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Jan 19, 2020 09:44 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

India vs Australia, 3rd ODI, Highlights: As it happened

Catch the highlights from third ODI between India and Australia played at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

  • January 19, 2020 09:43 PM IST

    That brings us to the end of our live coverage from this game. India will be thrilled with that victory made more special after coming back from 1-0 down in the series to seal it 2-1. India's next assignment begins on January 24 with a five-match T20I series against New Zealand. Join us again for all the live updates from that match. Till then it's goodbye.

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    Virat Kohli (Man of the Series and India Captain): We are quite experienced players, and we were one short in Shikhar today. We got a very good start, and when KL got out, it was a tricky situation because the ball was turning and gripping. We had to play deep, and this is how we have played in the last 4-5 years. This is what experience helps. It's quite enjoyable batting with Rohit, but more importantly, a comprehensive win. (On his cover drive against Starc that went for four) You do practise a lot in the nets. If you are not worried about the short ball, you look to get forward all the time. When I have that clarity in my mind, I just look to get forward. Clarity of mind is the key thing. You need to have a free mind, and today I felt like that. Today I went for my shots. (Satisfying win) Even better than last time. There's Steven, David and Marnus. After 2-0, we lost the last series. We won this after going one down. 2020 has been wonderful, and we just want to go onwards and upwards. Great for the team.

  • January 19, 2020 09:33 PM IST

    Rohit Sharma (Man of the Match): It was an important game, the decider, and we wanted to come out and enjoy ourselves. To keep that Australian batting under 290 was a great effort. Once KL got out, it needed nobody better than the captain himself. The talk we had in the middle was that one of us wanted to keep going. At no stage, did we want the momentum to go towards the opposition, I was middling the ball well, and I said I would be the one to take the chances. Days like this, if it comes off, it looks good. If we had lost a wicket in the middle, it would have been different. (Bowling attack faced) Australia always comes up with a good bowling attack. Their fast bowlers always challenge you with their variety and skills. The first two games, I was trying to do something different, and it didn't come off. Today I just wanted to be there, and I was able to stay till 35th, 36th over.

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    Aaron Finch (Australian Captain): (The score) The wicket started to turn, and maybe it started to slide a bit more later on. We felt if we were able to post 300 or 310, that would have brought our spinners into play. We probably lost just one wicket (too many). Just that momentum kept getting stalled every now and then. To play against the best in the world in these conditions is a great learning experience. (On the spinners) I think the big difference was the line (Agar) bowled and the length. If the batsman makes a mistake, you are out. Everyone played well. It was a great series to be a part of. (On bringing on part-timers) You play world-class players up front, you will go for a few runs. We wanted to get some wickets up front. It wasn't to be.

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    Shreyas Iyer (44* off 35 balls): I have seen them bowling and coming and playing against them - of the matches I have played thus far, they are the best bowling attack. The performance came at the right time. I wanted to stay till the end, because I knew they were going to attack me on my body. (On his chat with Kohli) They were trying to get on my head. They wanted me to go over the top. I really said to myself that I am going to have a good communication with Virat. He told me to take as many singles as possible to start off. I know I can hit the ball when I get my eyes in.

  • January 19, 2020 09:17 PM IST

    Ravi Shastri (India head coach): This team, the boys showed great character. Nobody can say we played an inferior Australia side. They got a thrashing in Mumbai, and then to win two games, with all the travel, and with Australia winning all three tosses. We picked important wickets in the middle overs. They realised once they got off to a start, that this Australian attack will always look for wickets. Each of those 11 will always look to get in the door if they get a foot in. Virat and Rohit batted well, and Shreyas will get a lot of confidence from this innings. If sides are looking to take us apart in the last 10 overs, then we have a lot of variety. The game might be 130 years old, but that (the yorker) is still the best ball in the world. The exposure they (youngsters) get against this Australian outfit will stand them in good stead. Their mindset will be entirely different. Young Saini is quick, and if he gets it right, he'll tickle a few. Really proud of the guys - I thought they were magnificent.

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