Australia beat India to avoid clean sweep

RAJKOT: Despite half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, India were beaten by Australia in the third ODI by 66 runs on Wednesday.

Backed up by Glenn Maxwell’s frugal four-for on return helped Australia avoid a clean sweep.

Australia made five changes while India made six from the second ODI.

Batting first on what looked like a placid Rajkot surface, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith and David Warner all scored fifties to propel Australia to 352 for 7.

In reply, Rohit bashed a 57-ball 81 while Kohli scored a more sedate fifty, but the lower middle order failed to get going as India were bowled out for 286 in 49.4 overs.

Australia 352 for 7 (Marsh 96, Smith 74, Labuschagne 72, Bumrah 3-81, Kuldeep 2-48 ) beat India 286 (Rohit 81, Kohli 56, Maxwell 4-40, Hazlewood 2-42) by 66 runs

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