Team India secured a convincing 5-wicket victory and took a 3-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series vs Australia at the Holkar Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
With the win, India also toppled South Africa occupied the no.1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings.
After two embarrassing ODI defeats on the crib, the Aussies displayed valor and grit that were discovered missing from the old games.
Encouraged by the reappearance of the fearsome Aaron Finch, the visitors set up a challenging 293 on board, with skipper Steve Smith takes on a crucial half-hundred.
Smith’s men looked like they could cross the 300 mark, but those hopes shattered with Maxwell’s dismissal, as they failed to score big in the end overs.
In reply, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma looked in full swing as they lay the groundwork for the chase with a 141-run partnership.
The Men in Blue lost a pair of wickets quick midway, but Hardik Pandya once again arrived to the deliverance. The swashbuckling batsman set up crucial partnerships with Kohli and Manish Pandey to seal the series.