India beat Australia by 13 runs in the 3rd ODI in Canberra(Twitter)
India beat Australia by 13 runs in the 3rd ODI in Canberra(Twitter)

India vs Australia 3rd ODI Highlights: India ride on Hardik, Jadeja & Shardul brilliance to end losing streak

Follow the highlights of India vs Australia 3rd ODI: Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah and T Natarajan were among wickets after some terrific batting from Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja as India defeated Australia by 13 runs on Wednesday in the third and final ODI against Australia. While India avoided a series whitewash, Australia won the ODI series 2-0. Electing to bat, India scored 302 for five with Hardik Pandya (92*) and Ravindra Jadeja (66*) stitching an unbeaten 150-run stand for the sixth wicket. In reply, Australia managed 289 in 49.3 overs. Shardul was the highest wicket-taker as he returned with the figures of 3/51. Bumrah and Natarajan picked 2 wickets each while Kuldeep Yadav and Jadeja picked a wicket apiece.Follow live score and updates of India vs Australia 3rd ODI:

By | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 05:22 PM IST
16:55 hrs IST

India win by 13 runs

Jasprit Bumrah picks the final wicket of Adam Zampa to restrict the Aussies to 289. India end the ODI series with pride, winning the game by 13 runs. Australia take the series home 2-1.

16:53 hrs IST

Final Over

Australia are into the final over of their chase. They need 15 off the last six balls. Whereas India need just one wicket to win.

16:47 hrs IST

Stat Alert

Fifty partnership for 7th wicket between Maxwell and Agar

· 2nd instance of 50+ stand between Maxwell and Agar

· 1st fifty run stand for 7th wicket by Australia after 5 intervening innings.

· 1st ever fifty plus stand for 7th wicket at Canberra in ODIs.

16:42 hrs IST

Ashton Agar departs

OUT! Back to back wickets for Team India. Natarjan gets rid of Ashton Agar off the first ball of his final over. Fuller delivery and Agor chips it straight to Kuldeep Yadav at extra cover. No more extra run to Australia but a loss to bear. AUS - 278/8 after 47.1 overs

16:39 hrs IST

Thakur to Abbott - OUT

OUT! Another wicket and India is back much stronger in the game. Shardul Thakur strikes to remove Sean Abbott with a slower bouncer. AUS - 278/8 after 47 overs

16:35 hrs IST

45 overs are being bowled

45 overs have been bowled and Australia now need need 33 runs from 30 balls. Maxwell’s dismissal has brought back Indian on track. They would look to restrict the hosts as soon as possible from here. AUS - 270/7

16:32 hrs IST

Stats Alert

Highest SR in an ODI series

212.74 - Sanath Jayasuriya Singer Cup 1996

194.18 - Glenn Maxwell vs India 2020 *

188.50 - Brendon McCullum, World Cup 2015

182.92 - Moeen Ali vs West Indies 2017

16:28 hrs IST

Bumrah to Maxwell - OUT!

BOWLED! Jasprit Bumrah cleans up the dangerous Glenn Maxwell to bring India back on track. Maxwell looked play it through the covers but missed it completely. The ball rams into the wickets and Maxwell departs for 59. AUS - 250/6 after 43.1 overs

16:23 hrs IST

Fifty for Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell bring up his 22nd ODI fifty. It’s also his 6th against India in ODIs and 10th at home. Consecutive 50+ plus score for Maxwell in ODIs and against India as well.

16:18 hrs IST

Worst ER for Indian spinners in an ODI series

6.94 vs Pak 1982-83 (Away)

6.86 vs Aus 2020 (Away)

6.25 vs Eng 2017 (Home)

6.23 Independence Cup 1998 (Away)

16:15 hrs IST

Kuldeep Yadav to Maxwell - SIX

SIX! A reverse-sweep from Maxwell and the ball lands into the stands over deep point. Indian need to get rid of this man as soon as possible to avoid the whitewash.

16:12 hrs IST

Bumrah back into attack

Bumrah return into the attack and bowls a brilliant over. He gave away just four runs and three dots to end the 8th over of his spell. He has concede 36 runs so far but yet to scalp a wicket.

16:09 hrs IST

Brilliant over from Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav bowls a beautiful over to slow down Australia’s batting. He conceded three singles, and as many dots to finish the 41 overs. AUS - 230/6

16:07 hrs IST

Australia - 227/6 after 40 overs

Australia have put 227 runs on the board by the end of 4 overs. Maxwell is batting on 36 off 22 and is accompanied with Ashton Agar (8). They need 76 runs off 60 balls to win.

16:03 hrs IST

Natarajan to Maxwell - FOUR

FOUR! Maxwell is dealing in boundaries in the death over. A Short of a length delivery and Maxwell plays the late cut through the gap between backward point and short third man for a boundary.

16:00 hrs IST

Natarajan to Agar - FOUR

FOUR! Ashton Agar, the new man in, opens up his arms to ease off a bit of pressure. Natarajan bowled a -erfect Yorker but Agar cuts it past the leg-stump for a boundary.

