India aims to keep its winning juggernaut rolling when they host the visitors in Ranchi for the third ODI. The five-match ODI series stands at 2-0 with one last chance for Australia to stay alive.
Just when the game appeared to slip from the hands of team India, Bumrah came to the rescue to bowl the penultimate over. He was backed by Vijay Shankar who bowled the final over to snatch victory from the hands of defeat as India registered its 500th ODI win at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Now after winning the second ODI against Australia by 8 runs,
Vijay Shankar bowled the final over in the second ODI when Australia needed 11 runs to win with 2 wickets in hand. He gave away just two runs and took the remaining wickets to give his team a thrilling win. India had also won the first ODI against Australia by six wickets in Hyderabad which means that this win would hand over India a series win against Australia. Australia would aim to come out all guns blazing to avoid a series defeat.
Interestingly, despite the fact that India have won on both the outings, it would be worthwhile to add that Australia held their nerves till the end and they have chances to keep the series alive.
“Just a bit of an empty feeling coming to the end of the game,” Stoinis said on Thursday, 7 March, ahead of the third ODI in Ranchi. “We did well, fought hard, got close, but we didn’t get the result we wanted.”
“I want to specially congratulate Vijay [Shankar] because of the way he batted and also for the way he bowled in the last over. That requires a lot of mental strength and he showed a lot of character,” Kohli said.
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Australia ODI squad: Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch(c), Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Andrew Tye
India ODI squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Kedar Jadhav, Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Lokesh Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja
Australia Playing XI
Aaron Finch(c), Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson
India Playing XI
Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
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