A low full toss on middle, Shami hits it towards mid off.
47.2JRichardson to MShami
FOUR! Shami is not going to go down without a fight here. He is off the mark in style. Short and on the body, Shami goes for the pull, he gets a top edge over the keeper and into the fence.
Mohammed Shami walks out at number 10.
47.1JRichardson to RJadeja
OUT! Surely the game is now done, right? The last recognized batsman walks back. It is the off cutter. There is no pace at all on that delivery. Jadeja looks to go over mid on but holes out to the fielder there. Maxwell takes it easily.
46.6GMaxwell to RJadeja
Keeps strike now with a single towards point. 10 from this over, keeps India in the game. 41 needed in 3 overs.
46.5GMaxwell to RJadeja
Now goes back and works it towards deep mid-wicket. Takes one and then seeing Stoinis get to the ball slowly and completes it.
46.4GMaxwell to RJadeja
Maxwell goes back to firing it outside off, Jadeja cuts it to point.
46.3GMaxwell to RJadeja
SIX! India need a few more of these! Jadeja goes down on one knee and tonks it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
46.2GMaxwell to RJadeja
The quicker one around off, Jadeja keeps it out. A dot.
46.1GMaxwell to KYadav
This is fired on the pads, Kuldeep works it around the corner and takes a single.
Glenn Maxwell is back on.
45.6JRichardson to KYadav
Once again Kuldeep takes a single of the last ball. Length ball outside off, Yadav hits it towards deep point and keeps the strike.
45.5JRichardson to RJadeja
Slower delivery on the pads, Jadeja flicks it hard but there is fine leg for protection so only a single.
45.4JRichardson to RJadeja
Another dot ball. Back of a length ball on off, Jadeja makes room on the leg side and hits it straight to the fielder at cover.
45.3JRichardson to KYadav
This time Kuldeep gets his bat on ball and hits it towards deep cover for a single.
45.2JRichardson to KYadav
Play and a miss. Slightly slower outside off, Kuldeep looks to hit it but misses.
45.1JRichardson to KYadav
Good length delivery on off, Yadav pushes it to the fielder at point.
44.6NLyon to KYadav
In the air...but safe. Yadav sweeps it towards the fielder at deep square leg for a single.
44.5NLyon to KYadav
Flighted on off, Yadav looks to defend but it comes off the outer half of his bat.
44.4NLyon to RJadeja
Floated delivery on middle and leg, Ravindra milks it towards long on and rotates the strike.
44.3NLyon to RJadeja
Tossed up delivery on middle, Jadeja defends it off his front foot.
44.2NLyon to KYadav
Flighted on middle and leg, Yadav nudges it towards long on and takes a single.
44.1NLyon to KYadav
FOUR! Good shot from Kuldeep. Full on middle and leg, Yadav just nudges it towards the backward point region. The ball is timed perfectly and the ball races away to the fence.
43.6JRichardson to KYadav
Shortish and on middle, Yadav pulls it through square leg and keeps strike for the next over. Australia won't mind that.
43.5JRichardson to KYadav
Another defensive stroke and another dot! This will just build the pressure on Jadeja.
43.4JRichardson to KYadav
The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
43.3JRichardson to KYadav
Back of a length on off, Yadav pushes it to covers.
43.2JRichardson to KYadav
Just ahead of a length on off, the ball stays a touch low. Yadav gets his bat down in time and keeps it out.
43.1JRichardson to RJadeja
Length ball outside off, Jadeja guides it down to third man and a run is taken.
Kuldeep Yadav is the next batsman in.
42.7NLyon to VShankar
OUT! Shankar holes out! India's possible last hope is walking back. He was well-set, striking the ball nicely but falls at the wrong time. Australia into the bowlers now. This is tossed up, around middle, Shankar goes for the slog sweep again. Hits it nicely but does not get the desired elevation. It goes towards the man at deep mid-wicket. Jhye Richardson there takes a good low catch. One though can question the shot as the runs needed per over was already hit in this one. However, Shankar must have thought another hit and the pressure would have eased big time. Had it come off, it would have been praised, it now has not and it is Australia's game to lose.