15:54 hrs IST

Stat Alert

Fifty partnership for 6th wicket between Carey and Maxwell:

* 4th fifty plus stand between Carey and Maxwell

* 3rd consecutive 40+ stands for 6th wicket by Australia

* 50+ partnerships in alternate innings for 6th wicket by Australia

* 1st fifty plus stand for 6th wicket by Australia at Canberra in ODIs

15:50 hrs IST

Alex Carey run out

That was a suicidal attempt from Alex Carey. The Aussie stumper looked to sweep but missed. The ball rolled into the square leg region and Kohli was the fielder there. Carey took off but was sent back by Maxwell but he was too late to get in safe. Rahul does an exceptional job in India’s favour. Australia - 210/6 after 37.4 overs

15:45 hrs IST

200-up for Australia

Australia go past 200-run mark in the chase. Maxwell and Alex Carrey are anchoring the innings as they 100 more runs to win this game.

15:42 hrs IST

Jadeja to Maxwell - SIX, SIX

Maxwell is unleashing some of the biggies in Canberra. He took a bit of time to settle down and now dealing in maximums. Back-to-back sixes off Jadeja in the 37th over, AUS - 197/5


15:39 hrs IST

35 overs gone, AUS - 183/5

35 overs have been bowled and Australia have scored 183 runs after losing 5 wickets. They need 120 more from 90 balls to whitewash India 3-0.

15:37 hrs IST

Bumrah to Carey - FOUR

FOUR! Carey bringing up those boundaries on regular intervals to release pressure from the Aussies. Short ball from Bumrah and the Aussie stumper pulls it towards deep backward square leg for a boundary.

15:33 hrs IST

Jadeja to Carey - FOUR

FOUR! A much-needed boundary for Australia at the moment. Shimmied down and lofted over Jadeja’s head for a boundary straight down the ground.

15:29 hrs IST

Drinks break

The umpires have called for a drinks break. 33 overs have been bowled and Australia are 5 down witth 168 runs on board. They need 135 runs in 17 overs with 5 wickets in hand.

15:25 hrs IST

Bumrah into the attack

Jasprit Bumrah has come to bowl the sixth over of his spell. The speedster is yet to pick a wicket in the game. The year 2020 hasn’t been a good one for the Indian pace. Bumrah bowled 34 overs in the powerplay in ODIs in 2020 but couldn’t scalp a wicket.

15:21 hrs IST

Glenn Maxwell out to bat

Here comes Glenn Maxwell to bat after the departure of Chris Green (21). Maxwell has been in an impeccable form in this series, scoring back-to-back fifties in the first two games. Australia need 144 runs 114 balls, with five mire wickets in hand.

15:17 hrs IST


OUT! Cameron Green’s resistance comes to an end as Ravindra Jadeja takes a solid catch in the deep as Australia go 5 wickets down. AUS 158/5

15:14 hrs IST

30 overs gone

Australia cross the 150-run mark in 30 overs. This has been a good batting performance from Cameron Green - who is looking confident. AUS 151/4 after 30

15:07 hrs IST

Kuldeep to Carey - FOUR!

Alex Carey hits it in the air - will a fielder get to it? NO! It goes for the boundary, Carey just gets it over. Welcome boundary for the Aussies

15:01 hrs IST

Stats attack

Aaron Finch dismissed for 75 by Jadeja

· 4th time Jadeja has dismissed Finch in ODIs — joint 2nd most for Finch against a bowler.

o 2 out of those 4 dismissals of Finch vs Jadeja have come while he was in 70s — 71 at Brisbane in 2016 and 75 at Canberra, today.

· 1st wicket for Jadeja after bowling 165 intervening balls in ODIs.

AUS 133/4 (26)

14:57 hrs IST

Aaron Finch’s luck finally runs out

GONE! Aaron Finch skies it into the air - and Shikhar Dhawan takes a sensational catch to get the big wicket. Ravindra Jadeja strikes. AUS 123/4

14:55 hrs IST

25 overs gone

Australia have reached 122/3 after 25 overs. Aaron Finch is the key in the chase for Australia - he has to stick it out in the middle and help out the debutant Cameron Green.

14:51 hrs IST

Stats attack

Moises Henriques dismissed for 22 by Shardul Thakur

· 2 wickets in alternate innings for Thakur.

· 22 is now the HS for Henriques in ODIs.

· Only 3rd time Henriques got dismissed by a pacer out of his 10 dismissals in ODIs.

IND 118/3 (23), AUS need 185 from 27 overs

14:45 hrs IST

Shardul Thakur strikes!

GONE! Shardul Thakur gets the wicket of Moises Henriques who flicked it to Shikhar Dhawan at short mid-wicket. Australia reach 117/3

14:40 hrs IST

21 overs gone

Aaron Finch and Moises Henriques have taken Australia to 111/2 in 21 overs. The partnership is growing steadily with Finch playing the captain’s knock. India need a wicket and quickly.

14:35 hrs IST

50-run partnership

Fifty partnership for 3rd wicket between Finch and Henriques

· 1st fifty run stand between Finch and Henriques in ODIs.

· 1st fifty partnership involving Henriques in ODIs.

