Adam Zampa leads Aussies to ODI sequence win over India, prime of ICC rankings

Leg spinner Adam Zampa took 4-45 as Australia downed India by 21 runs within the series-deciding one-day worldwide to assert the No.1 spot within the ICC’s ODI rankings, whereas star batter Suryakumar Yadav made historical past for all of the fallacious causes.

Mitchell Marsh’s 47 and Alex Carey’s 38 carried Australia to a rating of 269. In reply, India was bowled out for 248 runs within the fiftieth over, with Virat Kohli’s half-century getting into useless.

The guests received the sequence 2-1 after dropping the primary match. Marsh was named participant of the sequence for scoring 194 runs in three innings.

“It’s simply pure aggression when I’m batting. I’ve completely loved it,” Marsh mentioned, “I used to be actually glad to come back in and carry out, as I’m coming off an prolonged break.”

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After successful the toss and opting to bat, Australia obtained off to a superb begin with Marsh and Travis Head (33) placing on 68 runs off 65 balls.

Indian pacers Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj struggled with the brand new ball, however Hardik Pandya took 3-44 in eight overs to convey India again into the sport.

First, Pandya had Head caught at sq. leg and three balls later Steve Smith was caught behind for duck. Australia was right down to 3-85 when Pandya additionally trapped Marsh lbw.

Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav picked up 3-56, dismissing each David Warner (23) and Marnus Labuschagne (28) as Australia was decreased to 5-138 in 28.1 overs.

Warner, who got here in at quantity 4, added 40 runs with Labuschagne for the fourth wicket earlier than the duo fell within the area of 4 overs.

Carey held the decrease order collectively as he stitched a 58-run partnership with Marcus Stoinis (25). Whereas the latter was out caught off Axar Patel (2-57) within the thirty seventh over, Yadav bowled Carey to make it 7-203 within the thirty ninth.

Australia’s tail wagged laborious sufficient so as to add 66 runs for the ultimate three wickets, which proved important.

Sean Abbott scored 26 off 23 balls, with Ashton Agar scoring 17. Mitchell Starc and Zampa added 10 runs every to push Australia to a difficult complete.

India’s chase started on a optimistic word with openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill including 65 runs off 55 balls.

However the duo fell inside an area of 19 balls to depart India at 2-77. Sharma was caught off Abbott after scoring 30 off 17 balls, whereas Zampa picked his first of the evening, trapping Gill lbw for 37 off 49 balls.

Kohli spearheaded the chase thereafter scoring a sedate 54 off 72 balls, together with two fours and a six. He added 69 runs for the third wicket with Lockesh Rahul (32), earlier than the latter holed out off Zampa, who has his greatest figures on Indian soil.

India went from 3-146 to 4-151, as Patel (2) was run-out after a mix-up with Kohli, who had reached his sixty fourth ODI half-century off 61 balls.

He added 34 runs with Pandya however the turning level got here within the thirty sixth over when Kohli was caught at lengthy off.

Suryakumar Yadav’s horrendous run continued as he fell for a first-ball duck for the third time within the sequence. Agar bowled him to cut back India to 6-185 and swing the match in Australia’s favor. He is the primary participant in historical past to make three consecutive golden geese in a sequence.

Zampa returned to dismiss Pandya, who scored 40 off 40 balls, and Ravindra Jadeja (18) as India misplaced its first bilateral residence ODI sequence since 2019.

The leg spinner was named participant of the match.

“I’ve had some success in India,” Zampa mentioned. “It’s a robust place to come back and at all times an enormous problem to play right here. I do not assume I deserve this tonight, kudos to the blokes who bowled earlier than me. We had belief in our course of and in our sport plan.”

Australia was additionally the final crew to win an ODI sequence right here, and on this period, India had received seven consecutive bilateral contests at residence.

India had received the primary ODI by 5 wickets, and Australia had bounced again with a 10-wicket win.

“I do not assume it was too many runs,” mentioned Sharma, the Indian skipper. “The wicket was difficult within the second innings however we did not bat properly sufficient. We did not put up partnerships at the moment. We are going to play a World Cup in these circumstances in six months’ time and we have to enhance.”

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