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India vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Rohit, Kohli power India to 7-wicket win, clinch series 2-1

Chasing a moderate target of 287, Rohit Sharma slammed his 29th ODI century, while skipper Virat Kohli scored 89 runs as India beat Australia by 7 wickets to clinch series 2-1.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 19, 2020 21:20 IST
India vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Rohit, Kohli power India to 7-wicket win, clinch series 2-1
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India vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Rohit, Kohli power India to 7-wicket win, clinch series 2-1

HIGHLIGHTS India vs Australia 3rd ODI: Hello and welcome to our coverage of the third and final ODI between India and Australia from the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Australia captain Aaron Finch has won the toss and Australia will bat first. India are going with an unchanged XI while the visitors have drafted Josh Hazlewood into the side in place of Kane Richardson. A good news for India is that both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are fit and are playing in Bengaluru. India came back strong with a clinical win in Rajkot to level the series after Australia battered India by 10 wickets in the first ODI at Mumbai. It will be all to play for in the final ODI in Bengaluru, which is set to be a batting-friendly wicket. Follow all the latest news and updates of the 3rd IND vs AUS ODI and India vs Australia 3rd ODI live  here at indiatvsports.com [Scorecard]

India beat Australia by 7 wickets

21.04 IST: Hazlewood to Pandey, FOUR! What a shot straight down the ground and win the match by 7 wickets and series by 2-1

21.02 IST: Hazlewood to Pandey, FOUR! Pandey strikes it straight to open his account with a boundary.

20.57 IST: Starc to Iyer, FOUR! Over the covers and another boundary, Iyer is on fire right now.

20.54 IST: Hazlewood to Kohli, OUT! BOWLED! Brilliant ball and Hazlewood destroys the furniture to end a masterclass.

20.53 IST: Hazlewood to Kohli, FOUR! Pulls over the mid-wicket for a boundary.

20.50 IST: Starc to Iyer, SIX! Pulls the ball hard for a scintillating six and he is winning the battle against Mitchell Starc.

20.42 IST: Zampa to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli reads the length well and uses the crease to drag the ball for a boundary in the mid-wicket region.

20.40 IST: Hazlewood for Iyer, FOUR! Back to Back boundaries from Shreyas Iyer as the match is going out of Australia's hands with every passing ball.

20.35 IST: Starc to Iyer, FOUR! Wide yorker from Starc and Iyer opens the face of the bat and steers the ball for a boundary.

20.25 IST: Starc to Iyer, FOUR! Iyer hits it square of the wicket and the ball races away for a boundary.

20.12 IST: Zampa to Rohit. OUT! The ball was in the air for a long time but Starc takes it comfortably to end Rohit's innings. IND 206/2 (36.4 overs)

20.05 IST: Cummins to Kohli, FOUR! On drive with the straight bat and back-to-back boundaries from Virat Kohli.

20.04 IST: Cummins to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli hammers the ball through mid-wicket to complete his fifty with a boundary.

19.56 IST: Cummins to Kohli, FOUR! On the rise and Kohli hammered the through extra covers for another magnificent boundary. 

19.49 IST: Hazlewood to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli pulls it comfortably to get a boundary. The pressure is high on Hazlewood now.

19.48 IST: Hazlewood to Rohit, SIX! Stand and deliver from Rohit Sharma as he hits the ball over long-on for a six.

19.40 IST: Hazlewood to Rohit, CENTURY! Rohit Sharma hits his 29th ODI century with a single.

19.30 IST: Finch to Rohit, SIX! Biggest of the night and the region remains the same - deep mid-wicket and Rohit enters the 90 with the biggie.

19.28 IST: Zampa to Rohit, SIX! Rohit Sharma trademark six as he slammed the ball over deep mid-wicket for his 4th six of the innings.

19.22 IST: Starc to Rohit, FOUR! Room from Starc and Rohit guides the ball through point for a boundary.

19.17 IST: Starc to Kohli, FOUR! Virat Kohli special as the Indian skipper drives the ball through covers and the ball races away for a boundary.

19.09 IST: Labuschagne to Rohit, SIX! Short ball and Rohit Smashed it hard over mid-wicket for a maximum.

18.56 IST: Agar to Rohit, FOUR! Cheeky from Rohit as he guides the ball through the third man for a boundary.

18.48 IST: Hazlewood to Rohit, FOUR! Cuts and boundary, it will surely release some pressure away from Rohit's shoulder.

18.41 IST: Agar to Rahul, OUT! LBW! Good review from Aaron Finch as Australia get their first breakthrough.

18.25 IST: Cummins to Rahul, FOUR! Excellent batting from Indian openers as Rahul guides the ball through point for a boundary.

