Australia retained the top position in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League’s points table despite losing the third ODI against India in Canberra by a narrow margin. Australia have compiled six points in the standings, finishing 2020 with four wins and two losses, which have come against England and Australia. The series wins against England and India also makes it back to back ODI series victory for Australia. The victory earned India two points, opening their account.
Australia decided to rest their three crucial players ahead of the third ODI with David Warner, Mitchell Starc, and Pat Cummins making way for Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, and Ashton Agar. The hosts kept the pressure on India by reducing them to 152-5 at one stage; however, the partnership of 150 between Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja brought them back in the match. It helped India to amass a total of 302.
Captain Aaron Finch top-scored for Australia with 75, unfortunately at a very crucial time. Glenn Maxwell’s 59 was a significant knock that brought them quite closer to the target; however, Jasprit Bumrah struck at a vital juncture to complete the formalities and winning by 13 runs. Even though a dead rubber, India will feel confident about their chances moving to the T20I series, starting from the 4th of December.