IND vs AUS 3rd ODI: India's Kuldeep Yadav on Wednesday showed his class in India vs Australia 3rd ODI in Chennai. The two teams faced each other in the series decider at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to produce a result to the 1-1 locked series. Australia decided to bat first and their openers piled runs once again before Hardik Pandya inspired a fightback.
Notably, Kuldeep Yadav was quick to support Pandya as he ripped through Australia's middle order with the wickets of David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne and Alex Carey. Meanwhile, Kuldeep bowled a dream ball to dismiss the Aussie wicket-keeper Alex Carey.
Yadav pitched the first ball of the 39th over on a good length area outside the leg stump as the ball turned sharply and deceived the Aussie batter completely. While Carey looked to defend, the ball went past his outside edge and broke the off stump as Carey was left shell-shocked.
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Australia got bowled out for 269 in 49 overs. It was an innings full of pendulums swinging between both sides. The Aussie set batters lost their wickets but they kept the scoreboard ticking. Australia started well with Head and Marsh continuing their assault. But Hardik Pandya brought India back into the game with his three wickets. Kuldeep Yadav then ripped through the middle order to keep the wicket flow going. But in between Australia got partnerships and have posted a competitive total.
Notably this is Australia's highest ODI total registered without having a fifty plus score from any of a team's batter. The top score registered without a fifty plus score belongs to England. The Englis side scored 285 against Sri Lanka in Manchester in 2006.
India's Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Australia's Playing XI:
David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa