A valiant century by captain Virat Kohli went in vain as India lost by 32 runs against Australia at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Ranchi. Chasing a stiff target of 314 runs, India lost the opening batsmen Shikhar Dhawan (1) and Rohit Sharma (14) cheaply with the score reading 15/2. Ambati Rayudu once again failed to score big as he was clean bowled by Pat Cummins for 2. India were tottering at 27/3 when Kohli was joined by MS Dhoni at the crease. They added 59 runs for the fourth wicket before Adam Zampa dismissed Dhoni for 26. Kedar Jadhav (26) then stitched together an 88-run partnership with Kohli to keep India alive in the run-chase. However, following the dismissal of Kohli on 123 off 95 (16 fours, 1 six), Indian batsmen failed to catch-up with the required run-rate. Vijay Shankar (32) and Ravindra Jadeja (24) managed to take India's total beyond 250. But the tailenders folded up quickly. With this win, Australia stay alive in the five-match ODI series that India still lead 2-1. Earlier, Usman Khawaja hit his maiden century in ODIs scoring 104 runs off 113 balls while Aaron Finch made 93 runs as Australia posted 313/5 runs in 50 overs. (SCORECARD)
Highlights Between Ind vs Aus 3rd ODI, straight from JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.
21:3` IST: That brings an end to the 3rd ODI in Ranchi. Thank you for joining us for the live coverage.
21:30: Usman Khawaja is the player of the match for his magnificent century of 104 runs.
21:11 IST: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav hits the ball straight to Aaron Finch at mid-off. Australia win by 32 runs to stay alive in the series. India lead the series 2-1.
21:10 IST: Jasprit Bumrah is the new batsman at the crease.
21:08 IST: WICKET! India lose their ninth wicket as Mohammed Shami departs. He fails to clear the ball as Pat Cummins takes the catch at extra cover.
21:07 IST: FOUR! Shami drives the ball towards deep mid-wicket region.
21:04 IST: FOUR! Shami sends the balls towards fine leg.
21:03 IST: WICKET! Richardson strikes as Jadeja fails to clear mid-on. India are 273/8 in 47.1 overs needing another 41 runs from 17 balls.
21:01 IST: SIX! Jadeja goes after Maxwell; sends the ball over deep mid-wicket.
20:58 IST: 46 overs have been bowled. India are 263/7.
20:53 IST: FOUR! Kuldeep Yadav gets his first boundary in the third man region.
20:52 IST: India need another 61 runs from 36 balls to win. The required run-rate has soared to 10.17.
20:49 IST: Kuldeep Yadav is the new batsman at the crease.
20:48 IST: WICKET! Shankar tries to get a boundary in the same region again only to find Jhye Richardson, who takes a low catch. Shankar is dismissed for 32 off 30 balls. India are 251/7 in 43 overs. Lyon gets a wicket in his ninth over.
20:46 IST: FOUR! Shankar hits one towards deep mid-wicket.
20:44 IST: WIDE! Lyon bowls a wide down the leg-side as the ball takes a sharp turn.
20:42 IST: WIDE! Zampa bowls one down the leg-side.
20:42 IST: FOUR! Vijay Shankar clears the boundary between deep extra cover and long-off.
20:38 IST: 41 overs have been bowled. India are 231/6 needing 83 more runs to win from the remaining nine overs.
20:32 IST: Jadeja survives an LBW appeal by Zampa as the umpire overruled his decision. Replay shows that the ball was crashing into the middle stump.
20:29 IST: India are 223/6 after 39 overs. They need 91 more runs to win from 66 balls at 8.27 RPO.
20:24 IST: Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman at the crease.
20:23 IST: WICKET! Zampa strikes again as he gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli. The Indian captain tries to hit the ball towards long-on but misses as the ball hits the leg stump. Kohli departs for 123 off 95 balls. India are 219/6 in 37.3 overs. Zampa has now dismissed Kohli thrice in ODIs.
20:22 IST: FOUR! Kohli rocks back to send the ball towards deep mid-wicket to hit back-to-back fours.
20:22 IST: FOUR! Kohli smashes one towards deep extra cover.
20:21 IST: India are 211/5 after 37 overs. They need 103 more runs from 78 balls.
20:16 IST: FOUR! Shankar cuts the ball towards the third man region.
20:14 IST: SIX! Kohli sends the ball towards long-on; hits his first six of the match.
20:12 IST: India are 191/5 after 35 overs.
