India Beat Australia In Close Encounter

Team India Today faced Australia for the third time in the Australian series and this time India had an upper hand in the match and won for the first time in the series. It was a close game but India was capable to register their first win in the land of Australia and gains positivity in the series. So without making any further delay let’s dive into the article to check out the complete details of the match between India versus Australia.

Virat Kohli the captain of team India won the toss and elected to bat first but the opening batsman of the team India was not able to capitalise the opportunity and both the openers of the team went back cheaply along with Shreyas Iyer.

But the captain of the team played a good knock and scored 63 runs in his account. Virat Kohli also breaks the record of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar as he becomes the fastest batsman to score 12000 runs in one day international.

Then Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja joined together and performed amazing exhibition in the middle as both the players scored half centuries and Hardik Pandya smashed 92 runs from just 76 deliveries while Ravindra Jadeja scored 66. The Fireworks of the duo helped India to score 302 runs on the board after 50 overs.

In reply, Australia was not able to dominate but they’ve never allowed the bowlers to enjoy as the players of Australia played good innings in the match. Finch smashed 75 and Maxwell provided a good support by scoring 59 runs from just 38 balls. At the end of the match India won by 13 runs and it was really a close encounter.

Shardul Thakur was the highest wicket-taker, accounting for three wickets. Jasprit Bumrah and T Natarajan picked two wickets and he played for the first time for team India in the international.

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