18.23 IST: Cummins to Rohit, FOUR! Just pushes the ball and it races away for another boundary, Cummins is under immense pressure now.

18.17 IST: Cummins to Rohit, FOUR! On the pads and Rohit glances it for a boundary.

18.09 IST: Cummins to Rohit, SIX! On the pads and Rohit hits another magnificent six over deep mid-wicket.

18.03 IST: Starc to Rohit, SIX! Some extraordinary stuff from Rohit as he upper-cuts the ball for a six. 

17:59 IST: Cummins to Rahul. FOUR! Uppish in length and Rahul drives it elegantly through covers for a boundary.

17:55 IST: Starc to Rohit. FOUR! Gives him the width and Rohit punches it down covers for a boundary. 

17:49 IST: Advantage Australia as Rahul and Rohit begin India's chase to 287. There has been no official update on Dhawan's injury. Meanwhile, Rohit breached the 9000-run mark in ODIs, and is the third fastes to the mark after Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. 

17.16 IST: Shami to Agar, SINGLE! Australia score 286/9 against India in Bengaluru. Smith 131, Shami 4/63, Jadeja 2/44

17.11 IST: Shami to Zampa, OUT! Bowled and Shami gets his fourth wicket and Aussies lose their 9th

17.03 IST: Shami to Cummins, OUT! YORKER and Bowled, second wicket of the over as India now look to restrict Australia under 300.

17.01 IST: Shami to Smith, OUT! In the air and Smith departs, Australia lose their 7th

16.55 IST: Bumrah to Smith, FOUR! The batsman cuts it hard and gets an edge which races away for a boundary.

16.50 IST: Saini to Smith, SIX! Smith attempts the helicopter shot and gets a six at the mid-wicket as Saini is feeling the pressure now

16.49 IST: Saini to Smith, FOUR! Wristy from Smith as he sliced the ball through point for a boundary.

16.43 IST: Saini to Turner, OUT! Edged and gone, Excellent review from skipper Kohli as Aussies lose their sixth.

16.39 IST: Saini to Smith, CENTURY! Steve Smith reaches his ninth ODI Century with a single. Interestingly, it's his first after 3 years.

* Excellent over from Bumrah as Turner manages only one run from it.

16.29 IST: Kuldeep to Carey, OUT! Caught by Iyer at the boundary line as Kuldeep gets his first wicket of the match.

16.25 IST: Shami to Carey, FOUR! Short ball and Carey cuts it for a boundary and the way he is playing it's commendable.

16.20 IST: Bumrah to Carey, FOUR! Poor fielding effort from Saini as he fumbles the ball on the boundary line and Carey gets another boundary.

16.11 IST: Kuldeep to Smith, FOUR! Excellent cut shot from Smith as the ball races away for a boundary.

16.08 IST: Saini to Carey, FOUR! Upper Cut and Carey gets another boundary.

* BCCI gives HUGE update on Shikhar Dhawan's shoulder injury | READ HERE

15.56 IST: Jadeja to Carey, FOUR! Reverse Sweep from the southpaw as the ball went for a boundary.

15.49 IST: Jadeja to Starc, OUT! The big experiment failed miserably as Starc departs on a duck on the third ball and Aussies lose their fourth wicket. AUS 173/4 (32 overs)

15.46 IST: Jadeja to Labuschage, OUT! Stunning catch from Virat Kohli at covers and Australia lose their third wicket in Marnus Labuschagne. AUS 173/3 (31.3 overs)

15.41 IST: Shami to Labuschagne, FOUR! FIFTY! Marnus guides the ball through mid-wicket and completes his maiden half-century in ODIs

15.27 IST: Kuldeep to Smith, FOUR! Leg Byes! Smith charges down the ground and was beaten completely and the ball hit on his pads and runs away for four at third man.

15.13 IST: Saini to Labuschagne, FOUR! Poor from Saini as it was on the pads and Labuschagne guides the ball on the fine-leg for a boundary.

15.11 IST: Saini to Smith, FOUR! Smith hits his 25th ODI half-century with a cheeky shot.

Navdeep Saini back into the attack.

