- March 22, 2023 22:08IND 248 all out in 49.1 overs
Stoinis to Kuldeep, OUT! RUN OUT. Australia beats India by 21 runs. India suffers its first home-series defeat in four years!
- March 22, 2023 22:05IND 248/9 in 49 overs
A couple of singles and Kuldeep swats one ball down to long-on. India needs 22 in one over.
- March 22, 2023 21:596IND 245/9 in 48 overs
A couple of singles and Shami smacks Stoinis over mid-wicket for SIX. Back of a length and Shami cuts it behind backward point for FOUR. Stoinis to Shami, OUT!
Mohammed Shami b Stoinis 14 (10b 1x4 1x6)
- March 22, 2023 21:48WIND 228/8 in 46 overs
Zampa to Jadeja, OUT! Jadeja steps out and skies a length ball straight to point. That must be curtains for India.
Ravindra Jadeja c Stoinis b Zampa 18 (33b 1x4)
- March 22, 2023 21:41IND 225/7 in 45 overs
Starc returns. Kuldeep employs a solid defence. Starc varies his lines, conceding a leg bye and a wide. Starc strays another ball down leg for a wide and byes. Jadeja sweeps the ball to short fine for a single.
- March 22, 2023 21:36WIND 219/7 in 44 overs
Zampa to Hardik, OUT! Leading-edge straight to Steve Smith at cover. Massive blow for India as Hardik succumbs to the pressure. Kuldeep Yadav is in next. He attempts a reverse-sweep and gets a feather on the bat before the ball hits the pads. Australia uses a review and wastes it.
Hardik Pandya c Smith b Zampa 40 (40b 3x4 1x6)
- March 22, 2023 21:26IND 213/6 in 42 overs
Two runs from the over as Stoinis maintains back-of-a-length line to Jadeja.
- March 22, 2023 21:134IND 204/6 in 40 overs
Short ball and Hardik swivels to drag the ball behind square for FOUR. Five from the over and India needs 66 from the remaining 10 overs.
- March 22, 2023 21:07IND 199/6 in 39 overs
Pressure mounts as Abbott pins the ball towards Hardik’s stumps. A single from the over as Abbott cramps up the batters.
- March 22, 2023 20:49WIND 186/6 in 36 overs
Agar to Kohli, OUT! Kohli miscues a slog and sends it straight to Warner at long-off Suryakumar Yadav is in at 7. OUT! THIRD CONSECUTIVE GOLDEN DUCK FOR SKY!
He is dejected as he opens the face of the bat but the ball skids on to hit the off-stump.
Virat Kohli c Warner b Agar 54 (72b 2x4 1x6); Suryakumar Yadav b Agar 0 (1b)
- March 22, 2023 20:42IND 185/4 in 35 overs
Back of a length Ffrom Abbott and Hardik scythes the ball through extra cover for FOUR. Hardik and Kohli get proactive on the running, piercing the gaps more often for ones and twos.
- March 22, 2023 20:35IND 172/4 in 33 overs
Hardik taps Abbott on either side of the wicket and gets four runs from two balls off some quick running between the sticks.
- March 22, 2023 20:304IND 167/4 in 32 overs
Agar slides the ball towards the pads and Hardik lunges forward for a sweep through square-leg for FOUR. Hardik slog-sweeps in front of square and reels in two runs.
- March 22, 2023 20:24IND 160/4 in 31 overs
FIFTY for Virat Kohli! He brings it up with a single and continues to steer the Indian chase. Short ball and Hardik hammers Abbott over mid-wicket for SIX.
- March 22, 2023 20:15WIND 151/4 in 29 overs
Starc keeps it full and straight. Axar drives the ball to long-on for a single. Starc aims to cramp Kohli who flicks the ball through the on-side for two runs. Starc to Axar, OUT! RUN OUT! Axar flicks a ball to short mid-wicket and Smith quickly makes ground to cover the ball and relay it to Carey who finds Axar well short as he is caught in a mix-up with Kohli. Hardik Pandya comes in at 6.
Axar Patel run out (Smith/†Carey) 2 (4b)
- March 22, 2023 20:09WIND 147/3 in 28 overs
Fraction short from Zampa and Kohli gently guides it down to third for FOUR. A single to follow. Zampa to Rahul, OUT! Rahul holes out to long-on. Attempts another slog and finds Abbott in the deep. Interesting to see Axar Patel walk in at 5!
