Canberra: India beat Australia by 13 runs in the third One Day International in Canberra on Wednesday. With the win, the Virat Kohli’s men have avoided the consecutive series whitewash in the ODIs.
Team India posted a total of 302 runs for the loss of five wickets in 50 overs, after skipper Kohli won the toss and opted to bat.
Hardik Pandya was the highest run-getter, smashing 92 runs off 76 deliveries in an innings comprising of seven boundaries and a six. Ravindra Jadeja was the second top run-scorer, hitting 66 runs off 50 balls with five boundaries and three maximums to his credit. Kohli was dismissed for 63 runs off 78 deliveries. Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer were dismissed cheaply. Ashton Agar was the pick of the bowlers for Australia, accounting for two wickets.
During the chase, Aaron Finch was the highest run-getter for the hosts, scoring 75 runs off 82 deliveries. Glenn Maxwell provided quality support, smashing 59 runs off 38 deliveries.
However, a fine performance by the Indian bowling attack helped the visitors secure a win and avoid series whitewash. Shardul Thakur was the highest wicket-taker, accounting for three dismissals. Jasprit Bumrah and T Natarajan picked two wickets apiece. Australia clinched the three-match ODI series 2-1.
Scoreboard: India 302/5 (Pandya 92*, Jadeja 66*, Kohli 63, Agar 2-44) beat Australia 289 (Finch 75, Maxwell 59, Thakur 3-51, Bumrah 2-43) by 13 runs.