14.55 IST: Kuldeep to Labuschagne, FOUR! A top-class shot from the batsman. Full and Labuschagne gets down on one knee and sweeps it fine for a boundary. Also brings up the 50-run stand for the third wicket.

14.53 IST: Kuldeep to Smith, FOUR! Full-on length, Smith dances down the track and slaps it past the bowler for a boundary.

14.49 IST: Ravindra Jadeja has been introduced into the attack. Spin from both ends now.

14.39 IST: Jasprit Bumrah back into the attack

14.35 IST: Kuldeep to Labuschagne, FOUR! Little above the short length and Labuschagne rocks on to his back foot and drives it through covers for a boundary.

14.34 IST: Saini to Smith, FOUR! Strays down the leg and clipped off his thighs with ease for a boundary.

14.26 IST: Kuldeep Yadav into the attack now.

14.25 IST: Saini to Labuschagne, FOUR! Overpitched from Saini and easily driven through the covers for a boundary. That will ease off some nerves.

14.22 IST: Saini to Labuschagne, UMPIRES CALL! Labuschagne misses the ball and it hits him plumb in front but height could have been an issue behind the umpire not giving it out. India go for the review but in the end, it ends as umpires call. Labuschagne survives.

14.19 IST: Shami to Smith, FOUR! Good length and Smith leans forward and drives it through covers for a boundary. His second of the over and that's some way to get over a run-out.

14.18 IST: Marnus Labuschagne is the new man in.

14.18 IST: Shami to Smith, RUN OUT! Aaron Finch has to make the long walk back. A yes-no situation there and Finch has to fall, unfortunately. Both batsmen ended up at the same end before Finch tried to get back at the bowler's end but India kept their nerves and Shami completed an easy run-out. The Australian captain is absolutely livid. AUS 41/2 from 8.5 overs 

14.15 IST: Shami to Smith, FOUR!
Bouncer but Smith shuffles across and pulls it wide of deep square leg for a boundary.

14.07 IST: Shami to Finch, SIX! Overpitched and Shami plays a classic shot over mid-off for a maximum. First sixer of the innings.

14.03 IST: A good, accurate first over from Saini. Just one run off it.

13.59 IST: Navdeep Saini has been introduced into the attack.

13.56 IST: Dhawan has injured his shoulder while fielding and has gone off the field.

13.50 IST: Shami to Smith, FOUR! Short but Smith guides it past leg-gully and it races to the boundary. Will India look to exploit Smith's inability to play the short ball early?

13.49 IST: Steve Smith is the next man in at No.3 

13.48 IST: Shami to Warner, OUT! Good length delivery angling outside off and it just catches the edge of Warner's bat and provides a simple catch to KL Rahul behind the stumps. Australia lose their first wicket. AUS 18/1 from 3.2 overs

13.42 IST: Bumrah to Finch, FIVE WIDES! Once again Bumrah goes astray and it's far down the leg and away from Rahul. Five bonus runs for Australia.

13.36 IST: Shami to Finch, FOUR! Full and straight and Finch flicks it off his pads for a boundary in between mid-wicket and mid-on. First boundary of the day.

13.36 IST: Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end

13.35 IST: A tight over from Bumrah to begin with. Just 3 runs off it.

13.28 IST: The players are out in the middle. David Warner will take strike for Australia while Jasprit Bumrah has the ball for India. Here we go!

13.15 IST: Playing XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul (WK), Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (WK), Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

13.00 IST: TOSS: Aaron Finch has won the toss and Australia will bat first in Bengaluru

12.45 IST: The pitch in Bengaluru is expected to be a good track for batters. There will be something for pacers early on but if a batsman is set, expect runs to flow.

12.30 IST: Is KL Rahul India's long-term option for wicketkeeper-batsman in limited-overs?

Irrespective of what the results might turn out to be at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday, KL Rahul and his "multi-dimensional"- ity will be the biggest talking point and the biggest positive from the series. [Read full story here]

12.15 IST: Virat Kohli stands 17 runs away from breaking MS Dhoni's world record as captain

India will now play the series decider in Bengaluru where Kohli has scored only 63 runs in his five innings at the venue at an average of just 12.60. [Read full story here]

Brief preview: There could not have been a better ending to the three-match ODI series between the top two teams in world cricket at the moment. While Australia triumphed emphatically in Mumbai, it was India who roared back in Rajkot. And now, both the teams would be looking to deliver the final punch when they lock horns in the series decider. [Read full preview here]

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