IND vs AUS 3rd ODI: Australia won a morale-boosting victory ahead of the 2023 World Cup. Despite stellar performances from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli with the bat, the team seemed to lose momentum after their dismissals. Shreyas Iyer maintained his excellent form, scoring 48 runs off 43 deliveries, including 2 sixes and a boundary. Glenn Maxwell, compensating for his previous batting struggles, proved instrumental by taking 4 crucial wickets, making him the standout bowler for Australia.
Australia win by 66 Runs, India clinch Series 2-1 | IND vs AUS 3rd ODI
This win provided several positives for the Australian team as they prepared for the upcoming World Cup. Their top four batsmen – David Warner, Steve Smith, Mitch Marsh, and Marnus Labuschagne – were in exceptional form and contributed significantly to the team’s imposing total of 352/7 in 50 overs. While Indian superstars Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored fifty-plus runs, their efforts weren’t enough to secure victory in pursuing 353 runs in Rajkot. India was ultimately bowled out for 286, resulting in Australia clinching a 66-run consolation win in the 3-match cricket series, which the hosts had already claimed with a 2-1 victory. Rohit Sharma was the top scorer with 81 off 57 balls, while Virat Kohli contributed 56 runs off 61 balls.