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Australia gave a score of 352 runs on board after choosing to bat. Australian Captain Pat Cummings won the toss and opted to bat, which helped Australia to have a stunning victory. India failed to reach the target of 353 and scored only 286 in 49.4 overs.
India, with this loss, failed to have a clean sweep of the ODI innings. Yesterday’s match pitch was expected to be favourable for batsmen. The average score predicted at Rajkot pitch is 310.
For Australia, Mitchell Marsh scored 91 runs, Steven Smith scored 74 runs and Marnus Labuschagne scored 72 runs. Indian bowlers Jasprit Bumrah picked 3 wickets and Kuldeep Yadav picked 2 wickets.
Coming to the Indian cricket team, Captain Rohit Sharma was the high scorer by hitting 81 runs, followed by Virat Kohli with 48 runs and Shreyas Iyer with 48 runs. Glenn Maxwell is the star bowler of the match by taking 4 crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Washington Sundar. Besides this Josh Hazlewood picked up two wickets and Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Cameron Green and Tanveer Sangha took one wicket each.
Last ODI India had a grand score of 399 runs on board, whereas Australia struggled with ball and bat as well. Australia was all out at 217.