20:11 IST: Back-to-back centuries for Virat Kohli as he brings up his 41st ODI century, 19th as captain. He brings up his hundred in 85 balls.
20:08 IST: Glenn Maxwell appeals for LBW! The umpire isn't interested. Aaron Finch goes for a review. Replay shows the ball was pitching outside the leg stump. So the umpire's decision stands. Australia lose their review/
20:05 IST: The umpires have called for a drinks break. India are 186/5 in 34 overs. They need 128 more runs to win from 96 balls at 8 RPO.
20:00 IST: FOUR! Shankar hits his first boundary towards the third man region.
20:00 IST: India need 139 more runs to win from 18 overs.
19:58 IST: Vijay Shankar is the new batsman at the crease.
19:56 IST: WICKET! LBW! Zampa strikes. Jadhav tries to sweep and misses. Jadhav is dismissed for 26. India are 174/5 in 31.4 overs.
19:54 IST: FOUR! Kohli places the ball for another boundary; this time through point.
19:53 IST: Nine runs were scored from Richardson's over as Kohli reaches 90 off 75 balls.
19:51 IST: FOUR! Kohli steps down the pitch and dispatches the ball towards deep extra cover.
19:50 IST: FOUR! Kohli plays a wristy shot towards fine leg.
19:48 IST: After 30 overs, India are 160/4. Kohli batting on 81 while Jadhav is unbeaten on 26.
19:45 IST: FOUR! Kohli tickles the ball. It misses his bat, hits his thighs and goes through fine leg.
19:42 IST: India reach the 150-run mark in their run-chase as they are 150/4 in 27.3 overs.
19:40 IST: FOUR! Jadhav smacks the ball over the bowler's head to collect the second boundary of the over.
19:39 IST: FOUR! Leg byes. Kohli misses, the wicket-keeper misses as the ball beats them to reach the fence.
19:38 IST: Glenn Maxwell has been introduced into the attack.
19:35 IST: FOUR! Kohli hits the third boundary of the over as he sends the ball towards deep extra cover. India are 137/4 after 26 overs. The 50-run partnership comes up between Kohli and Jadhav.
19:34 IST: FOUR! Kohli brings his wrist power into play; guides the ball towards backward square leg.
19:32 IST: FOUR! Kohli goes inside-out towards deep extra cover. He hits his eighth boundary.
19:31 IST: At the halfway stage, India are 123/4. Kohli is batting on 59 while Jadhav is unbeaten on 15.
19:30 IST: FOUR! Jadhav hits Zampa towards deep mid-wicket.
19:27 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back fours for Kohli.
19:26 IST: FOUR! Kohli rolls his wrists over the ball as he guides the short ball bowled by Stoinis towards fine leg.
19:23 IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli takes a single and gets his 50th ODI half-century.
19:21 IST: Misfield! Khawaja fails to collect the ball at square leg as Kohli strolls for a single.
19:17 IST: Kohli takes a single as India reach 100/4 in 21.1 overs.
19:12 IST: FOUR! Kohli pulls Zampa towards backward square leg. India are 95/4 after 20 overs.
19:10 IST: FOUR! Jadhav plays it late as he cuts the ball towards the third man region.
19:09 IST: Kedar Jadhav is the new batsman at the crease.
19:08 IST: WICKET! Zampa strikes. India lose MS Dhoni as he inside-edges the ball to the stumps. India are 86/4. Zampa breaks the 59-run stand between Kohli and Dhoni.
19:07 IST: 12 runs were scored off Lyon's over.
19:06 IST: SIX! Dhoni steps out and dispatches the ball towards deep mid-wicket much to the delight of Ranchi crowd.
19:05 IST: The 50-run partnership comes up between Kohli and Dhoni.
19:04 IST: WIDE! Lyon bowls one down the leg side.
19:03 IST: 18 overs have been bowled. India are 74/3.
19:01 IST: WIDE! Zampa bowls one down the leg side.
19:00 IST: Adam Zampa has been introduced into the attack.
18:55 IST: Umpires call for drinks break.
18:54 IST: India are 68/3 after 17 overs. The Kohli-Dhoni pair have added 41 runs.
18:50 IST: FOUR! Kohli punches the ball towards deep extra cover.
18:48 IST: 15 overs have been bowled. India are 57/3.
18:46 IST: Lyon dives to his left but fails to collect the ball as Dhoni takes a single.
18:43 IST: India are 50/3 after 13 overs.
18:41 IST: FOUR! Kohli just guides the ball on its way behind the wicket-keeper towards fine leg.