· Consecutive 50+ stand for 3rd wicket by Australia in ODIs.

· 3rd fifty plus stand for 3rd wicket at Canberra for Australia from 5 innings.

14:28 hrs IST


Aaron Finch hits a SIX off Ravindra Jadeja to bring up his half century - his 3rd consecutive fifty in the series. AUS 92/2 in 17.5 overs.

14:20 hrs IST

15 overs gone

Aaron Finch and promoted Moises Henriques are building a partnership here in Canberra for the 3rd wicket. This partnership will be crucial. AUS 73/2 after 15 overs

14:14 hrs IST

Stats attack

Steven Smith dismissed for 7 by Shardul Thakur

· 1st dismissal in single-digit score after 9 intervening innings.

o His last dismissal in single digit was also for 7 vs SA at Manchester in 2019.

· 1st innings without fifty for Smith at Canberra from 4 innings.

· 1st dismissal in single-digit score for Smith against India after 5 consecutive fifties against them.

14:08 hrs IST

India waste DRS Review

DRS TAKEN! LBW Appeal - umpire is not interested. Kuldeep convinces Kohli that he has got rid of Finch. He takes a review - the ball was clearly missing the stumps. Review wasted.

14:02 hrs IST

Steve Smith OUT!

GONE! Steve Smith nicked one to wicketkeeper KL Rahul and Shardul Thakur gets a big wicket - this is a big moment in the match. AUS 56/2

14:00 hrs IST

Stats attack

Jasprit Bumrah in Powerplay in ODIs in 2020

34 overs

No wickets

ER 4.50

13:45 hrs IST


Aaron Finch hit it straight and it goes straight to Jasprit Bumrah who got his hand to it but it popped out of his hands. India clumsy on field.

13:40 hrs IST

Natarajan oversteps...

... but gets away with the free hit as Finch plays a strange scoop shot outside off which doesn’t come off. Just a single. India testing Australia.

13:38 hrs IST

DROPPED! Dhawan puts down Finch

Regulation chance at first slip and Dhawan has put down a sitter and Bumrah is besides himself. What a wicket it would have been to get. It’s Aaron Finch Dhawan has dropped. India’s fielding woes do not seem to end. The worrisome slip catching returns. Australia 33/1 after 7 overs.

13:34 hrs IST

Maiden from Natarajan

A wicket off the first ball, followed by five dot balls. Natarajan has bowled a brilliant third over. Australia 25/1 after 6 overs.

13:30 hrs IST

OUT! Natarajan strikes, first international wicket

Bowled him! Quick one from Natarajan and Labuschagne plays on. Gives himself room, trying to plunder the ball through the off side but the ball nicks the inside edge and crashes onto the stumps. Australia 25/1 and Natarajan’s international career has taken off.

13:28 hrs IST

Bumrah to Finch: SIX

Woah! An uppish drive from Finch, which initially looked like a top edge of sorts, has cleared the boundary at sweeper cover. Australia 25/0 after 5 overs.

13:24 hrs IST

Natarajan comes round the wicket...

And the ball raps on the pads as Finch tries to flick in down leg. The broadcasters showed footages from India’s previous tour of Australia when Bhuvneshwar Kumar made Finch’s life tough with the swing. There’s no Bhuvneshwar today and limited swing. Australia 18/0 after 4 overs.

13:22 hrs IST

FOUR! Finch pulls again

Once again, Natarajan drops it short and Finch is too good a player to let that opportunity go by. Clubs the ball on the leg side for a boundary.

13:20 hrs IST

FOUR! First boundary for Labuschagne

Misses his line just by a bit and Marnus Labuschagne rocks on the backfoot and punches the ball through point and cover for his first boundary of this run chase. Australia 14/0 after 3 overs

13:18 hrs IST

Bumrah is on the mark

He’s hitting the right line and right length. Balls repeatedly landing in the good length area from the hands of Bumrah. He looks a different bowler altogether today.

13:14 hrs IST

Natarajan to Finch: SIX

Slightly short but Finch has picked up the length beautifully to send the ball crashing into the crowd. First boundary of Australia’s innings is a SIX from their captain.

13:12 hrs IST

Natarajan to bowl his maiden over

The moment Natarajan has always dreamt of. T Natarajan with the ball, runs in to bowl to Aaron Finch.

13:10 hrs IST

Bumrah troubles Labuschagne early

Woahhh! Rip-roaring bounce for Jasprit Bumrah as he sends a couple of scorchers past Marnus Labuschagne’s outside edge. Australia off the mark. Labuschagne beaten again as Australia reach 2/0 after the first over.

13:05 hrs IST

Right then! Welcome back for the second innings

Labuschagne and Finch to open for Australia. Bumrah to open the bowling for India. Will we see a different Bumrah operate now that Australia are chasing a 300-plus target set by India?

13:00 hrs IST

Warne slams Australia for resting Pat Cummins

“Pat Cummins and the resting, I’m a little bit disappointed,” Warne said on Fox Cricket. “I know it is a big summer that we have and it is pretty jam-packed, but I don’t think Australian players should be resting after two games. Why are they resting? Is it because they played IPL? So they are allowed to go and play all these games in the IPL and then they need a rest because they have been playing in IPL.”

