3rd ODI: I loved the one against Alex Carey, says Kuldeep Yadav after picking three-fer against Australia
On Wednesday, in the ODI series decider between India and Australia at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Kuldeep bowled a delivery which was totally unplayable to rattle the stumps of Alex Carey. Carey looked to defend from the crease against a leg-break from Kuldeep in the 39th over which was pitched around leg-stump.
3rd ODI: Hardik, Kuldeep take three wickets each as lower order batters carry Australia to 269
A majority of their batters lost their wickets on a slow pitch where shot-making wasn't easy, especially of aerial shots. Hardik kept banging his deliveries to pick 3/44 while Kuldeep got sharp turn to take 3/56. The duo were supported by Mohammed Siraj and Axar Patel taking two wickets each, while Ravindra Jadeja bowled tight lines while conceding only 34 runs in his ten uninterrupted overs.
3rd ODI: We've narrowed it down to 17-18 players for 2023 ODI World Cup: Dravid
In the first three months of 2023, India have played nine ODI matches besides six T20Is and four Tests. But the focus was always on the ODIs. The ongoing series against Australia will be India's last engagement at home over the next few months. The side will not get many other opportunities to play home ODIs except three more matches at home against Australia in September before the World Cup.
IND vs AUS: My plan hasn't changed for 13 years, says Starc after his fifer
Starc showed signs of his best while picking up the superb figures of 5/53 in a Player of the Match performance in Australia's 10-wicket romp over India on Sunday and now has eight scalps in total from the opening two matches of the three-game series. The pacer's ability to strike during the Powerplay has been on show in India, with four of Starc's wickets in the pivotal second match of the series coming during a blistering opening spell that put the hosts immediately on back foot.
2nd ODI: My role is to be slightly fuller and attacking than other guys, says Starc after a five-fer against India
Starc, who had picked a three-fer in the first ODI in Mumbai, produced yet another stunning exhibition of swing bowling to finish with 5-53. He began by taking out openers Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma on wider deliveries, before trapping Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul lbw with fantastic inswingers and closing India's innings at 117 with Siraj's scalp.
2nd ODI: We didn't apply ourselves with the bat, says Rohit after India's 10-wicket thrashing
Left-arm fast-bowler Mitchell Starc emerged as the main architect in Australia bundling out India for their fourth-lowest total at home, claiming his ninth five-wicket haul in ODI cricket, to end India's innings in 26 overs, as the hosts were given their heaviest defeat in terms of balls left (234 balls).
2nd ODI: Starc's five-fer, fifties from Marsh, Travis Head power Australia to series-levelling win
After Starc, who had picked a three-fer in the first ODI in Mumbai, produced yet another stunning exhibition of early swing bowling to scythe through the top order and then took out Mohammed Siraj to finish with 5-53 to bowl out India for 117, Marsh and Head thrashed Indian bowlers all around the park to chase down the total with 39 balls to spare.