Australia vs India: We fought really well, says Aaron Finch after losing 3rd ODI in Canberra


Australia lost the third and final ODI by 13 runs against India after failing to chase down 302 in Canberra but they did manage to clinch the series 2-1.

Aaron Finch scored his 3rd successive fifty of the series (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India (302/5) beat Australia (289) by 13 runs inthe 3rd ODI
  • Australia still clinched the 3-match series 2-1 after comprehensive wins in the first 2 ODIs
  • “We fought really well today, just fell a little short,” Aaron Finch said after the defeat in Canberra

Australia captain Aaron Finch was happy with his team’s performance in the ODI series against India despite losing the final game by 13 runs in Canberra on Wednesday.

Aussies failed to chase down a par total of 302 in the third ODI, falling short by a small margin but they still managed to clinch the series 2-1 after winning the first two games comprehensively against Virat Kohli’s team.

India posted 302 for 5 on the board thanks to the 150-run unbeaten partnership between Hardik Pandya (92*) and Ravindra Jadeja (66*).

Shardul Thakur (3 for 51), Jasprit Bumrah (2 for 43) and T Natarajan (2 for 70) then stepped up with the ball to bowl the hosts out for 289 in 49.3 overs to claim a consolation win in the 3-match series.

India (IND) vs Australia (AUS) 3rd ODI Highlights

Half-centuries from Finch (75) and Glenn Maxwell (59) kept the Aussies in the game but they just ran out of steam in the death overs and eventually lost the match.

Finch pointed out the positives which came out from the series and also praised the new players who featured in the third match at the Manuka Oval.

“We fought really well today, just fell a little short. Obviously great partnership between Hardik and Jadeja, we might have been in a good position if we’d nabbed one of them early.

“I thought Cameron Green came in and made an impact with ball and bat, and showed he belongs at the international level. Ashton Agar played well too, so it was good to get them in and get some information on them.

“It’s nice when guys in the top order have really good contributions, and then Maxy can come in and do his thing in the back end. I thought Alex Carey, Moises, these guys did well too,” Finch said after the match.



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