12:55 hrs IST

Why Starc isn’t playing the game today?

Australia captain Aaron Finch revealed that left-arm quick Mitchell Starc has a bit of niggle in his back and rib cage and hence has missed out playing today’s match

12:50 hrs IST

Pandya on his counter-attacking knock

“Had to fight it out in the middle, it wasn’t easy to start. When we had those couple of good overs and got some momentum we started believing. We were probably thinking 250-270, but that’s the beauty of the game. When you try to score 70 you end up getting 90. You gotta keep guessing in these conditions with bigger boundaries and I knew there were going to be plenty of short balls, it was for the team (about bowling in the last game) not planned and it was a bit sore to be honest.”

12:45 hrs IST

Pandya’s love affair with Australia continues

This is Hardik Pandya’s highest ODI score, which has come against Australia. But surprisingly, Pandya’s top four highest individual ODI scores have also come against Australia. 92*(76) in Canberra 2020, 90(76) in Sydney 2020, 83(66) in Chennai 2017, 78(72) in Indore 2017.

12:40 hrs IST

Third-highest sixth wicket partnership for India in ODIs

Pandya and Jadeja’s partnership of 150 is India’s third highest for the sixth wicket. The highest was 160 between Ambati Rayudu and Stuart Binny against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2015 and after that, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni had put on 158 runs, also against Zimbabwe in Harare of 2005.

12:38 hrs IST

End of innings: India finish on 302/5 in 50 overs

110 runs coming in the last 10 overs as India finish on a challenging total. This may be less than the par score first innings score of 320, but after that kind of recovery, you’d believe India deserve to win this one. Remarkable comeback after being down at 152/5.

12:36 hrs IST

300 up for India

A third total of 300 and more for India. But can this one be in a winning cause? Surely, their bowling and fielding will have to compliment this terrific batting performance.

12:34 hrs IST

Final over

Two doubles taken off the first two balls. But Jadeja pierces the gap between mid off and extra cover off the third to get a boundary.

12:31 hrs IST

Hazlewood bowling in the block hole

Not exactly yorkers buty Hazlewood has found his mark in his final over. Full, straight and outside off. No boundaries in four balls of the over but the singles and doubles have been taken. Great over. But that leaves the question: Who will bowl Australia’s final over? Has to be Abbott. 10 of the over. India 289/5 with the final over coming up.

12:28 hrs IST

India nearing 300

Who would have thought of that 20 overs ago? This has been one of India’s most remarkable partnerships recently that come to mind. From 152/5, Pandya and Jadeja have lifted India to 280. Pandya on 80. Can he get a hundred with 2 overs left?

12:24 hrs IST

FIFTY forJadeja: He goes FOUR, FOUR, FOUR, SIX

Jadeja really turning it on here. A hat-trick of FOURS and SIX from Jadeja. He gets to his half-century off 43 balls. India on fire. He’s toying with Australia’s field placement. India 279/5 after 48 overs.

12:21 hrs IST

And now, Jadeja takes it on

He’s been mostly quiet in that partnership but Ravindra Jadeja has clubbed two big ones off Josh Hazelwood to prove he’s there too. The last five overs have produced 56 runs. The 100-partnership comes up between the two. India 260/5 after 47 overs

12:18 hrs IST

India’s biggest positive of the series

Irrespective of how the scoreline reads at the end of this match, Hardik Pandya’s fitness and form has to be India’s biggest positive of the series. He has scored two half-centuries in three matches and returned to bowling. Incredible stuff from the comeback man.

12:14 hrs IST

17 off the over

Hardik Pandya is on a roll here. Two fours and a six off Sean Abbott’s eight over as India get to 244/5. Six overs left. With Pandya on fire, 300 cannot be ruled out. Pandya 77* off 67.

12:10 hrs IST

Hardik T20 mode is on

Five overs left, India are 226/5. Hardik Pandya is set on 61 off 62 balls. He and Ravindra Jadeja are running extremely well, converting singles into doubles. This is the situation Pandya loves. He’s done it so many times for India and in the IPL. Will the Kraken unleash?

12:06 hrs IST

Here are Hardik Pandya’s last few ODI innings against Australia

83(66), 20(26), 78(72), 41(40), 48(27), 90(76), 28(31), 51*(57)

12:04 hrs IST


Jadeja pierces the gap between point and short third man to collect his first boundary. This partnership has now stretched to 65 off 73 balls. After 44 overs, India have 216/5.

12:02 hrs IST

FIFTY for Pandya

A fine, fine knock he’s played for India. Hardik Pandya gets to a wonderful half-century off 55 balls. He has kept his team alive and remains key for India going forward.

12:00 hrs IST

Bowling change: Moises Henriques given the ball

He bowls his first over of the match, which happens to be the 44th of the innings. Just shows the depth Australia have in their bowling line up.

11:58 hrs IST

Zampa teasing Pandya put side off

Interesting battle on the cards here. Zampa is a clever bowler and with Pandya opening up, the leg-spinner will have a few tricks up his sleeve. Pandya on 48.

