IND vs AUS: Most runs, Most wickets after 3rd ODI, Rajkot, 27th September
IND vs AUS: Shubman Gill finished as leading run-scorer and Mohammed Shami ended as leading wicket-taker.
Australia have beaten India in Rajkot as both teams end their pre-World Cup campaign. Australia out-classed India by 66 runs in the third ODI of the three-match IND vs AUS series in Rajkot. India, after winning the first two games in Mohali and Indore, have won the IND vs AUS series by 2-1 and will head into ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 as the number one team in ICC ODI rankings.
Australian top-order had a magnificent day at Saurashtra Cricket Stadium. They made good use of the flat wicket. Batting first, David Warner (56) and Mitchell Marsh (96) added 78 runs for the opening wicket in just 8 overs. This collaboration provided a platform for the middle-order to participate in the game without feeling pressed.
All-rounder Mitchell Marsh missed out on his well-deserved century as he was caught at covers by Prasidh Krishna. Kuldeep Yadav helped India curtail Australian middle-order a little, but Steve Smith (74) and Marnus Labuschagne (72) made the job a little tougher. Australia posted 352 runs on the board, giving India a target of 353 runs to chase in batting-friendly conditions.
India did have a great start, but Glenn Maxwell’s 4-wicket spell ruined the start and provided Australia with much-needed control in the game. Rohit Sharma (81) and Virat Kohli (56) had a great comeback with the bat, but Maxwell’s off-spin won the game for Australia. Now, these two teams will take on each other in Chennai on October 8.
Most Runs in IND vs AUS ODI series 2023:
Indian opening batter Shubman Gill remained the top-scorer of the series with 178 runs in 2 innings. Gill was rested for the final ODI, but he played two wonderful knocks against Australia in Mohali and Indore. Australian opening batter David Warner also had a wonderful series with 161 runs in 3 innings. Warner scored three consecutive fifties in the series and ended up as the second-leading runs scorer.
Shreyas Iyer has silenced everyone doubting his fitness with 156 runs in three innings. Iyer scored 48 in Rajkot and a century in Indore. Marnus Labuschagne ended up being the 4th-leading runs scorer with 138 runs in 3 innings. KL Rahul got 136 runs in 3 innings and finished 5th on the list.
Top 5 leading Run-score in IND vs AUS ODI series 2023:
1. Shubman Gill (India) – 178 Runs
2. David Warner (Australia) – 161 Runs
3. Shreyas Iyer (India) – 156 Runs
4. Marnus Labuschagne (Australia) – 138 Runs
5. KL Rahul (India) – 136 Runs
Most Wickets in IND vs AUS ODI series 2023:
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is the leading wicket-taker in the series. Shami played two ODI games and picked up six wickets. He got his 2nd 5-wickets haul of his ODI career in the first ODI at PCA Stadium in Mohali. Glenn Maxwell made a roaring comeback in Rajkot and put himself among the leading wicket-takers in the series.
Maxwell is second on the list with four wickets in one game. Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin is 3rd on the list with 4 wickets in 2 games. Pacer Jasprit Bumrah played only 2 games in the series and picked up 4 wickets, he is 4th on this list. Ravindra Jadeja is 5th in the table with 4 wickets in 3 games for India.
Top 5 leading Wicket-takers in IND vs AUS ODI series 2023
1. Mohammed Shami (India) – 6 Wickets
2. Glenn Maxwell (Australia) – 4 Wickets
3. Ravi Ashwin (India) – 4 Wickets
4. Jasprit Bumrah (India) – 4 Wickets
5. Ravindra Jadeja (India) – 3 Wickets