India v Australia Third One Day International Chennai 22 March Match Report 2023

Leg spinner Adam Zampa claimed figures of 4/45 as Australia beat India by 21 runs in the third and the final one day international at at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first openers Travis Head along with Mitchell Marsh got visitors off to a fantastic start. The pair added 68 runs for the opening wicket before the latter miscued an upper cut off Hardik Pandya to Kuldeep Yadav for 33.

The Aussies skipper Steve Smith was dismissed for a duck as he nicked a delivery from Hardik to wicket keeper KL Rahul behind the stumps.

Marsh fell three run shot short of his third consecutive half-century as he dragged a length delivery from Pandya onto his stumps.

Kuldeep Yadav then dismissed both David Warner (23) and Marnus Labuschagne (28) as Australia lost half their side for 138.

Alex Carey along with Marcus Stoinis brought the innings back on track with a valuable 58 run stand for the sixth wicket before the latter was dismissed by Axar Patel for 25.

Kuldeep then dismissed Carey (38) bowled with a peach off a delivery as the Aussies slumped to 203/7.

However the likes of Sean Abbott (26), Ashton Agar (17), Mitchell Starc (10) and Adam Zampa (10) scored some handy runs down the order to lift Australia to 269 in 49 overs.

Chasing 270, Indian opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got their side off to a brisk start. The duo put on 65 runs for the opening wicket before the former perished to Sean Abbott for a 17 ball-30.

Adam Zampa then got into the act by trapping the well set Gill leg before wicket for 37.

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul featured in a 69 run stand for the third wicket before the latter holed out to Abbott off Zampa for 32.

Axar Patel (2) was then run out following a horrible mix up with Kohli. Ashton Agar then pegged India back with wickets of the well set Kohli (54) and Surya Kumar Yadav for a golden duck as the hosts were reduce to 185/6.

Hardik Pandya (40) and Ravindra Jadeja (18) added 33 for the seventh wicket before both fell to Zampa, as The Men in Blue were bowled out for 248 in 49.1 overs. With this victory,the visitors claim the No. 1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings.

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