India beat Australia to win ODI series

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In Indore, he was promoted to No.4 after Rohit Sharma (71) and Ajinkya Rahane (70) had notched up a magnificent 139-run stand for the opening wicket.

What a reply this has been from India. Both Rahane and Rohit took on Agar. In his absence, 25-year-old Hilton Cartright made his debut as an opener but cut a sorry figure in the first two ODIs. Smith made sure Aussies didn't lose the momentum.

With the ball, Pandya got the crucial breakthrough of Warner after the Aussie openers had put up a threatening 70-run stand. Manish Pandey's presence of mind sends Peter Handscomb packing.

Expectedly, it behaved slow, giving the batsmen a testing time. "He picked the right balls to go over the top with the quicks". Jasprit Bumrah has his second.

Aaron Finch goes on the attack. Kuldeep Yadav gets his first wicket after a lot of hammering. End of a fine innings of 124. I was thinking this was a 330-wicket. It is even more unlikely in subcontinental conditions, with the flat tracks, where it is inevitable that one of the five bowlers may have a bad day. He and Smith have troubled the Indian side.

This is top batting from Finch on a comeback. Finch and Smith brought up their 100 partnership off only 99 balls. However, following their dismissals, India contained the flow of runs while chipping away at wickets to restrict Australia to 293. Then on, the Finch-Steve Smith pair dominated proceedings. India need wickets and quickly to stop this freeflow of runs.

"When you come to India they're generally very good batting wickets and there's no excuse".

Australia failed to execute their plans properly, feels Smith
Pandya smashed the leg spinner for a four and three successive sixes in one over to bring up his third ODI fifty. Hardik's innings was the game-changer. "That being said, India know exactly what they are capable of doing.

Aaron Finch's eighth one-day worldwide century has given Australian cricket a silver lining amid the darkness of a disastrous ODI series loss to India.

Australia struck back with a double-blow. He, sadly, missed out a well-deserved hundred when he lobbed one straight back to Shakib Al Hasan. "I remember I had that kind of confidence when I was young and probably said things I would not now", responded David Warner. Australia move closer to fifty. India have now eased past South Africa to claim the No.1 spot on the ICC ODI Team Rankings.

Smith had won the toss and elected to bat first at Holkar Cricket Stadium. Fox Sports and Channel 9 will telecast the match is Australia, while Sky Sports will beam the series in the UK.

Warner, who posted scores of 25 and 1 in the first two games, praised India's bowlers but said the message from his skipper is clear. It's good that there's no pressure on me and I enjoy bowling to him. Smith too scored 63, but the hosts could not get past the 300-run mark.

The game on Sunday should be a keenly-fought contest amid reports of rain.

4 - India have now won 4 consecutive ODIs against Australia.

Hardik Pandya, who produced a brilliant all-round performance to power India to a series-clinching 3-0 win over Australia, lavished praise on openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane for setting the match up nicely. While Nathan Coulter-Nile was a little expensive, and therefore his removal could be justified, taking Pat Cummins off the attack after only three overs did not make sense.

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