India finally tasted some success Down Under. After a horrid start to the three match series, Virat Kohli and his men beat Australia in the third and final ODI by 13 runs to avoid a whitewash. India had lost the first two ODIs in Sydney to hand Australia a decisive 2-0 lead in the series. Electing to bat, India scored 302 for five with Hardik Pandya (92 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (66 not out) rasing an unbeaten 150-run stand for the sixth wicket. In reply, Australia managed 289 in 49.3 overs.
Jadeja-Pandya Stand: India were in trouble at one stage. Yes, they were 152/5 by the end of the 32nd over. The par score in Canberra was well over 300 and things were looking gloomy for the men in blue. That’s when Hadik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja took matters in their own hands. They shared a 150-run stand and helped India go past 300. While Pandya smashed 92, Jadeja was unbeaten on 66 off 50 balls.