KL Rahul c Abbott b Zampa 32 (50b 2x4 1x6)
- March 22, 2023 20:046IND 141/2 in 27 overs
Starc slides the ball in from around the wicket and Rahul lofts the ball down the ground for another massive SIX. In the slot and Rahul lifts Starc over mid-off for FOUR.
- March 22, 2023 20:004IND 130/2 in 26 overs
Zampa drops short and Kohli rocks back to drag the ball through square-leg for a single. Australia is drying up the runs for India. Rahul and Kohli tread on singles. Zampa overpitches and Rahul pumps the ball down the ground for FOUR.
- March 22, 2023 19:56IND 123/2 in 25 overs
Change in attack. Starc is brought back. Rahul taps one to point and completes a quick run. Starc strays one the leg side and Kohli pushes it to fine leg for a single. Only two from the over.
- March 22, 2023 19:54IND 121/2 in 24 overs
Agar continues. Kohli pulls a short delivery behind square for a couple. A single off the next. Rahul with a single to deep cover. An appeal for stumping! It has been given to the third umpire to decide. Kohli leans forward for a cover drive but the ball spins and he misses. Carey removes the bails but the replays show his foot is grounded behind the crease.
- March 22, 2023 19:46IND 117/2 in 23 overs
Stoinis to Kohli. On the pads and Kohli clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Rahul with a push to deep covers for another run. A flick to fine lef from Kohli for the third single of the over. Kept low! Rahul goes for the pull judging the length of the delivery. But it stays low and hit him on the waist. Three off the Stoinis’ over.
- March 22, 2023 19:42IND 114/2 in 22 overs
Agar to Kohli. He leaves a delivery outside off. Sharp turn on the third one. It drifts on the leg stump line and then squres up in the other direction. It hits the pad and flies to Steve Smith at first slip. A single to long on on the final delivery.
- March 22, 2023 19:38IND 113/2 in 21 overs
Stoinis to Rahul. Rahul tries a big heave on the on side but misses the ball. A bouncer now. Rahul goes for the pull shot but misses. A single to fine leg to get off strike. Kohli too flicks off the pads to fine leg and collects a run.
- March 22, 2023 19:34IND 111/2 in 20 overs
Agar for his fourth over. Kohli plays it to long on for one run. Rahul is beaten! It is again the lunge forward that gets him in trouble. The ball pitches on off, prompting him to press and then turns away. Three more singles in the over.
- March 22, 2023 19:30IND 107/2 in 19 overs
Stoinis to Kohli. The first delivery moves back in off the seam. Gets the inside edge and runs to fine leg. The batters complete a single. Rahul walks out for the fourth delivery and gets an outside edge. The ball stays low, is not close to the cover fielder and the Indian duo completes a single. Another single off the fifth.
- March 22, 2023 19:28100IND 104/2 in 18 overs
Agar continues. Kohli faces him. FOUR - Kohli uses the crease to pull the ball over mid wicket. SIX to follow. An inside out shot to a flighted delivery. 100 up for India. Single on the next delivery. Rahul’s drive through covers is misfielded for another couple. 13 runs from the over.
- March 22, 2023 19:23IND 91/2 in 17 overs
Zampa to Rahul. A dot ball to start the over. Just two singles from the over.
- March 22, 2023 19:19IND 89/2 in 16 overs
Agar to Kohli. A back foot punch to point for a run. Rahul drives to deep cover for a single. Kohli with a cover drive on a full length delivery for one run. The fourth single of the over to deep cover.
- March 22, 2023 19:15IND 85/2 in 15 overs
Zampa to Rahul. The batter steps out and plays to deep mid-wicket for one run. Sharp running. Kohli’s taps it to the extra cover region and completes a single. A flick to deep square from Rahul for the third run from the over. Kohli hits it with power to long on for another run.
- March 22, 2023 19:12IND 81/2 in 14 overs
Agar for the first time. Edge on the first ball. Rahul pushes forward and the ball jumps off the surface to take the edge. Smith leapes to his right but the ball beats him. Just a single off the over on the last delivery.
- March 22, 2023 19:04IND 80/2 in 13 overs
Zampa slides the ball in and it’s seemingly hit the pad. Loud appeal and Australia reviews. THREE REDS! Gill is trapped in front. KL Rahul in at 4. He gets a single to open his account
Shubman Gill lbw b Zampa 37 (49b 4x4 1x6)
- March 22, 2023 18:56IND 73/1 in 11 overs
Zampa slides one ball in outside the off-stump and Kohli plays hard at it. He gets a thick outside-edge to slide down to third for three runs.
