In Chennai’s pivotal “one-day international match,” Australia defeated India by 21 runs to overtake the hosts as the number one team in the world in the 50-over category.
In order to secure Australia’s 2-1 series victory, Adam Zampa finished with 4-45 as India was outclassed for 248 while attempting to reach 270.
When India needed 52 from 38 balls, they were ahead. Leg-spinner Zampa, however, struck out Hardik Pandya for 40 and took the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja for 18 in his subsequent over.
Earlier, Australia’s batsmen fought valiantly for a total of 269 runs off 49 overs.
Australia reached 68-0 in the eleventh over, but Pandya played extremely well and took 3 wickets, dismissing Steve Smith, Travis Head for 33 runs, and Mitchell Marsh for 47.
After recovering from an elbow injury, David Warner batted in the fourth position and scored 23 runs; Alex Carey scored 38; and Marnus Labuschagne scored 28, but all three were dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav, who is a left-arm wrist spinner. He took 3 wickets out of 56 runs.
Marcus Stoinis scored 25 and Sean Abbott scored 26, but Australia’s final five wickets accumulated a total of 131 runs.
Virat Kohli made 54 runs, but Ashton Agar, a left-arm spinner, took his wicket and bowled Suryakumar Yadav in consecutive balls; India was 185-4 in response and needed 85 runs from 90 balls.
After his ejection, Suryakumar became the third player in the series three games to be out for a first-ball duck.
Australia has won the series, which is the first time India has lost an ODI series at home since 2019 following their 2-1 loss in the Test series. It served as a warm-up for the 50-over World Cup, which is going to be hosted by India in the autumn.