India vs Australia, 3rd ODI - As it happened...

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 17:08

India lost the five-match ODI series within a week from Australia as they didn't manage to defend their total for the third time in a row. 

Australia innings

17 January 2016, 16:35 PM

Over 48.5 | Score 296/7  | (John Hastings 0*,  Faulkner 21*)

Yadav set to bowl his final over. From the first three balls Maxwell collected a six and a boundary to level the scores. Maxwell Out! Gave a high catch to Dhawan inside the circle. James Faulkner ran a single off the next to hit the winning run. With that India lost the 3rd ODI by three wickets and the series as well.  

GJ Maxwell c S Dhawan b Yadav 96 (83b) 


17 January 2016, 16:27 PM

Over 48 | Score 285/6  | (Maxwell 86*,  Faulkner 20*)

Jadeja with his last over. Five runs from the over, as Oz need 11 runs from 12 balls. 

17 January 2016, 16:24 PM

Over 47 | Score 280/6  | (Maxwell 84*,  Faulkner 18*)

Ishant with his final over. First ball, Maxwell played it towards fine-leg to get a boundary. One run from the next two balls. Then came four more runs in the next two. Oz need16 off 18 balls.    

17 January 2016, 16:18 PM

Over 46 | Score 271/6  | (Maxwell 79*,  Faulkner 14*)

Jadeja with his 9th over. First ball, thick outside edge and Faulkner collected a lucky boundary. Single off the next. Maxwell played an inside out to collect another boundary. No run from the next two balls. Single off the last. Oz need 25 off 24 balls and they have four wickets in hand.   

17 January 2016, 16:14 PM

Over 45 | Score 261/6  | (Maxwell 74*,  Faulkner 9*)

Ishant to bowl the over. Three runs from the first five balls. Off the last ball came a single. Oz need 35 runs from 30 balls and they have four wickets in hand. 

17 January 2016, 16:11 PM

Over 44 | Score 257/6  | (Maxwell 72*,  Faulkner 7*)

Jadeja gave five runs in his 8th over as the equation boils down to 39 runs off 36 balls. India need the wicket of Maxwell otherwise he will take the match away.  

17 January 2016, 16:08 PM

Over 43 | Score 252/6  | (Maxwell 68*,  Faulkner 6*)

Australia crossed the 250-run mark in the over as Umesh Yadav leaked 15 runs in the over. Oz need 44 runs from 42 balls and they have four wickets in hand.  

17 January 2016, 16:04 PM

Over 42 | Score 237/6  | (Maxwell 55*,  Faulkner 5*)

Another tight over. Jadeja gave mere five runs. Oz need 59 runs from 48 runs and they have four wickets in hand.  

17 January 2016, 16:00 PM

Over 41 | Score 232/6  | (Maxwell 53*,  Faulkner 2*)

Outstanding over by Umesh Yadav as he gave mere a single in the pressure situation. Oz need 64 runs from 54 balls and they have four wickets in hand.  

17 January 2016, 15:57 PM

Over 40 | Score 231/6  | (Maxwell 53*,  Faulkner 1*)

Sran once again proved expensive. Maxwell smashed a boundary and a six to collect 13 from the over. With that Maxwell completed his fifty as well. Oz need 65 runs from 10 overs and they have four wickets in hand.  

17 January 2016, 15:52 PM

Over 39 | Score 218/6  | (Maxwell 41*,  Faulkner 1*)

Wade Out! The southpaw tried to pull Ishant but only managed to get the top edge as Dhawan took a sensible catch in the end. All-rounder James Faulkner has come to the middle. Oz need 78 runs from 11 overs.   

MS Wade c S Dhawan b I Sharma 6 (10b)

17 January 2016, 15:43 PM

Over 38 | Score 215/5  | (Maxwell 39*, Wade 6*)

India speedsters Sran and Ishant are bowling at the moment. For the hosts onus is on Maxwell to take Australia through. India need wickets and have to stop the run-flow as well. Oz need 81 runs from 12 overs and they have five wickets in hand.  

17 January 2016, 15:35 PM

Over 35.1 | Score 204/5  | (Wade 0*, Maxwell 32*)

Mitchell Marsh run out! Umesh Yadav's well directed throw from the deep and Dhoni's presence of mind helped India pick another wicket. Oz need 94 runs from 14.5 overs and they have five wickets in hand.​

MR Marsh run out 17 (14b​)

17 January 2016, 15:17 PM

Over 33 | Score 194/4  | (Maxwell 28*, M Marsh 13*)

Marsh is looking more dangerous than Maxwell as he hit Yadav for two consecutive boundaries in the 33rd over. Oz need 102 runs from 17 overs. India need a couple of wickets here.   

17 January 2016, 15:13 PM

Over 32 | Score 185/4  | (Maxwell 27*, M Marsh 5*)

New batsman Mitchell Marsh started his innings with a bang by hitting Sran for two boundaries. From the other end, Maxwell is also applying Australia's gung ho approach. Hosts' need 111 runs in 18 overs. 