11:56 hrs IST

Eight overs left

42 overs gone and India are 204/5. What can they conjure in these final eight overs? Remember, this is the last pair hence taking too many risks might prove costly. Surely, Pandya has to stay till the end for India to have a chance of posting a strong total.

11:54 hrs IST

Punched for FOUR

It’s Pandya again. Gives himself a bit of room and thumps Abbott past mid off for a four. There’s a glimpse of the power he possesses. He moves to 46 off 50 balls. Should India have reasons to believe?

11:50 hrs IST

That one would sting India

11:46 hrs IST

FOUR! Pandya getting a move on

Back to back boundaries for Pandya. He’s beginning to loosen up a bit. He’s 40 off 46 as India reach 192/5 after 40 overs. The last 10 overs remain. Can India get a 100 more runs from here?

11:44 hrs IST

FOUR! First boundary in four overs for India

Pandya gives India a timely boundary. A fierce pull past midwicket gives Pandya his second boundary.

11:40 hrs IST

Pandya lining himself up

You can sense from the way he’s moving in the crease that Hardik Pandya is lining himself up for a big shot against Glenn Maxwell. He’s finishing his overs really quickly. India 176/5 after 38 overs.

11:36 hrs IST

No Kohli ton in 2020

2020 is the first year since 2008 in which Virat Kohli did not score any ODI century.

11:34 hrs IST

Aussies giving nothing away

They are well on top of India but Australian are showing no lack of energy. Hardik Pandya played a pull shot that had four written all over it, but Chris Green puts out a terrific diving effort at deep square leg to deny India.

11:32 hrs IST

Hazlewood has the edge over Kohli?

Hazlewood becomes the 3rd bowler to dismiss Kohli in 3 consecutive ODI innings. Junaid Khan in 2012-13 and Jhye Richardson in 2019.

11:30 hrs IST

This is India’s last-recognised batting pair

Pandya and Jadeja are the two last recognised batsmen in this batting line up. Kuldeep and the rest of the bowlers to come after this. Forget 320, Pandya and Jadeja woul have to bat out most of the overs from here on, if India are to get above 250. Drinks break called for with India reaching 167/5 in 36 overs.

11:28 hrs IST

Maxwell back!

And immediately generates some surprising bounce. This surface is vintage Australia, with plenty of bounce on offer. As Jadeja leaves the ball, even he is surprised by it. Australia trying to squeeze in the overs from Maxwell.

11:26 hrs IST

FOUR! Pandya gets the ball behind

Much-needed boundary for India, their first after nearly 40 balls. India 164/5 after 35 overs as Ashton Agar bowls out. He finishes with 2/44.

11:20 hrs IST

Is this the match?

11:14 hrs IST

OUT! Big wicket as Kohli perishes

What a blow for India! Kohli is out caught behind and it’s that man again, Josh Hazlewood, who gets the wicket. A huge appeal for caught behind turned down by umpire Rod Tucker. It was a half-hearted appeal from Carey and even the bowler looked in two minds. But Finch was convinced and he went upstairs. As the ball went past the bat, there was just that little nick. The decision changes, Kohli has to go. India 152/5 after 32 overs.

11:12 hrs IST

Hazlewood nearly gets Kohli again

Outside edge from Kohli after he gave Hazlewood the charge but the ball bounces in front of Alex Carey. Could have been three dismissals in three matches.

11:10 hrs IST

Australia denying India the big overs

Bit by bit, Australia are closing in on building pressure on India but denying them to race through. The bowlers are keeping in tight to dry the boundaries for India. The singles are easily available, but not too many boundary-hitting deliveries being bowled.

11:08 hrs IST

Can Pandya be the support Kohli is looking for?

The all-rounder has looked in good nick with the bat so far, but if there’s a time for him to produce another crucial knock, it’s now. Kohli at the other end will calm some nerves. But provided India can stitch a fine partnership, it will help their pursuit of getting a total nearing 320.

11:04 hrs IST

Zampa to Kohli: FOUR

After more than 50 balls, Kohli hits a four for India. Slashes the ball behind point and a diving fielder at sweeper cover is unable to cut it. India 139/4 after 29 overs.

11:00 hrs IST

FIFTY for Virat Kohli

The second consecutive half-century for the India captain. He gets there off 64 balls but there’s no raising of the bat or any celebration, and you can understand why? He will be pleased if he remains unbeaten till the end of this Indian innings. Perhaps the animated celebrations come out then.

10:58 hrs IST

Time since last boundary: 48 balls

The Shreyas Iyer pull off Cameron Green is when the last India boundary was scored.

10:56 hrs IST

The greatness of Virat Kohli keeps growing


10:52 hrs IST

OUT! Another wicket

India beginning to stumble now. Ashton Agar gets KL Rahul out LBW. Pretty similar to the Shubman Gill dismissal. Like Gill, Rahul takes the review, and like Gill, the result doesn’t change. Three reds and India are four down for 123. Second wicket for the left-arm spinner.

