India v Australia 3rd ODI: India win series despite Finch century

Last Updated September 24 2017, 16:19Cricket
Hardik Pandya: Top-scored for India
Hardik Pandya: Top-scored for India

India withstood an early assault by Australia to wrap up the series with a five-wicket victory in the third one-day international in Indore.

Third ODI scores (Holkar Cricket Stadium)

Australia: 293-6 (50 overs. Finch 124, Smith 63; Bumrah 2-52, Yadav 2-75)

India: 294-5 (47.5 overs. Pandya 78, Rohiy 71, Rahane 70; Cummins 2-54)

Match report

India withstood an early assault by Australia to wrap up the series with a five-wicket victory in the third one-day international in Indore.

Australia had looked on course for a huge total after winning the toss and batting first, but they stumbled to 293 for six after Aaron Finch was dismissed for 124 off 125 balls.

Ajinkya Rahane (70) and Rohit Sharma (71) gave India the perfect start to their chase with an opening stand of 139 inside 22 overs. 

Australia removed both batsmen in quick succession to give themselves a glimmer of hope.

But Hardik Pandya (78) led India to within 10 runs of victory and Manish Pandey (36 not out) completed a comfortable win with 13 balls to spare.

The teams will travel to Bengaluru for Thursday's fourth ODI with Australia bidding to avoid a series whitewash. 

India are the odds-on favourites at 4/9 with Sky Bet to win the third ODI while Australia can be backed at 7/4.

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