Chennai will host the third and final ODI India vs Australia on Wednesday 22 March. India won the first ODI and Australia won the second. The decider is ready with two good teams fighting in a World Cup year.
Australia bowled out India for just 117 in the second ODI and went on to chase the target in 11 overs. Travis Head and Mitchell March decimated the Indian attack while chasing the total in a heartbeat. This was after Mitchell Starc picked up 5/53 with the ball.
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In this match, Rohit Sharma and his team look to avoid their first home series defeat since 2019. India have not lost a two-way ODI series at home since 2019, a defeat which came against Australia under the captaincy of Aaron Finch. The hosts have played in four ODI bilateral deciders since then, and have won every single one of them.
Speaking head to head in ODIs, India and Australia have played 144 ODIs with India winning 54 games while Australia 81. Both teams last met in a T20I series in September 2022. India won 2-1.
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India last played an ODI and T20I series against New Zealand at home. They defeated New Zealand in the ODI series 3-0. India also won the T20I series 2-1, winning the second and third T20I after losing the opening clash.
Australia, on the other hand, played an ODI series against England in November 2022. They cleanly swept their opponents 3–0 winning the first ODI by six wickets, the second by 72 runs and the third by 221 runs.
Talking about India’s record in ODIs in Chennai, The Men in Blue have played 13 ODIs in Chennai winning seven and losing five. In the last five ODIs at this venue, India have won three and lost two.
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Chennai has hosted 35 ODIs to date with 15 game wins each batting first and second. 230 is the batting average score first at this venue, however expect a score around 260-270 given the quality of hitters on both sides. The release helps spinners more than pacesetters and therefore changes are expected in both playing XIs. Both sides could add an extra wheel to their ranks.
The IND vs Aus 3rd ODI kicks off at 1:30pm local time on March 22. The weather will be mostly hot and humid during the day. The temperature is expected to be around 33 degrees in the afternoon with humidity close to 80 percent. The afternoon will be clear and very humid.
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