After sealing the series, India were on the cusp of making history. Had they won the third ODI in Rajkot on Wednesday, they would have recorded a clean sweep against Australia -- a feat never before achieved in history. But it was not to be. Australia delivered an all-round performance with bat and ball, beating India by 66 runs. Glenn Maxwell was their unlikely star performer with the ball, as he claimed a career-best 4/40. Catch the highlights of the third and final IND vs AUS ODI played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. (Scorecard | Match Report | Asian Games Live | Cricket News)
9:34pm: India Bowled Out For 286
It's all over. Mohd Siraj lofts one into the deep, where he is caught by captain Cummins. Australia complete a comprehensive win.
IND - 286/10 (49.4). AUS win by 66 runs.
9:01pm: Kuldeep Out
Kuldeep Yadav walks back, deceived by a Hazlewood slower delivery. India in deeper trouble now
IND - 257/7 (42)
8:45pm: Iyer Sent Back
Glenn Maxwell sends back the well-set Shreyas Iyer with a beauty that rocks back his off stump. Maxwell has scalped four wickets now as India are in trouble.
IND - 249/6 (38.3)
8:39pm: Suryakumar Dismissed
Suryakumar Yadav follows Rahul. He is dismissed cheaply while attempting to pull a short one from Hazlewood. India face an uphill task now.
IND - 233/5 (37.2)
8:30pm: Rahul Departs
Rahul goes for 26 as he miscues an attempted slog in the legside. The ball goes straight up and Alex Carey takes a well-judged catch.
IND - 223/4 (35.5)
8:12pm: Rahul, Iyer Keep Things Going
KL Rahul has walked in after Kohli departed in the quest for quick runs. Rahul and Iyer have kept the scoreboard ticking. India now need 150 runs from 18 overs.
IND - 203/3 (32)
7:45 pm: Kohli and Iyer making a partnership
After Rohit Sharma's departure 81(57), Kohli and Iyer have taken responsibility and going well so far. Virat is batting on 54* and Iyer 13*. India need a big partnership from here and Virat is focusing on that.
IND - 168/2 (26)
7:00 pm: Kohli and Rohit going strong on chasing
With India still needing 262 runs in 35 overs, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma need to take one step at a time in this chase. With the departure of Washington Sundar, Chase master Virat Kohli has come at the crease and is doing what he is best at. Rohit 61*(43) and Kohli 20*(21).
IND - 91/1 (15)
6:28 pm: Rohit and Sundar leading from the front
Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Washington Sundar have given a good start to the mammoth run chase in Rajkot. Rohit is playing attacking cricket whereas Sundar is taking his time in playing shots.
IND - 59/0 (8)
5:50 pm: Indian Batting Starts
Rohit Sharma is joined by Washington Sundar to open the innings for India in this run chase against Australia. Sundar had opened innings for Tamil Nadu in the Domestic matches. How good will he perform here is a question now.
IND - 6/0 (1)
Target Set For India - 353 runs
5:20 pm: Australia's innings are over!
Marnus Labuschagne's crucial 72-run inning helped Australia post a total of 352 runs in the final ODI of the series. Pat Cummins also contributed 19 runs off 22 balls.
AUS - 352/7 (50)
4:38 pm: Maxwell and Green back to the pavilion
Glenn Maxwell could not do much after coming back from the injury and scored only 5 runs before being dismissed on Bumrah's yorker. Cameron Green was also trapped in the Kuldeep's spin web. Captain Pat Cummins is on the crease now with Marnus already there.
AUS - 303/6 (43.2)
4:14 pm: Carey goes, Maxwell comes to the crease
After hitting a boundary to Bumrah, Carey tries to make it two, but Bumrah bowls a slower one outside off which Carey passes to the hands of Kohli at the covers. Easy dismissal, as Alex Carey goes for 11(19). Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman.
AUS - 267/4 (37)
4:05 pm: Carey and Marnus going steady
The Australian team is struggling to score runs in the middle overs after losing the wickets of Marsh and Smith. Alex Carey is playing with a strike rate of below 50 and Marnus has also slowed his batting.
AUS - 261/3 (36)
3:45 pm: Steven Smith is Out!
Steven Smith was playing a very good inning and anchoring the Australia innings, but Mohammed Siraj bowled him LBW to send him off to the pavilion. He scored a crucial 74(61). Now Alex Carey is on the crease.
AUS - 242/3 (31.3)
3:28 pm: Dangerous looking Marsh Departs
Mitch Marsh, who played some really good shots has to go back to the pavilion, courtesy of magician Kuldeep Yadav. Marsh made 96(84). Smith and Marsh's partnership has taken Australia to a good position and from here, Australia is eyeing no less than 400 on the scoreboard. Marnus Labuschagne joins Steven Smith on the crease.
AUS - 222/2 (29)
2:40 pm: Australia going smooth
Mitch Marsh and Steven Smith making runs at the run rate of above 7. Australia is in the driving seat at this point in the match. Marsh has reached his half-century and now will play some of his natural attacking cricket. Steven Smith is making runs with his traditional typical technique.
AUS - 131/1 (17)
1:58 pm: Solid Start to Australia
Australian openers are smashing Indian bowlers hard, and scoring runs from all over the ground. David Warner 43*(27) and Mitch Marsh 22*(15) have given a solid start to the Australia. In his first over, Prasidh Krishna conceded 19 runs with 3 fours and one six.
AUS - 65/0 (7)
1:30 pm: Match Starts!
The ball is in Jasprit Bumrah's hand, Mitch Marsh and David Warner for Australia at the crease opening the Australian innings. Mitch Marsh starts with a lovely shot off his first ball.
AUS - 5/0 (1)
AUS Playing XI:
D Warner, M Marsh, S Smith, M Labuschagne, A Carey(wk), G Maxwell, C Green, P Cummins(c), M Starc, T Sangha, J Hazlewood.
IND Playing XI:
R Sharma(c), V Kohli, S Iyer, KL Rahul(WK), S Yadav, R Jadeja, W Sundar, K Yadav, M Siraj, P Krishna, J Bumrah.
1:00 pm: Toss Update
Australia have won the toss and have elected to bat first.
Ishan Kishan was unavailable for selection for the 3rd ODI due to an illness.
Additionally, four local state players - Dharmendra Jadeja, Prerak Mankad, Vishwaraj Jadeja and Harvik Desai will support the team for drinks and fielding throughout the match.
With the return of full-time captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the final match of the series, India will eye to claim a clean sweep on Australia. India will be without Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur and Hardik Pandya, who have all returned home, while Axar Patel is out injured and Shubman Gill has been rested. This means Rohit in reality has just 12 players to pick from.
India is already 2-0 up in the series. In the 1st ODI played at Mohali, India won by 5 wickets and in the second ODI, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer's Centuries led India to a 99-run victory. Now focus will be on a clean sweep.
India is trying to give match time to all the players ahead of the World Cup. With just 12 days remaining for the World Cup, the Indian team is managing its workload and focusing on giving enough rest to the players between the matches. Australia, on the other hand, will be trying to come out with a consolidated win after losing 5 consecutive ODIs.