- March 22, 2023 18:48WIND 67/1 in 10 overs
Abbott to Rohit, OUT! Holes out straight to square-leg. Short ball, there to be hit, and Rohit mistimes the pull to the deep. He is dejected as he trudges back. Virat Kohli comes in at 3. He’s off the mark with a single through cover. Loud appeal as Abbott slides a ball past Kohli’s outside-edge. Kohli plays at the ball, well away from his body. Clear daylight on the replays after Australia reviews.
Rohit Sharma c Starc b Abbott 30 (17b 2x4 2x6)
- March 22, 2023 18:436IND 64/0 in 9 overs
Adam Zampa into the attack. Gill drives the first ball down to long-off for one run. SIX more for Rohit! Fuller ball and Rohit slaps across the line and over long-on. A single to retain strike.
- March 22, 2023 18:3950IND 55/0 in 8 overs
Sean Abbott into the attack. A slew of singles to start the over. Length ball and Rohit unleashes the lap shot over the keeper for FOUR. FIFTY up for India! Short ball and Rohit whacks it through mid-wicket for FOUR.
- March 22, 2023 18:346IND 44/0 in 7 overs
Starc strays to the pads and Gill flicks the ball through the on-side for two runs. Starc shapes the ball in towards the middle-stump and Gill pushes the ball to cover. Starc overpitches and Gill drives elegantly through cover for another FOUR. Gill works the next ball to square-leg for one run. Hint of room and Rohit pumps Starc over deep cover for SIX with trademark flair!
- March 22, 2023 18:29IND 31/0 in 6 overs
Stoinis goes a touch too straight and Rohit flicks the ball through mid-wicket for three runs. Stoinis varies his lines but Gill fails to beat the inner-circle. A single to follow. Four runs from the over.
- March 22, 2023 18:254IND 27/0 in 5 overs
Starc sprays across the length and Rohit’s soft outside-edge trickles down to third for a single. Starc fends short and Gill jabs the ball through mid-on for FOUR. Starc overpitches and Gill pummels him through extra cover for a cracking FOUR! Riveting contest as Starc keeps the ball on the fuller side and beats the outside-edge.
- March 22, 2023 18:234IND 18/0 in 4 overs
Stoinis continues to shape the ball away from length. Beaten! Stoinis squares up Gill with a gentle off-cutter that breaches the defences. Fraction short and Gill slashes the ball through backward point for FOUR.
- March 22, 2023 18:166IND 13/0 in 3 overs
Starc pins one to the blockhole and Gill digs it out. Starc slides one in and Gill lifts the ball over wide long-on for SIX! Sheer nonchalance!
- March 22, 2023 18:11IND 7/0 in 2 overs
Marcus Stoinis from the opposite end. A single for Rohit and Stoinis oversteps. Free hit for Gill. Gill misses out on it as Stoinis sends a slower ball past the blade to the keeper. A gentle movement off the deck for Stoinis as he shapes one away from Gill who dabs the ball to point. Gill leans forward to push the ball through cover for a single. Straighter lines from Stoinis and Rohit stays solid in defence.
- March 22, 2023 18:05IND 4/0 in 1 over
Starc to Rohit. Two slips in place. Rohit slides the first ball down to third for a single. Starc strays down leg and concedes a wide. Starc takes the ball outside the off-stump and Gill leaves it on length. Starc angles one in and Gill flicks the ball through mid-wicket for two runs. Starc attacks the off-stump and Gill gets an under-edge off an attempted cut.
- March 22, 2023 18:02Back for the chase
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill open the chase. Mitchell Starc takes the new ball.
- March 22, 2023 17:40Australia falls short.
It’s been a bittersweet innings for the visitors. Head and Marsh got off to a blazing start yet again. With 61 on the board at the end of the PowerPlay, 350, even 400 looked possible. Hardik Pandya broke that momentum for India with his three wickets. Labuschagne, Stoinis and Carey got starts and looked to put Australia’s derailed innings back on track before Kuldeep Yadav made vital inroads with some spin off the wicket. The innings again looked like folding without much of a fight before Abbott and Agar contributed vital runs to stretch the team’s total to 269. Still seems short of a par total at this wicket.