10:50 hrs IST

After 25 overs , India 122/3

Another relatively quiet over for India, but there seem to be no trouble milking singles. Virat Kohli is 43 off 45 and he needs to anchor this innings if India are to have a shot at challenging Australia here. KL Rahul, the Orange Cap winner from the IPL 2020, getting his eye in. The next five overs crucial.

10:46 hrs IST

A quiet four overs for India

In the last four overs, India have scored 3, 4, 3 and 4 runs per over. The scoring rate is still just a shade under 5 but with 25 innings finished, it needs to go up, especially given the high-scoring ground that is the Manuka Oval. India 118/3 after 24 overs.

10:42 hrs IST

Spin working well for Australia

Both spinners - Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa - have picked up a wicket each for Australia. Have Australia sensed the chink? Another set batsman departs. Shreyas Iyer has returned poor numbers in the series. Is it time to promote KL Rahul a place higher?

10:40 hrs IST

OUT! Zampa gets Iyer

Oh dear! Iyer goes for the drive but cannot keep it down and gets caught at point by Marnus Labuschagne. Another India batsman falls for a low score. India lose their third wicket for 114 in 22.4 overs

10:37 hrs IST

Ashton Agar to Virat Kohli

Ashton Agar has already dismissed Shubman Gill - he needs to get rid of VIrat Kohli to put Australia on the hot seat. India can still post a mammoth total from here if Kohli stays for long.

10:32 hrs IST

100 up for India!

FOUR! Shreyas Iyer gets a wide one from Cameron Green - and he has smacked it for a boundary. He brings up 100 for India in style.

10:25 hrs IST

Zampa to Iyer

FOUR! Adam Zampa bowls a fuller one to Shreyas Iyer - and he has struck it for a boundary. Fantastic shot - Iyer is starting to flex his muscles..

10:20 hrs IST

A moment Natarajan will always cherish


10:16 hrs IST



10:12 hrs IST

OUT! Agar gets Gill

GONE! Ashton Agar has Gill out LBW. He takes the review but it’s three reds. India lose their second wicket for 82. India retain the review as the ball just seemed to be clipping the top of middle. A good start thrown away.

10:10 hrs IST

Zampa keept it tight

Four singles off Zampa’s first over. Remember, he’s coming off the IPL, where he was teammates with both the captain in today’s match - Kohli and Finch. The strange things that IPL does.

10:08 hrs IST

Another bowling chance: Zampa in the attack

Given his success rate against Kohli in ODIs, Aaron Finch has brought Adam Zampa to bowl. The India captain is beginning to look set and if Australia could see the back of him at this point, it will really be a lift in morale.

10:05 hrs IST

FIFTY partnership between Kohli and Gill

One the master, the other beginning to find his feet in international cricket, together they have put together 50 runs for the second wicket off 43 balls. Kohli and Gill have scored almost identical runs in that partnership so far with the Indian captain scoring 26 and the young opening batsmen making 24. 14 overs gone, India 77/1

10:02 hrs IST

Virat Kohli: 12K and going strong

There you have it. Kohli takes a single and with that brings up 12000 runs on one-day international cricket. He gets there in 242 innings, 58 innings quicker than the great Sachin Tendulkar. Eight runs off the over as India reach 76/1 after 13 overs.

10:00 hrs IST

Ashton Agar into the attack

And the left-arm spinner gives away nine off his first over. Three singles, a couple and a boundary, which came off the bat off Kohli. Wide ball and the India captain thew his bat at it, flew over the in-field. After 12 overs, India 68/1

9:56 hrs IST

Green to Gill: 4, 0, 4

Down the ground for four. He played a similar shot earlier in the over but didn’t time it well. This time around, Gill drilled the ball past Green for a boundary. What more, he follows it with a full-blooded pull to finish the over. He’s 21 off 26 and looking in ominous touch. India 59/1 after 11 overs

9:54 hrs IST

Fifty up for India

Not a bad start. Except that wicket of Dhawan, India have scored at just a little less than five runs an over, which is just fine. Fifty in the 11th over.

9:51 hrs IST

Abbott’s first ODI in more than six years

Sean Abbott last played an ODI for Australia in October of 2014. Six years later, he’s gotten his second game and what a way to start than a wicket of Shikhar Dhawan.

9:48 hrs IST

Green to Kohli: Back to back FOURS

Short ball from Kohli and the Indian captain swivels across to pummel the ball for a boundary. Next ball, Green pitches it full and Kohli’s on-drive is majestic. India 48/1 after 9 overs.

9:46 hrs IST

Green bowls his first over in international cricket

The six-foot seven inches tall Chriss Green comes into the bowling attack. Primarily in the team as a batsman, Green can bowls around the late 130s. He becomes the 230th ODI player for Australia to play one-day international cricket. Where do Australian find such cricketers

9:42 hrs IST

FOUR! Skipper off the mark

Ah! Delightful. Kohli shows the batmaker’s name and crunches a straight drive for four. Off the mark is the India captain. He got runs in the previous ODI but it’s been more than a year since he last scored a one-day hundred. India not chasing today. Ideal for Virat Kohli to break his drought. India 40/1 after 8 overs

9:40 hrs IST

Pulled for SIX

For a moment, it looked like the fielder was in with a chance but the ball cleared the ropes comfortably. Didn’t get it all behind that pull shot but the timing was immaculate on that stroke. The youngster beginning to look good. India 35/1 after 7 overs

9:36 hrs IST

Confident drive from Gill

Ah! He’s growing in confidence, Gill. Gets his left foot right to the pitch off the ball and caresses the ball through the off-side. Since the outfield is big, it will just be a couple of runs.