18:40 IST: Change in bowling. Nathan Lyon has been introduced into the attack by Aaron Finch.
18:36 IST: Just three runs came from the 12th over. India are 44/3. Kohli and Dhoni have added 17 runs cautiously.
18:31 IST: After 10 overs, India are 40/3.
18:29 IST: FOUR! Dhoni pulls the short ball towards deep mid-wicket to hit the second boundary of the over.
18:28 IST: FOUR! Dhoni drives towards the deep cover region. He hits his first boundary as the crowd is thrilled to bits.
18:26 IST: Nine overs have been bowled. India are 32/3.
18:17 IST: India are 27/3 after 7 overs.
18:15 IST: Ranchi's favourite son, MS Dhoni is the new batsman at the crease.
18:13 IST: WICKET! Cummins strikes as Rayudu is bowled. He departs for 2. India in deep trouble as they are 27/3 in 6.2 overs.
18:11 IST: FOUR! Kohli hits Richardson for another boundary. This time through backward point.
18:09 IST: India are 22/2 after five overs.
18:07 IST: FOUR! Kohli hits the ball wide of backward point to hit his first boundary.
18:06 IST: Ambati Rayudu is the new batsman at the crease.
18:04 IST: Cummins appeal for LBW! The umpire isn't interested. Australia have reviewed. Replay shows 'three reds' as the ball was crashing into the middle stump. That's OUT. India lose the big wicket of Rohit Sharma. They are 15/2 in 4.3 overs.
18:02 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma is lucky to get an inside-edge boundary as the ball reaches the boundary from behind the stumps.
18:00 IST: Virat Kohli is the new batsman at the crease.
17:58 IST: WICKET! Richardson strikes as Shikhar Dhawan perishes as Glenn Maxwell dives to his right at backward point to take a low catch. India are 11/1 in 3.3 overs.
17:55 IST: SIX! Rohit hits it straight down the wicket. The ball made a sweet sound as it hits the meat of the bat.
17:53 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma opens the face of the bat towards the third man region.
17:52 IST: Richardson bowls a maiden over on his return. India are 1/0 after two overs.
17:51 IST: Well fielded! Glenn Maxwell dives to his right at backward point to stop a certain boundary.
17:49 IST: Jhye Richarson, who came in as replacement for Nathan Coulter-Nile, will be bowling the second over.
17:46 IST: End of the first over. India are 1/0.
17:42 IST: Welcome back. The second innings is about to begin. Players from both the sides have taken the field. Shikhar Dhawan will take strike. While Pat Cummins will be bowling the first over.
17:05 IST: End of the first innings as Australia make 313/5 in 50 overs. This is the highest ODI total scored in Ranchi. India will be chasing 314 runs for victory and seal the series.
17:04 IST: FOUR! Stoinis hits Bumrah towards the deep extra cover region to hit the second boundary of the over.
17:02 IST: FOUR! Carey creates room and hits it over backward point.
17:02 IST: Jasprit Bumrah will be bowling the final over.
17:00 IST: FOUR! Stoinis hits Shami towards deep square-leg. Australia are 303/5 after 49 overs.
16:56 IST: Two overs to be bowled. Australia are 292/5. Stoinis and Carey have added 29 runs for the sixth wicket.
16:54 IST: FOUR! Stoinis opens the face of the bat towards the third man to get his second boundary.
16:47 IST: FOUR! Carey hits it straight down the ground to hit the second boundary of the over.
16:46 IST: FOUR! Vijay Shankar makes a full-stretched dive but fails to collect the ball. Carey hits a boundary towards deep extra cover.
16:45 IST: Just three runs came from Bumrah's over. Australia are 275/5 after 46 overs.
16:41 IST: Jasprit Bumrah is brought back to bowl the 46th over.
16:36 IST: Alex Carey is the new batsman at the crease.
16:34 IST: WICKET! LBW! Handscomb departs for nought as Kuldeep strikes again in the same over. India have managed to pick three quick wickets. Australia are 263/5 in 43.4 overs.
16:32 IST: WICKET! Kuldeep strikes as Shaun Marsh departs for 7. Australia are 263/4 in 43.2 overs.
16:26 IST: Marcus Stoinis is the new batsman at the crease.
16:24 IST: RUN OUT! Jadeja dives to collect the ball at mid-on. He collects the ball and throws it straight towards Dhoni who does the rest. Maxwell has to go as he falls short.
