The men in blue bounced back from the Sydney loss and came back to Adelaide to level-up the series with 1-1 and leaves the final match as the series decider which will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday, January 18. The match predictions for 3rd ODI will be based on the things as follow:
India chased down 299 runs in the second Innings set by Australia, the chase master Virat Kohli got his 39th ODI century scoring a vital knock of 104 to built a platform for India to chase the target.
After Kohli’s departure wicket-keeper MS Dhoni continued the chase where he also made his second consecutive half-century and remained not out on the score of 55, he was also supported by Dinesh Karthik who came in to bat in the 44th over and smashed quick 25 runs off 14 balls which guided India to a 6-wicket win.
Although, Australians had shown a high-class performance where left-hander Shaun Marsh made 131 as he was looking in good touch with the bat. At a stage they seemed to set a total above 300, but with the excellent spell of Bhuvneshwar Kumar who managed to remove both Glenn Maxwell(48) and Shaun Marsh(131) in the 48th over with his slower ones.
- Virat Kohli equals the record of Most centuries in Australia by a foreigner, along with countrymen Rohit Sharma and former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara. All three have scored five hundreds in Australia to date.
- It was Virat Kohli’s 21st ton out off 39 in a successful run chase. He has all-over 24 centuries while chasing the target.
- Shaun Marsh with the help of his 131 currently leads the highest run scorer board with 185 runs.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar currently leads the series highest wicket-taker with his figures of 4/45.
The T20 series was washed away by rain and India created history by winning their first ever test series in Australia, and now the One-Day series is on edge with both the teams fighting hard to win it.
Looking at India’s comeback in the 2nd ODI they won’t leave it easily, and Australia is also competitive with their batting line-up. Our match predictions are with India’s favour as they hardly lose in a decider game. India will end the series with 2-1.