- March 22, 2023 17:306AUS 269 all out
Siraj to Starc. SIX - Starc takes on the short ball. He pulls and just manages to beat Jadeja at deep square leg. Siraj answers it with a slower ball. One run on the fourth delivery. Zampa gets a run with a leg bye.
Siraj gets Starc. Another short ball. Another pull shot. This time Jadeja is there to grab it.
Mitchell Starc c Jadeja b Mohammed Siraj 10 (11b 0x4 1x6)
- March 22, 2023 17:274AUS 261/9 in 48 overs
Shami to Starc. Starts with one run. FOUR - Zampa guides a ball straying down leg to the fine-leg boundary. Zampa ends the over with a flick to mid wicket for two runs.
- March 22, 2023 17:20AUS 254/9 in 47 overs
Hardik for his eighth over. Starc takes a single on the second delivery. Zampa collects one with a drive to deep extra cover. Three runs more before the end of the over.
- March 22, 2023 17:14WAUS 249/9 in 46 overs
Siraj in for his sixth over. Mitchell Starc is the new batter in the middle. Agar takes a single off the first delivery. Starc gets off the mark with a drive to long on. OUT! Agar departs. Siraj lands a bounder to Agar. The batter backs his pull shot but is caught at deep mid-wicket.
Adam Zampa is the last man. Off the mark with a flick to square leg. KL Rahul with a diving save. Siraj errs in length. It hits Starc on the pad and is on its way to the boundary before the keeper stops it. One run taken.
Ashton Agar c Patel b Mohammed Siraj 17 (21b 0x4 1x6)
- March 22, 2023 17:106AUS 245/8 in 45 overs
Axar and not Shami into the attack. SIX RUNS! Abbott stands and delivers. Axar overpitches and Abbott hits it over long on. Now Agar does the same. A six over long on.
Axar gets his revenge! He castles Abbott. The Aussie batter perhaps got a bit carried away. He makes room and looks to clear the mid-wicket boundary. Forgets to look at the delivery as it crashes into the timber.
Sean Abbott b Patel 26 (23b 2x4 1x6)
- March 22, 2023 17:05AUS 232/7 in 44 overs
Siraj for the final spell. Agar faces him. He takes a single on the second delivery. Abbott pulls a back-of-a-length delivery but there is protection in the deep so only a single is allowed. Just short of Rohit Sharma at short mid-wicket. Siraj fires in a bouncer and Agar closes his eyes and pulls at it. Lucky to be still at the crease.
- March 22, 2023 17:004AUS 229/7 in 43 overs
Kuldeep for his final over. Agar hits it to deep mid-wicket for two runs. Abbott continues to find runs. He goes for a reverse sweep, middles it and adds FOUR more to Australia’s tally. Sharp turn again from Kuldeep. The ball pitches on off stump and turns heavily towards the off side. Agar manages to avoid poking at that one. Nine runs from that over.
- March 22, 2023 16:534AUS 220/7 in 42 overs
Hardik continues. Agar gets a top edge to third man and takes a single. FOUR. A welcome boundary for Australia. Abbott drives off his back foot and sends the ball to the fence through covers. Abbott follows it up with a straight drive. Two runs completed before Siraj fields it.
- March 22, 2023 16:49AUS 213/7 in 41 overs
Two off Kuldeep’s first delivery. Abbott goes for an audacious sweep and gets a top edge. There is no fielder at short fine leg and the batter run two. A couple of singles more from the over.
- March 22, 2023 16:44AUS 209/7 in 40 overs
Hardik to Abbott. The batter flicks it past short mid wicket for a couple. A dot ball is followed by a WIDE. Two midfields from Rohit Sharma in the over. Australia gets six from the over.
- March 22, 2023 16:36WAUS 203/7 in 39 overs
Kuldeep is back. He has three overs remaining. OUT! THAT IS A PEACH. He knocks over Carey’s off stump. He pitches the ball on leg. But as Carey squares up to get to the ball, it turns sharply and hits the stumps. A gem of a delivery. Ashton Agar walks out in the middle. Kuldeep traps Agar on the last ball and asks Rohit for a review. The skipper is coerced into taking the review. The impact is outside the line and India loses its referral.