17 January 2016, 15:04 PM

Over 30 | Score 167/4  | (Maxwell 1*)

Marsh Out! Ishant Sharma picked up the crucial wicket at the crucial juncture of the match. Marsh nicked one to the wicketkeeper as Dhoni picked a low catch. Aus need 129 runs from 20 overs. 

SE Marsh c Dhoni b I Sharma 62 (73)  


17 January 2016, 14:59 PM

Over 29 | Score 162/3  | (Maxwell 11*, Marsh 61*)

India have a good chance to pick another wicket here as Maxwell will take his chances. Maxi played a reverse sweep off Jadeja to collect his first boundary. Oz need 134 runs from 21 overs.  

17 January 2016, 14:52 PM

Over 27 | Score 151/3  | (Maxwell 1*, Marsh 61*)

Bailey Out! Jadeja picked up his 2nd wicket in the form of dangerous Bailey. Jadeja has bowled really well thus far in the match. Glenn Maxwell is the new man in.   

GJ Bailey st Dhoni b Jadeja 23 (21b)

17 January 2016, 14:44 PM

Over 26 | Score 159/2  | (Bailey 23*, Marsh 61*)

Mann with his 5th over. Five singles from the over as hosts touched the 150-run mark. Australia need 146 runs from 24 overs. 

17 January 2016, 14:41 PM

Over 25 | Score 145/2  | (Bailey 20*, Marsh 59*)

R Dhawan and Jadeja are bowling in tandem. Marsh has thus far paced his innings to perfection. He is hitting boundaries at will. Inexperience bowling is hurting India to an extent.    

17 January 2016, 14:35 PM

Over 22 | Score 131/2  | (Bailey 13*, Marsh 52*)

With a double off the 2nd ball Marsh completed his fifty. New man in, Bailey has started off well. Off the last ball, Bailey collected his 2nd boundary of the match. India need to stop the easy singles and doubles to put some pressure on the opposition.   

17 January 2016, 14:29 PM

Over 21 | Score 124/2  | (Bailey 9*, Marsh 49*)

Opener Marsh is mere one run away from his fifty. Dhoni has to attack, he doesn't have any other option left. India need wickets to win the match.

17 January 2016, 14:24 PM

Over 19 | Score 113/2  | (Bailey 1*, Marsh 43*)

Smith Out! Jadeja dismissed Smith in his first over. Big wicket for India. Smith got the top edge and Rahane took a sharp catch at slip.    

SPD Smith c Rahane b Jadeja 41 (45b)

17 January 2016, 14:21 PM

Over 18 | Score 108/1  | (Smith 40*, Marsh 43*)

There is no stopping Australia at the moment. They have crossed the 100-run mark at the loss of one wicket, while chasing 295. They have two set batsmen at the crease, who are close to reach the fifty run-mark. India need do something out of the box.   

17 January 2016, 14:09 PM

Over 15 | Score 95/1  | (Smith 30*, Marsh 40*)

Bowling change! Gurkeerat Singh Mann and Rishi Dhawan have been introduced for the very first time.  Both collected a boundary each. India are losing the grip over the match.  


17 January 2016, 13:57 PM

Over 12 | Score 78/1  | (Smith 21*, Marsh 32*)

Marsh and Smith are toying with Indian bowlers at the moment. Visitors are giving away runs glibly. Indian bowlers are looking hapless. India need a couple of wickets here to get back into the match. 



17 January 2016, 13:52 PM

Over 10 | Score 65/1  | (Smith 15*, Marsh 25*)

In-form Smith has started off his innings on a positive note. First he hit Ishant for two boundaries in the last over and now he picked Yadav to collect his third boundary.  

17 January 2016, 13:43 PM

Over 8 | Score 52/0  | (Smith 3*, Marsh 25*)

Finch Out! Umesh Yadav gave India their first breakthrough. A perfectly pitched up delivery, Finch went for a drive but only managed to edge it to the wicket-keeper. Skipper Steven Smith walked to the middle.   

AJ Finch c Dhoni b Yadav 21 (23b)


17 January 2016, 13:34 PM

Over 6 | Score 42/0  | (Finch 20*, Marsh 20*)

After being hit for two consecutive boundaries, Sran had almost got the wicket of Finch. But Mann dropped a sitter at mid-off. 11 runs from the over. Flying start for Australia while chasing 295.  


17 January 2016, 13:27 PM

Over 5 | Score 31/0  | (Finch 12*, Marsh 17*)

First bowling change! Ishat as been introduced into the attack. Decent over first up by the speedster. But India need to pick wickets at regular intervals to win the match.   

17 January 2016, 13:24 PM

Over 4 | Score 26/0  | (Finch 11*, Marsh 14*)

Another boundary came off the last ball as Marsh played a superb cover drive towards wide mid-off. Four boundaries off the first four overs. What a start!   


17 January 2016, 13:17 PM

Over 3 | Score 19/0  | (Finch 8*, Marsh 10*)

Yadav to continue. In-form Finch is finding the gaps easily. Marsh played a super drive past long off fielder to get his 2nd boundary off the last ball. Eight from the over.   


