Australia vs India Score Update: Aaron Finch-led Australia will look to complete a clean sweep.© Twitter
India have won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the final ODI of the three-match series at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The visitors have made four changes to the lineup, with T Natarajan, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav handed opportunities. Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mayank Agarwal will sit out. Australia have made three changes with Cameron Green, Sean Abbott and Ashton Agar included in the lineup. Mitchell Starc is sidelined due to a back niggle with David Warner and Pat Cummins the other players sitting out. The hosts will complete a clean sweep in the ODI series with a win, having emerged victorious in the previous two games by handsome margins. Australia defeated India by 66 runs and 51 runs respectively, in the first two games held at the Sydney Cricket Ground. (LIVE SCORECARD)
3rd ODI Live Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Manuka Oval, Canberra
WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan c Ashton Agar b Sean Abbott 16 (27)
Soft dismissal for Shikhar Dhawan who fails to pick the change of pace, attempting to smash the ball over cover. However, Dhawan’s inability to pick the ball resulted in a simple opportunity for Ashton Agar at cover, who made no mistakes. Virat Kohli is the new man in.
India off to cautious start in opening 5 overs
Team India have scored 24 runs without losing a single wicket in the opening five overs of the innings. Shikhar Dhawan has faced more deliveries than Shubman Gill, who has seen limited action so far. India 24/0 after 5 overs
Shubman Gill has scored his first boundary of the innings, following a beautiful flick through mid-wicket. Gill got in line with the full delivery, before timing the flick shot astutely.
Second boundary of the innings for Shikhar Dhawan, who goes down on one knee before smashing the ball past the fielder at short fine.
Glenn Maxwell bowling with the new ball in ODIs a rare sight
Glenn Maxwell is bowling with the new ball today against India, for the first time in six years in ODI cricket.
Shikhar Dhawan gets the first boundary of the innings, smashing a full and wide delivery through extra cover.
Glenn Maxwell maintains the pressure at the other end
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is sharing the new ball with Hazlewood, maintaining the pressure on the Indian openers. Maxwell has conceded just four runs from the second over of the innings, making it difficult for the visitors.
Josh Hazlewood starts off with a maiden
Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has ensured a strong start for the hosts, bowling a maiden in the first over of the innings.
Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan opening the innings for Team India
Shubman Gill and Shikhar Dhawan are opening the innings for Team India. Josh Hazlewood will bowl the first over.
Australian cricketers extremely excited about Cameron Green’s capabilities
Cameron Green is set to make his international debut today in the final ODI of the series, against Team India. Green who has been dubbed as the best batting talent since Ricky Ponting, certainly commands a lot of respect from fellow Australian cricketers as evident in this video.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 2, 2020
Marnus Labuschagne to open innings in David Warner’s absence
Marnus Labuschagne will be opening the innings alongside Aaron Finch, in the final ODI of the series. Finch confirmed this during the toss, adding that his team will do everything they can to try and win the game.
Four changes for Team India, Three for Australia
T Natarajan, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav have been included in the Team India lineup. Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mayank Agarwal will sit out.
Cameron Green, Sean Abbott and Ashton Agar have been handed an opportunity. Mitchell Starc is sidelined due to a back niggle with David Warner and Pat Cummins the other players sitting out.
Thangarasu Natarajan to make his Team India debut in Canberra ODI
Thangarasu Natarajan is set to make his debut in the final ODI of the series. The left-arm pacer was impressive in the recently concluded IPL 2020.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 2020
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
India XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, T Natarajan.
Australia triggered a collapse of 9-46, when the two sides last played in Canberra
Australia pulled off a comeback, in their previous game against India in Canberra. They triggered a collapse of 9-46, to register a triumph which seemed improbable at one stage.
The last time India played in Canberra, Australia triggered a stunning collapse of 9-46 to win the game from nowhere!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 1, 2020
Cameron Green to make his debut for Australia in final ODI
Cameron Green is set to make his debut in the Canberra ODI, after being presented the ODI cap No.230 by Steve Smith.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 2, 2020
Aaron Finch Happy To Be Playing In Front Of Fans AgainAustralia white-ball skipper Aaron Finch has termed playing in front of fans on home soil, as a great feeling. Finch took to Instagram following his team’s triumph in the second ODI, by 51 runs. “Great series win, so good to be back on home soil playing in front of fans again,” he wrote.
Australia not worried about Mitchell Starc’s form, says Aaron FinchMitchell Starc has been Australia’s most expensive bowler in the opening two ODIs against India, conceding a combined 147 runs for just one wicket. However, Australia skipper Aaron Finch has backed Starc to improve as India’s tour continues.
Manuka Oval to host its second game between India and Australia
The final ODI of the series, will mark the second game ever played at the Manuka Oval between India and Australia.
Welcome to our live coverage of the final ODI of the three-match series between Australia and India, at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The hosts will complete a clean sweep in the series with a win, having emerged victorious in the first two games.
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