With Australia winning the third One-Day International (ODI) at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi, the series has entered an interesting phase. India still has the lead but more importantly, Australia are alive in the series. The action now shifts to further north of India with the two sides to meet at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. IND vs AUS 3rd ODI Video Highlights: Despite Virat Kohli's 41st Century India Handed 32-Run Defeat at Ranchi.
It is going to slightly cooler in Mohali than Ranchi. However, the weather is expected to be dry with a maximum temperature of 26 degrees. The players will find it comfortable in the middle as opposed to ODIs in Hyderabad and Nagpur where the temperature was in the thirties. Just like Ranchi, the conditions at Mohali will be perfect for cricket.
Australia once again faces a do or die situation with the five-match series on the line. If India emerges victorious at Mohali, the hosts will seal the series and if Australia manages to win, the series will be levelled at two each with the final match to be played in Delhi on March 13. MS Dhoni Might Have Played His Last ODI on Indian Soil, Former Captain Could Retire After the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
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India won the first two ODIs at Hyderabad and Nagpur by six wickets and eight runs respectively. At Ranchi, Australia bounce back to register a 32-run victory.
Meanwhile, India is expected to make some changes going into the penultimate ODI. MS Dhoni has been rested for the remaining two ODIs and Rishabh Pant will keep the wickets. He will probably audition himself for a place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 squad. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal are likely to get a game as well.