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Ind vs Aus (3rd ODI) – Finch And Khawaja Helps Australia Go Past 300
By CricShots - Mar 8, 2019 5:50 pm
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The Australian skipper, Aaron Finch made the wrong call at the toss in the third  ODI against India as the hosts elected to bowl first at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi. The dryness of the surface and chances of dew, the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli felt, would help give their batsmen a slight edge while chasing. On the other hand, Finch was confused but he helped his team to reach the total of 313/5 in their quota of 50 overs.

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Aaron Finch

During the toss, in an attempt to pay respect to the martyred CRPF personnel in the cowardly Pulwama terror attack, Kohli was seen wearing a special camouflage cap and said that the entire team will wear the special military caps in Ranchi as a tribute to the fallen CRPF men. According to reports, the move has been suggested by none other than Lt. Col. MS Dhoni (he’s with the Territorial Army) and skipper Kohli.

Earlier in the game, Australia had a decent start to the game as their openers, Finch (93) and Usman Khawaja (104) stitched 193 runs for the opening wicket. However, Finch was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav in the 32nd of the inning and Khawaja was dismissed by Mohammed Shami in the 39th over as Jasprit Bumrah took an easy catch at the short-mid-wicket.

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When Finch and Khawaja were playing it was looking like the Aussies will easily reach the total of 350+ in their quota of 50 overs, but the Indian bowlers did a decent job in the slog overs and restricted the Aussies.

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Usman Khawaja

In the 42nd over of the game, Ravindra Jadeja pulled off a brilliant fielding display in the 42nd over bowled by Kuldeep Yadav when the Aussies were cruising at the score of 258/2 before Glenn Maxwell’s dismissal, who had to go back to the pavilion as the result of the brilliance of MS Dhoni and Jadeja on the field. However, it was a bad day at the field for the Indian players as a lot of misfields took place.

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Then came the 44th over of the Kuldeep Yadav which pulled down the Aussies even more as he dismissed Shaun Marsh and Pete Handscomb in the same over. Then, Marcus Stonis and Alex Carey took the Australian innings to the final over as they reached 313/5.

Here is how Twitterati reacted after India’s bowling and fielding display: