Rohit, Kohli and Shami the heroes in India's series-sealing victory at Bengaluru
A 100 + stand between Sharma and Kohli ensured that there were no nerves in the chase as India registered a 7-wicket win in Bengaluru to seal the 3-match ODI series 2-1.
Australia 286-9 (50 Overs; Smith 131 (132), Labuschagne 54 (64); Shami 4/63, Jadeja 2/44)
India 289-3 (47.3 Overs; Rohit 119 (128), Kohli(c) 89 (91); Agar 1/38, Zampa 1/44)
Result - India won by 7 wickets
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Perhaps to compensate for their decision to bowl first in the last ODI, Aaron Finch won the toss in the 3rd ODI at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru and decided to bat first.
As it turned out, it was not the best of moves as the ball stuck in the surface and the abrasive nature the pitch also allowed for some lateral movement, which accounted for David Warner's wicket.
Skipper Aaron Finch was then was part of a mix up with Steven Smith and fumed as he was run out. Steve Smith made up for the miscommunication with a run-a-ball century. Marnus Labuschagne and Alex Carey also chipped in as Australia dragged themselves to 286.
After being expensive in his first spell, Mohammad Shami came back strongly to end with figures of 10-63-4. Ravindra Jadeja also picked up two wickets while being economical.
With Shikhar Dhawan not coming out to open the innings due to a shoulder injury, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma combined to give India a solid 69-run start. A 100 + stand between Sharma and Kohli then ensured that there were no nerves in the chase.
Quite uncharacteristically, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc were quite wayward, with spinners Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa being the most impressive.
Shreyas Iyer then finished off the chase with a 35-ball 44 as India registered a 7-wicket win in Bengaluru to seal the 3-match ODI series 2-1.
India - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia - David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
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