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IND vs AUS 3rd ODI Twitter Reactions: Australia hand India first home ODI series defeat in 4 years

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Australia defeated India by 21 runs in the third One Day International (ODI) at the M. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday to win the three-match series 2-1. Chasing 270, the home sidewere bundled out for 248 after having succumbed to a loss in the second game at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai as well.

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa walked away with the ‘Player of the Match’ award for a four-wicket haul that comprised dismissals of Shubman Gill (37), KL Rahul (32), Hardik Pandya (40) and Ravindra Jadeja (18).

Virat Kohli notched 54 whereas Rohit Sharma scored 30 as well but none of them were able to carry on till the end to chase a relatively modest target in the series decider.

Earlier, the visiting team crawled their way to 269 with brief contributions from all the batsmen. Opener Mitchell Marsh top-scored with 47 runs but three wickets each by Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav ensured that the Steven Smith-led side were restricted to a very manageable total in the end.

IND vs AUS 3rd ODI Twitter reactions: Fans praise Australia, critical of India

“It’s been an enjoyable tour. We didn’t play our best cricket, good enough to get over the line. This wicket was entirely different, we left a few out there with the bat. The spinners bowled beautifully, really good performance. (Turning point) It was a real grind in the field. The way the tail stuck and got us to 269, got us to a nice total,” Smith reflected on the team’s performance in the post-match interaction.

Smith sparked a commendable turnaround for the Australians ever since Pat Cummins returned back home to attend to his mother midway through the Test series. The visitors won the third Test and the drew the fourth one before coming from behind to beat India in the ODI series.

Meanwhile, the Indian team management has a lot to ponder upon as they deal with injuries to key players and indifferent form of others with a home World Cup scheduled to take place in six months’ time.

Tarkesh Jha
Tarkesh Jha
Tarkesh Jha is a media professional and cricket writer who has managed social media content, public relations (PR) and marketing related content for cricketer Ajinkya Rahane and cricket presenter and stand-up comedian Vikram Sathaye. Also, Tarkesh has been featured in some leading publications such as Sportskeeda, Khel Now, firstpost.com, and cnbctv18.com

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