16:19 IST: SIX! Maxwell gives himself some room and smacks a flat six between long-off and deep extra cover. 250 comes up for Australia in the 42nd over.
16:15 IST: Australia are 244/2 after 40 overs.
16:10 IST: Shaun Marsh is the new batsman at the crease.
16:09 IST: WICKET! Shami strikes! Khawaja hits the ball straight to Bumrah as he makes it up for his misfield by taking the catch. Khawaja departs for 104 off 113. He innings included 11 fours and a six. Australia are 239/2 in 38.2 overs.
16:08 IST: Misfield! Bumrah fails to collect the ball at mid-off as Khawaja takes a single.
16:06 IST: Australia are 237/1 after 37 overs.
16:02 IST: Khawaja takes a single and brings up his maiden ODI century.
16:00 IST: FOUR! Maxwell goes inside-out towards deep extra cover. Six followed by back-to-back fours.
16:00 IST: FOUR! Maxwell lofts the ball over the deep extra cover region.
15:59 IST: SIX! Maxwell hits Jadeja towards long-off.
15:58 IST: Australia are 216/1 after 36 overs.
15:57 IST: FOUR! Maxwell drives Shankar towards deep extra cover.
15:56 IST: Khawaja is nudging for singles cautiously as he moves to 96 runs off 101 balls.
15:49 IST: 34 overs have been bowled. Australia are 204/1.
15:48 IST: SIX! Maxwell hits a straight six down the ground.
15:47 IST: Khawaja takes a risky single as Jadeja's throw misses the stumps.
15:38 IST: Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman at the crease. With 18 overs to be bowled, Australia have promoted the explosive batsman to number 3 today.
15:37 IST: LBW appeal! Kuldeep successfully appeals as the umpire raises the finger. However, Finch has taken the review. Replay shows 'three reds' as the ball was crashing into the middle stump. Australia lose their review. Finch is OUT. India finally get a wicket as Finch is dismissed for 93 off 99. Australia are 193/1 in 31.5 overs.
15:36 IST: Kuldeep Yadav comes in to bowl the 32nd over. He has been expensive today.
15:32 IST: WIDE! Bumrah bowls one down the leg.
15:30 IST: 30 overs have been bowled. Australia are 186/0.
15:29 IST: FOUR! Finch dances down the pitch to hit an excellent boundary towards wide long on. He moves into the nineties batting on 91 off 93 balls.
15:23 IST: FOUR! This time Finch hits Kuldeep towards fine leg. Australia are 176/0 after 28 overs.
15:17 IST: SIX! Khawaja hits Kuldeep towards deep mid-wicket.
15:15 IST: FOUR! Khawaja hits Shankar for his 11th boundary through backward point. At the halfway stage, Australia are 156/0.
15:13 IST: FOUR! Khawaja hits Shankar towards deep mid-wicket region. 150 comes up for Australia in 24.4 overs.
15:09 IST: FOUR! Khawaja finishes the 24th over with a boundary. He gets into backfoot to hit clear the ball towards deep mid-wicket region. Australia are 145/0 after 24 overs.
15:07 IST: FOUR! Finch hits another boundary towards deep extra cover.
15:02 IST: Indian bowlers continue to struggle as Australia are 133/0 after 22 overs. Both Finch and Khawaja look settled as Finch is batting on 68 and Khawaja is unbeaten on 58.
14:54 IST: Australia are 124/0 after 20 overs.
14:48 IST: Fifty! Usman Khawaja takes a single and gets his 7th ODI fifty. Just five runs were scored from Shami's over.
14:46 IST: Mohammed Shami is back to the field and will be bowling the 19th over.
14:44 IST: Australia are 116/0 after 18 overs as the umpires call for a drinks break.
14:42 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma fails to stop the boundary at deep square leg. Finch is now batting on 62 off 56 balls. His innings include 7 fours and 3 sixes.
14:39 IST: SIX! This time Finch goes over long on. He is looking in good touch. This was his third six.
14:38 IST: FOUR! Finch brings up his 19th ODI fifty. He cuts the ball between cover and backward point. Also the hundred comes up for Australia in the 17th over.
14:37 IST: SIX! Finch hits Jadhav between long-on and deep mid-wicket.
14:34 IST: After 16 overs, Australia are 92/0.
14:30 IST: 15 overs have been bowled. Australia are 88/0. Finch is batting on 39 while Khawaja is unbeaten on 43 runs. Vijay Shankar will be bowling the 16th over.
14:26 IST: SIX! Finch greets Jadhav with a six off the very first ball. He hits it between deep mid-wicket and long on.