17 January 2016, 13:12 PM

Over 2 | Score 11/0  | (Finch 5*, Marsh 5*)

Barinder Sran has the other new ball in hand. Off the fifth ball, Finch drove the bowler for a boundary. It was a stand and deliver moment for the opener. 

17 January 2016, 13:08 PM

Over 1 | Score 4/0  | (Finch 0*, Marsh 4*)

Umesh Yadav to start the bowling proceedings as Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh have come to open the Australian innings. Off the fifth ball, Marsh opened his account with a boundary by slapping the bowler towards point region.    

17 January 2016, 12:22 PM

Over 50 | Score 295/6  | (Jadeja 6*, Dhawan 3*)

Faulkner to bowl the last over. Five runs came from the first three balls. Single off the next. Superb over by the left-arm seamer as no run came from the last two balls. With that India put up 296 runs in front of the hosts to win the game and seal the series.     

17 January 2016, 12:16 PM

Over 49 | Score 289/6  | (Jadeja 5*, Dhawan 0*)

Hastings to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. Dhoni hit a boundary off the 3rd ball. Off the next came a six towards mid-wicket. Dhoni Out! Trying to clear the fence for one more time, MSD gave a simple catch to long-on fielder. 12 from the over.  

MS Dhoni c Maxwell b Hastings 23 (9b) 


17 January 2016, 12:12 PM

Over 48 | Score 277/5  | (Dhoni 13*, Jadeja 3*)

Gurkeerat Singh Out! After hitting Faulkner for a boundary, the debutant lost his wicket off the next as he couldn't read a slower-one by the bowler. Ravindra Jadeja walks in. Nine runs from over.   

Gurkeerat Singh b Faulkner 8 (7b)

17 January 2016, 12:06 PM

Over 47 | Score 268/4  | (Dhoni 12*, Mann 2*)

Kohli Out! Hastings picked up his 3rd wicket in the form of Kohli as the centurion played the ball straight into the hands of extra cover fielder. Gurkeerat Singh Mann the debutante is the new man in.   

V Kohli c Bailey b Hastings 117 (117b)

17 January 2016, 12:01 PM

Over 46 | Score 265/3  | (Dhoni 12*, Kohli 117*)

Faulkner to bowl. Dhoni launched the bowler for six over mid-wicket, before hitting him for a boundary. India collected 16 runs from the over.   

17 January 2016, 11:55 AM

Over 45 | Score 249/3  | (Dhoni 0*, Kohli 115*)

Hastings with his 8th over. Rahane pushed the ball for two to complete his fifty. Rahane Out! Off the next ball Rahane got out in trying to play a big shot. Dhoni is the new man in. Eight runs from the over. 

AM Rahane c Maxwell b Hastings 50 (55b​)

17 January 2016, 11:50 AM

Over 44 | Score 241/2  | (Rahane 48*, Kohli 109*)

Boland has been slammed for 11 runs as Kohli hit his 2nd six off the last ball. 11 from the over.  

17 January 2016, 11:47 AM

17 January 2016, 11:46 AM

Over 43 | Score 230/2  | (Rahane 46*, Kohli 101*)

Richardson with his last over. Kohli flicked the bowler towards cow corner to hit a boundary. Off the next came a single as Kohli completed his hundred. This is his 24th ODI ton. Ten runs from the over.   

17 January 2016, 11:34 AM

Over 41 | Score 215/2  | (Rahane 43*, Kohli 92*)

Richardson with his 9th over. 4th ball was short and Rahane pulled it towards square leg for a boundary. Eight runs from the over. 

17 January 2016, 11:32 AM

Over 40 | Score 207/2  | (Rahane 37*, Kohli 90*)

Boland to bowl. Off the 2nd ball, Rahane danced down the wicket to hit the bowler straight over his head for a flat six. And with that India crossed the 200-run mark. Big over for India as eleven came from it. 

17 January 2016, 11:27 AM

Over 39 | Score 196/2  | (Rahane 29*, Kohli 87*)

Richardson, who gave the hosts their first breakthrough, is back into the attack. India have wickets in hand and now they have to look for some big hits from here on. Good comeback over by the speedster as he gave gave mere three runs in it.     


17 January 2016, 11:23 AM

Over 38 | Score 193/2  | (Rahane 28*, Kohli 85*)

Boland to bowl his 6th over. Two runs came from the first four balls. From the next two came two singles. Tight over by the pacer. 

17 January 2016, 11:20 AM

Over 37 | Score 189/2  | (Rahane 25*, Kohli 84*)

Rahane pulled Faulkner over mid-on to get a boundary as the ball crossed the rope in one bounce. In last five overs India have scored 31 runs.   

17 January 2016, 11:12 AM

Over 36 | Score 184/2  | (Rahane 20*, Kohli 84*)

Boland to bowl the over. Huge hit over over long-on! Third ball was smacked for a six by Kohli. Fruitful over for India as 12 came off it. 


17 January 2016, 11:07 AM

Over 35 | Score 172/2  | (Rahane 19*, Kohli 73*)

Faulkner with his 6th over. No run from the first four balls. Pressure on the batsmen. Single off the next. Another dot ball. What an over! Just a single from it.