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LIVE India vs Australia 3rd ODI Series Match Score Updates: Hardik Pandya Hits Fifty As India Eye Big Finish vs Australia

Australia vs India Score Update: Hardik Pandya has completed his 6th half-century in the 3rd ODI.© AFP

Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja are the batsmen at the crease for Team India. Hardik and Jadeja are attempting to help the visitors finish strongly. Both the batsmen have registered half-centuries. Earlier, Team India skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed for 63 runs off 78 deliveries. Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer were dismissed cheaply. Earlier, the visitors won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the final ODI of the three-match series at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The visitors have made four changes to the lineup, with T Natarajan, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav handed opportunities. Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mayank Agarwal will sit out. Australia have made three changes with Cameron Green, Sean Abbott and Ashton Agar included in the lineup. Mitchell Starc is sidelined due to a back niggle with David Warner and Pat Cummins the other players sitting out. The hosts will complete a clean sweep in the ODI series with a win, having emerged victorious in the previous two games by handsome margins. (LIVE SCORECARD)


3rd ODI Live Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Manuka Oval, Canberra

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    Ravindra Jadeja gets his fifth boundary of the innings, directing the ball into the gap between extra cover and mid-off with precision.

  • December02202012:32 (IST)

    India 289/5 after 49 overs

    Hardik Pandya is inching closer to his maiden ODI century, with just an over left for the innings to finish. Can India finish with a score in excess of 300?

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    Ravindra Jadeja is looking unstoppable at this stage. Jadeja went deep into his crease, smashing the ball into the deep mid-wicket stands, where the boundary is a bit shorter.

  • December02202012:27 (IST)

    Half-century for Ravindra Jadeja

    Ravindra Jadeja gets a hat-trick of boundaries, bringing up his 13th ODI half-century off 43 deliveries. Jadeja took full advantage of the short delivery, directing the ball over short third man.

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    Ravindra Jadeja makes it two consecutive boundaries, pulling the short ball wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder.

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    Ravindra Jadeja gets his second boundary of the innings picking the ball early, and directing it to the deep square leg fence.

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    Ravindra Jadeja gets his second six of the innings, lofting Josh Hazlewood over point. Jadeja received a lot of assistance from the breeze, which carried the ball over the fence.

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    Hardik Pandya continues to attack, taking advantage of a low full toss bowled on the pads, directing the ball very fine to the boundary.

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    Hardik Pandya follows up the boundary with a six, hitting the slower and shorter ball over the sweeper cover’s head.

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    Hardik Pandya is looking to attack in the final few overs, managing to get the slower ball over short third man to the boundary.

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    Fifth boundary of the innings for Hardik Pandya, who smashes the ball past extra cover. Hardik picked Josh Hazlewood’s length early, taking full advantage.

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    Ravindra Jadeja shows some intent, directing the back of length delivery in the gap between short third man and backward point.

  • December02202012:03 (IST)

    Half-century for Hardik Pandya

    Hardik Pandya has completed his sixth ODI half-century, off 55 deliveries. The all-rounder has stitched an important partnership with Ravindra Jadeja, helping Team India rebuild.

  • December02202012:00 (IST)

    Adam Zampa finishes fine spell, with 7 overs left

    Adam Zampa has finished his spell of 10 overs, having conceded 45 runs while picking a wicket. Hardik Pandya is just one run away from a half-century, India 209/5 after 43 overs

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    50-run partnership between Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja

    Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja have completed a 50-run partnership off 59 deliveries. Hardik has been the more attacking batsman, going for the boundaries whenever provided an opportunity. 

  • December02202011:55 (IST)

    India cross the 200-run mark following boundary by Hardik Pandya

    Team India have crossed the 200 run mark, following a powerful boundary by Hardik Pandya. Hardik hit the ball powerfully following a back of length delivery bowled outside off. 

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    Hardik Pandya gets his third boundary of the innings, directing a ball fired in on leg stump, over square leg.

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    Hardik Pandya gets his second boundary of the innings, following a short delivery from Sean Abbott. Hardik pulled the ball past mid-wicket with great strength, getting some useful runs.

