After losing the first game by ten wickets, India bounced back to win the next two in style to seal the series.
The intent made the difference and in the way the fast bowlers attacked to pick up early wickets as well.
In the 3rd ODI, Finch made a surprise decision to bat first and the team lost early wickets, as Warner and Finch walked back early. While Warner was caught behind, Finch met with a terrible runout.
What followed was a good partnership between Smith and Labushagne and then the cameos from the lower order batters that took the team to 286.
Smith once again outplayed everyone with his magnificent 131. Australia made a mess when they sent Starc at number five unfortunately, the move failed.
Batting next, KL Rahul joined Rohit Sharma as Shikhar Dhawan was injured while fielding. Rahul made 19 before getting out cheaply. However, Rohit Sharma along with Virat Kohli took the team close with Rohit smashing his first hundred of 2020. He made 119. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer then almost finished the match and captain Kohli got out for 89. However, he almost did finish the match with Iyer staying unbeaten on 45 and Pandey on 8.
Few records created today:
-Kohli scored his 50th 50+ score, only fourth batter to do so.
-Kohli became the highest run-getter for India as a captain.
-Kohli crossed 5000 runs as captain, fastest to do so.
-Rohit Sharma scored the first hundred for India in 2020.
-Rohit Sharma crossed 9000 ODI runs, 3rd fastest to do so.
- This was Rohit Sharma’s fifth Man of the Match award against Australia
-Spinners to dismiss Rohit most of the times, across all the format–Zampa*, Santner, Lyon-5 times
Lakshmi is a scribbler by night who wants to experience all sorts of emotions the silver screen offers for once and pens them down to reflect upon them time and again. She also finds talking about herself in third person amusing as it lets her conscience to think that she actually believes in herself.