Sports : The Indian cricket team defeated Australia by 5 wickets in the third ODI at Indore on Sunday. In this high-scoring match, Indian players looked heavy on Kangaroo Players like last two matches. With this victory, India has not only grabbed the five-match series but also jumped to the first position in the ICC ODI rankings. In the match, India got the target of 294 runs to win, which they got after losing 5 wickets.
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These five Indian players make the way of victory against Australia in Indore
1) Hardik Pandya
2) Rohit Sharma
3) Ajinkya Rahane
4) Jaspreet Bumrah
5) Kuldeep Yadav
In the match, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first, and scored 293 on board playing complete their 50 overs. Aaron Finch scored 124, Steve Smith 63 and David Warner 42 in the innings. In response to the target, Team India made a partnership of 139 runs for the first wicket.
After that, 56 runs for the third wicket and 78 runs partnership for the fifth wicket set the team’s victory.
India won the match by scoring 294 runs for 5 wickets in 47.5 overs.
Hardik Pandya (78 runs and 1 wicket)
On behalf of India, Hardik Pandya played a fantastic all-rounder performance with making his career’s fourth fifty in ODIs. At the same time, also took the precious wicket of David Warner.
Batting at number four in the match, Hardik Pandya scored 78 runs off 72 balls, in which he scored 5 boundaries and 4 sixes. When Pandya had come down to bat, then India’s two wickets fell. After this, he joined the captain Virat with 56 runs for the third wicket.
After the Virat’s dismissal, the fourth wicket also fell soon. After this Pandya joined with Manish Pandey for a fifth wicket partnership of 78 runs. When Pandya was out, the team India was very close to victory and its score was 284. He became highest scorer from Indian Side and chose to be as the Player of the Match.
Team India becomes the number 1 in ICC ODI ranking
With the win in the third ODI, Team India also got the first position in ICC ODI ranking. After this win, India has 120 rating points in the ICC rankings, and South Africa (119) has surpassed the number-one rank.
The Indian team is already on number one position in the Test rankings. India’s position in the T20 ranking is fifth.