Alex Carey b Kuldeep Yadav 38 (46b 2x4 1x6)
- March 22, 2023 16:314AUS 203/6 in 38 overs
A change in bowling. Hardik Pandya is back. ALMOST! Carey survives. He goes to play a square drive and the ball hangs in the air. It just beats Suryakumar Yadav at point and runs to the fence. That also brings up the 200. Seven runs off the over.
- March 22, 2023 16:27WAUS 196/6 in 37 overs
Axar to continue. WICKET! Stoinis dares to clear the long on fence but is caught. He is the third Aussie batter whose attempt to clear the straight boundary has led to a fall of wicket. Gill takes the catch again. Axar breaks the partnership. And Australia is six down even before the 40-over mark.
Marcus Stoinis c Shubman Gill b Patel 25 (26b 3x4 0x6)
- March 22, 2023 16:2250AUS 193/5 in 36 overs
Shami to Carey. Carey takes a single with a jab on the on side. FOUR. Stoinis goes straight and finds the fence. Seven came from it. FIFTY partnership comes up for the two.
- March 22, 2023 16:186AUS 186/5 in 35 overs
Axar to Stoinis. He pokes a full delivery to deep cover. By the time Shami collects and throws the ball back, Australia completes two runs. Single off the next delivery. Carey cuts on back foot to pick one run. Stoinis gets down on one knee and plays the ball to mid off. Umpire signals a no ball for having more than four fielders outside the circle. FREE HIT. Carey capitalises the extra delivery with a SIX. It is full and straight and Carey hits it over Axar’s head. Single to finish and Carey will retain strike.
- March 22, 2023 16:11AUS 173/5 in 34 overs
Shami returns. Beats Carey to start off. The next two balls are connected by Carey but fielded at mid off and mid on, respectively. Just two runs off it. Carey goes for a drive on the final delivery but gets if from the toe end of the bat. Luckily it flies over point and lands safely.
- March 22, 2023 16:074AUS 171/5 in 33 overs
Axar Patel returns. Carey on strike. Takes a single on the first delivery. Stoinis gets a FOUR. He again pulls out a reverse sweep. The ball went into the air and Shami at short third sees half a chance before the it evades him and rolls to the fence. Two more singles off the over.
- March 22, 2023 16:03AUS 164/5 in 32 overs
Jadeja into his final over. Just three runs of the over. Jadeja ends his spell with figures of 0-34.
- March 22, 2023 15:584AUS 161/5 in 31 overs
Kuldeep Yadav in his 7th over. Carey slog sweeps to deep mid-wicket for a run. FOUR - This time Stoinis reverse sweeps to beat the fielder at shot third. 5 WIDES. The ball pitches on leg stump and turns. The keeper and Kohli at leg slip are beaten as the ball races away to the fence. The ball bobs up into Kohli’s hands. Appeals follow but the umpire shakes his head. Stoinis gives away a smile at the appeal.
- March 22, 2023 15:55AUS 149/5 in 30 overs
Jadeja to continue. KL Rahul is back behind the stumps. Stonis takes a single with a drive to long off. Carey works the fourth delivery of his pads to pick one run. Two more runs to end the over.
- March 22, 2023 15:46WAUS 145/5 in 29 overs
Kuldeep continues. WICKET off the first delivery. Labuschagne is the man dismissed. He steps out looking to tonk the ball over long off but the bat turns in his hands. He skies the ball and Gill hangs on to it close to the fence. Half the side is back in the hunt.
Marcus Stoinis in at No.7. A single to long off to get off the mark. Carey sweeps the full delivery for FOUR. Played it with soft hands. Now he pulls out the reverse sweep. Axar covers a lot of ground quickly to prevent a second run. Stoinis with another single to end the over.
Marnus Labuschagne c Shubman Gill b Kuldeep Yadav 28 (45b 1x4 1x6)
- March 22, 2023 15:464AUS 138/4 in 28 overs
Jadeja with his eighth over. FOUR. Labuschagne with an innovative paddle sweep. He anticipates the line, gets down on one knee and sends the ball past short fine-leg. Eight runs from the over.
- March 22, 2023 15:40AUS 130/4 in 27 overs
Kuldeep starts with a dot. Marnus plays it on the offside but cannot beat the fielder. A step forward on the next delivery, and then a drive to long off for one run. Carey collects a single with a poke to deep cover.
- March 22, 2023 15:38AUS 128/4 in 26 overs
Jadeja continues. Another economical over. Gives just two runs.
