Australia vs India 2018-19: 3rd ODI, Melbourne - Match Prediction
Virat Kohli and Co. (Photo by Mark Brake - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

India’s skipper Virat Kohli took a fine running catch to dismiss Peter Siddle on the first ball of the final over. The right-hander tried to take on Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the first ball of the final over of the Australian innings. However, Siddle could not get his timing right and Kohli took a good while running to his left.

In fact, India was brilliant in the field. Ravindra Jadeja effected a stunning run-out to send back Usman Khawaja with a brilliant direct hit from the point region. Furthermore, MS Dhoni effected an outstanding stumping to get rid of Peter Handscomb, who had played a good knock in the previous match.

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Virat Kohli. Credit: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Australia has once again posted a competitive score of 298 runs after Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat first. Shaun Marsh scored a brilliant 131 from 123 balls as the southpaw batsman batted at the top of his game. Marsh timed the ball to perfection to bring up his 7th ODI hundred.

In fact, Marsh had scored a gutsy fifty in the previous match and continued his good form going. Furthermore, Marsh was given good support by Glenn Maxwell as both of the team added 94 runs for the sixth wicket. Maxwell scored a quickfire knock of 48 runs from only 36 balls.

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Virat Kohli leads the team onto the ground. (Photo by Mark Brake – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the Indian bowlers. Kumar gave nothing away in his first spell and bowled with guile in the death overs to keep Australia in check.

The premier fast bowler, who isn’t in the best of forms in the recent past scalped four wickets. Thus, this performance¬†must have added a shot in the arm to Kumar’s bowling.

Here is the catch of Indian skipper Virat Kohli:

Gautam Chauhan

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