India would be eyeing a maiden bilateral ODI series triumph on Australian soil after the path-breaking Test conquest when they take on the home team in the third ODI at Melbounrne. The three-match series is level at 1-1 after Australia won the first ODI in Sydney by 34 runs and India won the second in Adelaide by six wickets.
The Men in Blue have never won a bilateral ODI contest on Australian soil, and their only two series’ wins in this format have come in 1985 (World Championship of Cricket) and 2008 (CB Series). In fact, this is only the second bilateral ODI series India have played in Australia, losing 4-1 in 2016 when they toured here last.
It becomes a particularly crucial aspect considering that India will go in with the same batting line-up as in the first two matches. With Virat Kohli not keen on bowling Ambati Rayudu again in the series, they need to get their five-bowler attack right on the money. Seam bowling all-rounder Vijay Shankar and leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal are in contention and both had a rigorous workout during the optional training session on Thursday at the MCG.
When and Where to watch India vs Australia 3rd ODI at Melbourne?
India vs Australia 3rd ODI at Melbourne will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. The match will begin from 8:50 am IST. The match will be broadcast live on the Sony Six network. (Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD).
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LIVE online streaming of the match will be available on Sony LIV app and Jio TV.
With inputs from PTI