- March 22, 2023 15:30WAUS 126/4 in 25 overs
Kuldeep to Labuschagne. A cheeky reverse sweep for a couple. A single to long off. WICKET! Kuldeeps gets rid of Warner. He is looking for a big hit over mid-wicket. The ball spins more than he anticipates and that induces a top edge. Hardik Pandya is required to cover some distance from long on to complete the catch. Australia four down. Alex Carey joins Labuschagne. Appeal on the first ball. The ball keeps straight and strikes Carey on the pads. Seemes like tht was gone but India does not take a review. Single on the last delivery.
- March 22, 2023 15:26AUS 122/3 in 24 overs
Jadeja to Labuschagne. Jadeja has been economical. He is not allowing any room to the batters to free their arms. Just one run from the over.
- March 22, 2023 15:216AUS 121/3 in 23 overs
Kuldeep to Warner. He stays on his back foot and pull to long on for a single. SIX! Labuschagne mistimes a slog sweep. There are calls for a catch and Axar is in the hunt. But the ball clears the fence. One run on the fifth delivery.
- March 22, 2023 15:19AUS 113/3 in 22 overs
Jadeja to Warner. Starts with four dots. Stump-to-stump line with a flat trajectory. First run off the fifth delivery with a tap to deep square. Labuschagne gets a leading edge as he closes the face of the bat a bit early. Just one off the over.
- March 22, 2023 15:154AUS 112/3 in 21 overs
Kuldeep to Labuschagne. A single to start the over. FOUR - Inside out. Warner steps out and opens the face of the blade to gather four runs over covers. One run to finish the over. Six came off it.
- March 22, 2023 15:12AUS 106/3 in 20 overs
Jadeja to Labuschagne. A single with a tap to long on. Warner gets off strike with a flick to deep mid-wicket. A third single from the over with a drive to long off. CHANCE! Warner goes with a pull shot but gets a top edge. Siraj is at deep square leg and charges in for a catch. The ball falls short of him even with a dive. Two runs taken.
- March 22, 2023 15:07AUS 101/3 in 19 overs
Kuldeep replaces Hardik. BEATEN! Turn and bounce for Kuldeep as he lures Warner into a drive and zips one past the outside-edge. Kishan does well to collect the ball and flick the bail swiftly but Warner has his foot behind the crease. Warner taps the ball to deep cover and reels in two runs. Four from the over.
- March 22, 2023 15:06AUS 97/3 in 18 overs
Jadeja steams through another over. Just three runs from it. India maintaining a grip on the duo in the middle at the moment.
- March 22, 2023 15:01AUS 94/3 in 17 overs
KL Rahul is off the field, Ishan Kishan substitutes as the keeper. Hardik hits the deck and cramps up Labuschagne. Labushcagne dabs a ball towards point but Jadeja dives to deny a single.
- March 22, 2023 14:57AUS 92/3 in 16 overs
Three dots from Jadeja and Labuschagne opens the face of his bat for a single through point. Another single to follow. Four from the over.
- March 22, 2023 14:48WAUS 88/3 in 15 overs
Short from Hardik and Marsh pulls in front of square for FOUR. Hardik to Marsh, OUT! Dragged on! Hardik goes full just outside the off-stump and Marsh gets an inside-edge from a drive. Massive wicket for India. Marnus Labuschagne in at 5. He gets off the blocks with a single. Short from Hardik and Warner guides the ball to third for two runs.
Mitchell Marsh b Pandya 47 (47b 8x4 1x6)
- March 22, 2023 14:41AUS 80/2 in 14 overs
Jadeja replaces Axar. Warner and Marsh tap around the circle for three singles. Marsh play out the remaining deliveries as DRINKS is taken.
- March 22, 2023 14:33WAUS 76/2 in 13 overs
Hardik continues. Hardik to Steve Smith, OUT! Hardik overpitches and Smith attempts a rash cover drive and gets a feather on the ball on its way to Rahul. Hardik strikes twice in two overs. David Warner in at 4. He’s off the mark with a single. IN THE AIR and just short of Siraj at wide long-on. Marsh mistimes the hook and nearly hands Hardik his third wicket.
Steve Smith c †Rahul b Pandya 0 (3b)
- March 22, 2023 14:294AUS 74/1 in 12 overs
Axar to continue. Marsh hits it to deep cover and the pair hurries across to complete a double. Brilliant stop by Kohli to stop a boundary. A one-handed save at covers. Another two runs for Marsh. He rocks back and cuts the ball through point. Siraj covers some ground and fields the ball. But a video check shows that his foot touches the ball and the umpire signals a FOUR.