9:34 hrs IST

OUT! Dhawan goes

Loose shot from Dhawan as India are one down. Outside off and Dhawan, going for the drive after the charge, is unable to keep the ball down. Goes straight into the hands of Ashton Agar at covers. He will be kicking himself after that dismissal. Abbott strikes in his first over. India 26/1 after 6.

9:32 hrs IST

Bowling chance. Sean Abbott

Glenn Maxwell bowled two overs before being replaced by fast bowler Sean Abbott. Starts off with not the best of lines, bowling outside off to Dhawn and on Gill’s pads. Two singles off the first two balls.

9:29 hrs IST

FOUR! Crunched from Gill

On to legs from Hazlewood and Gill leans on and crashes the ball through the leg side for his first boundary. It’s the first time he’s faced a fast bowler in Australia in an international game. What better way to start? Six runs off the over. India 24/0 after 5.

9:26 hrs IST

No ball! Hazlewood oversteps

Free-hit opportunity but Dhawan holes out at mid on. No damage done but that’s a good opportunity missed by India, one would assume. India beginning to get a move on.

9:24 hrs IST

Dhawan sweeps! FOUR

Second boundary for the in-form Dhawan as he sweeps Maxwell behind square. Right approach from India to put pressure behind the spinner. We’re been told that this is the first time Maxwell has opened the bowling for Australia in ODIs. Two wides to go with the boundary. India 18/0 after 4 overs.

9:22 hrs IST

Hazlewood finishes the over well

After the first ball went for a boundary, Hazlewood tightened his line and length and gives just five in the over. India 9/0 after three. A bit behind scoring rate, you’d assume?

9:20 hrs IST

Daunting stat

The last five first-innings score at the Manuka Oval have been Australia’s 378/5 against New Zealand, Australia’s 348/8 against India, South Africa’s 411/4 against Ireland and West Indies’ 372/2 against Zimbabwe.

9:18 hrs IST

Hazlewood to Dhawan: BANG! FOUR

Full and outside off, and Shikhar Dhawan is in too good a form to miss out in that. Smashes the ball through the gab between cover and extra cover to hit India’s first boundary. Solid stuff.

9:16 hrs IST

Surprise, Surprise!

It’s no Chris Green, no Sean Abbott, but it’s Glenn Maxwell who is bowling the second over of the match. What’s happening here? Meanwhile, Shubman Gil’s eyes have lit up. He wouldn’t mind. All three off the mark - Gill, Dhawan and India. The Score : 4/0 after 2 overs

9:14 hrs IST

Maiden Over

Great start for Australia. Josh Hazlewood keeps Dhawan quiet and begins proceedings with a maiden over. India 0/0 after 1 over.

9:12 hrs IST

Four dots to begin with

Hazlewood keeps Dhawan cautious. He is sticking to that fourth and fifth stump line and Dhawan is slightly circumspect. No worries, no rush.

9:10 hrs IST

1st ball: Hazlewood beats Dhawan

What a start. Josh Hazlewood on the money. Swing on offer and the ball beat Dhawan first ball. The promising sign for bowlers is that there is movement, and quite significant amount at that.

9:08 hrs IST

Here we go! Live action about to begin

Will it be 3-0? Or will India go out with a 1-2 scoreline? Will a new venue bring a chance in fortune for Indian cricket? It’s been a while since last won an ODI. With five games down in a row, can these four changes work together to produce the result India so desperately need? Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan are out there. Here we go!

9:04 hrs IST

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9:00 hrs IST

Do you feel Mayank Agarwal is perhaps hard done by?

The one change not many were expecting was for Shubman Gill to get a game in place of Mayank Agarwal. Sure, Mayank did not get a big score in the first two games, but for someone beginning to make his mark in ODI cricket, was the call to leave out Mayank a tad harsh. Sanjay Manjrekar reckons that if anyone had to be dropped among the two openers, it should have been Shikhar Dhawan. But is dropping a man in form something India can afford to risk at the moment?

8:56 hrs IST

Australia’s Playing XI

Aaron Finch(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey(w), Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

8:52 hrs IST

India’s Playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, T Natarajan.

8:48 hrs IST

Australia not taking this game as ‘dead rubber’

“We got three changes. Starc got a back and rib niggle and the medical team informed us that he will greatly benefit by resting, and obviously Davey and Pat Cummins not playing today. Green is making his debut, Sean Abbott and Ashton Agar come in too. Marnus will be opening for us. No such thing as a dead-rubber and we will be doing everything we can to try and win the game,” says captain Aaron Finch.

8:46 hrs IST

TEAM CHANGES: Natarajan, Green make debuts

Four changes for India. In come Kuldeep Yadav, T Natarajan, Shubman Gill and Shardul Thakur in place of Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal and Navdeep Saini.

