The Indian skipper Virat Kohli has all the experience under his belt. Virat Kohli was able to successfully gauge the length of Adam Zampa even before the spinner delivered the ball. Kohli told his batting partner Kedar Jadhav as Adam Zampa got to his mark to bowl, Ye peeche bhi dega ball” (He will pitch it short). On the next ball, Zampa pitched the ball short and Kedar Jadhav was able to hit it for four. It was the penultimate ball of the 25th over when Jadhav got a four towards the leg-side.

Virat Kohli was completely in the zone and he was successfully able to interpret the length of the ball. Kohli recorded his 41st ODI hundred as he batted at the top of his game. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav added 88 runs for the fifth wicket partnership.

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Kohli interpretation was spot on.

Jadhav scored 26 runs from 39 balls but he was plumbed in front by Adam Zampa. On the other hand, Kohli was once again at his best and scored 123 runs off just 95 balls.

The linchpin batsman scored 16 fours and one six in his staggering knock. However, his inning went in vain as Australia won the match by 32 runs.

It was a must-win game for the visitors as they were down 2-0 in the series. Thus, the tourists were able to stay afloat in the five-match ODI series.

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Usman Khawaja was awarded the Man of the match for scoring his maiden ODI hundred. Australia’s captain Aaron Finch got back into form as he scored a fine knock of 93 runs. Kuldeep Yadav scalped three wickets as India was able to pick up the threads in the fag end of the innings.

On the other hand, Adam Zampa took three wickets for the guests. The fourth ODI will take place at Mohali on 10th March.

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