The Visitor team India was desperate to perform well in the 3rd ODI against Australia in Canberra. Still, things went pear-shaped after a bright start of skipper Virat Kohli and young opener Shubman Gill.
Team India, looking for their first win of the series, loses five wickets early within thirty over. When captain Kohli was sent back by Hazlewood, the score reading was 152/5 after 32 overs.
The in-form Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja tried to put the innings back on track in the middle order. A score below 300 would not be much of a challenge for the Australian batsmen, so Pandya and Jadeja, both the all-rounders, have the task to cross the 300 scores.
Both are calculated the risk and first, try to cross the team 200 run mark, and then both are started hitting had. The duo has added 110 runs in the last ten overs to take India’s total past the 300-run mark, which gave the bowlers a challenging score to defend.
Pandya and Jadeja added 150 runs together in just 108 balls to bring up the highest 6th-wicket partnership against Australia in ODI cricket. However, Pandya and Jadeja broke a 21-year-old record of 123 runs that was set in 1999 by Robin Singh and Sadagopan Ramesh in a match in Colombo.
Hardik Pandya 92* (76) and Ravindra Jadeja 66* (50) both have remained unbeaten. The duo also eclipsed the 145-run stand between Michael Hussey and Shane Watson, set in 2005.
India won the match by 13 runs, and Australia won the ODI series by 2-1.
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