- March 22, 2023 14:23WAUS 68/1 in 11 overs
A change in bowling. Hardik Pandya brought in. He bowls to Marsh.
The field will now spread out with four fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle.
Dropped! Shubman Gill bottles a chance. Head pulls a short length delivery. Gill gets to it but misses the chance on the dive. The ball runs away to the fence. Head with another aerial shot. This time on the off side. He tries to lift it over mid off but barely clears the infield. Two runs. OUT! Head is gone. Hardik Pandya strikes. This one is wide of off stump and Head slashes at it. Kuldeep Yadav gets underneath and grabs it. Steve Smith walks in at three and starts with a dot.
Travis Head c Kuldeep Yadav b Pandya 33 (31b 4x4 2x6)
- March 22, 2023 14:19AUS 61/0 in 10 overs
Axar to Marsh. The second delivery bounces high after pitching. Marsh is surprised and lucky not to edge that one. A puff of dust released. Marsh goes to cut the ball but gets an inside edge onto his pad. Single to mid on. Marsh goes onto his back foot and works the ball for one run. Just one run off the over. That’s the end of the PowerPlay as well.
- March 22, 2023 14:114AUS 60/0 in 9 overs
Siraj to Head. FOUR - Head clears his leg and pulls the ball over mid on. Beaten on the next. Head is looking to work it on the off side but is cramped for room. FOUR again. Head shuffles away down to his right and lifts the ball over point region. This one hits the pads. Head is trapped bang in front but the ball pitches outside the leg stump line. India decides against a review.
- March 22, 2023 14:0850AUS 52/0 in 8 overs
Axar continues. SIX from Head to start. Pitches at good length and Head lifts it over long off. Single taken on the next. Marsh hits a FOUR. Pure power from him to send it over covers. Fifty up for Australia.
- March 22, 2023 14:02AUS 41/0 in 7 overs
Siraj to Marsh. Starts off with a dot ball. Mistimes a pull on the next. Goes early into the ball and the ball goes into the pads. Thankfully for him, it was going down leg. Siraj fires in a bouncer and Marsh is beaten. Done possibly due to the deep fine and deep mid-wicket fielders. Another dot. A maiden over from nowhere.
- March 22, 2023 13:57AUS 41/0 in 6 overs
Axar Patel is introduced. After the first three shots go straight to the fielders, Head hits the fourth to covers and sets off for a single. Gill takes aim at the non-striker end but misses. Axar to Marsh - Dot ball. Single of the last. Spin finally puts a break on the flow of runs.
- March 22, 2023 13:536AUS 39/0 in 5 overs
SIX! Head flicks a good length ball over the square leg fence for a maximum. A swing and a miss on the next. It was short and wide of off stump and Head attempted a heave over covers. Good running by the pair. Head blocks a delivery moving back into him. Marsh and Head have eye contact and complete an easy single. FOUR to finish. Marsh uses the pace to guide the ball to the fine-leg fence. The fielder was in the circle. 11 runs off the over. Australia off to a flying start.
- March 22, 2023 13:464AUS 28/0 in 4 overs
Siraj to Head. The second delivery thuds into the pads but the Aussie pair takes a single. A puff of dust as the ball pitched on that occasion. FOUR - Scrambled seam and the ball strays on the pads again. Marsh flicks it past Rohit Sharma at mid on. Loud appeal from Siraj but the umpire denies. The ball jags back in sharply and Marsh is caught by surprise. Close call. Ball tracking shows ‘Umpire’s call on impact and impact. FOUR to finish the over. A straight drive past mid off.
- March 22, 2023 13:416AUS 19/0 in 3 overs
Shami’s first delivery holds it’s line and thuds onto the pad. Going down leg. MAXIMUM! Marsh parks it over the deep mid-wicket boundary. A half-volley at the pads and Marsh has no hesitation in clipping it in the air. Ends the over with a delivery that cuts in after pitching. Misses the bat and the stump by the barest of margins.
