3.6 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! That’s a cracker for four. Half-volley on off, Mitchell Marsh presents full face of his bat and drills this past the bowler for a boundary towards the long off fence.
3.5 overs (0 Run) Fuller and on off, Mitchell Marsh pushes this to short cover for no run.
3.4 overs (0 Run) Good length delivery wide of off, Mitchell Marsh gets beaten as the ball clips his pads. Loud appeal by Mohammed Siraj but the umpire turns this down.
3.3 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Mitchell Marsh is dealing in boundaries. Pure timing on this for four. On a length around middle, Mitchell Marsh pushes at this but times this perfectly as the ball races past Rohit Sharma at mid on for a boundary.
3.2 overs (1 Run) Leg bye. On a length around pads, Travis Head looks to play across the line but gets a deflection of his pads to point and they take a single.
3.1 overs (0 Run) Full and wide of off, Travis Head drives this well but finds the fielder at mid off.
2.6 overs (0 Run) On a length outside off, slightly slower and nipped back in, Mitchell Marsh gets beaten on his inside edge.
2.5 overs (0 Run) On a length outside off, Mitchell Marsh blocks this out to short cover.
2.4 overs (0 Run) Fuller outside off, Mitchell Marsh hurries into the stroke and has driven this uppishly just in front of mid off.
2.3 overs (6 Runs) SIX! Pick-up stroke with effortless ease for a maximum. Fuller and on pads, Mitchell Marsh flicks this way over the fence at deep mid-wicket for the first maximum of this game.
2.2 overs (0 Run) Back of a length outside off, Mitchell Marsh defends this to short cover.
2.1 overs (0 Run) On a length nipping just a fraction in towards the batter, Mitchell Marsh gets beaten and the ball has clipped his front pad. This was going down leg.
1.6 overs (0 Run) Brilliant fielding effort by Virat Kohli saves a certain boundary. On a length angling away from Travis Head, he stands tall and drives this wide of extra cover but Kohli fields well.
1.5 overs (1 Run) Touch fuller on top of off, Mitchell Marsh places this to sweeper cover for a single.
1.4 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Back of a length around middle, Mitchell Marsh uses his height and stands tall as he dismisses this over the short mid-wicket fielder for the second boundary of this over.
1.3 overs (0 Run) Full and wide of off, Mitchell Marsh decides to leave this for the keeper to collect.
1.2 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! On a length around pads, Mitchell Marsh stands tall and flicks this over short mid-wicket for a boundary. Mitchell Marsh is off in familiar style.
1.1 overs (0 Run) Fuller one on off, Mitchell Marsh pushes this to cover for no run.
Mohammed Siraj to take the other new ball.
0.6 over (0 Run) Full and wide of off, Travis Head pushes this to point for no run to end the first over.
0.5 over (4 Runs) FOUR! Glorious drive for four. Travis Head is off the mark and so is Australia. Over-pitched outside off, Travis Head drives this as the ball flies past mid off for the first boundary of the game.
0.4 over (0 Run) Fuller one around middle, Travis Head guides this on a couple of bounces to point.
0.3 over (0 Run) Fuller one around off, Travis Head slices this and finds the fielder at point.
0.2 over (0 Run) Good length delivery outside off angling in towards the batter, Travis Head looks to push through this but misses out on the inside edge.
0.1 over (0 Run) Mohammad Shami starts bang-on. On a length right on top of off, Travis Head pushes this to mid off.
We are ready for the start of play! The umpires are out in the middle and so are the players of India. Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head are set to open the innings for Australia. Mohammad Shami has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let’s play…
India’s skipper, Rohit Sharma says that they were thinking of fielding first and there might be help for the spinners in the heat and they can maximise the conditions. Adds that it is an important game and deciders are always an interesting game and hopefully they can put their best foot forward. Mentions that Australia is a great team and the depth of the side is tested against such quality side. Informs that they are playing with the same team and it is important to give a bit of a run to the players.
Steven Smith, the captain of Australia says they will bat first as the track looks like dry and it is really hot ao they are looking to post a total. He adds that the series has been fun but this is a crunch gane so it will be fun. He also adds that the team combination is different as David Warner and Ashton Agar come in for Cameron Green who isn’t feeling well and Nathan Ellis.
Australia (Playing XI) – Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith (C), David Warner (In for Cameron Green), Alex Carey (WK), Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar (In for Nathan Ellis), Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa.
India (Unchanged Playing XI) – Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, and Mohammed Siraj.
TOSS – The two captains are out in the middle and the flip of the coin lands in favor of Australia. They have elected to BAT first.
PITCH REPORT – Sanjay Manjrekar is pitchside and says it is short on one side of the wicket and the straignt boundary is 75 meters. Ajit Agarkar joins him and says that the series has produced generally low scores and there is an even covering of grass but there is some roughness as well. Adds that it might be two-paced in the first innings but will get better for batting as the game goes on.
Australia on the contrary would be buzzing ahead of this game after their brilliant display with the bat, the ball as well as in the field in the last game as they won the second ODI without breaking a sweat. Mitchell Marsh has been sesational in both the ODIs so far and the rate at which he has scored has blown away the Indian bowlers. Mitchell Starc has been impressive as well as he has not let any breathing apace for the Indian batters who have had no answers against him so far. Can the Aussies keep the party going and seal a 2-1 comeback victory over the might Indians? Or will the home side make adjustments and reign supreme? We shall find out. Toss and team news coming up in a bit.
India started off sensationally with a five-wicket victory over the Aussies but the visitors bounced back and in some style as they smashed the hosts in the second ODI by a margin of ten-wickets. The top order woes have been haunting India since long and it can be seen in this series as well. The trouble that the Indian stalwarts have against the left-arm seamer has been well exploited by the likes of Mitchell Starc. If India are to win this series then their top order needs to fire and give the middle order some security from the new ball.
Hello and a very warm welcome to everyone tuning in. We are all set for a thrilling finale to this third and final game of three-match ODI series between India and Australia. MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will be the host for this game. The game promises to be a box-office hit and let’s see who clinches the final game and that beautiful silverware that comes with it.
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