14:26 IST: Change in bowling. Kedar Jadhav will bowl the 15th over.
14:16 IST: 13 overs have been bowled. Australia are 72/0.
14:15 IST: FOUR! Khawaja welcomes Vijay with a boundary. Hits the ball between extra-cover and mid-off region.
14:15 IST: Change in bowling. Vijay Shankar has been introduced into the attack.
14:14 IST: Australia are 61/0 after 11 overs.
14:12 IST: FOUR! Finch hits Jadeja wide of the backward point region.
14:10 IST: FOUR! Finch hits the ball straight down the ground to collect his fourth boundary. Fifty comes up for Australia. They are 52/0 in 9.5 overs.
14:08 IST: FOUR! Finch flicks Kuldeep between short fine leg and backward fine leg.
14:08 IST: Change in bowling. Kuldeep Yadav is brought into the attack by Kohli.
14:07 IST: Australia are 44/0 after nine overs.
14:06 IST: FOUR! Khawaja is on song. He reverse sweeps Jadeja for another boundary between third man and backward point.
14:02 IST: FOUR! Khawaja flicks the ball towards square leg. He moves into 25 off 22 balls. This was his sixth boundary.
13:59 IST: Chance missed! Khawaja reverse sweeps the ball towards square leg. Shikhar Dhawan dives to his left and fails to catch.
13:59 IST: Seven overs have been bowled. Australia are 34/0.
13:58 IST: FOUR! Khawaja punches the ball off backfoot towards covers.
13:57 IST: Change in bowling. Ravindra Jadeja has been introduced into the attack by Virat Kohli. Shami had to discontinue his opening spell as he limps off the field to get some medical attention.
13:56 IST: FOUR! Khawaja edges the ball past the slip region. The fast outfield does the rest.
13:52 IST: Australia are 20/0 after five overs.
13:50 IST: Well fielded! Kuldeep Yadav stops a certain boundary at mid-on.
13:49 IST: Shami gets hit! Finch drives the ball straight towards Shami as the ball ricocheted off his right leg. He is fine and will continue to bowl.
13:44 IST: FOUR! Khawaja pulls Bumrah towards square leg. He hits his second boundary.
13:43 IST: Just one run came from the third over. Australia are 15/0.
13:37 IST: Bumrah appeals for LBW. The umpire isn't interested. Virat Kohli after referring to Dhoni has taken the review. Replay shows the ball was 'missing' the stumps. India lose their review.
13:36 IST: FOUR! This time Finch drives through backward point to get the second boundary of the over.
13:35 IST: FOUR! Finch drives Bumrah towards deep extra cover.
13:34 IST: Jasprit Bumrah will bowl the second over.
13:33 IST: End of the first over. Australia are 6/0.
13:31 IST: WIDE! Shami bowls one outside off stumps.
13:30 IST: FOUR! Khawaja brings up Australia's first boundary in the very first over. He just guides the ball towards square leg.
13:27 IST: The Indian team led by Virat Kohli have taken the field. Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja will open the batting for Australia. Mohammed Shami will bowl the first over.
13:15 IST: MS Dhoni presented the camouflage cap to India captain Virat Kohli before the match began.
13:08 IST: Australia have made one change. Jhye Richardson replaces Nathan Coulter-Nile. Here is Australia's playing XI.
13:05 IST: India are playing the same team. Here is India's playing XI.
13:03 IST: Toss! Virat Kohli wins the toss. India opt to bowl.
12:57 IST: We are minutes away from the toss. But before that we would like to inform you that the Indian team will be wearing 'camouflage caps' today as tribute to the armed forces.
#TeamIndia will be sporting camouflage caps today as mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces— BCCI (@BCCI) March 8, 2019
And to encourage countrymen to donate to the National Defence Fund for taking care of the education of the dependents of the martyrs #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/fvFxHG20vi
12:56 IST: If India wins today, this will be their 50th against Australia in ODIs. It will also be Virat Kohli's 50th ODI win as India's captain.
12:55 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the third ODI between India and Australia.
India's bowling has been flawless as Australia failed to reach 250 in both games but as far as batting is concerned, the hosts need to fix the chinks in their armour.
Other than Kohli, who scored his 40th ODI hundred, no other batsman has been impressive.
Vice-captain Rohit Sharma, the second most consistent player in this line-up, looked good in the first game before he got out.
Kedar Jadhav and Dhoni shepherded India in the first match and didn't trouble the scorers in the next.