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    Some excellent fielding by the Australian players

    The hosts have ensured an excellent performance on the field, maintaining the pressure on the Indian batsmen with some superb dives and accurate throws. Boundaries have been kept to a bare minimum, with the batsmen forced to take risks for getting any runs. India 176/5 after 38 overs

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    Sean Abbott back in the attack

    Sean Abbott has been brought back into the attack, having bowled just four overs so far. Abbott accounted for the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan.

  • December02202011:32 (IST)

    India struggling to get some momentum in the innings

    Team India have found it difficult to score runs, as evident from the few number of boundaries. It is very necessary for Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja to stitch a partnership at this stage, if India are to post a competitive total. India 167/5 after 36 overs

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    Finally a boundary for Team India as Hardik Pandya gets an edge past the keeper, with the ball running down to the boundary ropes.

  • December02202011:25 (IST)

    India struggling to get the boundaries

    Team India have not scored a boundary in the last 35 balls, which is an indication of the excellent bowling by the Australian bowlers. 

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    WICKET! Virat Kohli c Alex Carey b Josh Hazlewood 63 (78)

    Josh Hazlewood gets Virat Kohli for the fourth time in a row, following an excellent review by Aaron Finch. Hazlewood did not seem convinced about a possible edge, despite bowling a delivery which just beat the edge of the bat.

    However, Finch went for a DRS review which turned out to be a masterstroke as Kohli was sent back to the pavillion. Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in.

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    Virat Kohli gets his first boundary since the 12th over, slicing the ball behind point following a short delivery by Adam Zampa.

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    Exceptional performance by spinners so far

    Spinners Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa have delivered an excellent performance so far, choking the flow of runs with some tight bowling. Team India have not scored a boundary in the last 50 balls, which is an indication of the pressure being maintained.

  • December02202011:01 (IST)

    Virat Kohli hits his 60th ODI half-century

    Team India skipper Virat Kohli has registered his 60th ODI half-century, off 64 deliveries. Kohli completed a single, driving the ball down the ground to bring up the milestone.

  • December02202010:54 (IST)

    WICKET! KL Rahul lbw Ashton Agar 5 (11)

    KL Rahul departs for 5 runs off 11 deliveries, as Ashton Agar gets hs second wicket. Rahul failed to negotiate a straight delivery from Ashton Agar, playing a premeditated sweep. However, the batsman missed the ball which went on to hit him on the pad in front of middle and leg. Rahul attempted to review the call, without any success. Hardik Pandya is the new man in.

  • December02202010:47 (IST)

    Shreyas Iyer’s interesting record against Adam Zampa in ODI cricket

    Shreyas Iyer has been dismissed by a spinner only two times in his ODI career. Adam Zampa was the bowler on both instances.

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    WICKET! Shreyas Iyer c Marnus Labuschagne b Adam Zampa 19 (21)

    Adam Zampa strikes with the vital dismissal of Shreyas Iyer for 19 runs off 21 deliveries. Iyer hit the ball straight to Marnus Labuschagne at cover-point, after being cramped for room. KL Rahul is the new man in.

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    Shreyas Iyer gets his second boundary of the innings, following a pull shot off a short delivery, through the backward square region.

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    Shreyas Iyer gets his first boundary of the innings, following a fine shot off the back foot to third man. Iyer picked the legbreak early, cutting the ball past the fielder at backward point.

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    WICKET! Shubman Gill lbw Ashton Agar 33 (39)

    Shubman Gill departs for 33 runs off 39 deliveries, having been adjudged lbw by the umpire. Gill attempted to go for a review, but the eventual decision came down to the umpire’s call, forcing him to walk back. 

    The ball looked to be pitching-in line and hitting the stumps, with no bat involved. Shreyas Iyer is the new man in.

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    50-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill

    Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill have stitched a partnership of 50 runs, helping Team India rebuild following the early dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan.

  • December02202010:02 (IST)

    Virat Kohli completes 12000 ODI runs

    Virat Kohli is the fastest batsman to score 12000 ODI runs, having reached the tally in 242 innings. Sachin Tendulkar reached the same number in 300 innings.

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    Virat Kohli continues to bat positively, slicing a short ball from Ashton Agar off the top-edge over the fielder at backward point.

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    Shubman Gill continues to score freely, getting another boundary with a front foot pull over mid-wicket.

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    Confident straight drive by Shubman Gill, who times the shot extremely well leaving the fielder at mid-on in no position to stop the boundary.

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