Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya had a great day on the field during the third ODI against Australia on Wednesday, March 22 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. He once again proved to be the golden arm for Team India, providing much-needed breakthroughs. The pacer bowled a peach of a delivery to send back in-form Mitchell Marsh in the match.
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Mitchell Marsh opened the innings with Travis Head. The duo got the team off to a cracking start, scoring 61 runs in the first ten overs. Hardik Pandya brought Team India back into the game, by dismissing Travis Head as well as the number three batter Steve Smith. In the fifteenth over, he made Mitchell Marsh his third victim of the match.
Hardik Pandya bowled a good length delivery outside off-stump. Marsh made a poor judgment as he pushed at the delivery tentatively. The ball managed to take a thick edge off the bat and rolled onto the middle stump. Marsh missed out on a fifty, as he was dismissed for a run-a-ball 47. He slammed eight boundaries and six during his stay at the crease.
Watch Mitchell Marsh’s dismissal here:
Mitchell Marsh leads batting charts in IND-AUS ODI Series
Mitchell Marsh has been the leading run-scorer in India vs Australia ODI series so far. He has scored 194 runs in three matches at an average of 97. He kicked off the series with an 81-run knock, followed by an unbeaten 66 in Visakhapatnam. Travis Head is second on the list with 89 runs at an average of 44.50, including a fifty.
Meanwhile, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has four wickets in the series in three matches. Australian pacer Mitchell Starc leads the most wickets column with eight wickets. After the first two ODIs, the three-match series is leveled at 1-1.
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