Alexa India clinch ODI series over Australia

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India clinch ODI series over Australia

 Sports Desk

 Published: 11:08 PM, 19 January 2020  

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India beat Australia by 7 wickets in the decider (3rd match) to seal ODI series win against Australia. 

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli starred with the bat as India chased down the 287-run target against Australia in the third ODI at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru to clinch the three-match series 2-1 on Sunday.

Rohit Sharma scored his 29th ODI hundred while skipper Virat Kohli scored his 57th fifty of his ODI career. Rohit and Kohli added 137 runs for the second wicket, helping India take control of the game.

Shreyas Iyer scored a quickfire 44 off 35 balls to help India chase down the total with 15 balls left and register a seven-wicket win.

For Australia, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood bowled economically and picked up a wicket each but couldn't help their side get across the finish line. Earlier, Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat. Steve Smith (131 runs off 132 balls) scored his 9th ODI hundred, while MarnusLabuschagne smashed his maiden ODI fifty, helping Australia score 286/9 in Bengaluru.