- March 22, 2023 13:364AUS 13/0 in 2 overs
Mohammed Siraj to partner Shami for the new ball. Outswing on the first delivery which is defended by Mitchell Marsh. FOUR! Marsh off the mark with a flick to the mid-wicket fence. Opts to leave the third one. Another four. Marsh is continuing from where he left off. Siraj goes short in length. Marsh pulls it over the infield and finds the fence. A single to deep cover on the fifth delivery. Head drives a full-length delivery but Virat Kohli at short cover stops the ball.
- March 22, 2023 13:314AUS 4/0 in 1 over
Shami with two slips. Head defends the first ball. Pitched on good length and does not move too much. Beaten. This one swings back in sharply. Head was going for a slash but the ball beats his inside edge. Third and fourth deliveries defended to point. FOUR! Shami goes slightly full in length and Head meets it with a full face of the bat. Goes through mid off to the boundary.
- March 22, 2023 13:29Ready to Go
Australia has stuck with its opening pair of Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head despite the return of David Warner.
Mohammed Shami with the new ball for India.
- March 22, 2023 13:10Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (capt), Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
- March 22, 2023 13:05TOSS - AUSTRALIA WINS AND ELECTS TO BAT FIRST
Steve Smith: We are going to have a bat. Looks like a dry surface. Hot out here. Hopefully we can post a good total and put pressure. We love playing in the crunch games so looking forward to today. Ashton Agar in for Nathan Ellis and David Warner returns in place of Cameron Green.
Rohit Sharma: We were actually looking to field here. There will be some help for the bowlers. Playing with three spinners, hopefully we can maximise them. The deciders are always interesting. It is a challenge for us under pressure. It is nice to be in this kind of situation. Australia is a great team. You can always test your depth. It is important that we try and test ourselves. We’re going with the same team. Important to give the guys a bit of run.
- March 22, 2023 12:57Pitch Report
Ajit Agarkar: Very unsual this series. We’ve had low scores and the bowlers have gotten assistance. This one has a nice even covering of grass. But there is a patch of roughness right in the middle. The surface is hard. The roughness might come to play in the first innings. Every now and then the ball might grip. We might get two-paced deliveries, but only in the first innings.
- March 22, 2023 12:54India’s dominance at home
India is unbeaten in the last 26 bilateral series’ at home. Can Australia tumble the Indians to a first series defeat in over three years?
- March 22, 2023 12:45India vs Australia Head to Head Record
India vs Australia in ODIs in India
IND - 30 | AUS - 31
- March 22, 2023 12:40Rohit Sharma in ODI bilateral series deciders since 2016
Runs - 831 | Average - 59
- March 22, 2023 12:34India’s record at stake
India has won the last five series deciders at home. With this one all square at 1-1, Rohit & Co will have a record to defend in Chennai.
- March 22, 2023 12:26Predicted XIs
India Predicted 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 Predicted XI: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith (c), Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
- March 22, 2023 12:20India vs Australia Dream11 Prediction
- March 22, 2023 12:14Squads
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, K.L. Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat.
Australia: Steven Smith (captain), David Warner, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa.
- March 22, 2023 12:13Streaming Info
When will the India vs Australia 3rd ODI be played?
The 3rd ODI between India and Australia will be played on Wednesday, March 22. The match will start at 1:30 PM IST.
Where will the India vs Australia 3rd ODI be played?
The 3rd ODI between India and Australia will be played at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Where to watch the live telecast of India vs Australia 3rd ODI?
The 3rd ODI between India and Australia will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network.
Where to live stream the India vs Australia 3rd ODI?
The 3rd ODI between India and Australia will be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar application.
When will the coin toss take place for India vs Australia 3rd ODI?
The coin for the India vs Australia 3rd ODI will be tossed at 1:00 PM IST.
- March 22, 2023 12:12PREVIEW
Earlier this month, India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after the last Test culminated in a drab draw at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It was a series that oscillated between a Test of fewer than three days to a Test that, in a parallel world, would have continued for more than a week. So, the shift from the much-discussed, much-abused Test pitches and peering into the future of the “five-day” format to limited-overs cricket has been a welcome one.
Ahead of the series decider at the refurbished M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, to be played on Wednesday, the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series is locked at 1-1 and has lived up to the vaunts that these games have been a slightly more thorough examination of the overall quality of the two sides than the preceding red-ball face-offs.
India secured a five-wicket win over Australia in the series-opening clash in Mumbai before Mitchell Starc ripped through India’s top order with five wickets to lay the platform for a crushing 10-wicket Australia win in Visakhapatnam.
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