8:44 hrs IST

Here’s what Virat Kohli had to say after winning the toss

“Looks a nice wicket and the last time we played here it was a really good wicket to bat on. Want to bat well and put the opposition under pressure. Need to improve the body language in the field and the bowling as well. It’s a result of us not being consistent in the last two games, we are gonna try a few things tonight and see how it goes.”

8:40 hrs IST

TOSS: Virat Kohli wins toss, India to bat

Finally, India have won the toss at the Manuka Oval and Virat Kohli has no hesitation is batting first. The India captain says they have certain things to address. especially the fielding.

8:35 hrs IST

ODI debut for Cameron Green

There we have it. The first debut of the match. Steve Smith just offered Cameron Green his ODI cap. Proud moment for the 21-year-old. A batting all-rounder, Green has made the right noises for Western Australia and with the series already captured, the ideal time to hand the youngster his ODI debut.

8:30 hrs IST

Can India avert this slide?

India have lost their last 5 ODIs. The last time they lost 5 consecutive ODIs was in 2016 — all in Australia. Also, the last time India lost more than 5 consecutive ODIs was in 2006.

8:25 hrs IST


The average first innings score at Canberra in last 5 ODIs is 355. Team batting first have won all 5 matches since 2016. India have played 2 ODIs at Canberra and lost both against SL in 2008 and Australia in 2016.

8:20 hrs IST

Has the current India-Australia been too friendly?

Remember the sight of KL Rahul and David Warner sharing a joke when the Australia captain was hit on his belly while batting during the 2nd ODI? Well, that was an unfamiliar sight. India-Australia rivalry has in the past, produced some fierce battles with players not missing the opportunity to have a go at each other. Somehow, the same intensity has gone missing from this series.

8:15 hrs IST

3rd ODI: Some interesting nuggets

- Aaron Finch is 1 six away from completing 50 sixes as captain in ODIs.

- Mohammed Shami is 2 wickets away from completing 150 wickets in ODIs.

- Ravindra Jadeja is 2 wickets away from completing 100 ODI wickets outside India.

- Virat Kohli is only 1 century away from equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 9 ODI centuries against Australia.

8:10 hrs IST

3rd ODI: Kohli on the cusp of huge record

Virat Kohli is 23 runs away from completing 12,000 runs in ODIs. He can become the 6th cricketer to reach this landmark in ODIs. He can become the 1st cricketer to achieve this feat in less than 300 innings. Provided he gets there, he will better Sachin Tendulkar in terms of scoring 12K ODI runs. Tendulkar took 300 innings, while Kohli has so far batted in 241 innings. Either way, Kohli will get there quicker than Tendulkar.

8:05 hrs IST

New City. India play for pride

Same captains, but it’s another day and another town. With India’s poor Sydney record out of the way, can a new town in Canberra open a new gate for the Indian team. Canberra is known to be a run-fest. If you’re Virat Kohli, you’d hope to win the toss and bat first here.

8:00 hrs IST

India’s unwanted record

With five defeats in a row, India are on the cusp of a record they wouldn’t want to associated themselves with. A defeat for India today will mean they’d have been whitewashed 3-0 in back to back ODI series. Earlier this year, New Zealand beat India 3-0 in ODIs and home. In the past, MS Dhoni, Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar had lost five ODIs in a row, while Sunil Gavaskar had lost three. Will Kohli join the list? He’d hope not.

7:55 hrs IST

About time India introduce their Yorker machine

Ahead of the ODI series, T Natarajn was called in as a backup for Navdeep Saini. And with the fast bowler producing forgettable figures of 1/83 and 0/70, it’s time India drop him and give Natarajan his India cap. It would be the perfect way for India to ready him for the T20Is.

7:50 hrs IST

Kuldeep for Chahal?

With India’s Yuzvendra Chahal going for 89 and 71 in the first two games, it is likely that the leg-spinner be left out. With Kuldeep Yadav in their ranks, India could give the chinaman bowler a go. Kuldeep hasn’t been in the best of touches but surely, it can’t get worse than the figures Chahal has turned out?

7:45 hrs IST

Will India cash in without Warner?

With David Warner ruled out, India are in with a golden chance to finally make some noise.In both games, Warner and Finch have added a century-plus stand for Australia. With Warner not around today and for the next three T20Is, India would me smacking their lips to get an early wicket and not let Australia run away with early momentum.

7:40 hrs IST

India vs Australia 3rd ODI - LIVE!

A very good morning to our viewers in India. Hello and welcome to our live blog on the third and final ODI between India and Australia at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. If you’re an Indian fan, there isn’t a lot to look up to the contest, except that there is. India may have given away the series but with three T20Is lurking, the visitors would be aiming for a consolation win against a Warner-less side. Both teams would also be likely to test their bench strength in the dead rubber. What will the Playing XI be? Will T Natarajan make his India debut? Stay with us and we shall find out.

Kuldeep Yadav bowling in the nets. (Getty Images)
Kuldeep Yadav bowling in the nets. (Getty Images)

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